This series on Transgender Surgery is edited by Dr. Oscar J. Manrique, Dr. John A Persing and Dr. Xiaona Lu, from Mayo Clinic Rochester, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, USA.
Oscar J. Manrique
Oscar J. Manrique M.D., FACS, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with a Dual Appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine and Co-Director of the Surgical Transgender Clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has extensive training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at some of the most prestigious institutions in the U.S. and overseas (Colombia, Taiwan, Thailand and France). He has a particular interest in areas such as microsurgery, transgender surgery, cancer reconstruction, lymphedema, robotic surgery and breast reconstruction. He is very passionate toward surgical outcomes and innovation, as he believes research is a very strong component to improve patient satisfaction and standards of care.
Dr. Manrique earned his medical degree from the Universidad Militar “Nueva Granada” in Bogota, Colombia in 2001 graduating with high honors (Cum Laude) and later transitioned to the U.S. for further surgical training. He has received multiple awards during medical school, surgical training and as a young consultant in Plastic Surgery due to his significant contributions in the field. Currently, he has published more than 100 papers in peer review journals, several book chapters and surgical videos related to surgical outcomes, surgical techniques and innovation in Plastic Surgery. He is also a reviewer for some of the most prestigious journals in Plastic Surgery in the U.S. and overseas. Dr. Manrique has been invited in multiple occasions to present his clinical experience at prestigious meetings and as visiting professor in the U.S. and internationally. He has also served, as mentor and principal investigator to residents and research fellows over the years, as teaching and mentoring is one of his passions.
John A Persing
Dr. John A. Persing Irving and Silik Polayes Professor of Surgery in Yale University School of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a doubly Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Neurological Surgeon. He is passionate about improving the quality of life of children born with craniofacial defects and individuals affected by cancer, trauma, deformities, and aesthetic concerns. He believes that all people deserve a chance at a better life, regardless of economic and world boundaries. Dr. Persing earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont in 1974. He has been President of the Plastic Surgery Foundation, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons, among others, and served as Chair of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is past President of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and received the Clinician of the Year Award in 2010, as well as the James Barrett Brown award for the best journal article published in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in 2015.
Dr. Persing has a focus on improving the quality of patients’ lives regardless of whether this is a cosmetic or reconstructive concern. His clinical interests are craniofacial deformities, vascular malformations, and cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Dr. Persing’s research interests relate to the analysis and treatment of craniofacial conditions, particularly craniosynostosis, cosmetic procedures, the management of vascular anomalies and resident education. Connecticut Magazine named Dr. Persing among the best in the state in its annual "Top Doctors" issue in the 2016 edition, along with America's Best Doctors (Castle-Connolly) and Who's Who in Medicine.
Dr. Xiaona Lu is currently a Postdoctoral Associate of Surgery in Yale University School of Medicine, specializing in Plastic Surgery. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College in July 2019. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and computer application engineer, she is passionate about the interdisciplinary cooperation of medicine and advanced technology. To help providing children with congenital or accidental defects a normal childhood, filled with love, joy, and equality, is the goal of her entire life and career, since the earliest days in medical school, and continued to the present.
Dr. Lu’s clinical focus is on the treatment of craniofacial conditions, both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, and the management of patients. Her research interests relate to the analysis of the development of congenital craniomaxillofacial deformities, vascular anomalies, and bone and cartilage tissue engineering. As a Principal Investigator, she obtained sustainable funding for outstanding project of Postgraduate Innovation Grant from Peking Union Medical College. Dr. Lu served as the Section Chairman on 24th Congress of the European Association for Cranio Maxillo Facial Surgery in Germany in 2018, and makes speeches on international academic conferences every year. Dr. Lu is a Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Associate Member of European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery (EACMFS), Board Member of Chinese Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (CSCS), and Chinese Association of Plastics and Aesthetics Craniofacial Surgeon Member of Chinese Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Surgeons Association. She also serves as a reviewer and member of editorial board for many journals. Dr. Lu has published more than 50 scientific papers and 11 national patents in recent 5 years.
- Hockey-Stick Approach for Chest Masculinization in Female-to-Male Transgender Patients
- Satisfaction and complications of Gender Affirming Mastectomy in A Study of 83 Patients
- A Population-Based Assessment of Surgical Outcomes of Gender Affirming Mastectomy
- Gender-affirming rhinoplasty: Assessment of aesthetic goals and outcomes
- A Comparison of Perioperative Safety for Breast Augmentation in Cis vs. Trans Patients
- Necessity of facial contouring in feminisation surgery for oriental transgender females
- Phalloplasty in female-to-male transsexuals using prefabricated anterolateral thigh flap: a series of 21 cases.
- Strategy in male-to female transgender surgery
- The Strategy for Vaginal Rejuvenation: CO2 Laser or Vaginoplasty?
- Why are Transgender Patients Satisfied or Dissatisfied After Surgery? An Analysis of Online Reviews
- Surgical Techniques for Phalloplasty in Transgender Patients: A Systematic Review of the Literature
- Surgical Outcomes of Phalloplasty in Transgender Patients: A Systematic Review of the Literature
- Imaging Findings in Transgender Patients after Gender-Affirming Surgery for Management of Complications
- Multidisciplinary Approach to Imaging Between Surgeons, Patients and Radiologists: How to Prepare a Positive Imaging Experience for the Transgender Patient after Gender-Affirming Surgery?
- Feminization of the Upper Face (Scalp, Forehead and Eyes) in the Transgender Patient: A Systematic Review of the Literature
- Breast Augmentation in the Transgender Patient: Review of Current Techniques and Complications
- Transition Regret after Surgery: A Systematic Review
- Nipple-Areola Complex Reconstruction in Patients Undergoing Mastectomy: A Systematic Review
- Fertility Preservation Options for Transgenders: A Guide for the Plastic Surgeon
- Surgical Techniques and Outcomes of Body Contouring in Transgender Patients: A Systematic Review of the Literature
- Perception of Femininity and Attractiveness in Facial Feminization Surgery