Julie Vasile, MD FACS

Current Position:

Private practice in plastic and reconstructive surgery, specializing in Perforator Flap Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction - New York and Connecticut

Training:

NY Center for the Advancement of Breast Reconstruction at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary- New York, New York
July 2008-June 2009 Microsurgical Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction Fellowship

Nassau University Medical Center-Long Island Plastic Surgical Group- Garden City, New York
July 2005-June 2006 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Chief Resident, co-administrative chief
July 2004-June 2005 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident

Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center-Jacobi Medical Center- Bronx, New York
July 2003-June 2004 General Surgery Chief Resident, co-administrative chief
July 2000-June 2003 General Surgery Resident
July 1999-June 2000 General Surgery Intern


Education:

Albany Medical College- Albany, New York
August 1995-May 1999 Medical Degree, AOA

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute- Troy, New York
August 1993-May 1997 Bachelor of Science Biology
Summa cum laude

Licensure:

New York State Medical License- February 2001
Connecticut State Medical License- July 2008
New Jersey State Medical License- December 2011

Presentations:

Advances and Controversies in Detecting and Treating Breast Cancer
Northern Westchester Hospital Speaker Series, October 2015
Arthur K, Litvack B, Chaterji R, Vasile JV

Autologous Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction Followed by Radiation Therapy
Group for the Advancement of Breast Reconstruction Society, September 2015
Vasile JV

Lymphedema Surgical Treatment - What Have I Learned?
Group for the Advancement of Breast Reconstruction Society, September 2015
Vasile JV

Stacked Hemi-Abdominal Extended Perforator (SHAEP) Flap Breast Reconstruction
American Association Plastic Surgeons, April 2015
Feintisch AM, Usal HM, Colen KL, Vasile JV, Colen SR, Levine JL

Stacked Hemi-Abdominal Extended Perforator (SHAEP) Flap Breast Reconstruction
Barcelona Breast Meeting, March 2015
Feintisch AM, Usal HM, Colen KL, Vasile JV, Colen SR, Levine JL

Stacked Hemi-Abdominal Extended Perforator (SHAEP) Flap Breast Reconstruction
New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons, March 2015
Feintisch AM, Usal HM, Colen KL, Vasile JV, Colen SR, Levine JL

Laser Angiography (SPY) as an Effective Method of Evaluating Microperfusion In-Vivo Following Autologous Lymph Node Transfer: A Single Center Experience
American Association Plastic Surgeons, April 2014
Desai KK, Levine JL, Vasile JV, Chen CM, Becker C

Contrast Enhanced MRA Imaging Perforator Flaps
15th International Course on Perforator Flaps, November 2013
Vasile J

Laser Angiography (SPY) as an Effective Method of Evaluating Microperfusion In-Vivo Following Autologous Lymph Node Transfer
15th International Course on Perforator Flaps, November 2013
Desai KK, Levine JL, Vasile JV, Chen CM, Becker C

Current Status of Breast Reconstruction for the Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Patient (Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction: Technology and Patient Selection)
Northern Westchester Hospital, June 2013
Vasile J


Autologous Lymph Node Transfer: Does It Work?
American Association Plastic Surgeons, April 2013
Chen CM, Levine J, Vasile J, Becker C

Preoperative Perforator Flap MRA for Autologous Breast Reconstruction
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, April 2013
Thimmappa ND, Dutruel S, Pei M, Levine JL, Vasile J, Greenspun D, Chen C, Rhode C, Ahn CY, Allen R, Prince MR

Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction and Microsurgical Lymph Node Transfer
General Surgery Northern Westchester Hospital, January 2013
Vasile J


Pre-operative Perforator Flap Imaging for Autologous Reconstructive Breast Surgeries-A Retrospective Review
Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, October 2012
Thimmappa ND, Pei M, Levine J, Vasile J, Chen C, Ahn C, Allen R, Prince MR

MRA of the Skin: Current Trends and Recent Advances in Preoperative Perforator Flap Imaging for Breast Reconstructive Surgeries
International MR Angio Club, September 2012
Thimmappa N, Vasile J, Levine JL, Greenspun DT, Chen CM, Ahn CY, Allen RJ, Prince MR

Microsurgical Lymph Node Transfer-Our Initial Experience in New York City
Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel, April 2012
Levine JL, Allen RJ, Constance C, Vasile J

Autologous Breast Reconstruction: Donor Site Preoperative MRI for Mapping Perforator Flap Arteries
Radiological Society of North America, November 2011
Agrawal MD, Vasile J, Levine J, Allen R, Greenspun D, Prince MR

Preoperatively Mapping Perforator Flap Arteries for Autologous Breast Reconstruction
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, May 2011
Agrawal MD, Zou Z, Newman T, Cerilles M, Vasile JV, Levine JL, Greenspun DG, Allen RJ, Prince MR

Perforator Flap Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
Northern Westchester Hospital, April 2011
Vasile, J


Deep Femoral Artery Perforator Flap: A New Perforator Flap in Breast Reconstruction
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, January 2011
Vasile JV
, Levine JL, Allen RJ

MR Lymphangiography for Preoperative Assessment of Arm Lymphedema: Preliminary Data in Patients Undergoing Autologous Microsurgical Lymph Node Transfer
International MR Angio Club, October 2010
Newman T, Vasile J, Levine J, Greenspun D, Allen RJ, Babagbemi K, Prince M

Deep Femoral Artery Perforator Flap: A New Perforator Flap in Breast Reconstruction
13th International Course on Perforator Flaps, October 2010
Schneider LF, Vasile JV, Levine JL, Allen RJ

Perforator Flap Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
Stamford Hospital Surgery Grand Rounds, February 2010
Vasile J


MR Lymphangiography: a Novel Technique to Assess Lymphedema and Treatment with Microsurgical Lymph Node Transfer
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, January 2010
Vasile J
, Newman T, Prince M, Levine J

Alternative (Non-abdominal Based) Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, January 2010
Levine J, Lotempio M, Vasile J, Erhard H, Greenspun D, Allen RJ

Transverse Upper Gracilis (TUG) Flap Without the Gracilis Muscle
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, January 2010
Lotempio M, Vasile J, Chen C, Levine J, Allen R

Anatomic Vascular Imaging of Perforator Flaps: Seeing Is Believing With MRA
American Society of Plastic Surgery, October 2009
Vasile J
, Newman T, Greenspun DT, Rusch D, Allen RJ, Prince M, Levine JL

Magnetic Resonance Angiography of the Skin for Perforator-based Autologous Breast Reconstruction
International MR Angio Club, October 2009
Newman T, Vasile J, Levine J, Greenspun D, Allen RJ, Chao MT, Prince MR

Perforator Flap MRA for Reconstructive Breast Surgery
Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, March 2009
Newman T, Vasile J, Levine J, Greenspun D, Allen RJ, Chao M, Prince MR

Lymph Node Transfer for Treatment of Lymphedema in Breast Reconstruction Patients
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, January 2009
Lotempio M, Vasile J, Levine JL, Erhard H, Allen RJ

Alloderm: Applications in Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgery
EverCare Medical Group, Beijing China, April 2006
Vasile J,
Israeli R

The Lower Lip in Facial Paralysis: an Algorithm for Treatment
EverCare Medical Group, Beijing China, April 2006
Vasile J
, Simpson RL

The Lower Lip in Facial Paralysis: an Algorithm for Treatment
New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons, March 2006
Vasile J
, Simpson RL

The Lower Lip in Facial Paralysis: an Algorithm for Treatment
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, November 2005
Vasile J, Simpson RL

Umbilicoplasty- A Comparison of Three Techniques in Abdominoplasty
Long Island Surgery Annual Clinic Day, December 2004
Vasile J
, Glickman LT

Choledochal Cyst- Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management
Montefiore Medical Center, April 2004
Vasile J
, Ravikumar TS

Biliary Atresia- Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management
Montefiore Medical Center, January 2002
Vasile J
, Harris BH

Quantitative RT-PCR Assay for Determining Angiogenesis in Primary Colorectal Cancer
S.A. Localio Surgical Laboratory, NYU Medical Center, August 1997
Vasile J
, Marcus SG

Expression of E-cadherin on MC-38 Murine Colon Adenocarcinoma
S.A. Localio Surgical Laboratory, NYU Medical Center, August 1996
Vasile J
, Marcus SG

Immune Cell Phenotype in Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Knockout Mice
S.A. Localio Surgical Laboratory, NYU Medical Center, August 1996
Vasile J
, Shapiro R, Marcus SG


Publications:

Thimmappa ND, Prince MR, Colen KL, Ahn CY, Dutruel SP, Boddu SR, Greenspun DT, Vasile JV, Chen CM, Usal HM, Rohde CH, Redstone JS, LoTempio MM, Lerman OZ, Nath AK, Allen RJ, Levine JL. Breast Tissue Expanders with Magnetic Ports: Clinical Experience at 1.5-Tesla. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery expected publication December 2016

Vasile JV
and Levine JL. Magnetic resonance angiography in perforator flap breast reconstruction. Gland Surgery. 2016 Apr;5(2):197-211

Editor book: Levine JL, Vasile JV, Chen CC, Allen RJ Sr. Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction. Thieme Medical. March 2016.

Vasile JV
and Levine JL. Bipedicled (Double or Stacked) DIEP flaps Unilateral Breast Reconstruction. Book chapter: Levine JL, Vasile JV, Chen CC, Allen RJ Sr. Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction. Thieme Medical. March 2016

Vasile JV
MR Imaging for Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction. Book chapter: Levine JL, Vasile JV, Chen CC, Allen RJ Sr. Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction. Thieme Medical. March 2016

Feintisch AM, Usal HM, Colen KL, Vasile JV, Colen S, Levine JL. Stacked Hemi-Abdominal Extended Perforator (SHAEP) Flap Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015;135(4):1238

Levine JL, Vasile JV, Greenspun DG, LoTempio MM, Allen RJ. Breast reconstruction- GAP Flaps. Book chapter: Boyd JB and Jones NF, ed. Operative Microsurgery, 1st ed, McGraw Hill, January 2015

Agrawal MD, Thimmappa ND, Vasile JV, Levine JL, Allen RJ, Greenspun DT, Ahn CY, Chen CM, Hedgire SS, Prince MR. Autologous Breast Reconstruction: Preoperative MRA for Perforator Flap Vessel Mapping. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2015 Jan;31(1):1-11. Epub May 2014

Vasile JV, Lotempio MM, Allen RJ. Imaging and Surgical Principles of the Gluteal Arteries and Perforator Flaps. Book chapter: Saba L, Rozen W, Alonso-Burgos A, Ribuffo D, ed. Imaging for Plastic Surgery,1st ed, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, December 2014

Levine, JL, Vasile JV, Usal H, Erhard HA, Ho JJ. Mastering the deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap (DIEP): Refining techniques and improving efficiency. Book chapter: Spiegel A, ed. Breast Reconstruction - Current Perspectives and State of the Art Techniques. InTech Publisher, on-line publication July 2013

Becker, C, Vasile JV, Levine JL, Batista BN, Studinger RM, Chen CM, Riquet M. Microlymphatic surgery for the treatment of iatrogenic lymphedema. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2012 Oct;39(4):385-98

Zou Z, Lee HK, Cerilles M, Levine JL, Greenspun DT, Allen RJ, Vasile J, Rohde C, Chen CM, Prince MR. Gadofosveset trisodium enhanced abdominal perforator MRA. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2012 Mar;35(3):711-16. Epub 2011 Oct 26

Schneider LF, Vasile JV, Levine JL, Allen RJ. Deep femoral artery perforator flap: a new flap for breast reconstruction. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2011 Nov;27(9):531-6. Epub 2011 Aug 9

Vasile JV
, Newman TM, Prince MR, Rusch DG, Greenspun DT, Allen RJ, Levine JL. Contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2011 April;38(2):263-75

Newman TM, Vasile J, Levine JL, Greenspun DT, Allen RJ, Chao MT, Winchester P, Prince MR. Perforator flap magnetic resonance angiography: a review of 25 deep inferior epigastric and gluteal perforator artery flap patients. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2010 May;31(5):1176-84

Vasile J
, Allen RJ, Levine JL. The superior gluteal artery perforator flap in breast reconstruction. Book chapter: Spear SL, ed. Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art, 3rd ed, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010

Allen RJ, Souied NE, Vasile J, Mountcastle TS, Chiu ES, Levine JL. Superior and inferior gluteal artery perforator flaps. Book chapter: Wei FC and Mardini S, ed. Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery, 1st ed, Saunders, 2009

Allen RJ and Vasile J. Inferior gluteal artery perforator (IGAP) flap. Video: Wei FC and Mardini S, ed. Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery, 1st ed, Saunders, 2009

Vasile J
, Newman T, Greenspun D, Rusch D, Prince M, Allen RJ, Levine JL. Anatomic vascular imaging of perforator flaps for breast reconstruction: seeing is believing with MRA. Abstract: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2009 Oct;124(4S):71

Levine JL, Miller Q, Vasile J, Koobehi K, Craigie J, Wise MW, Allen RJ. Simultaneous bilateral breast reconstruction with in-the-crease inferior gluteal artery perforator (IGAP) flaps. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2009 Sept;63(2):249-54

Vasile JV
, Newman T, Rusch DG, Greenspun DT, Allen RJ, Prince M, Levine JL. Anatomic imaging of gluteal perforator flaps without ionizing radiation: Seeing is believing with MRA. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2010 Jan;26(1):45-57. Epub 2009 July 10

Greenspun D, Vasile J, Levine JL, Erhard H, Studinger R, Cherniak V, Newman T, Prince M, Allen RJ. Anatomic imaging of abdominal perforator flaps without ionizing radiation: Seeing is believing with MRA. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2010 Jan;26(1):37-44. Epub 2009 May 18

Bocker J, Vasile J, Zager J, Goodman E. Intusussception: an uncommon cause of postoperative small bowel obstruction after gastric bypass. Obesity Surgery. 2004 Jan 14;(1):116-9

Zanetta L, Marcus SG, Vasile J, Dobryansky M, Cohen H, Eng K, Shamamian P, Mignatti P. Expression of Von Willebrand Factor, an endothelial cell marker, is upregulated by angiogenesis factors: a potential method for objective assessment of tumor angiogenesis. International Journal of Cancer. 2000 Jan 15;85(2):281-8

Zanetta L, Marcus SG, Vasile J, Schwartz JD, Cohen H, Eng K, Shamamian P, Mignatti P. Angiogenesis factors upregulate endothelial cell expression of von Willebrand Factor. Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research. 1998;39:40

Live Surgery Conference:

Lymph Node Transfer: A Cure for Lymphedema?
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, May 2011
Performed a DIEP flap breast reconstruction with axillary lymph node transfer (with Drs. Allen and Becker); Performed a microsurgical vascularized lymph node flap transfer (with Drs. Becker and Studinger)

 

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