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Donald W. Buck II, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Medical School

Medical Degree: The Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2006

Post Doctoral Education

Residency: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2013

Fellowship: Reconstructive Microsurgery, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 2013

Honors and Awards

Editor, Core Procedures in Plastic Surgery, Elsevier, 2013

David C. Leach Award, Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, 2013

Exemplary Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, 2011

Plastic Surgery Residency Review Committee, Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, 2011 – present

Clinical Interests

Dr. Buck specializes in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery including general and complex microsurgical reconstruction of the breast, head and neck, trunk, and extremities. His areas of clinical interest include advanced microsurgical techniques for breast reconstruction (DIEP, SGAP, TUG flaps), microsurgery and perforator flaps, lymphedema surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body, including body contouring, breast augmentation, reduction, lift, tummy-tuck, rhinoplasty, and facelift.

Hospital Affiliations

Christian Hospital Northeast

Patients Seen At

Christian Hospital Northeast
11155 Dunn Road, Professional Building 1, Suite 209E
St. Louis, MO  63136
(314) 653-5806
Fax: (314) 653-5828
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Selected Publications

Mioton LM, Buck DW, Gart MS, Hanwright PJ, Wang E, Kim JYS. A Multivariate Regression Analysis of Panniculectomy Outcomes: Does Plastic Surgery Training Matter?  Plast Reconstr Surg 2013 Apr;131(4):604e-12e

Buck DW, Goucher H, Lewis VL. The Incidence of Methicillin-Resistent Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in Pressure Sores. Adv Wound Care 2012 Nov;25(11):509-12

Buck DW, Silver A, Johnson S, Rawlani V, Wayne JD, Dumanian GA, Alam M, Kim JYS. The Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Dermatofibromasarcoma Protuberans.  J Am Acad Derm 2012 Nov;67(5):861-6

Davila A, Buck DW, Chopp D, Connor C, Persing S, Rawlani V, Kim JYS. A Novel Three-dimensional Volumetric Analysis of Nasolabial Fold Augmentation. Aesthet Surg J 2012 May;32(4):488-94

Buck DW, Rawlani V, Srinivasan S, Wayne JD, Mustoe TA, Dumanian GA, Fine NA, Kim JYS. Cosmetic Outcomes after Melanoma Excision on the Head and Neck: An Institutional Experience in 50 Cases. Can J Plast Surg 2012 Spring;20(1):e10-5

Buck DW, Dumanian GA. Bone Biology and Physiology. Part II: Clinical Correlates. Plast Reconstr Surg 2012;129(6):950e-956e

Buck DW, Dumanian GA. Bone Biology and Physiology. Part I: The Fundamentals. Plast Reconstr Surg 2012;129(6):1314-20

Buck DW, Mustoe TA. Reply. TallyHoDiabetic Phenotype Limited to Males-Females Provide Obese, Non-diabetic Mouse Model. Plast Reconstr Surg 2012;129(4):727e-8e

Buck DW. A Link to Gillies: One Surgeon’s Quest to Uncover His Surgical Roots. Ann Plast Surg 2012;68(1):1-4

Rawlani V, Buck DW, Johnson SA, Kim JYS. The Effect of Incision Choice on Outcomes of Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Reconstruction. Can J Plast Surg 2011;19(4):129-133

Buck DW, Jin DP, Geringer M, Hong SJ, Galiano RD, Mustoe TA. The TallyHo Polygenic Mouse Model of Diabetes: Implications in Wound Healing.  Plast Reconstr Surg 2011 Nov; 128(5):427e-37e

Hong SJ, Jin DP, Buck DW, Galiano RD, Mustoe TA. Impaired Response of Mature Adipocytes of Diabetic Mice to Hypoxia.Exp Cell Res 2011 Oct; 317(16):2299-307. Epub 2011 Jul 14

Anakwenze OA, Auerbach JD, Buck DW, Simon SL, Sutton LN, Sponseller PD, Dormans JP. The Role of Concurrent Fusion to Prevent Spinal Deformity Following Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor Excision in Children. J Ped Ortho 2011 Jul-Aug; 31(5):475-9

Chopp D, Rawlani V, Ellis M, Johnson SA, Buck DW, Khan S, Bethke K, Hansen N, Kim JYS. A Geometric Analysis of Mastectomy Incisions: Optimizing Intra-operative Breast Volume. Can J Plast Surg 2011;19(2):45-50

Fang RC, Kryger ZB, Buck DW, De La Garza M, Galiano RD, Mustoe TA. Limitations of the db/db Mouse in Translational Wound Healing Research: Is the NONcNZO10 Polygenic Mouse Model Superior? Wound Rep Regen 2010 Nov-Dec; 18(6):605-13