Melinda J. Haws MD

Nashville, TN, US
Melinda J. Haws MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville is always dedicated to its patients. The doctors and staff of The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville are compassionate and considerate, spending a great deal of time to ensure each patient is comfortable with and well-informed about our various procedures and practices. Since many members of our staff have undergone a cosmetic surgery procedure, we understand each patient’s situation and will offer our support and unique perspective on the surgical process. Your dreams are our priority at The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville and it is our mission to help make those dreams a reality.

Led by two premier female plastic surgeons, The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville performs a number of cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation, breast lift, abdominoplasty / tummy tuck, liposuction, post-bariatric cosmetic surgery, facelift, blepharoplasty / eyelid surgery, BOTOX injections, and more.

At The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville, we help you envision yourself in a new light, by unlocking your inner beauty. We use a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to accentuate your curves, revitalize your appearance, or give you a proportionate and natural figure. Our professional, compassionate doctors and medical staff are always attentive to your needs and goals and are dedicated to realizing your dreams…

Practice Specialization

Dr. Haws specializes in surgery of the breast, body and face

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery 1999

Professional Background

Marshall High School
Marshall, Illinois
1980-1984

Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana
1984-1987
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Life Sciences

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, Illinois
1987-1991
Doctor of Medicine

Residency: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, Illinois
Integrated General/Plastic Surgery
1991-1997

Fellowship: Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery
G.Patrick Maxwell, M.D.
Nashville Plastic Surgery
Nashville, TN
July 1997- December 1997

Hand and Microvascular Surgery
William A. Zamboni, M.D.
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Las Vegas, Nevada
January 1998-June 1998

Teaching Appointments

ASAPS Teaching Committee
ASAPS Vice Chair Women’s Committee

Publications and Presentations

Regional:

“Vitamin A and Wound Healing in Steroid Treated Animals”, Illinois Chapter - American College of      Surgeons Peoria, Illinois May 1992

“Effect of TGF Alpha on Wound Healing in Steroid Treated Rats”, Illinois Chapter - American College of Surgeons, Springfield, Illinois June 1993

“Effects of TGF Alpha on Wound Healing of Steroid Treated Rats”, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois June 1993

“Effect of Ketorolac Tromethamine (Toradol) on Wound Healing”, Illinois Chapter - American College of Surgeons, Quincy, Illinois April 1994

“Effect of Ketorolac Tromethamine (Toradol) on Wound Healing”,  Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Peoria, Illinois May 1994

“Basic FGF Induces Angiogenesis and Increases Skin Flap Survival In a Prefabricated Pig Flap”, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Iowa City, Iowa June 1995

“Cross Hand Transfer: Indications and Results”, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Iowa City, Iowa June 1995

“Use of Custom-Designed Free Flaps to Reconstruct Difficult Defects”, Illinois Chapter and Metropolitan Chicago Chapter - American College of  Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois April 1996

“The Use of the Lateral Arm Free Flap to Reconstruct the First Web Space”,  Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, St. Louis, Missouri May 1997

“Fibroblast Growth Factor Improves Revascularization of Heart Muscle by a Pedicled Flap”, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, St. Louis, Missouri May 1997

PRESENTATIONS:

National:

‘TGF Alpha and Steroid Wound Healing”, Immunocompromised Trauma and Burn Patient, Snowbird, Utah June 1994

“Effect of TGF Alpha on Steroid Wound Healing”, Plastic Surgery Research Council, Ann Arbor, Michigan June 1994

“Effects of HBO on Composite Graft Survival in a Rat Ear Model”, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Palm Beach, Florida June 1995

“Effect of Motion on Digital Nerve Repair in a Fresh Cadaver Model”, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Residents and Fellows Conference, San Francisco, California September 1995

“Cross Hand Transfers: Indications and Results”, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Montreal, Canada October 1995

“Cross Hand Transfers: Indications and Results”, American Association from Hand Surgery, Palm Springs, California January 1996

“Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Induces Angiogenesis and Increases Survival of Prefabricated Flaps” American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Tucson, Arizona January 1996

“The Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Internal Neurolysis in a Chronic Nerve Compression Model”

American Society for Surgery of the Hand/Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand, Maui, Hawaii, March 1996

“The Use of the Lateral Arm Free Flap to Reconstruct the First Web Space”, American Association for Hand Surgery, Boca Raton, Florida January 1997

“Wound Healing: A Review of One Resident’s Research Looking at Steroids, NSAIDs, and Growth Factors TGF-b and TGF-a”, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Senior Residents Conference Sacramento, California April 1997

“Fibroblast Growth Factor Improves Revascularization of Heart Muscle by a Pedicled Flap”, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Scottsdale, Arizona January 1998

“Integra for Use in Complex upper Extremity Reconstruction”, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Los Angles, CA October 2000

“Integra as an Alternative to Free Flaps in Scalp Reconstruction”, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Los Angeles, CA October 2000

“The Effects of chronic Ketorolac Tromethamine (Toradol) on TGF-alpha and Angiogenesis in the Healing Wound”, 46th Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, June 9-12, 2001, Milwaukee, WI #58

“Asymmetry in Breast Augmentation” Annual Meeting American Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses, 2007, Baltimore, MD

Poster Sessions:

“Effects of  ‘Chronic’ Ketorolac on Wound Healing”, Wound Healing Society, San Francisco, California May 1994

“Effects of Basic FGF on Prefabricated Flaps in a Pig Model”, Plastic Surgery Research Council, New York, New York May 1995

“Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Induced angiogenesis Increases Survival of a Prefabricated Flap”, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Montreal, Canada October 1995

“Cross Hand Transfers: Indications and Results”, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery,

Tucson, Arizona January 1996

“A comparison of Steroid and NSAIDs Effects on TGF-b Levels in a Wound Chamber Model”, Plastic Surgery Research Council, St. Louis, Missouri, June 1996

“Fibroblast Growth Factor Improves Revascularization of Heart Muscle by a Pedicled Flap”, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, San Francisco, California September 1997

PUBLICATIONS:

1.  Haws MJ, Brown RE, Roth AC, Suchy H. The Effect of Vitamin A-Soaked Gelfoam sponges on Wound Healing in Steroid Treated Animals.  Ann Plast Sur 32(4): 418-422, 1994.

2.  Haws MJ, Brown RE. Bilateral Snapping Triceps Tendon Occurring After Bilateral Ulnar Nerve Transposition for Ulnar Nerve Subluxation.  Ann Plast Surg 34:500-551, 1995.

3.  Malczewski MC, Zamboni WA, Haws MJ, Johnson RM, Smoot EC, Russell RC. Effects of Motion on Digital Nerve Repair in a Fresh Cadaver Model.  Plast Reconstr Surg 96(7):1673-1695, 1995.

4.  Haws MJ, Brown RE, Erdmann D. Above-Elbow Arm Replantation During Pregnancy ( A Case Report) Ann Plast Surg 36(1):93-96, 1996.

5.  Haws MJ, Kucan JO, Roth AC, Suchy H, Brown RE.  The Effects of Chronic Ketorolac Tromethamine (Toradol) on Wound Healing.  Ann Plast Surg 37(2):147-151, 1996.

6. Haws MJ, Kucan JO, Zamboni WA, Hussman J.  Spontaneous Esophageal Perforation in an  Acute Burn Patient. Ann Plast Sur 37(6):641-644, 1996.

7. Barker JR, Haws MJ, Brown RE, Kucan JO, Moore W. MRI Imaging of Severe Frostbite Injuries Ann Plast Surg 38(3):275-279, 1997.

8. Chalekson CP, Brown RE, Gelber DA, Haws MJ Nerve Decompression at the Wrist in Patients With Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Plastic Reconst. Surg. Vol. 104 (4):999-1002, September 1999

9.  Haws MJ, Erdmann D, Bayati S, Brown RE, Roth AC, Russell RC.  Effects of Basic FGF on Angiogenesis and Increased Survival of a Prefabricated Flap

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION:

1.  Kucan JO, Haws MJ, Roth AC, Lyons S, Suchy H. A Comparison of Steroid and NSAID Effects on TGF-b Levels in a Wound Chamber Model

2.   Haws MJ, Brown RE, Roth AC, Suchy H. Effects of TGF-a on Wound Healing in Steroid Treated Rats (Plast Reconstr Surg)

3.   Haws MJ, Russell RC, Zook EG, Brown RE. Cross Hand Transfer: Indications, Techniques and Results in Two Patients

4.  Haws MJ, Kucan JO, Brown RE, Roth AC, Suchy H. Effects of Peri- and Postoperative Ketorolac (Toradol) on Wound Healing

5.  Haws MJ, Brown RE, Zamboni WA, Malczewski MC, Gingrass MK, Roth AC, Mathur A. Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen and Internal Neurolysis on Chronic Nerve Compression I the Rat

6.  Haws MJ, Wechselberger G, Roth AC, Brown RE, Kucan JO, Russeell RC.  Fibroblast Growth Factor Improves Revascularization of Heart Muscle by a Pedicled Rectus Muscle

Awards & Honors

HONORS:
Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society
Indiana State University
May 1985

Magna Cum Laude (3.94/4.0)
Indiana State University
May 1995

Alpha Omega Alpha
May 1995

AWARDS:
Third Place - Patton Award
“Effect of Ketorolac Tromethamine (Toradol) on Wound Healing”
Illinois Chapter - American College of Surgeons
Quincy, Illinois
April 1994

Second Place - Resident Research Award
“Basic FGF Induces Angiogenesis and Increases Skin Flap
Survival In a Prefabricated Pig Flap”
Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
Iowa City, Iowa
June 1995

Best Scientific Poster Award
“Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Induced Angiogenesis Increases
Survival of Prefabricated Flap”
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Montreal, Canada
October 1995

Third Place - Best Poster Award
“Cross Hand Transfers: Indications and Results”
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Tucson, Arizona
January 1996

Second Place Patton Award
“Use of Custom-Designed Free Flaps to Reconstruct Difficult
Defects”
American College of Surgeons - Illinois Chapter and Metropolitan
Chicago Chapter
Chicago, Illinois
April 1996

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Baptist Plaza Surgicare
2011 Church Street
Plaza 1 Lower Level
Nashville, TN 37203

Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Baptist Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Society Memberships

American Medical Association 1987
Candidate - American College of Surgeons 1993
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Resident Affiliate Grp. 1994
American Society for Peripheral Nerve 1996
Plastic Surgery Research Council, Active Member 1999
Clark County Medical Society 1999
Candidate – Member in Lipoplasty Society 1999
Candidate and Associate Society of American Surgeons 1999
Member American Society of Plastic Surgery 1999
Member Plastic Surgery Research Council 1999
Fellow American College of Surgeons 2003

Offices Held

Former Vice Chief of Plastic Surgery
Baptist Hospital
Nashville, TN

Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Your Consultation

Consultations available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

United Surgical Partners International-Baptist Plaza Surgicare

Skin Care Products

Obagi, Revision, Neocutis

Languages Spoken

English

Payment Options

Care Credit

Melinda J. Haws MD

1915 State Street, Nashville,
TN, 37203, US

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