Thomas H. Tung, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Peripheral Nerve Injury
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Oncologic Reconstructive Surgery
Additional Features and Interviews with Dr. Tung:
Ask the Expert - Ladue News: Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel
From the Record: Skilled Hands - Tung Works to Restore Lost Function and Form After Cancer or Injuries
Washington University School of Medicine
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, CB 8109
660 S. Euclid Ave.
Areas of Clinical Interest
St Louis Children's Hospital, Northwest Tower
One Children's Place,
Cosmetic procedures, complex reconstructive procedures, breast reconstruction, peripheral nerve surgery, microsurgery, hand surgery, limb transplantation
Medical School: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 1990
Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York, 1991
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, Maryland, 1998
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, 1999
Honors and Awards
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis
St Louis Children's Hospital
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Selected or Recent Journal Publications
Ray WZ, Kasukurthi R, Kale SS, Santosa KB, Hunter DA, Johnson P, Yan Y, Mohanakumar T, Mackinnon SE, Tung TH. Costimulation blockade inhibits the indirect pathway of allorecognition in nerve allograft rejection. Muscle Nerve. 2011 Jan.
Ray WZ, Kale SS, Kasukurthi R, Papp EM, Johnson PJ, Santosa KB, Yan Y, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Tung TH. Effect of cold nerve allograft preservation on antigen presentation and rejection. J Neurosurg. 2011 Jan.
Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. Nerve transfers: indications, techniques, and outcomes. J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Feb.
Brown JM, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. Median to radial nerve transfer to restore wrist and finger extension: technical nuances. Neurosurgery. 2010 Mar.
Kawamura DH, Johnson PJ, Moore AM, Magill CK, Hunter DA, Ray WZ, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. Matching of motor-sensory modality in the rodent femoral nerve model shows no enhanced effect on peripheral nerve regeneration. Exp Neurol. 2010 Jun.
Whitlock EL, Kasukurthi R, Yan Y, Tung TH, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE. Fibrin glue mitigates the learning curve of microneurosurgical repair. Microsurgery. 2010.
Ray WZ, Kasukurthi R, Papp EM, Moore AM, Yee A, Hunter DA, Solowski NL, Mohanakumar T, Mackinnon SE, Tung TH. The role of T helper cell differentiation in promoting nerve allograft survival with costimulation blockade. J Neurosurg. 2010 Feb.
Tung TH. Tacrolimus (FK506): Safety and Applications in Reconstructive Surgery. Hand (N Y). 2010 Mar.
Moore AM, Ray WZ, Chenard KE, Tung T, Mackinnon SE. Nerve allotransplantation as it pertains to composite tissue transplantation. Hand (N Y). 2009 Sep.
Genetic continuity after the collapse of the Wari empire: mitochondrial DNA profiles from Wari and post-Wari populations in the ancient Andes.
Tung TH, Mackinnon SE, Mohanakumar T. Costimulation blockade of CD40 and CD28 pathways in limb transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2008 Dec.
Mokhtee DB, Brown JM, Mackinnon SE, Tung TH. Reconstruction of posterior interosseous nerve injury following biceps tendon repair: case report and cadaveric study. Hand (N Y). 2009 Jun.
Tung TH, Liu DZ, Mackinnon SE. Nerve transfer for elbow flexion in radiation-induced brachial plexopathy: a case report. Hand (N Y). 2009 Jun.
Hsiao EC, Fox IK, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. Motor nerve transfers to restore extrinsic median nerve function: case report. Hand (N Y). 2009 Mar.
Krupnick AS, Gelman AE, Okazaki M, Lai J, Das N, Sugimoto S, Tung TH, Richardson SB, Patterson GA, Kreisel D. The feasibility of diaphragmatic transplantation as potential therapy for treatment of respiratory failure associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: acute canine model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Jun.