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RICHARD S. ZERI, MD, FACS
Associate Professor and Chief
Plastic Surgery
The Plastic Surgery Center
517 Moye Boulevard
3rd Floor
Greenville, North Carolina 27834
Telephone: 252-744-5291
Fax: 252-744-5778
zerir@ecu.edu

 
Practice History
2002 – Present Assistant Professor
Division of Plastic Surgery
East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine
Greenville, NC

1998 – 2001 Private practice
Aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, hand and micro surgery
New Orleans, LA


Postgraduate Training
7/98 - 9/98 Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship
Norman Cole, M.D.
Louisville, KY

7/97 - 6/98 Fellow, Hand and Micro Surgery
C.M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery
Louisville, KY

7/95 - 6/97 Resident, Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Chapel Hill, NC

7/94 - 6/95 Chief Resident, General Surgery
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Greenville NC

7/92 - 6/94 Senior Resident, General Surgery
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Greenville, NC

7/90 - 6/91 Junior Resident, General Surgery
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Greenville, NC


7/89 - 6/90 Internship, General Surgery
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Greenville, NC


Education
1985 - 1989 Doctor of medicine, Georgetown University
Washington, DC

1980 - 1984 Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Georgetown University
Washington, DC


Research
1991 - 1992 Research Fellow, Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Greenville, NC
Interests: Competitive Flow in the Coronary Circulation, Sequential Vein Grafts

1984 - 1985 Research Assistant, National Institute of Mental Health, N.I.H.
Bethesda, MD
Interests: Borderline Personality Disorder


Honors and Awards
Bernard Vick, MD Resident Teaching Award June 2005

Alpha Omega Alpha

The John Hunter Award, Department of Surgery
East Carolina University School of Medicine, 6/92

PSI CHI, The National Honor Society in Psychology, 1984

First Honors, Second Honors, Dean’s List
Georgetown University, 1980-1984


Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery, December 9, 1996

American Board of Plastic Surgery, September 9, 2000

Eligible, CAQ, Hand Surgery


Medical Licenses

  • Louisiana, current
  • North Carolina, current
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana, Temporary Training

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • ASPS, candidate
  • North Carolina Medical Society 
  • American Medical Association, Former Member
  • Jefferson County Medical Society, Kentucky, Former Member
  • Kentucky Medical Society, Former Member

Service History

Head, Wound Care Committee, Kindred Hospitals, New Orleans, LA, 1998-2001

Medical Malpractice Review Panelist, LAMMICO Insurance, LA , 1999-2001

Medical Records Committee, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC, 1995

Curriculum Development Committee, “Surgical Resident Curriculum”, Association of Program Directors in Surgery, 5/92-2/94

Volunteer Medical Staff, Walstonburg Migrant Worker Clinic, Walstonburg, NC, 1991-1992

United Nations, University Volunteer Internship Program, Banthad Hospital Site 2 Refugee Camp, Aranyaprathet, Thailand, 12/88-2/89

Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 1982-1984


Current Hospital Affiliations

Greenville, NC:
Pitt County Memorial Hospital


Publications
• Zeri RS, Scheker LR. Dynamic Suspension Arthroplasty of the Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint. Results in 150 patients.
• Zeri, RS, Gupta A. PIN Spontaneous Recurrent Palsy. Case Report.
• Chitwood Jr. WR, Chiang KS, Williams JM, Zeri RS, Semer DA. Embolectomy of a Bird’s Nest Vena Caval Filter. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1994; 58:1766-8.
• Otaki M, Lust RM, Sun YS, Norton TO, Spence PA, Zeri RS, Hopson SB, Chitwood Jr.. WR. Bilateral vs. Single Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting for Left Main Coronary Artery Occlusion. Chest 1994; 106:1260-3.
• Zeri RS, Lust RM, Spence PA, Hopson SB, Sun YS, Otaki M, Jolly SR, Mehta PM, Chitwood Jr. WR. Effects of Chronic Native Flow Competition on Internal Thoracic Artery Grafts. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1994; 57:45-50.
• Spence PA, Lust RM, Zeri RS, Hopson SB, Paspa PA. Limited Pericardial Closure to Reduce Paradoxical Anterior Wall Motion Following Cardiac Surgery of Acute Infarction. International J. Cardiac Surgery 1994.
• Lust RM, Hopson SB, Zeri RS, Dattilo JR, Sun YS, Otaki M, Brinn JE, Chitwood Jr. WR. The Effects of Wall Tension on the Development of Intimal Hyperplasia in Vein Grafts. Cardiovascular Surgery 1995; (Accepted for Publication, Pending Revision)
• Shammas RL, Mehta PM, Jolly SR, Lust RM, Zeri RS, Spence PA. Reversibility of the “String Sign” of the Left Internal Mammary Artery Graft. Catherization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis 1993; 30:236-9.
• Hopson SB, Lust RM, Dattilo JB, Zeri RS, Sun YS, Otaki M, Brinn JE, Chitwood Jr. SR. The Effects of Intermittent Flow Patterns on Vascular Reactivity and Hyperplasia in Aortocoronary Bypass Grafts. Surgical Forum XLIV; 283-285,1993.
• Sun YS, Lust RM, Norto TO, Pabst SJ, Otaki M, Zeri RS, Hopson SB, Chitwood Jr. WR. Systemic Glucose Intolerance Induced by Extracorporeal Circulation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Surgical Forum XLIV; 260-263,1993.
• Spence PA, Lust RM, Zeri RS, Jolly SR, Mehta PM, Otaki M, Sun YS, Chitwood Jr. WR. Competitive Flow from a Fully Patent Coronary Artery Does Not Limit Acute Mammary Graft Flow. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1992; 54:21-26.
• Zeri RS, Lust RM, Sun YS, Otaki M, Hopson SB, Chitwood Jr., WR. Limitations of Sequential Vein Grafts Compared to Single Grafts. Surgical Forum XLII; 269-272, 1992.
• Izzo L, Zeri G. Giunti R, Zeri RS, Blasi G. Ligi C. [Pulmonary Leiomyoma] Policlinico Sez Chir 98:119-23, 1992.
• Acquiring Proficiency in Surgical Robotics: A Comparison of Rat Femoral Artery Anastomosis by and attending Plastic Surgeon and a Surgical Resident using Robotic and Microscopic Techniques: by: D. Brandon Chapman, MS2; Matthew R. Paszek, MS2; Curtis E. Bower, MD; Richard S. Zeri, MD; You Su Sun, MD; L. Wiley Nifong, MD; Ronald P. Mageau, MD; William A. Wooden, MD; W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., MD
• Effect of negative Pressure Wound Therapy on Systemic Cytokine levels in Swine, C.E. Bower, Md; D.dV. Lo;[ado, PhD; Clifton C. Reade, MD; R. Zeri, MD; W. Wooden, MD; Committee of the second World Union o Wound healing Societies Meeting, July 8, 2004, Paris, France
• Robotic Versus microscopic Rat Fmoral Artery Repair: Comparison of the Learning Curve. R. Mageau, MD; R. Zeri, MD; W.A Wooden, MD, Committee of the second World Union O Wound Healing Societies Meeting, July 8, 2004, Paris, France.


Lectures and Presentations
• Zeri RS. Gracilis Muscle Flap. Lecture presented at the Flap Course. C.M. Kleinert Institute, Louisville KY.
• Zeri RS. Carpometacarpal Joint Arthritis. Lecture. C.M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery, Louisville KY.
• Zeri RS. Replantation vs. Amputation. Lecture. C.M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery, Louisville KY. October 1997.
• Zeri RS. Maxillofacial Trauma. Lecture presented at the Hampton General Annual Trauma Symposium.
• Allen M, Zeri RS., Woosley J. Mixed Merkel Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin. Presented at the American Society of Dermatopathology. San Francisco, March 19, 1997.
• Zeri RS, Lust RM, Spence PA, Hopson SB, Jolly SR, Mehta PM, Otaki M, Sun YS, Chitwood Jr. WR. The Effects of Chronic Competitive Flow From a Fully Patent Cornary Artery on ITA Graft Flow. Presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 1993.
• Lust RM, Hopson SB, Zeri RS, Dattilo JB, Sun YS, Otaki M, Brinn JE, Chitwood Jr., WR. The Effects of Walltension on the Development of Intimal Hyperplasia in Vein Grafts. Presented before the International Congress of the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, September 1993.
• Hopson SM, Lust RM, Dattilo JB, Zeri RS, Sun YS, Otaki M, Brinn JE, Chitwood Jr, WR. The Effects of Intermittent Flow Patterns on Vascular Reactivity and Hyperplasia in Aortocoronary Bypass Grafts. Presented at the 79th Congress of the American College of Surgeons, October, 1993.
• Sun YS, Lust RM, Norton TO, Pabst SJ, Otaki M, Zeri RS, Hopson SB, Chitwood Jr., WR. Systemic Glucose Intolerance Induced by Extracorporeal Circulation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Presented at the 79th Congress of the American College of Surgeons, October, 1993.
• Zeri RS, Lust RM, Sun YS, Otaki M, Hopson SB, Chitwood Jr. WR. Limitations of Sequential Vein Grafts Compared to Single Grafts. Surgical Forum XLII:269-72, 1992. Presented at the 79th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, 1992.
• Spence PA, Lust RM, Zeri RS, Jolly SR, Mehta PM, Otaki M, Syn YS, Chitwood Jr. WR. Competitive Flow from a Fully Patent Coronary Artery Does not Limit Acute Mammary Artery Graft Flow. Presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 1992.
• Hopson SB, Lust RM, Sun YS, Zeri RS, Morrison RF, Otaki M. Chitwood Jr. WR. Allopurinol Improves Myocardial Reperfusion Injury in a Xanthine Oxidase Free Model. Presented before the 97th Scientific Assembly of the Surgical Secion, National Medical Association, August 3, 1992.
• Hopson SB, Lust RM, Zeri RS, Sun YS, Dennis KJ, Otaki M, Chitwood Jr., WR. A Canine Model for Simultaneous Differential Evaluation of Psychologic Factors Regulating Induction of Vascular Proliferation in Arterializing Vein Grafts. J. Investigative Surgery 5(3):263,1992. Presented at the 8th Annual Scientific Session of the Academy of Surgical Research, September, 1992.
• Zeri RS, Lust RM, Hopson SB, Sun YS, Dennis KJ, Otaki M, Chitwood Jr. WR. A Canine Model of Coronary Bypass By Local Occlusion Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass or Cardioplegia Arrest. J. Investigative Surgery 5(3)289, 1992. Presented before the 8th Annual Scientific Session of the Academy of Surgical Research, September, 1992.
• Effect of negative Pressure Wound Therapy on Systemic Cytokine levels in Swine, C.E. Bower, Md; D.dV. Lo;[ado, PhD; Clifton C. Reade, MD; R. Zeri, MD; W. Wooden, MD; Committee of the second World Union o Wound healing Societies Meeting, July 8, 2004, Paris, France
• Robotic Versus microscopic Rat Fmoral Artery Repair: Comparison of the Learning Curve. R. Mageau, MD; R. Zeri, MD; W.A Wooden, MD, Committee of the second World Union O Wound Healing Societies Meeting, July 8, 2004, Paris, France.


References

Norman Cole, M.D.
Alliant Medical Pavillion
PO Box 1027
Louisville KY 40201
(502) 589-5544

Amit Gupta, M.D.
C.M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery
225 Abraham Flexener Way
Louisville KY 40202
(502) 562-0300

Gerald M. Sloan, M.D.
Professor and Chief
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery
University of North Carolina Hospitals
181 Medical School Wing D, CB # 7195
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7195
(919) 966-4446

Damon Anagnos, M.D.
Assistant Professor and Director of Hand Surgery
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery
University of North Carolina Hospitals
181 Medical School Wing D, CB # 7195
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7195
(919) 966-4446

Walter J. Pories, M.D.
Professor
Department of Surgery
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Greenville, NC 27858-4354
(252) 816-4749

W. Randolph Chitwood, M.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Greenville, NC 27858-4354
(252) 816-4822

Athina Giannopoulos, M.D.
Faces Plastic Surgery
6110 Falcon Bridge Road
Suite 100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514