Dr. Mayer Tenenhaus

Clinical Professor

Contact Information

619-543-6084

Patient Inquiries:  619-294-3746



 CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Burn Treatment and Reconstruction

My research focus is directly associated with my clinical activity and is predominantly translational. I study many aspects of burns, from initial treatment of a burn wound to new techniques for reconstructive surgery and wound care during healing. I investigate the use of skin grafts and various types of artificial materials in reconstruction. I also study mechanisms of infection after trauma, factors in aging of the skin, and factors that have an effect on wound healing.

 RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Biomechanical testing and histologic examination of tendon repair using a biocompatible anti-adhesive. (Animal model)
  • Flap preservation strategies using fat derived progenitor cells and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. (Animal model)
  • Computer generated flap desig

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Szulgit G, Rudolph R, Wandel A, Tenenhaus M, Panos R, Gardner H. Alterations in fibroblast α1βeta1 integrin collagen receptor expression in keloids and hypertrophic scars. J Invest Dermatol 118:409-415, 2002
  2. Tenenhaus M, Bhavsar D, Koch J, Rennekampff O, Stein P. Role of apoptosis in burn. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation 26(2): S46-47, 2005.
  3. Tenenhaus M, Rennekampff H-O, Pfau M, Hamprecht K. Cytomegalovirus and Burns: current perceptions, awareness, diagnosis, and management strategies in the USA and Germany. J Burn Care Res 27:281-288, 2006
  4. Tenenhaus M, Bhavsar D, Rennekampff H-O. Treatment of deep partial thickness and indeterminate depth facial burn wounds with water-jet debridement and a biosynthetic dressing. Injury, Int J Care Injured 38 Suppl 5: S39-45, 2007.
  5. Bhavsar D, Shettko D, Tenenhaus M. Encircling the tendon repair site with Collagen-GAG reduces formation of post-operative tendon adhesions in a chicken flexor tendon model. J Surg Res 159(2): 765-771, 2010. 

 

COLLABORATORS

  • Dr. Hans-Oliver Rennekampff, Hannover Medical School, Hanover, Germany
  • Wendy Havran, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, Scripps Research Institute
  • Gottfried Lemperle, M.D., Ph.D. Professor Interplast Germany, Germany