In this lecture, Dr. Ratner discusses
the indications, techniques, postoperative management and complications
of full thickness skin grafts, split thickness skin grafts, composite
grafts, and free cartilage grafts.
Désirée Ratner, MD is the Director of Dermatologic Surgery at Columbia
Presbyterian Medical Center and the George Henry Fox Assistant Clinical
Professor of Dermatology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Columbia University. She earned her medical doctorate at Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine, and did her residency training in dermatology
at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She completed two years
of fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic
Surgery with Dr. Donald Grande at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA
and the New England Medical Center in Boston. Her interests include
cutaneous oncology, reconstructive surgery, and the uses of digital
photography in dermatology.