Kia Washington, MD
Visiting Associate Professor, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

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Medical School:
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1998)
Internship:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2004)
Residency:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Plastic Surgery (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Hand Surgery (2012)
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

Professional Titles

  • Visiting Associate Professor, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Research
  • Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion

Recognition & Awards

  • ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2016)
    These awards support researchers who are committed to careers as clinician-scientists. The awards are presented annually in recognition of significant research being presented at the ARVO Annual Meeting
  • Military Health System Research Symposium’s Research award, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (2015)
    This award is designed to recognize an individual who, over the years, has contributed significantly to the success of military health system research

Publications

  • Waldner M, Zhang W, James IB, Allbright K, Havis E, Bliley JM, Almadori A, Schweizer R, Plock JA, Washington KM, Gorantla VS, Solari MG, Marra KG, Rubin JP. Characteristics and Immunomodulating Functions of Adipose-Derived and Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Across Defined Human Leukocyte Antigen Barriers. Front Immunol. 2018;9:1642. PubMed PMID: 30087676
  • Ren T, Faust A, van der Merwe Y, Xiao B, Johnson S, Kandakatla A, Gorantla VS, Badylak SF, Washington KM, Steketee MB. Fetal extracellular matrix nerve wraps locally improve peripheral nerve remodeling after complete transection and direct repair in rat. Sci Rep. 2018 Mar 14;8(1):4474. PubMed PMID: 29540763

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons (FACS), Member
  • American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation (ASRT), Founding Member
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • American Association of Hand Surgery, Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology, Member
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council, Member

Practice Locations

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0800

Hand Clinic - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0485

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Hand Surgery, Board Certification

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1998)
Internships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Plastic Surgery (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Hand Surgery (2012)
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
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