About The doctor
- Medical Education: B.A.: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1984 MD, PhD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 1993 Residency: General Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1999 Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2002 Residency: Cardiothoracic Surgery, SUNY Downstate, New York, 2004 Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, New York University, New York, New York, 2005 Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, SUNY Syracuse, NY, 2006 Fellowship: Microsurgery, Plastic Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2007 Residency: Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston, TX, 2010 Fellowship: Microsurgery, USC Division of Plastic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
Selected or Recent Publications : Kells AF, Broyles JM, Simoa AF, Lewis VO, Sacks JM. Anterolateral thigh flow-through flap in hand salvage. Eplasty. 2013 Apr 10. O’Connor, J, Kells A, Henry S, Scalea T. Vacuum-assisted closure for the treatment of complex chest wounds. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Apr. Roberts, SR, Kells AF, Cosgrove DM 3rd. Collective contributions of women to cardiothoracic surgery; a perspective review. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Feb. Kells AF, Coats S, Schwartz HS, Hoover RL. TGF-ß and PDGF act synergistically in affecting the growth of human osteoblast-enriched cultures. Connect Tissue Res. 1995. Hourigan AJ, Kells AF, and Schwartz HS. In vitro photodynamic therapy of musculoskeletal neoplasms. J Orthop Res. 1993 Sep. Kells AF, Schwartz HS, Bascom CC and Hoover RL. Identification and analysis of transforming growth factor beta receptors on primary osteoblast-enriched cultures derived from adult human bone. Connect Tissue Res. 1992. Kells AF, Schwartz HS, and Hoover RL. TGF-ß displays synergistic growth stimulation of human osteoblast-enriched cultures with PDGF and EGF. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Res Soc. 1992. Hourigan AJ, Schwartz HS, and Kells, AF. In vitro photodynamic therapy of musculoskeletal neoplasms. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Res Soc 1992. Kells AF, Schwartz HS, Hoover RL. Identification of TGF-ß receptors on osteoblasts derived from skeletally mature human bone. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Res Soc. 1991. Park AJ, Matrisian LM, Kells AF, Pearson R, Yuan Z, Navre M. Mutational analysis of the transin (rat stromelysin) autoinhibitor region demonstrates a role for residues surrounding the “Cystein Switch”. J Biol Chem. 1991, Jan 25. Kells AF, Coats S, Schwartz HS, Hoover RL. TFG-ß displays growth synergism with PDGF and EGF on primary osteoblast-enriched cultures. J Cell Biol. 1991. Kells AF, Schwartz HS, Hoover RL. Low-oxygen enhances the growth stimulation of TGF-ß on bone-derived cells. J Cell Biol. 1990.