Cassandra A. Ligh, MD

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Active Surgeon, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Division of Plastic Surgery
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The Hub for Clinical Collaboration, 11th Floor
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-873-6919
BA (Neuroscience & Behavior)
Columbia University, New York, NY, 2008.
Certif. (Teaching (Math/Science))
Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA, 2010.
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 2014.
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Selected Publications

Wink JD, Ligh CA, Chang B, Randell TR, Benhaim P : Carpal bone fractures. Essentials of Plastic Surgery, 3d Edition. Janis JE (eds.). New York: Thieme, Page: 1014-1024, 2023 Notes: Chap. 73.

Piper M, Ligh CA, Shakir S, Messa C, Soriano I, Kanchwala S: Minimally invasive robotic-assisted harvest of the deep inferior epigastric perforator flap for autologous breast reconstruction. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 74(4): 890-930, Apr. 2021 Notes: Epub Sept. 20, 2020.

Yan C, Wink JD, Ligh CA, Kanchwala S: The effects of adjunctive pain medications on postoperative inpatient opioid use in abdominally based microsurgical breast reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 85(5): e3-e6, Nov. 2020.

Ligh CA, Lett E, Broach RB, Enriquez FA, Jordan A, Percec I, Serletti JM, Butler PD: The impact of race, age, gender, income, and level of education on motivations to pursue cosmetic surgery and surgeon selection at an academic institution. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 145(5): 932e-939e, May 2020.

Hernandez JA, Mullens CL, Aoyama JT, Ligh CA, Shaked A, Olthoff KM, Abt PL, Levin LS, Kovach SJ 3rd: Analysis of outcomes in living donor liver transplants involving reconstructive microsurgeons. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 36(3): 223-227, Mar. 2020 Notes: Epub Dec. 19, 2019.

Ligh CA, Butler PD: Acne keloidalis nuchae is not the same as a keloid: A case report of successful excision with healing by secondary intention. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research 10(1): 487, Mar. 2019 Notes: Case Report.

Ligh CA: Surgical approaches. American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Medical Student/Resident Handbook. Beverly, MA: American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2019.

Naran S, Swanson JW, Ligh CA, Shubinets V, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP: Sphenoid dysplasia in neurofibromatosis: Patterns of presentation and outcomes of treatment. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 142(4): 518e-526e, Oct. 2018.

Pfaff MJ, Morrison SD, Rezzadeh K, Januszyk M, Delong MR, Lee JC, Rudkin G; Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident Education Study Group: Evaluation of the integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery prerequisite core surgical training experience: A residents' perspective. Annals of Plastic Surgery 81(4): 475-481, Oct. 2018 Notes: Dr. Ligh was a member of the Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident Education Study Group.

Ligh CA, Taylor JA: Reply: Not all clefts are created equal: Patterns of hospital-based care use among children with cleft lip and palate within 4 years of initial surgery. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 139(6): 1374e-1376e, June 2017.

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