David Hom

Title(s)Professor Of Clinical, Surgery
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    University of California, San DiegoBA
    University of California, Los AngelesMD
    University of California, IrvineGeneral Surgery 2 years
    University of Michigan, Ann ArborOtolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery 4 years
    American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Birmingham, AlabamaFacial Plastic Surgery FellowshipFacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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    Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery2014  - 2024Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors National & West Coast
    Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery2020  - 2023Top Doctors San Diego Magazine
    ACGME2012  - 2018Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery RRC Commitee
    Alpha Omega Alpha
    University of California San DiegoSumma Cum Laude

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    Dr. Hom is double Board Certified in both Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. He has over 20 years of experience as an academic facial plastic surgeon.

    His specialty is treating and repairing facial injuries, reconstructing facial deformities due to trauma and cancer, improving nasal breathing and minimizing facial scars.

    In addition to his clinical practice, he is investigating new ways to improve wound healing and reduce skin scarring.

    He is senior editor of the book entitled "Tissue Healing of the Face & Neck" (which was favorably reviewed by JAMA).

    His 2nd book entitled "Facial Scars -Surgical Revision and Treatment" discusses ways to manage facial scars.
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    NIH R29DE012005Aug 1, 1996 - May 31, 2002
    Role: Principal Investigator
    An Intranasal Surgical Device to fasten soft tissues together with dissolvable rivets
    US Patent #8,387,849
    Role: Co-Inventor
    Fastener deployment system
    US PATENT #8,636,188
    Role: Co-Inventor

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    1. Simulation-based workshop for emergency preparedness in otolaryngology. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2023 Oct; 8(5):1159-1168. La Monte OA, Lee JH, Soliman SI, Saddawi-Konefka R, Harris JP, Coffey CS, Orosco RK, Watson D, Holliday MA, Faraji F, Hom DB. PMID: 37899850; PMCID: PMC10601586.
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    2. Current and Future Developments in Wound Healing. Facial Plast Surg. 2023 Oct; 39(5):477-488. Davis M, Hom D. PMID: 37308128.
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    3. Reducing Risks for Poor Surgical Wound Healing. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2023 May; 31(2):171-181. Hom DB, Davis ME. PMID: 37001921.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Reducing Risks of Facial Scarring. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2023 May; 31(2):195-207. Hom DB, Bernstein JD. PMID: 37001923.
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    5. Reducing Risks for Local Skin Flap Failure. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2023 May; 31(2):275-287. Hom DB, Ostrander BT. PMID: 37001930; PMCID: PMC10990621.
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    6. Effects of Altering Magnesium Metal Surfaces on Degradation In Vitro and In Vivo during Peripheral Nerve Regeneration. Materials (Basel). 2023 Jan 30; 16(3). Tatu R, White LG, Yun Y, Hopkins T, An X, Ashraf A, Little KJ, Hershcovitch M, Hom DB, Pixley S. PMID: 36770202; PMCID: PMC9920421.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2  
    7. Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Salvage a Compromised Local/Regional Skin Flap? Laryngoscope. 2022 10; 132(10):1892-1894. Yousef A, Solomon I, Hom DB. PMID: 35543355.
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    8. Commentary on "Evidence of Biofilm and Persister Cell Formation in Revision Rhinoplasty" by Kao et al. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2022 May-Jun; 24(3):238-239. Said M, Hom DB. PMID: 35724257.
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    9. Is a Tooth Extraction Required If Dentition Lies Within a Mandible Fracture? Laryngoscope. 2022 09; 132(9):1701-1703. Said M, Voora RS, Hom DB. PMID: 34846067.
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    10. Change in surgeon for revision rhinoplasty: The impact of patient demographics and surgical technique on patient retention. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2020 Dec; 5(6):1044-1049. Crawford KL, Lee JH, Panuganti BA, Burton BN, Jafari A, Hom DB, Watson D. PMID: 33364392; PMCID: PMC7752046.
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    11. Three Rare Concurrent Complications of Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism: Maxillary Brown Tumor, Uremic Leontiasis Ossea, and Hungry Bone Syndrome. J Bone Metab. 2020 Aug; 27(3):217-226. Bransky N, Iyer NR, Cannon SM, Tyan AH, Mylavarapu P, Orosco R, Hom DB, Moazzam AA. PMID: 32911586; PMCID: PMC7571245.
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    12. Navigating telemedicine for facial trauma during the COVID-19 pandemic. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2020 Aug; 5(4):649-656. Said M, Ngo V, Hwang J, Hom DB. PMID: 32838033; PMCID: PMC7362048.
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    13. Location Propensity for Keloids in the Head and Neck. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2021 Jan-Feb; 23(1):59-64. Wang JC, Fort CL, Hom DB. PMID: 32513040.
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    14. Electric Scooter Craniofacial Trauma. Laryngoscope–Investigative Otolaryngology. 2020. Farhoud F, Lee JH, Faraji F, MacDonald B, Oviedo P, Stuart E, Baxter M Vuong CL, Lance SH, Gosman AA, Castillo EM, Hom DB. View Publication.
    15. Electric scooter craniofacial trauma. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2020 Jun; 5(3):390-395. Faraji F, Lee JH, Faraji F, MacDonald B, Oviedo P, Stuart E, Baxter M, Vuong CL, Lance SH, Gosman AA, Castillo EM, Hom DB. PMID: 32596481; PMCID: PMC7314474.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 18  
    16. BOOK/ FACIAL SCARS - Surgical Revision and Treatment Thomas JR, Hom DB. 2019; 275. View Publication.
    17. Anything but the Knife: Nonsurgical Facial Plastic Surgery. Facial Plast Surg. 2019 06; 35(3):217-218. Watson D, Hom DB. PMID: 31189192.
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    18. Dermabrasion for Scars and Wire Loop Electrocautery for Rhinophyma. Facial Plast Surg. 2019 Jun; 35(3):267-273. Hom DB, Harmon J. PMID: 31189200.
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    19. Embedding magnesium metallic particles in polycaprolactone nanofiber mesh improves applicability for biomedical applications. Acta Biomater. 2019 10 15; 98:215-234. Adhikari U, An X, Rijal N, Hopkins T, Khanal S, Chavez T, Tatu R, Sankar J, Little KJ, Hom DB, Bhattarai N, Pixley SK. PMID: 31059833.
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    20. Investigating Methods to Prevent Blindness From Facial Fat Injections. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018 12 01; 20(6):451-452. Hom DB, Harmon J. PMID: 29978184.
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    21. Training Current and Future Residents in Facial Plastic Surgery. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2017 12 01; 19(6):468-469. Hom DB. PMID: 28594980.
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    22. Short and long gap peripheral nerve repair with magnesium metal filaments. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2017 Nov; 105(11):3148-3158. Hopkins TM, Little KJ, Vennemeyer JJ, Triozzi JL, Turgeon MK, Heilman AM, Minteer D, Marra K, Hom DB, Pixley SK. PMID: 28782170.
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    23. Facial Scar Management. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Feb; 25(1):ix-x. Hom DB. PMID: 27888899.
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    24. Soft Tissue Principles to Minimize Scarring: An Overview. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Feb; 25(1):1-13. Welshhans JL, Hom DB. PMID: 27888887.
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    25. Evaluation of peripheral nerve regeneration through biomaterial conduits via micro-CT imaging. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2016 12; 1(6):185-190. Pixley SK, Hopkins TM, Little KJ, Hom DB. PMID: 28894816; PMCID: PMC5510275.
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    26. The Nose-Revision & Reconstruction: A Manual and Casebook. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Aug; 138(2):535. Hom DB. PMID: 27465176.
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    27. Clarifying Scar Revision Techniques and Their Proper Use. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Jul 01; 18(4):316-7. Thomas JR, Hom DB, Holt GR. PMID: 27367427.
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    28. Are leeches effective in local/regional skin flap salvage? Laryngoscope. 2016 06; 126(6):1271-2. Welshhans JL, Hom DB. PMID: 26844537.
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    29. Combining micro-computed tomography with histology to analyze biomedical implants for peripheral nerve repair. J Neurosci Methods. 2015 Nov 30; 255:122-30. Hopkins TM, Heilman AM, Liggett JA, LaSance K, Little KJ, Hom DB, Minteer DM, Marra KG, Pixley SK. PMID: 26300184; PMCID: PMC4604061.
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    30. Enhancing the art of care during awake procedures. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015 Jan-Feb; 17(1):5-6. Hom DB. PMID: 25411818.
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    31. Initial observations on using magnesium metal in peripheral nerve repair. J Biomater Appl. 2015 Mar; 29(8):1145-54. Vennemeyer JJ, Hopkins T, Hershcovitch M, Little KD, Hagen MC, Minteer D, Hom DB, Marra K, Pixley SK. PMID: 25281648; PMCID: PMC5997274.
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    32. Scar treatment variations by skin type. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Aug; 22(3):453-62. Visscher MO, Bailey JK, Hom DB. PMID: 25049129.
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    33. Do topical products reduce postincision scars? Laryngoscope. 2015 Feb; 125(2):282-3. Hom DB, Hom KA. PMID: 24945617.
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    34. Facial skin: contemporary topics for the surgeon. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Feb; 21(1):xv. Hom DB, Ingraffea A. PMID: 23369598.
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    35. Approaching delayed-healing wounds on the face and neck. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Feb; 21(1):81-93. Houlton JJ, Hom DB. PMID: 23369592.
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    36. US Patent - A Fastener deployment system and method - An Intranasal Surgical Device to bring together soft tissues with dissolvable rivets . 2013.
    37. Update in wound healing in facial plastic surgery. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Nov; 14(6):387-93. Hershcovitch MD, Hom DB. PMID: 23165902.
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    38. Principles to minimize scars. Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Oct; 28(5):473-86. Gantwerker EA, Hom DB. PMID: 23027213.
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    39. Scar revision in the 21st century. Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Oct; 28(5):471-2. Hom DB. PMID: 23027212.
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    40. Inpatients with gunshot wounds to the face. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Jan; 23(1):e62-5. Sun GH, Patil YJ, Harmych BM, Hom DB. PMID: 22337468.
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    41. Skin: histology and physiology of wound healing. Clin Plast Surg. 2012 Jan; 39(1):85-97. Gantwerker EA, Hom DB. PMID: 22099852.
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    42. Skin: histology and physiology of wound healing. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Aug; 19(3):441-53. Gantwerker EA, Hom DB. PMID: 21856533.
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    43. Pathology quiz case 1. Granuloma faciale (GF). Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Apr; 137(4):410, 413. Hershcovitch MD, Sun GH, Hom DB, Mutasim D. PMID: 21502485.
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    44. Interstitial delivery of vascular endothelial growth factor to skin flaps. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2010 Sep-Oct; 12(5):326-31. Anderson TA, Yu V, Hom DB, Odland RM. PMID: 20855775.
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    45. BOOK/iBook/kindle - ESSENTIAL TISSUE HEALING OF THE FACE & NECK Hom D, Hebda P, Gosain A, Friedman C. 2009; 442. View Publication.
    46. A contemporary review of wound healing in otolaryngology: current state and future promise. Laryngoscope. 2009 Nov; 119(11):2099-110. Hom DB, Sun GH, Elluru RG. PMID: 19572395.
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    47. Tissue Fastener with Absorbable Rivets. ASME Journal of Medical Devices. 2009; 41007(3):1-6. Buesseler R, Hom DB, Erdman AG.
    48. New developments in wound healing relevant to facial plastic surgery. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2008 Nov-Dec; 10(6):402-6. Hom DB. PMID: 19018061.
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    49. Spontaneous nasal septal perforation with antiangiogenic bevacizumab therapy. Laryngoscope. 2008 Sep; 118(9):1539-41. Burkart CM, Grisel JJ, Hom DB. PMID: 18622319.
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    50. The healing effects of autologous platelet gel on acute human skin wounds. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2007 May-Jun; 9(3):174-83. Hom DB, Linzie BM, Huang TC. PMID: 17519207.
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    51. Improving surgical wound healing with basic fibroblast growth factor after radiation. Laryngoscope. 2005 Mar; 115(3):412-22. Hom DB, Unger GM, Pernell KJ, Manivel JC. PMID: 15744149.
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    52. Pathology quiz case 1. Cutaneous nasal sarcoidosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Jul; 130(7):888, 890. Vo-Nguyen T, Hom D, Pambuccian S. PMID: 15262768.
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    53. Promoting healing with recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor--BB in a previously irradiated problem wound. Laryngoscope. 2003 Sep; 113(9):1566-71. Hom DB, Manivel JC. PMID: 12972935.
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    54. The effects of tissue sealants, platelet gels, and growth factors on wound healing. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Aug; 11(4):245-50. Brissett AE, Hom DB. PMID: 14515071.
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    55. Growth factor therapy to improve soft tissue healing. Facial Plast Surg. 2002 Feb; 18(1):41-52. Hom DB, Thatcher G, Tibesar R. PMID: 11823932.
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