Jignesh V. Unadkat, MD, MRCS

Hand Fellow
Jignesh V. Unadkat, MD - headshot

Contact

412-383-8082
Fax: 412-383-8986

3550 Terrace Street

Scaife Hall, Suite 668

Pittsburgh, PA 15261, 

Biography

Jignesh V. Unadkat received his medical degree from University of Mumbai. He then pursued basic surgical training in London, UK. Upon passing the Member of Royal College of Surgeons  of England exam, he served as a research fellow in the Composite Tissue Allotransplantation under the mentorship of Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee. Beginning July 1, 2008 Dr. Unadkat accepted a position as plastic surgery resident in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

He is a founding member of The American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation and a reviewer for American Journal of Transplantation. His research interests include vascularized composite allotransplantation and development of novel technologies for wireless monitoring of free flaps.

Awards

  • Best Poster. 4th Richard L Simmons Annual Day, Dept of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh 2005
  • Best Basic Science Paper. Annual resident research day, University of Pittsburgh. 2006
  • 2nd Prize Basic Science Paper. Robert H. Ivy Society and The John Staige Davis Society of Maryland 2007
  • Best Basic Science Paper. Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2007
  • Best Poster. University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery Research Day 2007
  • Best Poster. University of Pittsburgh Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute Retreat 2007
  • Best Basic Science Paper. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons 2007
  • Best Paper, Plenary Session. Society of University Surgeons 2008
  • Best Basic Science Paper. American Association for Hand Surgery 2008
  • Best Overall paper. 54th Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons 2008
  • Best Overall Presentation. Annual meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons 2008
  • Best Paper in CTA. Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, All-Hands Meeting 2009
  • 2nd Prize Basic Science Paper. 55th Annual Meeting of the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons 2009
  • 1st Prize Basic Science Paper. Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons 2009
  • 1st Pize Basic Science Paper. Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons 2009
  • 2nd Prize Basic Science Paper. Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons 2009
  • Best Overall Presentation. Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons 2009
  • Best Basic Science Paper. Annual resident research day, University of Pittsburgh. 2010
  • 1st Prize Basic Science Paper. 59th Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons 2013
  • Best Overall Presentation. Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2013
  • Best Basic Science Paper. Annual resident research day, University of Pittsburgh 2013

Dr. Unadkat has secured funding from various organizations including Plastic Surgery Education in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation in 2007 and National Endowment for Plastic Surgery in 2008.

Publications

Dr. Unadkat has over 40 published articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and over 100 presentations at regional, national and international meetings. He has authored several book chapters in transplantation immunobiology and vascularized composite allotransplantation.