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James Yuen

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentSurgery, College of Medicine
DivisionSurgery Plastic Surgery
AddressS2/07 Shorey
324 UAMS Campus Dr.
Mail Slot # 720
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-686-8711
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    James C. Yuen, M.D., is Professor and Chief in the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Dr. Yuen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1985. He completed a residency in general surgery at West Virginia University Hospital and in plastic surgery at Duke University Medical Center, which included fellowship training at the Christine M. Kleinart Institute of hand and microsurgery in Louisville, KY. Dr. Yuen is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Yuen specializes in microvascular reconstructive surgery and has expertise in breast, chest wall, head and neck, and upper and lower extremities soft tissue reconstruction and in the management of complex wounds. Dr. Yuen also provides services at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.


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    R44HL059807     (YUEN, JAMES)Apr 30, 2004 - Jul 31, 2004
    NIH/Nat. Heart, Lung & Blood Institute - Pass Through: CW Optics
    Tissue Perfusion and Blood Flow Monitoring Technology (Subcontract from CW Optics)
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Abu-Rmaileh M, Osborn T, Gonzalez SR, Yuen JC. The Use of Live Streaming Technologies in Surgery: A Review of the Literature. Ann Plast Surg. 2021 Jul 13. PMID: 34270473.
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    2. Yuen JC, Gonzalez SR. Reply: Addressing the Surgical Training Gaps Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Opportunity for Implementing Standards for Remote Surgical Training. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 06 01; 147(6):1076e-1077e. PMID: 33961589.
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    3. Gonzalez SR, Blumenauer BJ, Yuen JC, Golinko MS. Self-development Tools Utilized by Plastic Surgeons: A Survey of ASPS Members. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 May; 9(5):e3527. PMID: 34046289.
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    4. Yuen JC, Gonzalez SR, Osborn T, Abu-Rmaileh M. Untethered and HIPAA-compliant Interactive Livestreaming of Surgery to Residents and Medical Students. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020 Oct; 8(10):e3165. PMID: 33173681.
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    5. Gonzalez SR, Wolter KG, Yuen JC. Infectious Complications Associated with the Use of Integra: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020 Jul; 8(7):e2869. PMID: 32802634.
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    6. Yuen JC, Gonzalez SR. Addressing the Surgical Training Gaps Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Opportunity for Implementing Standards for Remote Surgical Training. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 07; 146(1):109e-110e. PMID: 32590688.
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    7. Gonzalez SR, Yuen JC. Integra? dermal regeneration template as the nidus of staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: A case report. JPRAS Open. 2020 Sep; 25:24-29. PMID: 32613072.
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    8. Atwood DN, Kumbla PA, Yuen B, Yuen JC. Management of a Case of Mucor Colonization in Breast Tissue Expander Seroma Pocket. World J Plast Surg. 2018 Jan; 7(1):109-112. PMID: 29651400.
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    9. Yuen JC. Enabling Remote Monitoring Using Free Apps and Smart Devices for a Free-Flap Adjunct Monitor. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Sep; 5(9):e1507. PMID: 29062671.
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    10. Carlson JT, Yuen JC, Smeds MR. Limb salvage and reconstruction following a zebra attack. Trauma Case Rep. 2017 Jun; 9:5-9. PMID: 29644315.
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    11. Yuen JC, Coleman CA, Erickson SW. Obesity-related Risk Factors in Implant-based Breast Reconstruction Using AlloDerm. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Feb; 5(2):e1231. PMID: 28280672.
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    12. Kumbla PA, Yuen JC, Tait MA. Applying a Dermal Regenerative Template in Management of Congenital Melanocytic Nevi of the Hand. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Sep; 3(9):e515. PMID: 26495228.
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    13. Yuen JC, Yue CJ, Erickson SW, Cooper S, Boneti C, Henry-Tillman R, Klimberg S. Comparison between Freeze-dried and Ready-to-use AlloDerm in Alloplastic Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2014 Mar; 2(3):e119. PMID: 25289313.
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    14. Srikanthan K, Viswanathan N, Yuen JC. Free-flap failure in thrombophilia: case report and systematic review of the literature. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Dec; 71(6):675-81. PMID: 23429221.
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    15. Hasan SA, Alla S, Yuen JC. Traumatic extrusion of 13-cm segment of humerus and complete transection of ulnar nerve treated with vascularized fibular graft and acute nerve repair: case report. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Nov; 22(11):e17-22. PMID: 24138822.
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    16. Burdge EC, Yuen J, Hardee M, Gadgil PV, Das C, Henry-Tillman R, Ochoa D, Korourian S, Suzanne Klimberg V. Nipple skin-sparing mastectomy is feasible for advanced disease. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Oct; 20(10):3294-302. PMID: 23975304.
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    17. Yuen JC, Wright E, Johnson LA, Culp WC. Hypothenar hammer syndrome: an update with algorithms for diagnosis and treatment. Ann Plast Surg. 2011 Oct; 67(4):429-38. PMID: 21372671.
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    18. Yuen JC, Malotky MV. Francisella tularensis osteomyelitis of the hand following a cat bite: a case of clinical suspicion. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jul; 128(1):37e-39e. PMID: 21701312.
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    19. Boneti C, Yuen J, Santiago C, Diaz Z, Robertson Y, Korourian S, Westbrook KC, Henry-Tillman RS, Klimberg VS. Oncologic safety of nipple skin-sparing or total skin-sparing mastectomies with immediate reconstruction. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Apr; 212(4):686-93; discussion 693-5. PMID: 21463813.
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    20. Yuen J, Klimberg S. Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy and Alloplastic Reconstruction with Alloderm. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2010.
    21. Yuen JC, Malotky, MV. F. tularensis osteomyelitis of the Hand from a Cat Bite. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2010; 1(128):37e-39e.
    22. Yuen JC, Bland K, Klimberg S. Master Techniques in Breast Surgery. Ed. "Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction". 2010.
    23. Stacey DH, Yuen JC. Osseous suture anchors for repair of ulnar translation of the carpus. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jun; 123(6):217e-219e. PMID: 19483555.
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    24. Hartzell LD, Stack BC, Yuen J, Vural E, Suen JY. Free tissue reconstruction following excision of head and neck arteriovenous malformations. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2009 May-Jun; 11(3):171-7. PMID: 19451451.
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    25. Hochberg J, Yuen JC, Klimberg S. Atlas of Breast Surgical Techniques. Ed. "Breast Reconstruction Postmastectomy with Tissue Expanders and Alloderm". 2009.
    26. Yuen JC, Hochberg H. The Use of Artificial Dermis for Complex Wounds. 2007.
    27. Hochberg H, Yuen JC. Three Year experience with Alloderm in Breast Reconstruction. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2007.
    28. Yuen JC, Hochberg H. Use of Oasis Wound Matrix For Split-thickness Skin Graft Donor Sites. 2007.
    29. Vural E, Yuen JC. Combining use of resin models with external fixation in mandibular reconstruction. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Jun; 133(6):603-7. PMID: 17576912.
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    30. Yuen JC, Prince M, Hochberg J. Primary repair of zone II flexor tendon lacerations at 5 weeks and 5 days after injury. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Apr 15; 119(5):1628-1629. PMID: 17415274.
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    31. Yuen J, Hochberg J. The Use of Oasis Wound Matrix for Split-thickness Skin Graft Donor sites. Plast. Reconst. Surg. (Abstract Supplement). 2007; 120,189.
    32. Hochberg J, Beck J, Yuen J. Three Years Experience with Alloderm in Breast Reconstruction. Plast. Reconst. Surg. (Abstract Supplement). 2007; 120,182-183.
    33. Hochberg J, Beck JD, Tillman RH, Klimberg S, Westbrook K, Yuen JC. Reconstruction of the Nipple Sparing Total Mastectomy. 2006.
    34. Hochberg J, Beck JD, Tillman RH, Klimberg S, Westbrook K, Yuen JC. Reconstruction of the Nipple Sparing Total Mastectomy. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. (Abstract Supplement). 2006; 118,147-148.
    35. Weekley D, Yuen JC. A success story with chronic hepatitis C. J Ark Med Soc. 2005 Dec; 102(6):158-9. PMID: 16381402.
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    36. Yuen JC. Techniques of external monitoring of buried free flaps. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Nov; 55(5):460-5. PMID: 16258294.
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    37. Margulies AG, Hochberg J, Kepple J, Yuen JC, Henry-Tillman RS, Westbrook K, Klimberg S. Alloderm (Acellular Human Dermis) in Breast Reconstruction with Tissue Expander. 2005.
    38. Hochberg J, Margulies AG, Yuen JC, Kepple J, Henry-Tillman RS, Dorroh S, Pennington A, Westbrook K, Klimberg S. Alloderm (Acellular Human Dermis) in Breast Reconstruction with Tissue Expander. Plast. Reconst. Surg. (Abstract Supplement). 2005; 116,126-127.
    39. Hochberg J, Yuen JC. Cirurgia Plastica: informacoes cientificas para o leigo. Ed. Choices, Expections and Results in Plastic Surgery. 2004.
    40. Yuen JC, Hochberg J. Recalcitrant Infection of Free Muscle Flaps by Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia. Plastic Surgery Forum. 2004; 27:283.
    41. Yuen JC, Hochberg J. Free flap coverage of scalp defects following radiation. J Ark Med Soc. 2003 Dec; 100(6):194-5. PMID: 14661401.
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    42. Hochberg J, Yuen JC, Klimberg S, Stacey H, Boneti C, Brown HH. Breast Augmentation: Thirty Nine Years after Foam Implantation- A Case Report. Plastic Surgical Forum. 2003; 26:236-237.
    43. Yuen JC, Puri SK, Feng Z. Scalp necrotizing fasciitis with osteomyelitis of the skull from Aspergillus. J Craniofac Surg. 2002 Nov; 13(6):762-4. PMID: 12457090.
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    44. Yuen JC, Feng Z. Salvage of limb and function in necrotizing fasciitis of the hand: role of hyperbaric oxygen treatment and free muscle flap coverage. South Med J. 2002 Feb; 95(2):255-7. PMID: 11846256.
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    45. Yuen JC, Feng Z. The Extended Skin Paddle Fibular Flap. Plastic Surgical Forum. 2001.
    46. Hochberg J, Ardenghy MF, Yuen JC, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Feng Z, Grabber G, Tobler G. Reconstruction of the Chest Wall Following Sarcoma Resection: What are the best alternatives?. Plastic Surgical Forum. 2001.
    47. Povoski AP, Hochberg J, Ardenghy MF, Yuen JC. Aggressive Surgical Resection and Reconstruction for Locally Recurrent and Locally Advanced Breast Cancer. Plastic Surgical Forum. 2001.
    48. Da Silva Nato MP, Hochberg J, Ardenghy MF, Ortega J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Yuen JC. Severe Hand Burn Caused By Electrocautery Associated with Pulse Oxymetry- A Case Report. Plastic Surgical Forum. 2001.
    49. Da Silva Nato MP, Hochberg J, Ardenghy MF, Ortega J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Yuen JC. Immediate Breast Reconstruction after Quadrandectomy and Axillary Dissection with a Rhomboid Flap. Plastic Surgical Forum. 2001.
    50. Yuen JC, Gray D, Hodge K, Pait G. Management of Infected Wounds Following Posterior Spinal Instrumentation: Our Experience and Overview. Plastic Surgical Forum. 2000.
    51. Yuen JC, Nicholas R. Reconstruction of a Total Achilles Tendon and Soft-tissue Defect with an Achilles Allograft Combined with a Rectus Muscle Free Flap. Plastic Surgical Forum. 2000.
    52. Yuen JC, Habibipour S, Johnson D, Read R. Giant Skin Cancer of the Chest Wall. Plast. Reconst. Surg. 1997; 100(6):1614-1615.
    53. Yuen JC. Hand Surgery Certification in the United States. 1996.
    54. Hochberg J, Ardenghy M, Yuen JC, Weaver B, Graeber G, Warden H, Murray G, Miurra Y. Utilization of Myocutaneous Flaps in the Treatment of Persistent Brochopleural Fistulas. Plastic Surgical Forum. 1995; 309-310.
    55. B. Klitzman, D. Serafin. Implantation Biology. Biomaterials in Plastic Surgery. 1994; 191-228.
    56. Yuen JC, Hochberg J, Cruzzavala J, Murray GF. Immediate Coverage of Ruptured Right Ventricle in Mediastinitis. Proceedings of the X Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Exerpta Medica. 1992; 127-128.
    57. Tsai T, Yuen JC, Baker G. Neurovascular Island Flap for Volar Oblique Finger Tip Amputations. Plastic Surgical Forum. 1992; 73-75.
    58. Yuen J C, McDowell DE. Exclusion Bypass of a Difficult Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. W.V. Med J. 1991; 87(1):13-15.
    59. Yuen JC, Riggs OE. Aortoiliac Dissection after Percutaneous Insertion of an Intra-aortic Balloon Pump. South. Med J. 1991; 84(9):1135-1137.
    60. Apelgren KN, Yuen JC. Distal Colonic Impaction Requiring Laparotomy in an Adult with Cystic Fibrosis. J. Clin. Gastroenterol. 1989; 11((6)):687-690.
    61. Yuen JC, Zhou A, Shewmake K. Staged Sequential Reconstruction of a Total Lower Lip, Chin, and Anterior Mandible Defect. Ann. Plast. Surg. 40:297-301.
    62. Yuen JC, Hochberg J. Closure of Ischial Pressure Sores Without Major Flap Incisions.
    63. Yuen JC, VanHusen R, Hochberg J. Recalcitrant Infection of Free Muscle Flaps by Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia.
    64. Yuen JC, Nicholas R. Reconstruction of a Total Achilles Tendon and Soft-tissue Defect Using an Achilles Allograft and rectus muscle free flap. Plast Reconst Surg. 107:1807-1811.
    65. Vural EA (Presenter), Yuen JC. "Resin Models and External Fixation in Mandibular Repair".
    66. Yuen JC, Feng Z. The Extended Skin Paddle Fibular Flap.
    67. Hochberg J, Layeeque R, Tillman R, Westbrook K, Yuen JC, Kunkel KM, Klimberg SV. Botulinum Toxin (BT) Infiltration for Pain Control after Mastectomy and Subpectoral Tissue Expansion.
    68. Yuen JC, Hochberg J, Cruzzavala J, Murray GF. Immediate Muscle Flap Coverage for Repair of Cardiac Rupture Associated with Mediastinitis. Ann. Plast Surg. 27:368-360.
    69. Hodge K, Moursi M, Yuen JC, Eidt JF. Critical Leg Ischemia Due to Interruption of Collaterals by Harvesting a Rectus Abdominis Free Flap: Endovascular Salvage. Ann. Plast. Surg. 45:427-430.
    70. Yuen JC, Tsai T. "A Neurovascular Island Flap for Volar Oblique Finger Tip Amputations". 10th Annual Residents and Fellows Hand Surgery Conference.
    71. Yuen JC, Gray D. Endovascular Treatment of a Psuedoaneurysm Arising from a Recipient External Carotid Artery Following Radiation and Free Flap Transfer. Ann. Plast. Surg. 44:656-659.
    72. Yuen JC, Feng Z. Reduced Cost in Extremity Free Flap Monitoring. Ann. Plast.Surg. 41:36-40.
    73. Yuen JC, Feng Z. Distinguishing Laser Doppler Flowmetric Responses between Arterial and Venous Obstruction in Flaps. J. Reconstr. Microsurg. 16(8):629-635.
    74. Da Silva Nato MP, Hochberg J, Ardenghy MF, Ortega J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Yuen JC. Immediate Breast Reconstruction after Quadrandectomy and Axillary Dissection with a Rhomboid Flap.
    75. Hochberg J, Ardenghy M, Yuen JC, Et al. Utilization of Muscle Flaps in the Treatment of Bronchopleural Fistulas. Ann Plast. Surg. 43:484-493.
    76. Hochberg J, Layeeque R, Tillman R, Westbrook K, Yuen JC, Kunkel KM, Klimberg SV. Botulinum Toxin (BT) Infiltration for Pain Control after Mastectomy and Subpectoral Tissue Expansion. Plastic Surgery Forum. 27:190.
    77. Yuen JC, Puri S, Feng Z. Necrotizing Fasciitis with Osteomyelitis from Aspergillus. J. Craniofac. Surg. 13(6):762-764.
    78. Povoski AP, Hochberg J, Ardenghy MF, Yuen JC. Aggressive Surgical Resection and Reconstruction for Locally Recurrent and Locally Advanced Breast Cancer.
    79. Tsai T, Yuen JC. A Neurovascular Island Flap for Volar-Oblique Finger Tip Amputations: Analysis of Long-Term Results. J. Hand Surg. (British and European Volume). 21B(1):94-98.
    80. Hochberg J, Yuen JC, Klimberg S, Stacey H, Boneti C, Brown HH. Breast Augmentation: Thirty Nine Years after Foam Implantation- A Case Report.
    81. Hochberg J, Yuen JC, Cruzzavala J. Immediate Muscle Coverage of Ruptured Right Ventricle in Mediastinitis.
    82. Yuen JC, Feng Z. Monitoring of Free Flaps Using the Laser Doppler Flowmeter: Five-year Experience. Plast. Reconst. Surg. 105:55-61.
    83. Yuen JC, Feng Z. "Understanding Differing Responses to Venous and Arterial Occulsion in Flaps when Using the Laser Dopler Flowmeter".
    84. Yuen JC. The Versatility of the Purse-string Suture in Wound Closure. Plast. Reconst. Surg. 98(7):1302-1305.
    85. Vural E, Yuen JC. Combining Use of Resin Models with External Fixation in Mandibular Reconstruction. Arch Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg. 133:603-607.
    86. Hochberg J, Ardenghy MF, Yuen JC, Gonzalez-Cruz, Feng Z, Grabber G, Tobler G. Reconstruction of the Chest Wall Following Sarcoma Resection: What are the best alternatives?.
    87. Da Silva Nato MP, Hochberg J, Ardenghy MF, Ortega J, Gonzalez-Cruz R, Yuen JC. Severe Hand Burn Caused By Electrocautery Associated with Pulse Oxymetry- A Case Report.
    88. Yuen JC, Hochberg J. Simplified Method of Ischial Pressure Sore Closure. Plastic Surgery Forum. 27:299.
    89. Stacey DH, Yuen JC. Suture Anchors for Repair of Ulnar Translation of the Carpus: Case Report. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 123(6):217e-218e.
    90. Yuen JC, Puri S, Feng Z. Necrotizing Fasciitis with Osteomyelitis of the Skull from Aspergillus.
    91. Yuen JC, Serafin D. "The Use of muscle and Omental Flaps in Mediastinitis: Emphasis on Long-term Results". 1993 Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference.
    92. Yuen J C, Hochberg J, Cruzzavala J, Murray GF. Immediate Coverage of Ruptured Right Ventricle in Mediastinitis. Yearbook of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. 374-375.
    93. Yuen JC, Zhou A, Serafin D, Georgiade GS. Long-term Sequelae of Infected Median Sternotomy Wounds and Flap Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 35:589-589.
    94. Yuen JC. Percutaneous Intraaortic Balloon Pump: Emphasis on Complication. South. Med. J. 84(8):956-960.
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