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Physician

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

Neuroscience (BS), 2012

University of California, San Diego

Doctor of Medicine (MD), 2017

RESEARCH

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Rose JF, Echo A. Dividing the Pedicle: Subpectoral Breast Augmentation Beneath Bilateral Transverse Upper Gracilis Myocutaneous Flaps. ePlasty. 2018 Mar;18:ic10
  2. Zavlin, D, Jubbal KT, Echo A, Izaddoost S, Friedman J, Olorunnipa O. Multi-Institutional Analysis of Surgical Management and Outcomes of Mandibular Fracture Repair in Adults. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction. 2018 Mar;11(1):41-48.
  3. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Olorunnipa O, Echo A, Buchanan EP, Hollier LH Jr. Comparing Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology Management in Cleft Care: An Analysis of 4,999 Cases. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction. 2017 Dec;10(4):271-277.
  4. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Echo A. Optimizing Exposure for the Occipital Nerve in Migraine Surgery while Maintaining Hair Length: Our Experience and Review of the Literature. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2017 Nov 9;5(11):e1518. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001518.
  5. Zavlin D, Schaff J, Lellé J-D, Jubbal KT, Herschbach P, Henrich G, Ehrenberger B, Kovacs L, le-chens H-G, Papadopulos NA. Male-To-Female Sex Reassignment Surgery using the Combined Vaginoplasty Technique: Satisfaction of Transgender Patients with Aesthetic, Functional, and Sexual Outcomes. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Nov 3. doi: 10.1007/s00266-017-1003-z.
  6. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Friedman JD, Chegireddy V, Echo A. Comment to: “Complications and outcomes after Gynecomastia surgery: Analysis of 204 pediatric and 1583 adult cases from a national multi-center database”. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2017 Oct 26. doi: 10.1007/s00266-017-0991-z.
  7. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Buchanan EP, Hollier LH Jr. Analysis of Risk Factors Associated with Unplanned Re-Operations following Pediatric Plastic Surgery. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive, & Aesthetic Surgery. J Plast Reconstru Aesthet Surg. 2017 Oct;70(10):1440-1446.
  8. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Noé JG, Gänsbacher B. A Comparison of Medical Education in Germany and the United States: from Applying to Medical School to the Beginnings of Residency. Ger Med Sci. 2017 Sep 25;15:Doc15. doi: 10.3205/000256.
  9. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Van Eps JL, Bass BL, Ellsworth IV WA, Echo A, Friedman JD, Dunkin BJ. Safety of Open Ventral Hernia Repair in High-Risk Patients with Metabolic Syndrome: a Multi-Institutional Analysis of 39,118 Cases. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Sep 22. pii: S1550-7289(17)30947-4.
  10. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Balinger CL, Dinh TA, Friedman JD, Echo A. Impact of Metabolic Syndrome on the Morbidity and Mortality of Patients Undergoing Panniculectomy. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2017 Aug 4. doi: 10.1007/s00266-017-0952-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Suliman A. The Effect of Age on Microsurgical Free Flap Outcomes: An Analysis of 5,951 Cases. Microsurgery. 2017 Jun 2. doi: 10.1002/micr.30189. [E-pub ahead of print]
  12. Jubbal KT, Echo A, Spiegel AJ, Izaddoost SA. The Impact of Resident Involvement in Breast Reconstruction Surgery Outcomes by Modality: An Analysis of 4,500 Cases. Microsurgery. 2017 May 24. doi: 10.1002/micr.30146. [E-pub ahead of print]
  13. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Friedman J, Echo A. Complications and Outcomes after Gynecomastia Surgery: Analysis of 204 Pediatric and 1,583 Adult Cases from a National Multi-Center Database. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2017, Mar 24. doi: 10.1007/s00266-017-0833-z. [E-pub ahead of print]
  14. Jubbal KT, Chen C, Costantini T, Herrera F, Dobke M, Suliman A. Analysis of Surfing Injuries Presenting in the Acute Trauma Setting. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2017 Mar 16. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001026. [E-pub ahead of print]
  15. Jubbal KT, Kania K, Braun TL, Katowitz WR, Marx DP. Pediatric Blepharoptosis. Seminars in Plastic Surgery. 2017 Feb;31(1):58-64.
  16. Braun TL, Bhadkamkar MA, Jubbal KT, Weber AC, Marx DP. Orbital Decompression for Thyroid Eye Disease. Seminars in Plastic Surgery. 2017 Feb;31(1):40-45.
  17. Jubbal KT, Agrawal N, Hollier LH Jr. Analysis of Morbidity, Readmission, and Reoperation after Craniosynostosis Repair in Children. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2017:28(2);401-405.
  18. Jubbal KT, Hollier LH Jr. Review of “Making Milestones: Development and Implementation of a Formal Socioeconomic Curriculum in a Neurosurgical Residency Training Program” by Youngerman BE, Zacharia BE, Hickman ZL, et al. Neurosurgery 2016;79:492-498. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2017:28(2);575.
  19. Jubbal KT, Hollier LH Jr. Review of “The Roles of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Bone Repair and Regeneration” by Hu K, Olsen B. Bone 2016. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2016;27(8):2198-9.
  20. Jubbal KT, Hollier LH Jr. Review of “The Impact of a Pan-regional Inclusive Trauma System on Quality of Care” by Cole E, Lecky F, West A, et al. Annals of Surgery 2016;264:188-94. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2016;27(8):2198.
  21. Jubbal KT, Hollier LH Jr. Review of “Evaluation of the ProPublica Surgeon Scorecard ‘Adjusted Complication Rate’ Measure Specifications” by Ban KA, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Friedberg MW, Stulberg JJ, Zhou L, Hall BL, Hoyt DB, Bilimoria KY in Ann Surg 264: 566-574, 2016. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2017:28(2);574.
  22. Jubbal KT, Chun S, Chang J, Zhang S, Terrones L, Huang JS.  Parental and Youth Understanding of the Informed Consent Process for Pediatric Endoscopy. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2015, Jun; 60(6): 769-775.
  23. Bugni JM, Rabadi LA, Jubbal KT, Karagiannides I, Lawson G, Pothoulakis C. The Neurotensin Receptor-1 Promotes Tumor Development in a Sporadic but not an Inflammation-Associated Mouse Model of Colon Cancer. International Journal of Cancer. 2012, Apr; 130(8): 1798-1805.
  24. Jubbal KT, Chang D, Izaddoost SA, Pederson W, Zavlin D, Echo A. Resident Involvement in Microsurgery Outcomes: An American College of Surgeons NSQIP Analysis. Journal of Surgical Education. In Press.
  25. Jubbal KT, D’Souza G, Abrams R, Kulidjian, A. Management of Soft Tissue Tumors of the Upper Extremity: A Review. SICOT-J. In Press.
  26. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Ellsworth IV WA, Spiegel AJ. Breast Reconstruction with DIEP and SIEA flaps in patients with Prior Abdominal Liposuction. Microsurgery. In Press.
  27. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Liberman S, Harris J, Echo A. Morbidity of First Rib Resection in the Surgical Repair of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. HAND. In Press.

ABSTRACTS

  1. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Balinger C, Dinh T, Friedman J, Echo A. Safety of Panniculectomy in the Setting of Metabolic Syndrome: Analysis of 7,030 Cases. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2017, Oct;13(10), S176.
  2. McIntyre J, Jubbal KT, Gosman A. The Economics of Volunteering Abroad: Results from a Comprehensive Survey of American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) Members. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015, Oct;136(4 Suppl):64-5.
  3. Bugni JM, Rabadi LA, Stavrakis DG, Jubbal KT, Karagiannides I, Pothoulakis C. Obesity in the Absence of High Fat Diet Enhances Tumor Development in AOM-Treated Mice. Gastroenterology, 140(5), Supplement 1, S-818.

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Hill ME, Gupta S. Mastectomy Preoperative Weight Loss is a Proxy for Expectations in Breast Reconstruction. California Society of Plastic Surgeons. San Diego, CA. May 19, 2018. Oral Presentation.
  2. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Hill ME, Gupta S. Influence of Preoperative Weight Loss in Mastectomy: Proxy for Expectations in Breast Reconstruction. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL. May 17-20, 2018. Oral Presentation.
  3. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Echo A. Diagnosis and Management of Groin Pain in Athletes. 2018 South Texas ACS Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, Feb 22-24, 2018. Poster Presentation.
  4. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Agrawal N, Spiegel AJ. Optimizing Reconstructive Microsurgery with Thromboelastography and Intraoperative Heparin. 2018 ASRM Annual Meeting, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Jan 13, 2018. Oral Presentation.
  5. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Cherney SM, Brinker MR, Dinh TA, Echo A. Optimization of Soft Tissue Reconstruction in Conjunction with Ilizarov Placement for Chronic Infected Tibia Nonunions. 2018 ASRM Annual Meeting, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Jan 13, 2018.
  6. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Balinger CL, Dinh TA, Friedman JD, Echo A. Safety of Panniculectomy in the Setting of Metabolic Syndrome: Analysis of 7,030 Cases. 34th American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. November 1st, 2017. Poster Presentation.
  7. Jubbal KT, Agrawal N, Buchanan E, Maricevich R, Hollier LH Jr. Craniosynostosis Repair: Factors Effecting Complications, Readmission, and Reoperation. International Society for Craniofacial Surgery (ISCFS) Biennial Meeting, Cancun, Mexico. October 27, 2017. Oral Presentation.
  8. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Buchanan E, Hollier LH Jr. Factors Associated with Unplanned Re-Operation in Pediatric Plastic Surgery. International Society for Craniofacial Surgery (ISCFS) Biennial Meeting, Cancun, Mexico. October 27, 2017. Poster Presentation.
  9. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Nikhil A, Spiegel AJ. Thromboelastography and Intraoperative Anticoagulation during Reconstructive Microsurgery. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgery The Meeting. October 10, 2017. Oral Presentation.
  10. Jubbal KT, Echo A, Spiegel AJ, Izaddoost SA. Analysis of Resident Involvement in Breast Reconstruction Outcomes. American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Plastic Surgery Residents Day, Orlando, FL, Oct 7, 2017. Oral Presentation.
  11. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Suliman A. Increasing Age and the Effect on Free Tissue Transfer Procedure Outcomes. American College of Surgeons (ACS) Quality and Safety Conference 2017, New York, NY. July 23, 2017. Oral Presentation.
  12. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Balinger CL, Dinh TA, Friedman JD, Echo A. Challenging Panniculectomies in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome: How High Are the Risks? American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Plastic Surgery Residents Day, Orlando, FL, Oct 7, 2017. Oral Presentation.
  13. Xue A, Hollier LH Jr, Izaddoost SA, Jubbal KT, Bullocks JM. Follow-up Study: One-Step Salvage of Infected Prosthetic Breast Reconstructions Using Antibiotic-Impregnated PMMA Plates and Concurrent Tissue Expander Exchange. American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Plastic Surgery Residents Day, Orlando, FL, Oct 7, 2017. Oral Presentation.
  14. Jubbal KT, Chang D, Izaddoost SA, Pederson W, Zavlin D, Echo A. Impact of Resident Involvement on the Outcomes of Microsurgery. TSPS Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX, Sep 15-17, 2017. Oral Presentation.
  15. Balinger CL, Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Dinh TA, Friedman JD, Echo A. Safety of Panniculectomy in the Setting of Metabolic Syndrome. TSPS Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX, Sep 15-17, 2017. Oral Presentation.
  16. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Agrawal N, Spiegel AJ. Routine Thromboelastography and Unfractionated Heparin during Free Tissue Transfer. TSPS Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX, Sep 15-17, 2017. Oral Presentation.
  17. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Suliman A. Increasing Age and the Effect on Free Tissue Transfer Procedure Outcomes. American College of Surgeons (ACS) Quality and Safety Conference 2017, New York, NY. July 21, 2017. Poster Presentation.
  18. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Liberman S, Harris J, Echo A. Surgical Repair Technique Patterns and Associated Outcomes in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. American College of Surgeons (ACS) Quality and Safety Conference 2017, New York, NY. July 21, 2017. Poster Presentation.
  19. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Suliman A. The Influence of Age on Free Tissue Transfer Procedure Outcomes. California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA. May 28, 2017. Oral Presentation.
  20. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Olorunnipa O, Echo A, Hollier LH Jr. Approaches to Cleft Lip and Palate Repair: A Comparison of Plastic Surgeons and Otolaryngologists. 2017 Edmond T. Gonzales, Jr. Surgical Research Day, Houston, TX. May 19, 2017. Poster Presentation.
  21. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Echo A, Friedman JD, Olorunnipa O. Safety of Gynecomastia Repair in Children, Adolescents, and Adults: Review of 1,787 Multi-Institutional Cases. Edmund T. Gonzales, Jr. Surgical Research Day, Houston, TX. May 19, 2017. Poster Presentation.
  22. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Echo A. Diagnosis and Management of Groin Pain in Athletes. UCSD Surgical Sciences Research Symposium, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. May 3, 2017. Poster Presentation.
  23. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Suliman A. Is Age a Contraindication to Microsurgery? UCSD Surgical Sciences Research Symposium, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. May 3, 2017. Poster Presentation.
  24. Jubbal KT, Zavlin D, Hollier LH Jr. Analysis of Risk Factors Associated with Unplanned Reoperations Following Pediatric Plastic Surgery. American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA), Annual Scientific Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO. March 14, 2017. Poster Presentation.
  25. Jubbal KT, Agrawal N, Buchanan E, Hollier LH Jr. (Presented by Buchanan, E). Factors Affecting Readmission and Complications after Craniosynostosis Repair in Children. American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Annual Scientific Meeting, Wailea Beach, HI. January 24, 2017. Oral Presentation.
  26. Jubbal KT, Echo A. Optimizing Exposure for the Occipital Nerve in Migraine Surgery while Maintaining Hair Length. American Society for Peripheral Nerve, Annual Scientific Meeting, Waikoloa, HI. January 13, 2017. Poster Presentation.
  27. Zavlin D, Jubbal KT, Echo A, Buchanan EP, Hollier LH Jr. Analysis of Risk Factors Associated with Unplanned Reoperations after Plastic Surgery in Children. MAPTA Winter Science Symposium 2016, Houston, TX. December 5, 2016. Poster Presentation.
  28. Xue AS, Jubbal KT, Albright SB, Brown RH, Hollier LH, Bullocks JM, Izaddoost SA. (Presented by Xue, AS). Follow-Up Study: One-Step Salvage of Infected Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction Using Antibiotic-Impregnated Polymethylmethacrylate Plates and Concurrent Tissue Expander Exchange. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, TX. September 9, 2016. Oral Presentation.
  29. Jubbal KT, Echo A. Optimizing Exposure for the Occipital Nerve in Migraine Surgery while Maintaining Hair Length. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, TX. September 9, 2016. Poster Presentation.
  30. Jubbal KT, Chen C, Costantini T, Dobke M, Herrera F, Suliman A. Injury Patterns, Substance Use, and Hospitalization in Surfing Trauma Presenting in the Acute Setting. UCSD Surgical Sciences Research Symposium, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. June 14, 2016. Poster Presentation.
  31. Jubbal KT, Chen C, Costantini T, Dobke M, Herrera F, Suliman A. Analysis of Surfing Injuries Presenting in the Acute Trauma Setting. California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting, Santa Monica, CA. May 29, 2016. Oral Presentation.
  32. McIntyre J, Jubbal KT, Gosman A. (Presented by McIntyre, J). The Economics of Volunteering Abroad: Results from a Comprehensive Survey of American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) Members. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA. October 17, 2015. Oral Presentation.
  33. Jubbal KT. Case Presentation: Poland’s Syndrome. Grand Rounds, Ohio State University, Department of Plastic Surgery, Columbus, OH. August 19, 2015. Oral Presentation.
  34. Jubbal KT. Case Presentation: Lower Extremity Reconstruction via Rectus Free Flap. Grand Rounds, University of California, San Diego, Division of Plastic Surgery, San Diego, CA July 15, 2015. Oral Presentation.

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