Thomas Lawrence, MD, MPH


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Director, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Professor of Surgery  - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office: 1541 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-7941



BS, Yale University, New Haven, CT
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
MPH, Harvard University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Internship, General Surgery, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency, General Surgery, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Residency, Plastic Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Training Course, NCMH Management/Leadership Institute, School of Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Training Course, Primary Training in Hyperbaric Medicine, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Medical License
Board Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery

Selected Publications

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Leahy P, Shorten S, Lawrence T.  Maximizing the Aesthetic Result after Massive Weight Loss.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2008. 122:1214-1228.

Lawrence T, Lowenstein A.  Plastic Surgery.  Springer-Verlag.  2008. 

Leahy P, Lawrence T.  Biologic Enhancement of Wound Healing.  Clinics in Plastic Surgery.  2007. 34:659-671.

Lawrence T, PSEF DATA Committee .  Nonsurgical Face Lift.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2006. 118:541-545.

Lawrence T.  Wound Healing Biology and its Application to Wound Management.  Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore.  2002. 

Krueger J, Rohrich R, Lawrence T.  Clearing the Smoke: The Scientific Rationale for Tobacco Abstention with Plastic Surgery.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2001. 108:1076-1077.

Lawrence T.  The Nasolabial Rhomboid Flap.  Annals of Plastic Surgery.  1992. 29:269-273.

Robson M, Phillips L, Lawrence T, Bishop J, Youngerman J, Hayward P, Broemeling L, Heggers J.  The Safety and Effect of Topically Applied Recombinant Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor on the Healing of Chronic Pressure Sores.  Annals of Surgery.  1992. 216:401-408.

Lawrence T.  In Search of the Optimal Treatment of Keloids: Report of a Series and a Review of the Literature.  Annals of Plastic Surgery.  1991. 27:164-178.

Lawrence T, Zabell A, McDonald H.  The Tolerance of Post-Op Radiation Therapy in Soft Tissue Sarcoma Patients.  Annals of Plastic Surgery.  1986. 16:204-210.

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