Mundinger, Gerhard S. (Sol)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Director of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Craniofacial Surgery, Seattle Children's Hospital / Harborview Medical Center / University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2015-2016)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital / University of Maryland Medical Center Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program, Baltimore, MD (2007-2015)
Clinical Research Training Program, National Institues of Health, Bethesda, MD (2005-2006)
Research Resident, Plastic, Reconstructive, and Craniofacial Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital / University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD (2009-2011)
2007: Doctor of Medicine: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
2001: Bachelor of Science with Highest Distinction, Biology: College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2001: Bachelor of Science with Distinction, Resource Ecology and Management: School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2001: Bachelor of Science with Distinction, Environmental Policy: School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Board certified in Plastic Surgery by The American Board of Plastic Surgery
Gerhard S. (“Sol”) Mundinger, M.D., is a board-certified plastic surgeon with additional fellowship training in pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery.
Dr. Mundinger is the director of plastic surgery at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, and a member of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team. He is an Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Louisiana State University, and Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also an Attending Surgeon at University Medical Center and Touro Hospital in New Orleans.
A native of Madison, Mississippi, Dr. Mundinger graduated from St. Andrew’s High School in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He completed three undergraduate degrees at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before earning his Medical Doctorate at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. During medical school, he completed the year-long Clinical Research Training Program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Mundinger trained in the Johns Hopkins Hospital / University of Maryland / Shock Trauma integrated plastic surgery residency program with pioneering craniofacial surgeon Dr. Paul Manson. In further pursuit of his research interests during residency, he completed two years of clinical and basic science research training with craniofacial microsurgeon Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, focusing on face and hand transplantation (vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation), as well as clinical outcomes in pediatric and adult craniofacial trauma. During this time he was co-investigator on grants awarded by the Office of Naval Research and principal investigator on a Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Fellowship.
Seeking further expertise in craniofacial surgery, he completed a comprehensive pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery fellowship with pioneering surgeons Drs. Joseph Gruss and Richard Hopper at Seattle Children’s Hospital / Harborview Medical Center / University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. During this fellowship, he not only augmented prior surgical training in cleft lip, cleft palate, orthognathic, craniosynostosis, reconstructive microsurgery, facial reanimation, and craniofacial trauma, but also learned visionary distraction techniques for correction of airway constriction and mid-face deformities in syndromic craniofacial conditions, including Treacher Collins, Apert, Cruzon, Sathre-Chotzen, and Pfieffer, among others.
Dr. Mundinger is licensed in the states of Louisiana and Washington. His clinical practice focuses on all aspects of pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery. An author of over 60 peer-reviewed original publications and 9 book chapters, he has been an invited speaker at multiple national and international conferences focusing on plastic surgery, craniofacial surgery, cosmetic surgery, and vascularized composite tissue (face and hand) transplantation.
Dr. Mundinger and his wife, Shannon, live in New Orleans, Louisiana with their two children.
Dr. Mundinger regulary participates in plastic surgery resident and medical student teaching activies. He has additionally mentored a number of medical students seeking a career in plastic surgery.
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Original Peer-Reviewed Publications
Mundinger GS, Rozen SM, Carson B, Greenberg RS, Redett RJ. Case report: full-thickness forehead burn over indwelling titanium hardware resulting from an aberrant intraoperative electrocautery circuit. Eplasty. 2007. 20;8:e1. PMID: 18213397
Sciortino C, Mundinger GS, Kuwayama D, Yang S, Sussman M. Treatment of severe subcutaneous emphysema with a negative pressure wound therapy dressing. Eplasty. 2009;9:e1. PMID: 19198645
Narushima M, Mihara M, Koshima I, Gonda K, Takuya I, Kato H, Nakanishi K, Yamamoto Y, Araki J, Abe H, Mundinger GS, Kikuchi K, Uehara E. Intravascular stenting (IVaS) method for fingertip replantation. Ann Plast Surg. 2009. 62(1):38-41. PMID: 19131717
Mundinger GS, Weiss C, Fishman EK. Severe tracheobronchial stenosis and cervical vertebral subluxation in x-linked recessive chondrodysplasia punctata. Pediatr Radiol, 2009. 39(6):625-628. PMID: 19238369
Pernas FG, Allen CT, Winters ME, Yan B, Friedman J, Dabir B, Saigal K, Mundinger GS, Xu X, Morris JC, Calvo KR, Van Waes C, Chen Z. Proteomic signatures of epidermal growth factor receptor and survival signal pathways correspond to gefitinib sensitivity in head and neck cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2009. 15(7): 2361-72. PMID: 19318490
Mundinger GS, Gust S, Micchelli ST, Fishman EK, Hruban RH, Wolfgang C. Adult pancreatic hemangioma: case report and review of the literature. Gastroenterology Res and Pract. 2009;2009:839730. PMID: 19421421
Narushima M, Mihara M, Koshima I, Gonda K, Takuya I, Kato H, Araki J, Yamamoto Y, Yuhei O, Todokoro T, Ishikawa S, Eri U, Mundinger GS. Digital artery perforator (DAP) flaps: modifications for fingertip and finger stump reconstruction. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2009. 63(8):1312-7. PMID: 19729356
Narushima M, Mihara M, Yamamoto Y, Iida T, Koshima I, Mundinger GS. The intravascular stenting method (IVaS) for treatment of lymphedema with multi-configuration lymphaticovenous anastomoses. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010. 125(3):935-43. PMID: 20195120
Mundinger GS, Steinbacher D, Bishop J, Tufaro AP. Giant pilomatricoma of the cheek: case report and literature review. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2011. 39(7):519-24. PMID: 20417111
Yamamoto T, Narushima M, Doi K, Oshima A, Ogata F, Mihara M, Koshima I, Mundinger GS. Characteristic indocyanine green lymphography findings in lower extremity lymphedema: the generation of a novel lymphedema severity staging system using dermal backflow patterns. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010. 127(5):1979-86. PMID: 21532424
Barth RN, Rodriguez ED, Mundinger GS, Nam AJ, Ha JS, Hui-Chou HG, Jones LS, Panda A, Shipley ST, Drachenberg CB, Kukuruga DL, Bartlett ST. Vascularized bone marrow prevents rejection of composite tissue allografts in non-human primates. Am J Transplant. 2011. 11(7): 1407-16. PMID: 21668624
Kelamis JA, Mundinger GS, Feiner JM, Dorafshar AH, Manson PN, Rodriguez ED. Clinical significance of isolated bilateral zygomatic arch fractures: a retrospective review. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011.128(4):962-70. PMID: 21921771. Video discussion: Luce EA, http://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/_layouts/oaks.journals/VideoView.aspx?videoId=147&autoPlay=true
Mundinger GS, Nam AJ, Hui-Chou HG, Stanwix MG, Jones LS, Drachenberg CB, Kukuruga D, Shipley ST, Dorafshar AH, Panda A, Bartlett ST, Barth RN, Rodriguez ED. Non-human primate model of fibula vascularized composite allotransplantation demonstrates donor-recipient bony union. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011. 128(6):1193-1204. PMID: 21841529
Magarakis M, Mundinger GS, Kelamis AJ, Dorafshar AH, Bojovic B, Rodriguez ED. Ocular injury, visual impairment, and blindness associated with facial factures: A systematic literature review. Plast Reconstr Sur. 2012. 129(1):227-233. PMID: 21915081. Video discussion: Gosain AK: http://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/_layouts/oaks.journals/VideoView.aspx?videoId=182&autoPlay=true
Mundinger GS, Prucz RB, Rozen SM, Tufaro AP. Reconstruction of the inferior alveolar nerve with bioabsorbable polyglycolic acid nerve conduits. Plast Reconstr Sur. 2012. 129(1):110e-177e. PMID: 22186525
Mundinger GS, Kelamis JA, Kim SH, Magarakis M, Jones LS, Ha JA, Rodriguez ED. Tunneled superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) myocutaneous / vascularized femur chimeric flaps: a model to study the role of vascularized bone marrow in composite allografts. Microsurgery. 2012. 32(2): 128-35. PMID: 22113953
Mundinger GS, Narushima M, Hui-Chou HG, Jones LS, Ha JS, Shipley ST, Dorafshar AH, Koshima I, Bartlett ST, Barth RN, Rodriguez ED. Infrared fluorescence imaging of lymphatic regeneration in non-human primate facial vascularized composite allografts. Ann Plast Surg. 2012. 68(3): 314-19. PMID: 22356782
Mundinger GS, Douglas KC, Higgins JP. Acute mycobacterial flexor tenosynovitis following accidental bacillius Calmette-Guérin innoculation in a healthcare worker: case report. J Hand Surg Am. 2013. 38(2): 362-365. PMID: 23294648
Vaca EE, Mundinger GS, Kelamis JA, Dorafshar AH, Christy MR, Rodriguez ED. Facial fractures with concomitant globe rupture: Injury mechanisms and fractures associated with blindness. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013. 131(6):1317-1328. PMID: 23416437. Video discussion: Rohrich RJ, Luce EA http://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/Pages/videogallery.aspx?videoId=362&autoPlay=true
Mundinger GS, Munivenkatappa R, Drachenberg CB, Ha JS, Vaca E, Shipley ST, Papadimitriou JC, Rodriguez ED, Barth RN. Histopathology of chronic rejection in a non-human primate model of facial vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation. Transplantation. 2013. 95(10):1204-1210. PMID: 23694932
Bellamy JL, Molendijk J, Reddy SK, Flores JM, Mundinger GS, Manson PN, Rodriguez ED, Dorafshar AH. Severe infectious complications following frontal sinus fracture: the impact of operative delay and perioperative antibiotic use. Plast Reconstr Surg, 2013. 132 (1): 154-162. PMID: 2380691. Discussion: Luce EA, Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013.132(1):163-4
Bellamy JL, Mundinger GS, Reddy SK, Flores JM, Rodriguez ED, Dorafshar AH. Le Fort II fractures are associated with death: a comparison of simple and complex midface fractures. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013. 71(9):1556-62. PMID: 23806917
Mundinger GS, Dorafshar AH, Gilson MM, Mithani SK, Manson PN, Rodriguez ED. Blunt-mechanism facial fracture patterns associated with internal carotid artery injuries: recommendations for additional screening criteria based on analysis of 4,398 patients. J Oral Maxillofasc Surg. 2013. 71(12):2092-100. PMID: 23992776
Hung B, Salter E, Temple J, Mundinger GS, Brown E, Brazio P, Rodriguez ED, Grayson W. Engineering bone grafts with enhanced bone marrow and native scaffolds. Cells, Tissues, Organs. 2013.198(2):87-98. PMID: 24021248
Bellamy JL, Mundinger GS, Flores JM, Reddy SK, Mithani SK, Rodriguez ED, Dorafshar AH. Facial fractures of the upper craniofacial skeleton predict mortality and occult intracranial injury after blunt trauma: an analysis. J Craniofac Surg. 2013.24(6):1992-6. PMID: 24220374
Mundinger GS, Dorafshar AH, Gilson MM, Mithani SK, Kelamis JA, Christy MR, Manson PN, Rodriguez ED. Analysis of radiographically confirmed blunt-mechanism facial fractures. J Craniofac Surg. 2014. 25(1): 321-27. PMID: 24406598
Zelken JA, Khalifian S, Mundinger GS, Ha, JS, Manson PN, Rodriguez ED, Dorafshar AH. Defining Predictable Patterns of Craniomaxillofacial Injury in the Elderly: Analysis of 1,047 Patients. Journal of Oral Maxilofac Surg, 2013. 72(2):351-61. PMID: 24139294
Mundinger GS. Halo phenomenon. NEJM. 2014. 370(3): 262. PMID: 24428471
Metzler P, Low DW, Mundinger GS, Steinbacher DM. Simultaneous double-opposing Z-plasty and posterior pharyngeal flap. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014. 72(4):803.e1-6. PMID: 24468091
Dorafshar AH, Mohan R, Mundinger GS, Brown EN, Kelamis AJ, Bojovic B, Christy MR, Rodriguez ED. Reconstruction of porcine critical sized mandibular defects with free fibular flaps: the development of a craniomaxillofacial surgery model.J Reconstr Microsurg. 2014. 30(4): 241-8. PMID:24590323
Dorafshar AH, Brazio PS, Mundinger GS, Mohan R, Brown EN, Rodriguez ED. Found in space:computer-assisted orthognathic alignment of a total face allograft in six degrees of freedom. Journal of Oral Maxilofac Surg, 2014.72(9):1788-80. PMID: 24656428
Mohan R, Hui-Chou HG, Wang HD, Nam AJ, Magarakis M, Mundinger GS, Brown EN, Kelamis AJ, Christy MR, Rodriguez ED. Hernia, 2014. September 24th. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25249252
Mundinger GS, Prucz RB, Frassica FJ, Deune EG. Concomitant upper extremity soft tissue sarcoma limb-sparing resection and functional reconstruction: assessment of outcomes and costs of surgery. Hand (N Y), 2014. 9(2): 196-204. PMID: 24839421
Ashvetia T, Mundinger GS, Kukuruga D, Bojovic B, Christy MR, Dorafshar AH, Rodriguez ED. Donor-recipient Human Leukocyte Antigen Matching Practices in Vascularized Composite Tissue Allotransplantation: A Survey of Major Transplantation Centers. Plast Reconstr Surg, 2014. 134(1): 121-9. PMID: 25028821
Dorafshar AH, Mundinger GS, Mohan R, Brown EN, Kelamis JA, Bojovic B, Christy MR, Rodriguez ED. Comparison of free fibular flaps to reamer-irrigator-aspirator (RIA) bone grafts for reconstruction of critical-sized mandibular defects. J Craniofac Surg, 2014. 25(6): 1953-8. PMID: 25329851
Tuffaha SH, Sarhane K, Mundinger GS, Broyles JM, Reddy SK, Seal S, Cooney D, Bonawirz SC. Pyoderma gangrenosum after breast surgery: Diagnostic pearls and treatment recommendations based on a systematic literature review Ann Plast Surg, 2014. July 4th. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25003456
Vaca EE, Mundinger GS, Zelken JA, Erdag G, Manahan MA. Surgical excision of multiple penile synringomas with scrotal flap reconstruction. Eplasty, 2014. 14:e21. PMID: 24966995
Hautz T, Zelger BG, Nasr I, Mundinger GS, Barth R, Rodriguez ED, Brandacher G, Weissenbacher A, Zelger B, Cavadas P, Margreiter R, Lee WPA, Pratchke J, Lakkis FG, Schneeberger S. Lymphoid neogenesis in skin of human hand, non-human primate, and rat vascularized composite allografts. Transplant Int, 2014. 27(9):966-76. PMID:24853399
Maddox JS, Sabino JM, Buckingham EB, Mundinger GS, Zelken JA, Bluebond-Langner RO, Singh DP, Holton LH 3rd. Utility of indocyanine green fluorescence lymphography in identifying the source of persistent groin lymphorrhea. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 2014. 2(9):e210. PMID: 2542639339
Utria AF, Mundinger GS, Bellamy JL, Zhou J, Ghasemzadeh A, Yang R, Jallo GI, Ahn ES, Dorafshar AH. The importance of timing in optimizing cranial vault remodeling in syndromic craniosynostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg, 2015. 135(4):1077-84. PMID: 25502856
Sosin M, Mundinger GS, Dorafshar AH, Fisher M, Bojovic B, Christy MR, Iliff NT, Rodriguez ED. Eyelid transplantation: lessons from a total face transplant and the importance of blink. Plast Reconstr Surg, 2015. 135(1):167e-75e. PMID: 25539324
Mundinger GS, Borsuk DE, Okhah Z, Christy MR, Bojovic B, Dorafshar AH, Rodriguez ED. Antibiotics and Facial Fractures: Evidence-Based Recommendations Compared to Experience-Based Practice. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2015. 8(1): 64-78. PMID: 25709755
Bellamy JL, Mundinger GS, Flores JM, Wimmers E, Yalanis G, Rodriguez ED, Sacks JM. Do adjunctive flap monitoring technologies impact clinical decision making? An analysis of microsurgeon preferences and behavior by body region. Plast Reconstr Surg, 2015. 135(3): 883-92. PMID: 25719704. Invited discussion Winocour S, Saint-Cyr M. Plast Reconstr Surg 2015. 135(3): 893-4
Susarla SM, Lopez J, Mundinger GS, Lifchez SD, Redett RJ. Abstract presentations by residents at an intramural research day: What factors affect publication? In Press in J Surg Educ, January, 2015. 72(4).
Susarla SM, Mundinger GS, Swanson EW, Basile LE, Redett RJ, Dodson TB. What is the quality of the evidence in the craniofacial surgery literature? Journal of Oral Maxilofac Surg, 2015, 73(10): 2017-23. PMID: 25869980
Vranis N, Mundinger GS, Bellamy JL, Schultz B, Banda A, Yang R, Dorafshar AH, Christy M, Rodriguez ED. Extracapsular mandibular condyle fractures are associated with severe blunt internal carotid artery injury: analysis of 605 patients. Plast Reconstr Surg, 2015. 136(4):811-21. PMID: 26090769
Swanson EW, Susarla SM, Ghasemzadeh A, Mundinger GS, Redett RJ, Tufaro AP, Manson PN, Dorafshar AH. Application of the mandible injury severity score to pediatric mandiblular fractures. Journal of Oral Maxilofac Sur, 2015. 71(7): 1341-9. PMID: 25936782
Ghazemzadeh A, Mundinger GS, Swanson EW, Utria AF, Dorafshar AH. Treatment of pediatric condylar fractures: a 20 year experience. Plast Reconstr Surg, 2015,136(6): 1279-88. PMID: 26595021
Mundinger GS, Vogel JE. Calf augmentation and reshaping with autologous fat grafting. Aesthet Surgery J, 2016. 36(2): 211-20. PMID: 26333990 Selected as an Aesthetic Surgery Journal Editor’s Choice: In Their Own Words highlight video.
Mundinger GS, Shanavas Z, Kontis TC. Could your patient have swallowed their nasal splint after septoplasty? Seeing is believing. Aesthet Surgery J, 2015, 36(2): NP68-70. PMID: 26399313
Susarla SM, Mundinger GS, O’Brien-Coon D, Dodson TB, Manson PN, Peacock ZS, Dorafshar AH. Does training background influence decision-making in the management of zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures? J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 2016, 74(5):995-1012. PMID 26706488
Sosin M, De La Cruz C, Mundinger GS, Saadat SY, Nam AJ, Manson PN, Christy MR, Bojovic B, Rodriguez ED. Treatment outcomes following traumatic optic neuropathy. Plast Reconstr Surg, 2016, 137 (4):1234-40. PMID: 27018678.
Coon D, Kosztowski M, Mahoney NR, Mundinger GS, Grant MP, Redett RJ. Principles for management of orbital fractures in the pediatric population: A cohort study of 150 patients. Plast Reconstr Surg, 2016. 137(1):231-8. PMID: 26710028
Mundinger GS, Bellamy JL, Miller DT, Christy MR, Bojovic B, Dorafshar AH. Defining Population-specific Craniofacial Fracture Patterns and Resource Utilization in Geriatric Patients: A Comparative Study of Blunt Craniofacial Fractures in Geriatric versus Non-geriatric Adult Patients.Plast Reconstr Surg, 2015,137 (2): 386e-393e. PMID: 26818329. February image of the month, craniofacial section.
Sosin M, Mundinger GS, Dorafshar AH, Iliff NT, Christensen JM, Christy MR, Bojovic B, Rodriguez ED. Optimizing reconstruction with periorbital transplantation: clinical indications and anatomic considerations. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016, 26;4(2):e628. PMID: 27014557
Mundinger GS, Rehim SA, Johnson O, Tong A, Wallner C, Dorafshar AH. Distraction osteogenesis for surgical treatment of craniosynostosis: a systematic review. In press in Plast Reconstr Surg, February, 2016. PMID: 27127836
Wang HD, Susarla SM, Mundinger GS, Schultz BD, Yang R, Bojovic B, Christy MR, Manson PN, Rodriguez ED, Dorafshar AH. Which Factors Are Associated with Open Reduction of Adult Mandibular Condylar Injuries? In press in Plast Reconstr Surg December, 2015. PMID: 26890508
Utria AF, Lopez J, Cho R, Mundinger GS, Jallo GI, Ahn ES, Vander Kolk C, Dorafshar AH. Timing of cranial vault remodeling in non-syndromic craniosynostosis: a single institution’s thirty-year experience. In press in J Neurosurg Pediatr, May, 2016.
Susarla SM, Mundinger GS, Chang CC, Swanson EN, Lough D, Rottgers A, Redett RJ, Kumar AR. Gastrostomy placement rates in infants with Pierre Robin Sequence: a comparison of tongue-lip adhesion to mandibular distraction osteogenesis. In press in Plast Reconstr Surg June 2016.
Mundinger GS, Latham K, Friedrich J, Louie O, Said H, Birgfeld C, Ellenbogen R, Hopper RA. Management of the repeatedly failed cranioplasty following post-decompressive craniectomy: establishing the efficacy of staged free latissimus dorsi transfer / tissue expansion / custom PEEK implant reconstruction. In press in J Craniofac Surg January, 2016.
Mundinger GS, Espina V, Liotta LA, Petricoin EF, Calvo K. Clinical phosphoproteomic profiling for personalized targeted medicine using reverse phase protein microarray. Targeted Oncology. 2006. 1(3):151-167.
Valerio I, Sabino J, Mundinger GS, Kumar A. From battleside to stateside: the reconstructive journey of our wounded warriors. Ann Plast Surg, 2014. 72(S1):38-45. PMID: 2474002
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