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Marek Dobke

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentSurgery
Address200 W. Arbor Drive #8890
San Diego CA 92103
Phone619-543-6084
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    Dr. Marek K. Dobke is recognized as an international plastic surgeon who has developed a large practice in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has special interest and clinical expertise in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and facial rejuvenation as well as in applications of new technologies in cosmetic surgery. He also treats children with cleft lip and palate at the UC San Diego Medical Center and participates with surgical teams for underprivileged patients in Mexico.

    Dr. Dobke graduated from the Medical Academy in Gdansk, Poland in 1974. From 1982 through 1984, he was a Burn Research Fellow at the University of Texas in Dallas. Subsequently, he took clinical training in General Surgery at Texas Tech University in Lubbock and then Plastic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego. He is both board-certified in Poland and by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).

    Throughout his career, Dr. Dobke has combined the practice of plastic surgery with research. He has been principal and co-investigators to numerous projects, one of which where he was awarded a grant for have telemedicine used for chronic wounds. Several other interests consist of the physiology and pathology of healing processes and the exploration of the response and interaction with silicone implants in biomaterials.

    He has had the opportunity to serve as a teacher to those practicing to become plastic surgeons. In 1996, he became the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and later returned to Southern California to become the Head of Plastic Surgery and Residency Program at UCSD. He is responsible for educating medical students and general and plastic surgery residents in the fields of surgery, plastic surgery, and anatomy. Dr. Dobke also serves as an advisor and mentor to several fourth-year medical students and college students.

    Dr. Dobke also contributed to the education of residents in Head and Neck Oncology as well as Podiatry Residency Programs through my participation in the treatment planning conferences, postgraduate courses and clinical activity. I have also participated in educational programs for non - M.D. health professionals (e.g., Wound Management Workshops, independent clinical nursing internship for R.N. First Assistant Program) and for the general public (e.g., through the Breast Cancer Outreach Program Group, Burn Victims Support Groups).

    Dr. Dobke treats patients with compassion and offers solid care and skills. His success results from the blend of an experienced plastic surgeon and an innovative clinician and teacher of cutting edge plastic surgery.

    Research Topics
    Cell Biology
    Inflammation
    New Technologies in Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine
    Outcomes

    Current Project Titles
    Outcomes, evidence-based aesthetic surgery


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    1. Li SS, Herrick NL, Deshpande RR, Cronin BJ, Reid CM, Brandel MG, Dobke M, Johnson CA, Gosman AA. The Impact of Residents on Patient Satisfaction. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Feb 02. PMID: 29401130.
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    2. Vyas KS, Morrison SD, Vasconez HC, Mardini S, Gosman AA, Dobke M, Granick MS. Teledermatology: Is it Beneficial to Patients? Ann Plast Surg. 2017 10; 79(4):415-416. PMID: 28902672.
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    3. Dominguez S, Dobke M. Correction of Rhytides, Peau d'Orange, and Thin Dermis of the Face by Neocollagenesis Using Novel Collagen Stimulating Slurry Protocol. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2017 Oct; 41(5):1168-1175. PMID: 28643008.
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    4. Vyas KS, Hambrick HR, Shakir A, Morrison SD, Tran DC, Pearson K, Vasconez HC, Mardini S, Gosman AA, Dobke M, Granick MS. A Systematic Review of the Use of Telemedicine in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Dermatology. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Jun; 78(6):736-768. PMID: 28328635.
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    5. Brandel MG, D'Souza GF, Reid CM, Dobke M, Gosman AA. Analysis of a Resident Aesthetic Clinic: Process for Rhinoplasty, Resident Experience, and Patient Satisfaction. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 May; 78(5 Suppl 4):S175-S179. PMID: 28296714.
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    6. Jubbal KT, Chen C, Costantini T, Herrera F, Dobke M, Suliman A. Analysis of Surfing Injuries Presenting in the Acute Trauma Setting. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 May; 78(5 Suppl 4):S233-S237. PMID: 28301362.
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    7. Brandel MG, Reid CM, Parmeshwar N, Dobke M, Gosman AA. Efficacy of a Procedure-Specific Education Module on Informed Consent in Plastic Surgery. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 May; 78(5 Suppl 4):S225-S228. PMID: 28118228.
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    8. Dobke M, Mackert GA. Upper extremity sarcoma: impact of current practice guidelines and controversies on reconstructive approaches. SICOT J. 2017; 3:15. PMID: 28220751.
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    9. Gaur M, Dobke M, Lunyak VV. Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Adipose Tissue in Clinical Applications for Dermatological Indications and Skin Aging. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Jan 20; 18(1). PMID: 28117680.
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    10. Mackert GA, Reid CM, Dobke M, Tenenhaus M. Description of a Simple Method of Stoma Protection During Prone Positioning. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2016 Jun; 62(6):51-3. PMID: 27356146.
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    11. Dobke M, Suliman A, Mackert GA, Herrera FA, Singer R, Nelson J. Single-Stage Reconstruction of Achilles Tendon and Overlying Tissue With the Extended Temporoparietal Fasciagaleal Flap--23-Year Follow-Up and the Review of the Literature. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 May; 76 Suppl 3:S165-70. PMID: 27070674.
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    12. Rivera-Barrios AE, Brown S, Reid CM, Hassanein AH, Coimbra R, Dobke M, Herrera FA. Craniofacial fracture patterns in all terrain vehicle injuries. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Jun; 74 Suppl 4:S229-30. PMID: 25695451.
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    13. Rankin T, Mailey B, Suliman A, Dobke M. Palliative reconstructive surgery may improve quality of life in high functioning noncurable head and neck oncologic patients. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 May; 74 Suppl 1:S52-6. PMID: 25785384.
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    14. Hitchcock TM, Dobke M. Review of the safety profile for microfocused ultrasound with visualization. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2014 Dec; 13(4):329-35. PMID: 25399626.
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    15. Mailey B, Baker J, Hosseini A, Alfonso Z, Strasser P, Hicok K, Cohen SR, Gosman A, Dobke M, Wallace AM. Abstract 131: Adipose Derived Stem Cell Count is Influenced by Receipt of Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3 Suppl):147. PMID: 25942242.
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    16. Shaterian A, Saba SC, Yee B, Tokin C, Mailey B, Dobke M, Wallace AM. Single dual-trained surgeon for breast care leads to higher reconstruction rates after mastectomy. World J Surg. 2013 Nov; 37(11):2600-6. PMID: 23963349.
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    17. Dobke M, Bailey J, Bhavsar D, Saba S, Mailey B. Necrotizing metachronous facial ulcerations after "stem cell face lift". Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Apr; 70(4):392-6. PMID: 23486124.
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    18. Dobke M, Hitchcock T, Misell L, Sasaki GH. Tissue restructuring by energy-based surgical tools. Clin Plast Surg. 2012 Oct; 39(4):399-408. PMID: 23036290.
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    19. Saba SC, Pacella SJ, Miller SH, Dobke M. Competency versus performance in plastic surgery: navigating through new technologies and medical devices. Clin Plast Surg. 2012 Oct; 39(4):513-20. PMID: 23036301.
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    20. Hassanein AH, Mailey BA, Dobke M. Robot-assisted plastic surgery. Clin Plast Surg. 2012 Oct; 39(4):419-24. PMID: 23036292.
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    21. Kohanzadeh S, Herrera FA, Dobke M. Outcomes of open and endoscopic carpal tunnel release: a meta-analysis. Hand (N Y). 2012 Sep; 7(3):247-51. PMID: 23997726; PMCID: PMC3418358.
    22. Dobke M. Impact of advances in breast cancer management on reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery. Clin Plast Surg. 2012 Oct; 39(4):465-75. PMID: 23036297.
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    23. Dobke M. Are we witnessing the emergence of a superspecialty? Clin Plast Surg. 2012 Oct; 39(4):xiii-xiv. PMID: 23036302.
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    24. Dobke M, El-Khatib H, Al-Basti H. Issues related to advances and controversies in breast cancer management: a multicultural experience. Int J Surg. 2012; 10(9):429-35. PMID: 22846616.
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    25. Choi YS, Vincent LG, Lee AR, Kretchmer KC, Chirasatitsin S, Dobke M, Engler AJ. The alignment and fusion assembly of adipose-derived stem cells on mechanically patterned matrices. Biomaterials. 2012 Oct; 33(29):6943-51. PMID: 22800539; PMCID: PMC3408879.
    26. Blackwell BJ, Lopez MF, Wang J, Krastins B, Sarracino D, Tollervey JR, Dobke M, Jordan IK, Lunyak VV. Protein interactions with piALU RNA indicates putative participation of retroRNA in the cell cycle, DNA repair and chromatin assembly. Mob Genet Elements. 2012 Jan 01; 2(1):26-35. PMID: 22754750.
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    27. Choi YS, Vincent LG, Lee AR, Dobke M, Engler AJ. Mechanical derivation of functional myotubes from adipose-derived stem cells. Biomaterials. 2012 Mar; 33(8):2482-91. PMID: 22197570; PMCID: PMC3261363.
    28. Wang J, Geesman GJ, Hostikka SL, Atallah M, Blackwell B, Lee E, Cook PJ, Pasaniuc B, Shariat G, Halperin E, Dobke M, Rosenfeld MG, Jordan IK, Lunyak VV. Inhibition of activated pericentromeric SINE/Alu repeat transcription in senescent human adult stem cells reinstates self-renewal. Cell Cycle. 2011 Sep 01; 10(17):3016-30. PMID: 21862875; PMCID: PMC3218602.
    29. Dobke M, Bhavsar D, Herrera F. Do telemedicine wound care specialist consults meet the needs of the referring physician? A survey of primary care providers. Int J Telemed Appl. 2011; 2011:321376. PMID: 21860621; PMCID: PMC3155786.
    30. Herrera FA, Hassanein AH, Potenza B, Dobke M, Angle N. Bilateral upper extremity vascular injury as a result of a high-voltage electrical burn. Ann Vasc Surg. 2010 Aug; 24(6):825.e1-5. PMID: 20472384.
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    31. Hazrati A, Izadpanah A, Zadeh T, Gosman A, Chao JJ, Dobke M. Ageing midface: The impact of surgeon's experience on the consistency in the assessment and proposed management. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Feb; 64(2):155-9. PMID: 20472520.
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    32. Wojtaszek-Slominska A, Renkielska A, Dobke M, Gosman A, Slominski W. Orthodontic characteristics of maxillary arch deficiency in 5-year-old patients undergoing unilateral cleft lip and palate repair with and without early gingivoplasty. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2010 Apr; 38(3):155-9. PMID: 19447636.
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    33. Gosman AA, Fischer CA, Agha Z, Sigler A, Chao JJ, Dobke M. Telemedicine and surgical education across borders: a case report. J Surg Educ. 2009 Mar-Apr; 66(2):102-5. PMID: 19486874.
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    34. Herrera FA, Easter D, Dobke M. Management of vascular graft infections with soft tissue coverage. J Surg Educ. 2008 May-Jun; 65(3):176-81. PMID: 18571129.
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    35. Dobke M, Bhavsar D, Gosman A, De Neve J, De Neve B. Pilot trial of telemedicine as a decision aid for patients with chronic wounds. Telemed J E Health. 2008 Apr; 14(3):245-9. PMID: 18570547.
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    36. Dobke M, Bhavsar D, Gosman AA, De Neve J, De Neve B. ?Streamlining the management of patients with problematic wounds: must a multidisciplinary team formulate all patient management plans? Wounds. 2007 Dec; 19(12):340-4. PMID: 25942683.
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    37. Dobke M, Chung C, Takabe K. Facial aesthetic preferences among Asian women: are all oriental Asians the same? Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2006 May-Jun; 30(3):342-7. PMID: 16547625.
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    38. Renkielska A, Nowakowski A, Kaczmarek M, Dobke M, Grudzinski J, Karmolinski A, Stojek W. Static thermography revisited--an adjunct method for determining the depth of the burn injury. Burns. 2005 Sep; 31(6):768-75. PMID: 15990239.
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    39. Renkielska A, Wojtaszek-Slominska A, Dobke M. Early cleft lip repair in children with unilateral complete cleft lip and palate: a case against primary alveolar repair. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Jun; 54(6):595-7; discussion 598-9. PMID: 15900141.
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    40. Hernandez-Zendejas G, Dobke M, Guerrerosantos J. The universal serial bus endoscope: design and initial clinical experience. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2004 May-Jun; 28(3):181-4. PMID: 15383889.
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    41. Dobke M, Dibernardo B, Thompson RC, Usal H. Assessment of biomechanical skin properties: is cellulitic skin different? Aesthet Surg J. 2002 May; 22(3):260-6. PMID: 19331978.
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    42. Dobak J, Grzybowski J, Liu FT, Landon B, Dobke M. 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 increases collagen production in dermal fibroblasts. J Dermatol Sci. 1994 Aug; 8(1):18-24. PMID: 7947488.
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    43. Dobke M, Wyrzykowski B, Renkielska A, Jaromczyk-Slisz J, Snarski A, Gorczynski A, Honory-Batko M. [Hypervolemia in burns]. Pol Przegl Chir. 1980 Sep; 52(9):787-94. PMID: 7443583.
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    44. Dobke M, Renkielska A, Gorczynski A. [Assessment of blood flow through rat microsurgical aortic anastomosis in rat]. Pol Przegl Chir. 1979 Nov; 51(11):1097-100. PMID: 503990.
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