Publications

My primary research interest has been peripheral nerve repair.  I majored in neurophysiology and began working in the muscle mechanics lab as an undergraduate. We were focusing on end-to-side nerve repair.  As a medical student, I returned to the same lab to continue peripheral nerve research, this time focusing on peripheral nerve transplant immunology. 

Publications:

 

D P Basile, J M Rovak, D R Martin, M R Hammerman, Increased Transforming Growth Factor-j31 Expression in Regenerating Rat Renal Tubules Following Ischemic Injury, American Journal of Physiology, 270 (Renal Fluid Electrolyte

Physiol. (39): F500-F509, 1996

J M Rovak, V Macionis, P S Cederna, M Urbanchek, W M Kuzon, Axonal

Anatomy Following End-to-Side Surgical Nerve Repair. Journal of Reconstructive

Microsurgery, 14: 590-591, 1998,

Rovak, JM, Cederna, PS, Macionis, V, Urbanchek, MG, Van der Meulen, JH,

Kuzon, WM, Termino-Iateral neurorrhaphy: The functional axonal anatomy.

Microsurgery 20:6-14, 2000.

Paul S, Cederna, Loree K Kalliainen, Melanie G Urbanchek, Jason M Rovak,

William M Kuzon, Donor muscle structure and after following end-to-side

neurorrhaphy, Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 107:789, 2001

J M Rovak, P S Cederna, W M Kuzon

End-To-Side Nerve Coaptation: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature.

Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 17(8), 2001

Gonzolo V Gonzalez, MD, Jason M. Rovak, BS, Hilliard F Seigler, MD, John P

Grant, MD, Theoddore N Pappas, MD. Poor Quality of Life in Female Patients

Following Surgery for Recalcitrant Benign Peptic Ulcer Disease.

J Gastrointest Surg. 2002 May-Jun; 6(3):396-402.

Jejurikar SS, Rovak JM, Kuzon WM Jr, Chung KC, Kotsis SV, Cederna PS.

Evaluation of plastic surgery information on the Internet.

Ann Plast Surg. 2002 Nov; 49(5):460-5.

Haase SC, Rovak JM, Dennis RG, Kuzon WM Jr, Cederna PS.

Recovery of muscle contractile function following nerve gap repair with chemically acellularized peripheral nerve grafts.

J Reconstr Microsurg. 2003 May; 19(4):241-8.

Rovak JM, Mungara AK, Aydin MA, Cederna PS.

Effects of vascular endothelial growth factor on nerve regeneration in acellular nerve grafts.

J Reconstr Microsurg. 2004 Jan; 20(1):53-8.

Rovak, JM, Tung, Thomas H, Mackinnon SE.

The Surgical Management of Facial Nerve Injury

Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2004 Feb 18 (1):23-30

Rovak JM, Bishop OK, Boxer LK, Wood SC, Mungara AK, Cederna PS.

Peripheral nerve transplantation: the role of chemical acellularization in eliminating allograft antigenicity.

J Reconstr Microsurg. 2005 Apr; 21(3):207-13.

Rovak JM, Tung, TH

Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries

Missouri Medicine 2006103(6) 631

 

Abstracts and Presentations:

J M Rovak, V Macionis, P S Cederna, M Urbanchek, W Kuzon. Functional

Neuroanatomy of Motor Axons After End-to-Side Neurorrhaphy. 43rd Annual Fall

Series, Student Biomedical Research Forum, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November

11, 1997.

J M Rovak, V Macionis, P S Cederna, M Urbanchek, W M Kuzon. TerminoLateral

Neurorrhaphy: The Functional Axonal Anatomy. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Counsel, April 4-7, 1998. Winner of the John F.

Crikelair Research Award, “Presented to the college student presenting the best paper at the annual meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Counsel”.

J M Rovak, V Macionis, P S Cederna, M Urbanchek, W M Kuzon. Axonal

Anatomy Following End-to-Side Surgical Nerve Repair. American Society for

Peripheral Nerve, 8th Annual Meeting, May 22-24, 1998.

JM Rovak, LK Boxer, SY Chan, DK Bishop, WM Kuzon, PS Cederna.

Acellularized Peripheral Nerve Allograft Repopulated with Isogenic Schwann

Cells: A Non-Irnmunogenic Construct that Supports Axonal Growth Across Short

Nerve Gaps. Leiden International Medical Students Congress. Leiden

University, Leiden, Netherlands. March 16-17, 2001

JM Rovak, LK Boxer, SY Chan, DK Bishop, WM Kuzon, PS Cede rna. The

Immunologic Response to Acellularized Peripheral Nerve Tissue. Moses Gunn

13th Annual Research Conference, University of Michigan 5/01

Gonzolo V Gonzalez, MD, Jason M. Rovak, BS, Hilliard F Seigler, MD, John P

Grant, MD, Theoddore N Pappas, MD. Poor Quality of Life in Female Patients

Following Surgery for Recalcitrant Benign Peptic Ulcer Disease.

The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract–Digestive Disease Week 5/01

JM Rovak, L Boxer, SY Chan, DK Bishop, W Kuzon, PS Cederna. The

Immunologic Response To Chemically Acellularized Peripheral Nerve

Plastic Surgery Research Council 46th Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI 6/01

Winner of the JK Hardesty, MD Best Poster Award

Sameer S. Jejurikar, MD, Jason M. Rovak, BS, Cynthia Marcelo, PhD, William

M. Kuzon, MD, PhD. Denervation Injury Promotes Programmed Satellite Cell

Death. American College of Surgery Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10101

 

Jejurikar SS, Rovak JM, Spilson SV, Cederna PS, Kuzon WM, Chung KC. An

Evaulation of Elective Plastic Surgery Information on the Internet. American

Society of Plastic Surgery Meeting, Orlando, FL 11/01

 

JM Rovak, DK Bishop, SY Chan, WM Kuzon, JA Faulkner, PS Cederna. Short

Term Anti-CD40 Ligand Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Induces Tolerance to

Peripheral Nerve Allografts. Plastic Surgery Research Council 47’h Annual

Meeting, Boston MA, 4/02

 

JM Rovak Computers and Mobile Technology for the Hand Surgeon –Voice Dictation. 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2011 Las Vegas NV

 

Book Chapters:

 

Plastic and Hand Surgery. In The Washington Manual of Surgery 5thEd. Tenenbaum MJ, Rovak JM, Mackinnon SE  Lippincott, Williams,& Wilkins 2008

 

Surgical Exposure, Techniques, and Infections—Digits and Thumb.  Rovak JM. In Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Hand 3rd Ed. In publication 2014

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