CHRISTOPHER G. TRAHAN, MD, FACS
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Dr. Christopher Trahan is part of a world renowned team pioneering revolutionary breast reconstruction techniques at the St. Charles Surgical Hospital and Center for Restorative Breast Surgery.
Dr. Trahan graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and received his medical degree from LSU Medical School in New Orleans. He served his internship in General Surgery, and completed a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, both at LSU Health Sciences Center, followed by a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Trahan specializes in breast reconstruction and has clinical interests in cosmetic surgery of the breast and body.
Dr. Trahan is a member of the American Medical Association and is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as in Otolaryngology. He has received many honors including the George D. Lyons Award for Excellence in Otolaryngology (2000) and the Esprit de Corps Award for “Demonstration of Camaraderie with Colleagues, Compassion towards Patients, and Professional Integrity” (2000). Dr. Trahan received the 2002 AO North America Resident Research Trauma Grant. He has published numerous scientific articles and abstracts in medical journals, and made presentations at national conferences. Best Doctors, Inc. recently named Dr. Trahan, one of the “Best Doctors in America.
Bachelor of Science 1996
Louisiana State University (LSU)
and Baylor University
Doctor of Medicine 2000
LSU School of Medicine at New Orleans
LSU Health Science Center at New Orleans
Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery
LSU Health Science Center at New Orleans
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support
Member American Medical Association
Resident Member American Academy of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery
Member, Tiger Athletic Foundation
Honors & Awards:
Outstanding Junior Nominee, College of
Finalist for Leadership LSU
College of Basic Sciences Award for
LSU License Plate Scholarship
Golden Key National Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Esprit De Corps Award
George D. Lyons Award for Excellence
AO – North America Resident Research
DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK, Stolier AJ, Trahan C, Whitten WM, Duracher D.
Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Ptosis: Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction Allows Full Secondary Mastopexy with Complete Nipple Areolar Repositioning. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: July 2015; Volume 136(1); pp 1-9.
DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK, Trahan C, Whitten WM. Composite Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flaps for Unilateral Breast Reconstruction: A Case Report. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery: 2015
DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK, Trahan C, Jenkins CE. Body Lift Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Review of 100 Flaps in 25 Cases. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: March 2012; Volume 129(3); pp 551 – 561
DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK, Trahan C. Stacked Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Review of 110 Flaps in 55 Cases over 3 Years. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: March 2011; Volume 127(3); pp 1093 – 1099.
Clarke L, Baker B, Trahan C, Myers L, Metzinger SE: A Prospective Double – Blinded Study of Mederma Skin Care vs. Placebo for Post-Traumatic Scar Reduction. Cosmetic Dermatology, March 1999:19-26
Barrat D, Trahan C, Asmar P, Nolan T, Van Meter K, Metzinger SE: Hyperbaric Oxygen as an Adjunct in Zygomycosis: Randomized Controlled Trial in a Murine Model. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol. 45, #12, p 3601-3602, December 2001
Miller LA, Trahan C, Bidros R, Baratta RV, Rigby PL, Metzinger SE: A Comparison of Load Bearing Strengths Among Four Commercially Available Forms of Hydroxyapatite Cement. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Jul;55(1):93
Gill P, Trahan, C Lund K, Delaune C, Thibodeaux B, Guerra A, Metzinger SE: Comparison of Bacterial Inoculation and Transcutaneous Oxygen Tension in the Rabbit S1 Perforator and Latissimus Dorsi Musculocutaneous Flaps. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2005 Feb;21(2):137-43
Trahan C, Johnson P: Surgical Management of Nasal Valve Collapse – A Multifactorial Approach. Presented at 9th Annual Symposium of the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Las Vegas, NV, May 2006. Submitted for Publication March 2007. Nominated for Resident Travel Award
Bratton C, Sullivan S, Trahan C, Ichinose E, Vidrine M, Metzinger SE: A Ten-Year Review of Orbital Floor Reconstruction Comparing Alloplastic vs. Autologous Material: The Charity Hospital Experience. First Place, Southern Medical Association Meeting, 1999
Trahan C, Delaune CL, Watkins J, Hall C, King T, Nuss DW, Friedlander P: Outcome Analysis of Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit After Major Head and Neck Surgery. Presented at Triological Society Southern Section Meeting, 2003
Gill P, Trahan, C Lund K, Delaune C, Thibodeaux B, Guerra A, Metzinger SE: Comparison of Bacterial Inoculation and Transcutaneous Oxygen Tension in the Rabbit S1 Perforator and Latissimus Dorsi Musculocutaneous Flaps. Presented at LSU Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery Resident Research Day, 2003
Trahan C, Steele MH, Suskind-Liu D, Nuss DW, Kluka E, Moses M, Liu D: Orbitofacial Masses in Children: An Endoscopic Approach. Presented in North American Skull Base Society Meeting. February 2004