Brian Labow, MD

Brian I. Labow, MD

Director, Adolescent Breast Clinic; Assistant in Surgery

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-4964
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Medical Services

Specialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Facial Reanimation
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery

Departments

  • Plastic and Oral Surgery

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Breast Clinic
  • Brain Tumor Center
  • Facial Reanimation Program
  • Bone Marrow Failure Program
  • Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Program
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate, Biochemistry

Brandeis University, 1989

Boston, MA

Medical School

Harvard University, 1993

Boston, MA

Internship, General Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital,

Boston, MA

Residency

Massachusetts General Hospital,

Boston, MA

Residency

Harvard Plastic Surgery Program,

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Adult Reconstructive and Microsurgery

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Hand and Microsurgery

Boston Children's Hospital,

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery, Surgery, Hand Surgery

Professional History


Research

Research Interests: Congenital Hand Anomalies, Genetics of Congenital Hand Anomalies, Association between Fanconi Anemia & Congenital Hand Anomalies

Publications

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  1. Jung O, Smeets R, Hanken H, Friedrich RE, Heiland M, Tagniha A, Labow B. A patient with Charlie M Syndrome: Differential diagnosis of Oromandibular Limb Hypogenesis Syndromes. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2016 Jun; 160(2):310-5.
  2. Theman TA, Labow BI. Is There Bias against Simulation in Microsurgery Training? J Reconstr Microsurg. 2016 Sep; 32(7):540-5.
  3. Labow BI, Pike CM, Upton J. Overgrowth of the Hand and Upper Extremity and Associated Syndromes. J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Mar; 41(3):473-82; quiz 482.
  4. Bairdain S, Foker JE, Smithers CJ, Hamilton TE, Labow BI, Baird CW, Taghinia AH, Feins N, Manfredi M, Jennings RW. Jejunal Interposition after Failed Esophageal Atresia Repair. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Jun; 222(6):1001-8.
  5. Inverso G, Flath-Sporn SJ, Monoxelos L, Labow BI, Padwa BL, Resnick CM. What Is the Cost of Meaningful Use? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Feb; 74(2):227-9.
  6. Pike CM, Nuzzi LC, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Labow BI. Weight Changes After Reduction Mammaplasty in Adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Sep; 57(3):277-81.
  7. Nuzzi LC, Cerrato FE, Webb ML, Faulkner HR, Walsh EM, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Labow BI. Reply: Psychological Impact of Breast Asymmetry on Adolescents: A Prospective Cohort. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul; 136(1):109e-110e.
  8. Cerrato FE, Pruthi S, Boughey JC, Simmons PS, Salje B, Nuzzi LC, Lemaine V, Labow BI. Intermediate and Long-term Outcomes of Giant Fibroadenoma Excision in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients. Breast J. 2015 May-Jun; 21(3):254-9.
  9. Eberlin KR, Busa K, Bae DS, Waters PM, Labow BI, Taghinia AH. Composite grafting for pediatric fingertip injuries. Hand (N Y). 2015 Mar; 10(1):28-33.
  10. Nuzzi LC, Greene AK, Meara JG, Taghinia A, Labow BI. Surgical Site Infection After Skin Excisions in Children: Is Field Sterility Sufficient? Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 33(2):136-41.
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  12. Nuzzi LC, Pike CM, Lewine EB, Cerrato FE, Alexander ME, Ferrari LR, Bae DS, Taghinia A, Waters PM, Labow BI. Preoperative electrocardiograms for nonsyndromic children with hand syndactyly. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Mar; 40(3):452-5.
  13. Nuzzi LC, Cerrato FE, Webb ML, Faulkner HR, Walsh EM, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Labow BI. Psychological impact of breast asymmetry on adolescents: a prospective cohort study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Dec; 134(6):1116-23.
  14. Theman TA, Labow BI, Taghinia A. Discrepancies between meeting abstracts and subsequent full text publications in hand surgery. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Aug; 39(8):1585-90.e3.
  15. Benoit MM, Vargas SO, Bhattacharyya N, McGill TA, Robson CD, Ferraro N, Didas AE, Labow BI, Upton J, Taghinia A, Meara JG, Marcus KJ, Mack J, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Rahbar R. The presentation and management of mandibular tumors in the pediatric population. Laryngoscope. 2013 Aug; 123(8):2035-42.
  16. Nuzzi LC, Cerrato FE, Erickson CR, Erikson CR, Webb ML, Rosen H, Walsh EM, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Labow BI. Psychosocial impact of adolescent gynecomastia: a prospective case-control study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Apr; 131(4):890-6.
  17. Marneros AG, Beck AE, Turner EH, McMillin MJ, Edwards MJ, Field M, de Macena Sobreira NL, Perez AB, Fortes JA, Lampe AK, Giovannucci Uzielli ML, Gordon CT, Plessis G, Le Merrer M, Amiel J, Reichenberger E, Shively KM, Cerrato F, Labow BI, Tabor HK, Smith JD, Shendure J, Nickerson DA, Bamshad MJ. Mutations in KCTD1 cause scalp-ear-nipple syndrome. Am J Hum Genet. 2013 Apr 4; 92(4):621-6.
  18. Cerrato F, Labow BI. Diagnosis and management of fibroadenomas in the adolescent breast. Semin Plast Surg. 2013 Feb; 27(1):23-5.
  19. Lau FH, Xia F, Kaplan A, Cerrato F, Greene AK, Taghinia A, Cowan CA, Labow BI. Expression analysis of macrodactyly identifies pleiotrophin upregulation. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40423.
  20. Cerrato F, Webb ML, Rosen H, Nuzzi L, McCarty ER, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Labow BI. The impact of macromastia on adolescents: a cross-sectional study. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug; 130(2):e339-46.
  21. Eberlin KR, Labow BI, Upton J, Taghinia AH. High-impact articles in hand surgery. Hand (N Y). 2012 Jun; 7(2):157-62.
  22. Webb ML, Cerrato F, Rosen H, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Labow BI. The effect of obesity on early outcomes in adolescents undergoing reduction mammaplasty. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Mar; 68(3):257-60.
  23. Cerrato F, Wallins JS, Webb ML, McCarty ER, Schmidt BA, Labow BI. Outcomes in pediatric atypical spitz tumors treated without sentinel lymph node biopsy. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Jul-Aug; 29(4):448-53.
  24. McCarthy JG, Warren SM, Bernstein J, Burnett W, Cunningham ML, Edmond JC, Figueroa AA, Kapp-Simon KA, Labow BI, Peterson-Falzone SJ, Proctor MR, Rubin MS, Sze RW, Yemen TA. Parameters of care for craniosynostosis. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2012 Jan; 49 Suppl:1S-24S.
  25. Rosen H, Webb ML, DiVasta AD, Greene AK, Weldon CB, Kozakewich H, Perez-Atayde AR, Labow BI. Adolescent gynecomastia: not only an obesity issue. Ann Plast Surg. 2010 May; 64(5):688-90.
  26. Clune JE, Kozakewich HP, VanBeek CA, Labow BI, Greene AK. Nipple adenoma in infancy. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Nov; 44(11):2219-22.
  27. Rosen H, Schmidt B, Lam HP, Meara JG, Labow BI. Management of nevus sebaceous and the risk of Basal cell carcinoma: an 18-year review. Pediatr Dermatol. 2009 Nov-Dec; 26(6):676-81.
  28. Labow BI, Rosen H, Pap SA, Upton J. Microsurgical reconstruction: a more conservative method of managing large scalp defects? J Reconstr Microsurg. 2009 Nov; 25(8):465-74.
  29. Glotzbecker MP, Shin EK, Chen NC, Labow BI, Waters PM. Salvage reconstruction of congenital pseudarthrosis of the clavicle with vascularized fibular graft after failed operative treatment: a case report. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Jun; 29(4):411-5.
  30. Greene AK, Karnes J, Padua HM, Schmidt BA, Kasser JR, Labow BI. Diffuse lipofibromatosis of the lower extremity masquerading as a vascular anomaly. Ann Plast Surg. 2009 Jun; 62(6):703-6.
  31. Upton J, Guo L, Labow BI. Pediatric Microsurgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (in press). 2008.
  32. BI Labow, H Rosen, AK Greene, WPA Lee, J Upton . Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Hand: Functional Reconstruction and Outcome Analysis. HAND. 2008; 3(3):229-36.
  33. Labow BI, Rosen H, Greene AK, Lee WP, Upton J. Soft tissue sarcomas of the hand: functional reconstruction and outcome analysis. Hand (N Y). 2008 Sep; 3(3):229-36.
  34. MP Glotzbecker, EK Shin, NC Chen, BI Labow, PM Waters . Salvage Reconstruction of Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Clavicle With Vascularized Fibular Graft After Failed Operative Treatment. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2008; (In press).
  35. AK Greene, J Karnes, HM Padua, BA Schmidt, JR Kasser, BI Labow . Diffuse Lipofibromatosis of the Lower Extremity Masquerading as a Vascular Anomaly . Annals of Plastic Surgery (in press). 2007.
  36. Liao EC, Labow BI, May JW. Skin banking closure technique in immediate autologous breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Oct; 120(5):1133-6.
  37. Labow BI, Greene AK, Upton J. Homocystinuria: an unrecognized cause of microvascular failure. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jul; 120(1):6e-12e.
  38. Labow BI, Green AK, Upton J. . Homocystinuria: An Unrecognized Cause of Microvascular Failure. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery . 2007; 120(1):6e-12e.
  39. Brian I. Labow. Department of Plastic Surgery Service Guidelines for Rotating Residents and Fellows at Children's Hospital Boston. 2007.
  40. Upton J and Labow BI. Congenital Anomalies of the Upper Extremity. Current Therapy in Plastic Surgery. 2006; 625-639.
  41. Labow BI, Pap S, Upton J. Microvascular Reconstruction of Large Scalp Defects. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2004.
  42. Labow BI, Souba WW, Abcouwer SF. Mechanisms governing the expression of the enzymes of glutamine metabolism--glutaminase and glutamine synthetase. J Nutr. 2001 Sep; 131(9 Suppl):2467S-74S; discussion 2486S-7S.
  43. Labow BI, Souba WW. Glutamine. World J Surg. 2000 Dec; 24(12):1503-13.
  44. Labow BI, Souba WW, Abcouwer SF. Glutamine synthetase expression in muscle is regulated by transcriptional and posttranscriptional mechanisms. Am J Physiol. 1999 Jun; 276(6 Pt 1):E1136-45.
  45. Labow BI, Souba, WW. Nurtition. Manual of Clinical Oncology. 1999; 7E.
  46. Labow BI, Souba WW, Abcouwer SF . Glutamine Synthetase Expression in Muscle is Regulated by Transcriptional and Post-transcriptional Mechanisms. American Journal of Physiology. 1999; 276:E1136-E1145.
  47. Labow BI, Abcouwer SF, Lin CM, Souba WW. Glutamine synthetase expression in rat lung is regulated by protein stability. Am J Physiol. 1998 Nov; 275(5 Pt 1):L877-86.
  48. Elgadi KM, Labow BI, Abcouwer SF, Souba WW. Sepsis increases lung glutamine synthetase expression in the tumor-bearing host. J Surg Res. 1998 Jul 15; 78(1):18-22.
  49. Lukaszewicz G, Abcouwer SF, Labow BI, Souba WW. Glutamine synthetase gene expression in the lungs of endotoxin-treated and adrenalectomized rats. Am J Physiol. 1997 Dec; 273(6 Pt 1):L1182-90.
  50. Labow BI, Abcouwer SF, Souba WW. Is the Lung an Organ of Nutrition and Metabolism?. Nutrition. 1997; 13(5):492-495.
  51. Labow BI, Abcouwer SF, Souba WW. Nutritional Modulation of Glutamine Synethase Expression in Stressed Rats. Surgical Forum. 1997.
  52. Singer S, Corson JM, Gonin R, Labow B, Eberlein TJ. Prognostic factors predictive of survival and local recurrence for extremity soft tissue sarcoma. Ann Surg. 1994 Feb; 219(2):165-73.
  53. Labow BI, Herschlag D, Jencks WP. Catalysis of the hydrolysis of phosphorylated pyridines by alkaline phosphatase has little or no dependence on the pKa of the leaving group. Biochemistry. 1993 Aug 31; 32(34):8737-41.
  54. Brian I. Labow. Mechanisms of Catalysis of Phosphoryl-group Transfer Reactions. 1989.
  55. Keon WJ, Adams GA, Labow BI . Measurement of Thromboembolism: Applications to Patients with A Jarvik Total Artifical Heart. Journal of the Material Research Society. 1989; 110:85-90.
  56. Upton J, Guo L, Labow BI. Pediatric free-tissue transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Dec; 124(6 Suppl):e313-26.
  57. Webb ML, Rosen H, Taghinia A, McCarty ER, Cerrato F, Upton J, Labow BI. Incidence of Fanconi anemia in children with congenital thumb anomalies referred for diepoxybutane testing. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Jun; 36(6):1052-7.
  58. Rogers GF, Labow BI. Diaphyseal non-union in the distal phalanx of a child. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2007 Feb; 32(1):85-7.
  59. Rogers GF, Maclellan RA, Liu AS, Taghinia AH, Labow BI, Meara JG, Greene AK. Extremity fasciotomy wound closure: comparison of skin grafting to staged linear closure. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Mar; 66(3):e90-1.
  60. Cerrato F, Eberlin KR, Waters P, Upton J, Taghinia A, Labow BI. Presentation and treatment of macrodactyly in children. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Nov; 38(11):2112-23.
  61. Cerrato FE, Nuzzi LC, Theman TA, Taghinia A, Upton J, Labow BI. Upper extremity anomalies in Pfeiffer syndrome and mutational correlations. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May; 133(5):654e-661e.
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