Stephanie E. Farber, MD

Stephanie E. Farber, MD 2019-08-05T17:53:29+00:00

Project Description

Stephanie E. Farber, MD

Biography

Stephanie Farber earned her degree with distinction in Chemistry from Duke University in 2010. She then graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2014. Dr. Farber has pursued basic science research interests in adipose stem cell biology and clinical research interests in body contouring surgery, breast reconstruction surgery, and congenital breast anomalies. Dr. Farber began her surgical training in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in July of 2014.

Why Pitt?

The best attributes of this program are its volume and variety – of operative cases, clinical problems, training environments, research opportunities, surgical educators, and teaching styles. Moreover, the relationships I have built with fellow residents and faculty mentors have contributed to both my training experience and my professional development.

Awards

  • Best Paper at American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting (2017)
  • First Place Clinical Paper at Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting (2017)
  • ASMS Best Paper Published in the Scientific Literature (2014)
  • Cum Laude (2014)
  • Ross H. Musgrave M.D. Plastic Surgery Award (2014)
  • William K. Sieber M.D. Pediatric Surgery Award (2014)
  • O’Malley Award for Outstanding Medical Student Research in Basic Science (2014)
  •  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2013)
  • Merit Award for Medical Student Research (2011)
  • Dean’s Summer Research Grant (2011)
  • Harris Foundation Scholarship (2010-2014)
  • Dean of the School of Medicine Merit Scholarship (2010-2014)
  • Graduation with Distinction in Chemistry (2010)
  • Undergraduate Outstanding Service Award (2010)

Publications

  1. 1. Pfaff, M., Morrison S., Dreifuss S.E., “Evaluation of the Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Prerequisite Core Surgical Training Experience: A Residents’ Perspective.” Annals of Plastic Surgery. Accepted for publication.
  2. Dreifuss S.E., Beidas O.E., Rubin J.P., Gusenoff J.A. “Characterizing the Saddelbag Deformity After Lower Body Lift.” Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Accepted for publication.
  3. Dreifuss S.E., Landfair A.S., De La Cruz C. “A Risk-Stratified Comparison of Incidental Findings in Reduction Mammoplasty.” Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2018;81(1):36-8.
  4. Guest R.A., Dalit A., Czerniak S., Dreifuss S.E., Schusterman M.A., Kenny E.M., Chernoff E.F., Barnett J.M., Koesarie K.R., Gusenoff J.A. “ Heterogeneity in body contouring outcomes based research: the Pittsburgh body contouring complication reporting system.” Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2018;38(1)60-70.
  5. Morrison S.D., Chong H.J., Dy G.W., Grant D.W., Wilson S.C., Brower J.P., Vedder N.B., Berli J.U., Friedrich J.B., Buretta K.J., Dreifuss S.E., Emelife P.I., Hamilton K.L., Lo D.D., Nauta A.C., Oh C., Pfaff M.J., Phillips N.A., Smith J.R., Sorkin M., Suszynski T.M., Vyas K.S., Wang E.D., Wolfswinkel E.M. “Educational Exposure to Transgender Patient Care in Plastic Surgery Training.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2016;138(4):944-53.
  6. Dreifuss S.E., Rubin J.P. “Insurance Coverage for Massive Weight Loss Panniculectomy: A National Survey and Implications for Policy.” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2016;12(2):412-6.
  7. Dreifuss S.E., MacIsaac Z.M., Grunwaldt L.J. “Bilateral Congenital Amazia Revisited: A Case Report and Systematic Review of the Literature.” Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery. 2014;67(1):27-33.
  8. Philips B.J., Grahovac T., Valentin J.E., Chung C.W., Bliley J.M., Pfeifer M.E., Roy S.B., Dreifuss S.E., Kelmendi-Doko A., Kling R.E., Ravuri S.K., Donnenberg V.S., Marra K.G., Donnenberg A.D., Rubin J.P. “Prevalence of Endogenous CD34+ Adipose Stem Cells Predict Human Fat Graft Retention in a Xenograft Model.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2013;132(4):845-58.
  9. Dreifuss S.E., Tomizawa Y., Farber N.J., Davison J.M., Sohnen A.E. “Spruelike Enteropathy Associated with Olmesartan: An Unusual Cause of Severe Diarrhea.” Case Reports in Gastroenterology. 2013; Article ID 618071.
  10. Dreifuss S.E., Manders E.K. “Massive Scrotal Edema: An Unusual Manifestation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome.” Case Reports in Medicine. 2013; Article ID 685716.
  11. Bossert R.P., Dreifuss S.E., Coon D., Wollstein A., Clavijo-Alvarez J., Gusenoff J.A., Rubin J.P. “Liposuction of the Arm Concurrent with Brachioplasty in the Massive Weight Loss Patient: Is It Safe?” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2013;131(2):357-365.

Presentations

  1. Dreifuss S.E, Minteer D., Gusenoff B.R., Gusenoff J.G. Foot Rejuvenation with Pedal Fat Grafting: A Randomized Cross-Over Clinical Trial.
  • Podium presentation at Plastic Surgery the Meeting. Orlando, FL. October 2017.
  • Podium presentation at the Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. Durham, NC. June 2017.
  • Podium presentation at the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. April 2017.
    • Awarded “First Place Clinical Paper”
  1. Dreifuss S.E., Landfair A.S., De La Cruz C. A Risk-Stratified Comparison of Incidental Findings in Reduction Mammoplasty.
  • Podium presentation at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. October 2016.
  • Podium presentation at the Plastic Surgery The Meeting. Los Angeles, California. September, 2016.
  1. Dreifuss S.E., Rubin J.P. Insurance Coverage for Massive Weight Loss Panniculectomy: A National Survey and Implications for Policy.
  • Podium presentation at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. September 2015.
  • Poster presentation at the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Covington, KY. May 2015.
  1. Naran S., Dreifuss S.E., Maricevich R., Camison L., Garland C., Grunwaldt L.J. Z-plasty Technique Using a Large C-Flap to Maximize Symmetry of Cupid’s Bow and Minimize Scar in Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair.
  • Poster presentation at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. September 2015.
  1. Dreifuss S.E., Philips B.J., Grahovac T., Kelmendi-Doko A., Ravuri S.K., Marra K.G., Rubin J.P. Prevalence of Adipose Derived Stem Cells Predicts Fat Graft Retention.
  • Podium presentation at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Scholars’ Day. Pittsburgh, PA. April 2014.
    • Winner of “O’Malley Award for Medical Student Research”
  1. Dreifuss S.E., Ford M.D., Arnold G.L., Grunwaldt L.J. A New Variant of Type 2 Stickler Syndrome: C.997C>G Transversion in Exon 9 of the COL11A1 Gene.
  • Podium presentation at the International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies. Lake Buena Vista, FL. May 2013.
  1. Dreifuss S.E., Farber N.J., Sohnen A.E. Olmesartan: An Unusual Cause of Celiac Sprue-like Enteropathy.
  • Podium presentation at the American College of Physicians National Meeting. San Francisco, CA. April 2013.
    • Winner of “Best Student Abstract”
  1. Dreifuss S.E., Manders E.K. Massive Scrotal Edema: An Unusual Manifestation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome.
  • Poster presentation at the American College of Physicians National Meeting. San Francisco, CA. April 2013.
    • First place in “Clinical Vignette” category
  1. Dreifuss S.E., Wollstein R., Badylak S.F., Rubin, J.P. Acellular micronized extracellular matrix and occlusive dressings for open fingertip injuries.
  • Poster presentation at the American College of Physicians National Meeting. San Francisco, CA. April 2013.
  • Poster presentation at the American College of Physicians Regional Abstract Competition. Pittsburgh, PA. November 2012.
    • Second place in “Research” category
  1. Dreifuss S.E., Ravuri S.K., McArdle N.L., Philips B.J., Marra K.G., Rubin J.P. Enhancement of Adipogenic Potential through sFRP1 Antagonism of Wnt Signaling.
  • Poster presentation at Dean’s Summer Research Program Symposium. Pittsburgh, PA. October 2011.
    • Winner of “Merit Award for Medical Student Research”
  1. Dreifuss S.E., Franz K.J. A photolabile ligand for light-activated platinum release and DNA binding.
  • Oral presentation at Duke University Chemistry Research Day. Durham, NC. May 2010.
    • Awarded “Graduation with Distinction” for written thesis, oral defense, and poster presentation.