I am a plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstruction following cancer surgery.
Reconstruction is an essential and important part of recovery. Through the use of implants, rearrangement of local tissue, and transfer of tissue from other parts of the body, I aim to restore not just function but appearance and self-confidence. I perform reconstruction in areas throughout the body but am particularly interested in the breast and head and neck regions.
My current research is focused on two areas. I am studying trends in breast reconstruction in the United States, such as the use of implants as opposed to a patient’s own tissue. Part of the impetus for this research is to better understand healthcare disparities within plastic surgery.
I am also very interested in finding ways to better understand, and optimize, quality of life for people undergoing reconstructive head and neck surgery. Through development of questionnaires that involve patient input, I am examining the impact of reconstructive procedures on well-being — both physical and psychological. My hope is that these findings will improve clinical decision making and help us refine our surgical techniques.
- Clinical Expertise: Breast Reconstruction; Head and Neck Reconstruction; Extremity Reconstruction; Microsurgery
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine; MMSc, Harvard Medical School
- Residencies: Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Harvard Program in Plastic Surgery;
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Surgery; Plastic Surgery
Selected Book Chapters
“Mandible reconstruction.” Matros E, Disa JJ. In: Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery. 7th ed. Thorne et al., eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; in press.
“Lip Reconstruction.” Matros E, Pribaz JJ. In Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery. 7th ed. Thorne et al., eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; in press.
“Principles of cancer management.” Matros E, Avraham T, Mehrara BJ. In: Plastic Surgery. Vol. 1, 3rd ed. Neligan et al., eds. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2012.
“Local and regional flaps in head and neck reconstruction.” Matros E, Chang J. In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom. 2nd ed. Lin SJ, Hijjawi JB, eds. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2011.
As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.Learn more