Brian Rinker, MD

Bio / Education: 

Medical School
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Plastic Surgery Residency, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Hand Surgery Fellow, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

American Board of Plastic Surgery
ACLS certified

Surgical Interests
Hand surgery
Breast reconstruction
Aesthetic surgery

PubMed Publications: 

  • Lynch, M.P.;Chung, M.T.;Rinker, B.D. "Dermal autografts as a substitute for acellular dermal matrices (ADM) in tissue expander breast reconstruction: a prospective comparative study." Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS 66, 11 (2013): 1534-42. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Kobraei, E.M.;Kenady, D.E.;Rogers WB, 3rd;Rinker, B.D. "Cancer recurrence involving a TRAM flap and abdominal donor site following mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction: a case report." Annals of plastic surgery 68, 6 (2012): 559-61. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Kobraei, E.M.;Nimtz, J.;Wong, L.;Buseman, J.;Kemper, P.;Wright, H.;Rinker, B.D. "Risk factors for adverse outcome following skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate prosthetic reconstruction." Plastic and reconstructive surgery 129, 2 (2012): 234e-241e. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Walter, C.M.;Kirby, E.J.;Vasconez, H.C.;Rinker, B.D. "Hepatocellular carcinoma metastatic to the scalp." The Journal of craniofacial surgery 22, 2 (2011): 720-1. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Rinker, B.D.;Bowling, J.T.;Vasconez, H.C. "Blood transfusion and risk of metastatic disease or recurrence in patients undergoing immediate TRAM flap breast reconstruction: a clinical study and meta-analysis." Plastic and reconstructive surgery 119, 7 (2007): 2001-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Rinker, B.D.;Stewart, D.H.;Pu, L.L.;Vasconez, H.C. "Role of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in free flap salvage." Journal of reconstructive microsurgery 23, 2 (2007): 69-73. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Jack, J.M.;Stewart, D.H.;Rinker, B.D.;Vasconez, H.C.;Pu, L.L. "Modern surgical treatment of complex facial fractures: a 6-year review." The Journal of craniofacial surgery 16, 4 (2005): 726-31. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
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