Debra A. Bourne, MD

Integrated Resident-R4
Debra A. Smith, MD - headshot


Fax: 412-383-8986

3550 Terrace Street

Scaife Hall, Suite 668

Pittsburgh, PA 15261, 


Debra Bourne received her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.  Following graduation she spent a year in Namibia, Africa teaching Biology and Mathematics in a public school.  She then joined Laura Johnston’s laboratory at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she investigated growth control during organ development.  She attended medical school at Yale University.  Dr. Bourne is now training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


  • Downs International Health Travel Fellow 2007
  • NIH-NHLBI Medical Student Research Fellow 2009-10  
  • Farr Scholar Award: Excellence and leadership in Research 2010


  • Smith, D., Lewis, J., Filler, R., Golubets, K., Girardi, M. Investigating the Role of Langerhans Cells in Acute UVB-induced Epidermal Oxidative Stress. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2010 Mar; 130(S1):S129.
  • Lewis, J., Filler, R., Smith, D., Golubets, K., Girardi, M. The Contribution of Langerhans Cells to Cutaneous Malignancy. Trends in Immunology. 2012 Dec; 31(12):460-6.
  • Spock, C., Smith, D., Narayan, D. Minimally Invasive Groin Dissection. Connecticut Medicine. 2012 May:76(5):273-7.
  • Smith, D., Hoang, D., Broer, N., Narayan, D.  Acellularized Cadaver Dermis for Reconstruction of Complex Scalp Defects. Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery. 2012 Mar;65(3):406-7.