Dr. Nneamaka “Amaka” Nwubah CV

Explore the Background of this Plastic Surgeon at Maxwell Aesthetics in Nashville, TN

Education/Training:

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Bachelor of Sciences with Honors
Majors: Biological Sciences, Spanish

2003-2007

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
MD

2007-2012

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Clinical Research Training Program

2010-2011

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency

2012-2018

Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, Houston, TX
Aesthetic Fellowship

2018-2019

Experience and Professional Memberships:

1999-2003

Research Associate, Agricultural Bioengineering, United States
Department of Agriculture, New Orleans, LA

2003-2007

Research Associate, Molecular Genetics, Baton Rouge, LA

2007-2010

Research Associate, Genetic basis of arrhythmias, Nashville, TN

2007-2012

Member, American Medical Student Association

2007-2012

Member, Student National Medical Association

2007-2012

MCAT and DAT instructor, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions

2007-2011

Clinic Coordinator (2007-2008), Patient Health Educator (2008-2009), Interpreter (2007-2011), Shade Tree Clinic, Nashville, TN

2008-2011

Nashville Birthing Project

2010-2011

National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Training Program, Research Fellow

2011-pres

Special Volunteer, NIH, Bethesda, MD

2010-2012

Interest Group Chair, Careers in Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

2012-present

American Medical Association, Member

2012-present

American Society of Plastic Surgery, Resident subscriber

2013-present

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Resident subscriber

2015-2016

University of Kentucky Graduate Medical Education House Staff Representative

2012-2018

Lexington Medical Society, Member

2016-2018

American Society of Plastic Surgery Legislative Advocacy Committee

2016-present

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open Peer Reviewer

2016-present

PLoS ONE Peer Reviewer

2018-presemt

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal Peer Reviewer

2018-present

American Society of Plastic Surgery Researcher Education Subcommittee

2018-present

American Society of Plastic Surgery Women Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee

2019-present

Aesthetic Surgery Journal Peer Reviewer

2019-present

Advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal Peer Reviewer

Honors:

2002

International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist

2003-2007

Honors College, Louisiana State University

2005

Barry Goldwater Scholar Award

2007

LSU Medalist (Given to graduates with 4.0 GPA on course studies)

2007-2012

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Merit Scholarship

2007

Molecular Foundations of Medicine Double Helix Society

2008

American Heart Association Fellowship Award

2010

NIH Research Fellowship Award

2015

Recipient, PSF National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Grant

2016

University of Kentucky Resident Teaching Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education

2017

University of Kentucky Resident Teaching Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education

2017

Recipient, PSF National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Grant

2017

Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons 2nd place presentation

2018

Lexington Medical Society Essay Contest, 1st place

2017,2018

ASERF/ASAPS Resident Travel Scholarship Recipient

2019

Gaspar Anastasi Award for Best Resident/Fellow Paper – American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Presentations

  1. Expanding the Progressive Tension Suture Concept: A Study of Its Utility in Body Contouring Procedures. May 2019. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  2. The Addition of Kenalog to Fat Grafts Leads to an Increased Concentration of Adipose Derived Stem Cells (ADSCs). May 2019. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  3. Enhancing the Process of Fat Grafting: A Novel “Superstem” Technique for Enriching the Adipose Derived Stem Cell (ADSC) Concentration in Fat Grafts. May 2019. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  4. Enhancing the Process of Fat Grafting: Comparing Fat Delivery Systems for Gluteal Augmentation on Cell Viability and Adipose Derived Stem Cell (ADSC) Content. May 2019. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  5. The Addition of Antibiotics Improves Cell Viability and Adipose Derived Stem Cell (ADSC) Count in Fat Grafts. May 2019. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  6. Perioperative Optical Assessment of Blood Flow Variations in Soft Tissues: Implications for Assesment and Management of Battlefield Injuries. Military Medicine Conference. August 2018. Orlando, FL.
  7. 3D Imaging of Tissue Blood Flow in Mastectomy Skin Flaps. Oral Presentation. Wisconsin Surgical Society Meeting, Lexington, KY. June 2018.
  8. 3D Imaging of Tissue Blood Flow in Mastectomy Skin Flaps. Oral Presentation. University of Kentucky Research Colloquium. April 2018. Lexington, KY.
  9. Mingjun Zhao, Chong Huang, Nneamaka Agochukwu-Nwubah, Li Chen, Jeffrey Radabaugh, Rony Aouad, Lesley Wong, Guoqiang Yu. April 2018. Optical Society of America. Orlando, FL.
  10. Aesthetic Considerations in Cleft Rhinoplasty. April 2018. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting. New York, NY
  11. 3D Imaging of Tissue Blood Flow in Mastectomy Skin Flaps. Oral Presentation. Wisconsin Surgical Club. April 2018. Lexington, KY
  12. A Twenty-Year Experience with the Treatment of Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity. 11th World Cleft Lip/Palate & Craniofacial Congress. November 2017. Wuhan, China.
  13. 3D Imaging of Tissue Blood Flow in Mastectomy Skin Flaps. American Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting. October 2017. Orlando, FL.
  14. A Photometric Stereo Technique to Acquire Tissue Surface Geometry for 3D Imaging of Blood Flow Distribution in Mastectomy Skin Flaps. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. October 2017. Phoenix, AZ
  15. Non-Contact Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy Assessment of Tissue Blood Flow in the Prediction of Mastectomy Skin Flap Necrosis. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. October 2017. Phoenix, AZ
  16. Laparoscopic Harvest of the Rectus Abdominis for Perineal Reconstruction. Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. August 2017. Louisville, KY.
  17. 3D Imaging of Tissue Blood Flow in Mastectomy Skin Flaps. Oral Presentation. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting. October 2016. Orlando, FL.
  18. A novel noncontact optical method for assessing blood flow in mastectomy skin flaps: A prospective study in patients undergoing prosthetic based reconstruction. Oral Presentation. Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting. October 2016. Louisville, KY.
  19. A novel noncontact optical method for assessing blood flow in mastectomy skin flaps: A prospective study in patients undergoing prosthetic based reconstruction. Oral Presentation. 59th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. June 2016. Orlando, FL.
  20. Reconstruction of Scalp Defects with Dermal Regenerative Template: A Comparative Study. Oral Presentation. University of Kentucky Research Colloquium. October 2014. Lexington, KY.
  21. Reconstruction of Scalp Defects with Dermal Regenerative Template: A Comparative Study. Oral Presentation. 57th annual Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Meeting. June 2014. Bahamas
  22. Circumvertical Breast Reduction with An Intraoperative-Sequenced Horizontal Component. Poster Presentation. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. May 2012. Vancouver, CA.
  23. Cognitive Function, Development, and Hearing Loss in Muenke Syndrome. 2011. Oral Presentation. Site Visit. National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD.
  24. Cognitive Function, Development, and Hearing Loss in Muenke Syndrome. 2011. Oral Presentation. Medical Genetics Branch Meeting. National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD
  25. Cognitive Function, Development, and Hearing Loss in Muenke Syndrome. 2011. Oral Presentation. National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD

Publications:

  1. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, Mentz H. Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia after Non-Invasive Radio frequency: A Report and Review. 2019. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
  2. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, Mentz H. Abdominal Etching: Past and Present. 2019. Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
  3. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, Mentz H. Abdominal Etching: Surgical Technique and Outcomes. Letter to the Editor. 2019. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  4. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. Style 410 Anatomic Implants: A Comparison of Outcomes and Aesthetic Results of Compared to Smooth Round Silicone Implants. 2019. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2019;39:NP322-NP330.
  5. Mingjun Zhao, Siavash Mazdeyasna, Chong Huang, Nneamaka Agochukwu-Nwubah, Alisha Bonaroti, Lesley Wong, Guoqiang Yu. Noncontact Speckle Contrast Diffuse Correlation Tomography of Blood Flow Distributions in Burn Wounds. 2019. Military Medicine.
  6. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. Cleft Rhinoplasty – A 15 Year Study and Evolution. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2019;30:1430-1434.
  7. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, Patronella C. Expanding the Progressive Tension Suture Concept: A Study of Its Utility in Body Contouring Procedures. Aesthetic Surgery Journal (in submission – 2019)
  8. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. The Addition of Antibiotics Improves Cell Viability and Adipose Derived Stem Cell (ADSC) Count in Fat Grafts). Aesthetic Surgery Journal (in submission -2019)
  9. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. The Addition of Kenalog to Fat Grafts Leads to an Increased Concentration of Adipose Derived Stem Cells (ADSCs). JAMA Facial Plastics (in submission – 2019)
  10. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. SuperNano Fat: A Novel Method to Enrich the Adipose Derived Stem Cell Content of the Lipoaspirate. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Global Open (in submission – 2019)
  11. Agochukwu-Nwubah N. How I Found My Rhythm When the Music Stopped. Kentucky Doc. Spring Issue.
  12. Siavash Mazdeyasna, Chong Huang, Mingjun Zhao, Nneamaka Agochukwu-Nwubah, Ahmed A. Bahrani, Lesley Wong, Guoqiang Yu, “Noncontact speckle contrast diffuse correlation tomography of blood flow distributions in tissues with arbitrary geometries,” J. Biomed. Opt.
  13. Boustany A, Elmaraghi S, Agochukwu-Nwubah, Nneamaka, Cloyd B, Rinker B. A Breast Prosthesis Infection Update: Two-year incidence, risk factors, and management at single institution. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2018:51 (1):7-14.
  14. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. Late Breast Implant Infections: A Delayed MRSA Infection from Hematogenous Spread in an Intravenous Drug User. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2017: 41(3), 351-354
  15. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. Debunking the Myth of A-cigarettes: a Case of Free Flap Compromise Due to E-cigarette Use Within the First 24 hours. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. 2017;S1748-6815:30395-9.
  16. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. Laparoscopic Harvest of the Rectus Abdominis Muscle for Perineal Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2017; 5:e1581.
  17. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. The Utilization of the MatrixWAVE System for Attaining Maxillomandibular Fixation in the Patient with the Edentulous Mandible. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 May;56(4):343-345.
  18. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. Dermal Regenerative Template as a Cost Effective Alternative for Complex Scalp Reconstruction: A Cohort Study and Comprehensive Review of the Literature. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2018; 29: e73-377.
  19. Chong Huang, Minjun Zhao, Daniel Irwin, Nneamaka Agochukwu-Nwubah, Lesley Wong, Guoqiang Yu. “Noncontact speckle contrast diffuse correlation tomography of tissue blood flow distribution”. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 2017;36:2068-2076.
  20. Nneamaka Agochukwu-Nwubah, et al. A Novel Noncontact Optical Method for Assessing Blood Flow in Mastectomy Skin Flaps:A Prospective Study in Patients Undergoing Implant Based Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017;140:26-31.
  21. Agochukwu-Nwubah, Nneamaka, et al. Diabetic Mastopathy: A Systematic Review of Management of a Rare Breast Disease. Ann Plast Surg. 2017;78:471-475.
  22. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. Isolated, Non-Syndromic Symptomatic Pancarpal coalition: Report of a rare case and review of the literature. J Hand Surg Am. 2016:41:e375-e377.
  23. Yarnell CM, Addissie YA, Hadley DW, Guillen Sacoto MJ, Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, Hart RA, Wiggs EA, Platte P, Paelecke Y, Collmann H, Schweitzer T, Kruszka P, Muenke M. Executive Function and Adaptive Behavior in Muenke Syndrome. J Pediatr. 2015;167:428-434
  24. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. Hearing loss in syndromic craniosynostoses: Otologic manifestations and clinical findings. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014;78:2037-2047
  25. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka et al. Hearing loss in syndromic craniosynostoses: introduction and consideration of mechanisms. Am J Audiol. 2014;23:135-141.
  26. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka et al. Epilepsy in Muenke syndrome: FGFR3-related craniosynostosis. Pediatr Neurol. 2012 ;47:355-361
  27. Nah HD, Koyama E, Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, Bartlett SP, Muenke M. Phenotype profile of a genetic mouse model for Muenke syndrome. Childs Nervous System. Childs Nerv Syst. 2012;28:1483-1493.
  28. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. The Impact of genetics on the diagnosis and clinical management of syndromic craniosynostoses. Childs Nervous System. Childs Nerv Syst. 2012;28:1447-1463
  29. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, et al. Talocalcaneal Coalition in Muenke Syndrome: Report of a Case, Review of the Literature in FGFR-Related Craniosynostoses, and Consideration of Mechanism. Am J Med Genet A. 2013 Mar;161A4:453-60
  30. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, Solomon BD, Doherty ES, Muenke M. The Oral and Palatal Manifestations of Muenke Syndrome (FGFR3 Craniosynostosis). J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23:664-8
  31. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, Solomon BD, Zajaczkowska-Kielska A, Lyons CJ, Pollock T, Singhal A, Van Allen MI, Muenke M.Genetic Environmental Interaction in a Unique Case of Muenke Syndrome with Intracranial Hypertension. Child’s Nervous System. 2011; 27:2183-6.
  32. Solomon BD, Pineda-Alvarez DE, Hadley DW, Keaton AA, Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, Raam MS, Carlson-Donohoe HE, Blessing B, Kamat A, Chandrasekharappa SC. De novo deletion of chromosome 20q13.33 in a patient with tracheo-esophageal fistula, cardiac and genitourinary anomalies implicates GTPBP5 as a candidate gene. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology. 2011;91:862-865.
  33. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, Pineda-Alvarez DE, Keaton AA, Warren-Mora N, Raam MS, Kamat A, Chandrasekharappa SC, Solomon BD. Analysis of FOXF1 and the FOX gene cluster in patients with VACTERL association. European Journal of Medical Genetics. 2011;54:323-328.
  34. Agochukwu-Nwubah Nneamaka, Doherty ES, Muenke M (December 2010) in: GeneReviews at GeneTests: Medical Genetics Information Resource [database online]. Copyright, University of Washington, Seattle, 1997-2010. Available at http://www.genetests.org or http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1415/.
  35. Watanabe H, Yang T, Chopra N, Atack T, Hwang H, Leake B, Agochukwu Nneamaka B, Kannankeril P, Kupershmidt S, Knollman B, Roden D. D1275N SCN5A Mutation Causes Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Arrhythmia: Mechanisms Revealed in Mice but Absent by Heterologous Expression. Circulation Research. 2008;103:1497
  36. Jambunathan N, Martinez AW, Robert EC, Agochukwu Nneamaka B, Ibos ME, Dugas SL, Donze D. Multiple Bromodomain Genes Are Involved in Restricting the Spread of Heterochromatic Silencing at the Saccharomyces cerevisiae HMR-tRNA Boundary. Genetics. 2005: 171: 913-922

Grants:

Research Support

Ongoing/Funded Research Support:

National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Grant
Plastic Surgery Foundation
Title: “Intraoperative Imaging of Mastectomy Skin Flaps
Description: 3D imaging of mastectomy skin flaps

07/2017 – present

National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Grant
Plastic Surgery Foundation
Title: “Noncontact Diffuse Optical Assessment of Mastectomy Skin Flaps “
Description: Measure blood flow variations of mastectomy skin flaps in the perioperative period to predict necrosis

07/01/2015-07/2017

National Institutes of Health
Title: “Cognitive Function, Development and Hearing in Patients with Muenke syndrome”
Description: A Natural History Study elucidating the phenotype of Muenke syndrome – FGFR3-related craniosynostosis

06/2010-present

Past Research Support:

Human Frontier Science Program (RGY11/2002)
National Science Foundation (MCB-0342113)
Study of Chromatin structure and gene expression using Saccaromyces cerevisiae as a model system

08/2003 – 05/2007

American Heart Association Grant
“Genetic Basis of Arrhythmias”
Test susceptibility of a mouse model of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to arrhythmias

06/2008 – 06/2009

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Interest/Hobbies:

Writing, Sports, Singing, Cooking, Fitness, Travel

*Refrences Available Upon Request