Director, Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Center
Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Seruya completed his residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he developed a strong interest in helping children with congenital and acquired deformities.

This passion for pediatric plastic surgery took Dr. Seruya to Australia, where he completed two fellowships at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Living in Australia was not only a tremendous life experience but also a unique opportunity to be exposed to the latest techniques from the international plastic surgery community. His first fellowship was in cleft and craniofacial surgery, which included dedicated training in the treatment of craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, vascular anomalies, and ear deformities. His second fellowship was in pediatric hand and microsurgery, which focused on the treatment of cerebral palsy, congenital hand anomalies, facial palsy, neonatal brachial plexus palsy, and traumatic hand deformities.

Dr. Seruya was recruited from Texas Children's Hospital, where he was the co-director of the Brachial Plexus/Peripheral Nerve Clinic and director of the Facial Paralysis Clinic. He is excited to deliver expertise in the areas of pediatric hand and microsurgery at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, striving to provide the highest quality of care in a patient-centered fashion. He is also engaged in clinical outcomes-based research as a means of optimizing treatment modalities as well providing realistic expectations for patients and their families.

Clinical Interests

Brachial plexus palsy; cerebral palsy; facial palsy; congenital hand and wrist deformities; traumatic hand and wrist deformities; microsurgery

Education

Medical School: 

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship: 

Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Surgery

Residency: 

Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery

Fellowship: 

Royal Children's Hospital, Hand and Microsurgery

Accomplishments

Certification: 

Plastic Surgery: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Memberships: 

American Society for Peripheral Nerve, Active Member

American Academy of Pediatrics, Candidate Member

American Association for Hand Surgery, Candidate Member

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Candidate Member

 

Awards: 

Best Congenital Deformity Paper, ASPS Senior Resident Conference, Tampa, FL, 2012

Resident Scholar, ASMS Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, 2010

Regan Fellow, Operation Smile Mission, Cairo, Egypt, 2010

Resident Scholar, ASPS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2009

Publications: 

Seruya M. Commentary on the effect of treatment interventions on stereognosis in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. J Hand Surg Am. Accepted August 2015.

Seruya M, Shen SH, Fuzzard S, Coombs CJ, McCombe DB, Johnstone B.R. Spinal accessory nerve transfer outperforms cervical root grafting for suprascapular nerve reconstruction in neonatal brachial plexus palsy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 135(5): 1431-38, 2015.

Seruya M, Fisher M, Rodriguez ED. Computer-assisted versus conventional free fibula flap technique for craniofacial reconstruction: an outcomes comparison. Plast Reconstr Surg. 132(5): 1219-28, 2013.

Seruya M, Patel KM, Keating RF, Rogers GF. Viewpoint: Supraclavicular nerve graft interposition for reconstruction of pediatric brachial plexus injuries. Plast Reconstr Surg. 131(3): 467e-8e, 2013.

Masden DL, Seruya M, Higgins JP. A systematic review of the outcomes of distal upper extremity bypass surgery with arterial and venous conduits. J Hand Surg Am. 37(11): 2362-67, 2012.

Research Interests: 

Outcomes following nerve transfers for brachial plexus palsy; improved techniques for management of upper extremity spasticity in patients with cerebral palsy; outcomes

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