Juan Mella, MD
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Plastic Surgery

My work examines how neurotransmitters, specifically substance P, modulates the septic inflammatory response.

Postdoctoral Fellow (previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Surgery

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  1. Maselli AM, Mella JR, Guo L. Refining the Latissimus Dorsi Flap: A Useful Tool to Salvage Complex Breast Defects. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 10; 83(4S Suppl 1):S11-S16. PMID: 31513061
  2. Mella JR, Maselli AM, Guo L. A Deceptive Diagnosis: Pyoderma Gangrenosum After Breast Surgery-A Case Series and Literature Review. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 10; 83(4S Suppl 1):S21-S30. PMID: 31513063
  3. Mella JR, Stucchi AF, Duffy ER, Remick DG. Neurokinin-1 Receptor Deficiency Improves Survival in Murine Polymicrobial Sepsis Through Multiple Mechanisms in Aged Mice. Shock. 2019 07; 52(1):61-66.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30095600; PMCID: PMC6367059; DOI: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000001248;
  4. Mella JR, Guo L, Hung V. Dupuytren's Contracture: An Evidence Based Review. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 12; 81(6S Suppl 1):S97-S101. PMID: 30161050
  5. Mella JR, Ross KM, Li GZ, Pomahac B, Raut CP, Orgill DP. Cutaneous Breast Radiation-associated Angiosarcoma: Anterior Chest Wall Reconstruction Options Following Extra-radical Resection. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Sep; 6(9):e1938. PMID: 30349797; PMCID: PMC6191213; DOI: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001938;
  6. Mella JR, Chiswick E, Stepien D, Moitra R, Duffy ER, Stucchi A, Remick D. Antagonism of the Neurokinin-1 Receptor Improves Survival in a Mouse Model of Sepsis by Decreasing Inflammation and Increasing Early Cardiovascular Function. Crit Care Med. 2017 Feb; 45(2):e213-e221.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27632670; PMCID: PMC5243197; DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002075;
  7. Chiswick EL, Mella JR, Bernardo J, Remick DG. Acute-Phase Deaths from Murine Polymicrobial Sepsis Are Characterized by Innate Immune Suppression Rather Than Exhaustion. J Immunol. 2015 Oct 15; 195(8):3793-802.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26371253; PMCID: PMC4592823; DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1500874;
  8. Kim K, Mella JR, Ibrahim AM, Koolen PG, Lin SJ. Is There an Association between Component Separation and Venous Thromboembolism? Analysis of the NSQIP. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Jun; 3(6):e429. PMID: 26180730; PMCID: PMC4494499; DOI: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000167;
  9. Gates JD, Arabian S, Biddinger P, Blansfield J, Burke P, Chung S, Fischer J, Friedman F, Gervasini A, Goralnick E, Gupta A, Larentzakis A, McMahon M, Mella J, Michaud Y, Mooney D, Rabinovici R, Sweet D, Ulrich A, Velmahos G, Weber C, Yaffe MB. The initial response to the Boston marathon bombing: lessons learned to prepare for the next disaster. Ann Surg. 2014 Dec; 260(6):960-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25386862; PMCID: PMC5531449; DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000914;
  10. Mella JR, Chiswick EL, King E, Remick DG. Location, location, location: cytokine concentrations are dependent on blood sampling site. Shock. 2014 Oct; 42(4):337-42.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25004061; PMCID: PMC4167217; DOI: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000000222;
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2013 99th Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress: Excellence in Research Award
2013 36th Annual Conference on Shock : Young Investigator’s Travel Award
2011 Boston University Medical Center : Excellence in Surgical Critical Care Award
2010-2011 Boston University Medical Center : Top ABSITE (American Board of Surgery In-training Examination) Score Award
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Inflammation Substance P Sepsis
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