Publications

The medical work and clinical research of Dr. Neil Tanna have been widely published in national and international medical journals. He has authored over 65 publications in major peer-reviewed medical journals and written over 10 textbook chapters. Given his interest in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, breast, and body, Dr. Tanna is also an invited journal reviewer for several major publications.


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Layliev J, Broer PN, Saadeh PB, Crisera CA, Wu LC, Boyd JB, Serletti JM, Levine JP, Roostaeian J, Tanna N.

The certificate of added qualifications in microsurgery: consideration for subspecialty certification in microvascular surgery in the United States. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015;135:313-6.

Tanna N, Joshi AS, Sidell D, Shah RK, Preciado DA.

Adolescent tracheobronchomalacia: double aortic arches revisited. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008;134:434-6.

Tanna N, Patel AA, Eisler LS, Goding G, Maisel R.

Bilobed Zenker’s diverticula. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2007;116:278-80.

Tanna N, Joshi AS, Glade RS, Zalkind D, Sadeghi N.

Da Vinci robot-assisted endocrine surgery: Novel applications in otolaryngology. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;135:633-5.

Lavasani L, Zapanta P, Tanna N, Sadeghi N.

Metastasis of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma to the Sphenoid Sinus. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2006;115:690-3.

Tanna N, Lavasani L, Zapanta PE, Patel A.

Radiology quiz case 2. Lemierre syndrome. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132:803-5.

Joshi AS, Tanna N, Elmaraghy CA, Obokhare I, Ponsky TA, Pena MT, Slack MC.

Nonsurgical treatment of tracheoinnominate fistula in the pediatric population. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133:294-6.

Tanna N, Rao S, Venturi ML, Olding M.

Correction of lipodystrophy in HIV-positive patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy: surgeon beware. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;122:33e-34e.

Tanna N, Levine SM, Broer PN, Reavey PL, Weichman KE, Roostaeian J, Andrews BT, Lerman OZ, Saadeh PB, Levine JP.

Chairs and chiefs of plastic surgery: is it an insider job? J Craniofac Surg. 2013;24:1146-8.

Tanna N, Broer PN, Allen RJ, Aston SJ, Baker DC, Bradley JP, Chiu DT, DeLacure MD, Lesavoy MA, Levine JP, Mehrara BJ, Mu L, McCarthy JG.

Obituary: Remembering the legacy of Dr. William W. Shaw. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013;131:270e-4e.

Broer PN, Tanna N, Saadeh PB.

Free Scapular and Parascapular Flaps. Reconstructive Surgery of the Lower Extremity. Quality Medical Publishing. ISBN: 9781576263204.

Tanna N, Broer PN, Levine JP.

Free Serratus Anterior Flap. Reconstructive Surgery of the Lower Extremity. Quality Medical Publishing. ISBN: 9781576263204.

Broer PN, Juran S, Liu YJ, Weichman K, Tanna N, Walker ME, Ng R, Persing JA.

The impact of geographic, ethnic, and demographic dynamics on the perception of beauty. Published in J Craniofac Surg. 2014;25:e157-61.

Roostaeian J, Yoon AP, Rahgozar P, Tanna N, Crisera CA, Da Lio AL, Festekjian JH.

Implant-based immediate breast reconstruction in the previously augmented patient. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015;68:e71-9.

Shah M, Tanna N, Margolies L.

Magnetic resonance imaging of breast implants. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2014;23:345-53.

Weichman KE, Tanna N, Broer PN, Wilson S, Azhar H, Karp NS, Choi M, Ahn CY, Levine JP, Allen RJ Sr.

Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction in Thin Patients: The Impact of Low Body Mass Indices. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2014 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Broer PN, Juran S, Walker ME, Ng R, Weichman K, Liu YJ, Shah A, Patel A, Persing JA, Thomson JG, Tanna N.

Aesthetic Breast Shape Preferences Among Plastic Surgeons. Published in Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2014 Apr 8.

Levine SM, Snider C, Gerald G, Tanna N, Broer PN, Stolier A, Sadeghi A, Allen RJ Sr.

Buried Flap Reconstruction after Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: Advancing toward Single-Stage Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013;132:489e-97e.

Broer PN, Weichman KE, Tanna N, Wilson S, Ng R, Ahn C, Choi M, Karp NS, Levine JP, Allen RJ.

Venous coupler size in autologous breast reconstruction-does it matter? Microsurgery. 2013 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Weichman KE, Broer PN, Tanna N, Wilson SC, Allan A, Levine JP, Ahn C, Choi M, Karp NS, Allen R.

The role of autologous fat grafting in secondary microsurgical breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2013;71:24-30.

Blechman KM, Broer PN, Tanna N, Ireton JE, Ahn CY, Allen RJ.

Stacked Profunda Artery Perforator Flaps for Unilateral Breast Reconstruction: A Case Report. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2013;29:631-4.

Alperovich M, Tanna N, Samra F, Blechman KM, Shapiro RL, Guth AA, Axelrod DM, Choi M, Karp NS.

Nipple-sparing mastectomy in patients with a history of reduction mammaplasty or mastopexy: how safe is it? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013;131:962-7.

Tanna N, Broer PN, Weichman KE, Alperovich M, Ahn CY, Allen RJ Sr, Choi M, Karp NS, Saadeh PB, Levine JP.

Microsurgical breast reconstruction for nipple-sparing mastectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013;131:139e-47e.

Tanna N, Clayton JL, Roostaeian J, Perry AD, Crisera CA.

The volume-outcome relationship for immediate breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012;129:19-24.

Andrews BT, Thurston TE, Tanna N, Broer PN, Levine JP, Kumar A, Bradley JP.

Multicenter Experience With Image-Guided Surgical Navigation: Broadening Clinical Indications in Complex Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26:1136-9.

Tanna N, Lesavoy MA, Abou-Sayed HA, Gruber RP.

Septoturbinotomy. Published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2013 Nov 6; 33(8):1199-205

Mulholland RS, Tanna N, Costantino PD, Chandler AR, Boyd JB.

Introducing the tibial-dorsalis pedis osteocutaneous shin flap: a new option for oromandibular reconstruction. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2013;132:611e-20e.

Broer PN, Levine SM, Tanna N, Weichman KE, Hershman G, Caldroney SJ, Allen RJ Jr, Hirsch DL, Saadeh PB, Levine JP.

A novel approach to frontal sinus surgery: treatment algorithm revisited. Published in Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2013;24:992-5.

Patel AA, Tanna N.

Facial Nerve Anatomy. Published on eMedicine from WebMD.

Andrews BT, Surek CC, Tanna N, Bradley JP.

Utilization of computed tomography image-guided navigation in orbit fracture repair. Published in Laryngoscope. 2013;123:1389-93.

Broer PN, Tanna N, Franco PB, Thanik VD, Levine SM, Garfein ES, Saadeh PB, Ceradini DJ, Hirsch DL, Levine JP.

Ten-year Evolution Utilizing Computer-Assisted Reconstruction for Giant Ameloblastoma. Published in Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2013;29:173-80.

Tanna N, Chadha N, Sharma RR, Goodman JF, Sadeghi N.

Malignant ossifying fibromyxoid tumor of the parapharyngeal space. Published in Ear Nose Throat Journal. 2012;91:E15-7.

Fan K, Kawamoto HK, McCarthy JG, Bartlett SP, Matthews DC, Wolfe SA, Tanna N, Vu MT, Bradley JP.

Top Five Craniofacial Techniques for Training in Plastic Surgery Residency. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2012;129:477e-487e.

Tanna N, Wan DC, Perry AD, Kawamoto HK, Bradley JP.

Paramedian mandibular cleft: revisiting the tessier classification. Published in Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2012;23:e38-40.

Wan DC, Levi B, Kawamoto H, Tanna N, Tabit C, do Amaral CR, Bradley JP.

Correction of hypertelorbitism: evaluation of relapse on long-term follow-up. Published in Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2012;23:113-7.

Perry AD, Wan DC, Shih H, Tanna N, Bradley JP.

Open reduction and internal fixation of mandibular angle fractures using temporary Kirschner wire fixation. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2012;129:192e-4e.

Allam KA, Wan DC, Khwanngern K, Kawamoto HK, Tanna N, Perry A, Bradley JP.

Treatment of Apert Syndrome: A Long-term Follow-up Study. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2011;127:1601-11.

Tanna N, Zapanta PE, Lavasani L, Sadeghi N.

Intraparotid facial nerve schwannomas: clinician beware. Published in Ear Nose Throat Journal. 2009;88:E18-20.

Tanna N, Preciado DA, Biran N.

The otolaryngologic features of Sanjad-Sakati syndrome. Published in Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2009;135:714-5.

Tanna N, Choi SS.

Efficacy and safety of adenotonsillectomy for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea in Prader-Willi syndrome. Published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 2009;118:267-9.

Tanna N, Clary MS, Conrad DE, Lenert J, Sadeghi N.

Vacuum-assisted closure for wound dehiscence in head and neck reconstruction. Published in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2009;123:19e-21e.

Tanna N, Sidell D, Schwartz AM, Schessel DA.

Cystic lymphatic malformation of the middle ear. Published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 2008;117:824-6.19.

Tanna N, Preciado DA, Clary MS, Choi SS.

Surgical treatment of subperiosteal orbital abscess. Published in Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2008;134:764-7.

Tanna N, Sidell D, Joshi AS, Bielamowicz SA.

Adult intralesional cidofovir therapy for laryngeal papilloma: a 10-year perspective. Published in Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2008;134:497-500.

Tanna N, Edwards JD, Aghdam H, Sadeghi N.

Transnasal endoscopic medial maxillectomy as the initial oncologic approach to sinonasal neoplasms: the anatomic basis. Published in Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2007;133:1139-42.

Edwards J, Tanna N, Bielamowicz SA.

Endoscopic lysis of anterior glottic webs and silicone keel placement. Published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 2007;116:211-6.

Elmaraghy CA, Tanna N, Wiet GJ, Kang DR.

Endoscopic management of blunt pediatric laryngeal trauma. Published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 2007;116:192-4.

Sidell D, Tanna N, Preciado D.

Tonsillar inclusion cysts in Gorlin’s syndrome. Ear Nose Throat J. 2006;85:818.

Tanna N, Zalkind D, Glade RS, Bielamowicz SA.

Foreign Body Reaction to Calcium Hydroxyapetite Vocal Fold Augmentation. Published in Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2006;132:1379-82.

Tanna N, Im DD, Azhar H, Roostaeian J, Lesavoy MA, Bradley JP, Jarrahy R.

Inferior Turbinoplasty During Cosmetic Rhinoplasty: Techniques and Trends. Published in Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2014;72:5-8

Broer PN, Buonocore S, Morillas A, Liu J, Tanna N, Walker M, Ng R, Persing JA.

Nasal aesthetics: a cross-cultural analysis. Published in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2012;130:843e-850e.

Hopping SB, Janjanin S, Tanna N, Joshi AS.

The S-Plus lift: a short-scar, long-flap rhytidectomy. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010;92:577-82.

Tanna N, Joshi AS, Vira D, Lindsey WH.

Direct excision of glabellar furrows: an alternative treatment for severe glabellar rhytides. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010;125:247e-8e.

Tanna N, Clary MS, Conrad DE, Joshi AS, Lindsey WH.

Reliability of the helical advancement flap for auricular reconstruction. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2010;125:202e-3e.

Hopping SB, Joshi AS, Tanna N, Janjanin S.

Volumetric facelift: evaluation of rhytidectomy with alloplastic augmentation. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010;119:174-80.

Joshi AS, Janjanin S, Tanna N, Geist C, Lindsey C.

Does Suture Material and Technique Really Matter? Lessons Learned From 800 Consecutive Blepharoplasties. Published in Laryngoscope. 2007;117:981-984.

Tanna N, Lindsey WH.

Review of 1000 consecutive short-scar rhytidectomies. Dermatol Surg. 2008;34:196-202; discussion 202-3.

Sinno S, Barr J, Wilson S, Smith BD, Tanna N, Saadeh PB.

Public Perceptions of Plastic Surgery: Analysis and Implications. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26:1238-41.

Zoumalan RA, Goodman JF, Tanna N, Arden RL, Pasha R, Golub JS.

Chapter 9. Reconstructive and Facial Plastic Surgery. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Clinical Reference Guide. 4th Ed. Plural Publishing. 978-1-59756-532-5.

Tanna N, Wan DC, Kawamoto HK, Bradley JP.

Craniofacial Microsomia Soft-Tissue Reconstruction Comparison: Inframammary Extended Circumflex Scapular Flap versus Serial Fat Grafting. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2011;127:802-11.

Wan DC, Tanna N, Allam KA, Perry A, Bradley JP.

Gradual orbital contraction after facial bipartition: correction of wide no. 0 to 14 craniofacial cleft. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2010;126:2109-12.

Tanna N, Patel NJ, Azhar H, Granzow JW.

Professional Perceptions of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – What Primary Care Physicians Think. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010;126:643-50.

Wallin JL, Tanna N, Misra S, Puri PK, Sadeghi N.

Sinonasal carcinoma after irradiation for medulloblastoma in nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. Am J Otolaryngol. 2007;28:360-2.

Tanna N, Joshi AS, Sidell D, Misra S, Santi M, Collins WO.

Pathology quiz case 1. Plexiform neurofibroma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133:302,304-5.

Roostaeian J, Kohan E, Tanna N, Tabit CJ, Kawamoto HK, Bradley JP.

Staged reconstruction of the lower eyelid following tri-lamellar injury: A case series and anatomic study. Published in Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2012;65:48-53.

Roostaeian J, Kohan E, Tanna N, Kawamoto HK, Bradley JP.

Reconstruction of the Scarred and Displaced Lower Eyelid following Violation of All Three Lamellae. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2011;127:58e-60e.

Tanna N, Kau RL, Hopping SB, Terris DJ. Nerve Wound Healing.

Nerve Wound Healing. Medscape Reference. Updated January 14, 2014. Available here.

Tanna N, Elmaraghy CA, Sidell DR, Boone J.

Otolaryngologic Manifestations of Wegener Granulomatosis. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated August 04, 2011. Available here.

Roostaeian J, Fan KL, Sorice S, Tabit CJ, Liao E, Rahgozar P, Tanna N, Bradley JP.

Evaluation of Plastic Surgery Training Programs: Integrated/Combined versus Independent. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012;130:157e-67e.

Tanna N, Broer PN, Roostaeian J, Bradley JP, Levine JP, Saadeh PB.

Soft tissue correction of craniofacial microsomia and progressive hemifacial atrophy. Published in Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2012;23:2024-7.

Tanna N, Hopping SB.

Skin Resurfacing – Laser Surgery. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated January 14, 2014. Available here.

Vanison C, Tanna N, Murthy AS.

Comparative genomic hybridization for the diagnosis of melanoma. Eur J Plast Surg. 2010;33:45-48.