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Louis C. Argenta, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Louis C. Argenta, M.D.

Professor,

Clinical Interests

Cleft Lip and Palate, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular Malformations, Cosmetic Surgery, Wound Healing Problems, Craniofacial Surgery

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4416 | Department: 336-716-4171

Email: largenta@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • B.S., University of Michigan/Ann Arbor, 1965
  • M.D., University of Michigan Medical School, 1969
  • Internship, Surgery, Univ Hosp (U Of Michigan), 1970
  • Fellowship, Univ of Michigan Ann Arbor, 1975
  • Residency, Surgery, Univ Hosp (U Of Michigan), 1977
  • Residency, Plastic Surgery, Univ Hosp (U Of Michigan), 1979
  • Fellowship, Foch Hospital Paris-France, 1981

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Memberships

  • Am Assn Of Advancement Of Scie
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Am Assn Of Plastic & Reconstru
  • Triad Plastic Surgery Society
  • Am Soc Craniofacial Surgery
  • Am Burn Assn
  • Am Cleft Palate Assn
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Soc Of Maxillofacial Surgeo
  • Assn Of Academic Surgery
  • Colombian Soc.Plastic & Recon.
  • European Assn Maxillo-Facial S
  • Frederick A. Coller Surg. Soci
  • Galens Honorary Med. Society
  • Int'L College Of Surgeons

NPI Number

  • 1710962766
Louis C. Argenta, M.D.

Louis C. Argenta, M.D.

Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Research Interests

Craniosynostoses; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy; Resuscitation; Wounds and Injuries
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4416 | Department: 336-716-4171

Email: largenta@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Ameliorating spinal cord injury in an animal model with mechanical tissue resuscitation. Zheng ZL, Morykwas MJ, Tatter S, Gordon S, McGee M, Green H, Argenta LC.. Neurosurgery. 2016;78(6):868-876.

Local fluid transfer regulation in heart extracellular matrix. McGee MP, Morykwas MJ, Jordan JE, Wang R, Argenta LC.. J Physiol Biochem. 2016;72(2):255-268.

Measuring hydraulic conductance and hydration potential of brain extracellular matrix by osmotic stress [abstract]. McGee MP, Morykwas M, Argenta L.. Biophys J. 2016;110(3 Suppl 1):149A-150A.

Mechanical tissue resuscitation increases neuronal expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in traumatic brain injury [abstract]. Zheng ZL Morykwas M, Argenta L.. Brain Inj. 2016;30(5-6):675.

Novel nanofiber-based material for endovascular scaffolds. Wang R, Levi-Polyanchenko N, Morykwas M, Argenta L, Wagner WD.. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2015;103(3):1150-1158.

The use of brainlab navigation in Le Fort III osteotomy. Wood JS, Purzycki A, Thompson J, David LR, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(3):616-619.

Mechanical tissue resuscitation (MTR): a nonpharmacological approach to treatment of acute myocardial infarction. Jordan JE, Pereira BD, Lane MR, Morykwas MJ, McGee M, Argenta LC.. J Card Surg. 2015;30(8):659-667.

Structural and mechanical characterization of bioresorbable, elastomeric nanocomposites from poly(glycerol sebacate)/nanohydroxyapatite for tissue transport applications. Rosenbalm TN, Teruel M, Day CS, Donati GL, Morykwas M, Argenta L, Kuthirummal N, Levi-Polyachenko N.. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2015;():.

Expanding the phenotype of neural crest cell disorders: hirschsprung disease in branchio-oculo-facial syndrome [abstract]. Haldeman-Englert CR, Berry MN, Stamper TH, Jewett T, Argenta LC, Milunsky A.. Am J Med Genet A. 2015;167(8):1702-1703.

Spine fusion using a soft elastomeric nanofibrous composite of collagen, poly (1,8-octanediol-co-citrate) and chondroitin 6-sulfate [abstract]. Wagner W, Morykwas M, Argenta L, Campbell D, Wang R.. FASEB J. 2015;29(Suppl 1):1029.15.

Correlating heart interstitium structure and function using hydration and Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) analyses [abstract]. McGee MP, Morykwas M, Jordan J, Argenta L.. Biophys J. 2015;108(2 Suppl 1):148A.

Properties of single electrospun poly (diol citrate)-collagen-proteoglycan nanofibers for arterial repair and in applications requiring viscoelasticity. Liu J, Argenta L, Morykwas M, Wagner WD.. J Biomater Appl. 2014;28(5):729-738.

Mechanical tissue resuscitation protects against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. Jordan JE, Mays JJ, Shelton JE, Bryant AK, Lane MR, Morykwas MJ, Argenta LC.. J Card Surg. 2014;29(1):116-123.

Interstitial-matrix edema in burns: mechanistic insights from subatmospheric pressure treatment in vivo. McGee MP, Morykwas M, Campbell D, Hoge K, Argenta L.. Wound Repair Regen. 2014;22(1):96-102.

Mechanical tissue resuscitation at the site of traumatic brain injuries reduces the volume of injury and hemorrhage in a swine model. Zheng ZL, Morykwas M, Campbell D, McGee M, Hollingsworth C, Adams F, Mays J, Tatter S, Argenta L.. Neurosurgery. 2014;75(2):152-162.

External fixation assembly and method of use. Webb LX, Argenta LC, Morykwas MJ, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. Monaco patent MC 2,094,179. 2014 Aug 1 (patent also held in Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Australia, Spain, and EPO). 2014;():.

Latest trends in minimally invasive synostosis surgery: a review. Sanger C, David L, Argenta L.. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;22(4):316-321.

Water potential of cell microenvironments modulates their proliferation [abstract]. McGee MP, Morykwas M, McCabe E, Kearns M, Argenta L.. Biophys J. 2014;106(2 Suppl 1):174A.

Eradicating group A streptococcus bacteria and biofilms using functionalised multi-wall carbon nanotubes. Levi-Polyachenko N, Young C, MacNeill C, Braden A, Argenta L, Reid S.. Int J Hyperthermia. 2014;30(7):490-501.

Vacuum-assisted closure for complex cranial wounds involving the loss of dura mater. Powers AK, Neal MT, Argenta LC, Wilson JA, DeFranzo AJ, Tatter SB.. J Neurosurg. 2013;118(2):302-308.

Interstitial-matrix' fluid-fluxes in vivo: subatmospheric pressure reverses hydration-potential in heat-denatured dermis [abstract]. McGee MP, Morykwas M, Hoge K, Campbell D, Argenta L.. Biophys J. 2013;104(2 Suppl 1):336A.

Apparatus and method for wound treatment employing periodic sub-atmospheric pressure. Argenta LO, Morykwas MJ, Webb LX, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. United States patent US 8,377,016. 2013 Feb 19. 2013;():.

Mechanical Tissue Resuscitation (MTR) activates the RISK pathway and widens the therapeutic window for treating acute myocardial infarction [abstract]. Jordan JE, Pereira BD, Morykwas MJ, Lane MR, Mays JI, Colmer G, Hollingsworth C, Argenta LC.. FASEB J. 2013;27():1130.4.

Interstitial matrix flow-regulation: myocardial fibroblasts respond to colloidosmotic pressure [abstract]. McGee MP, Morykwas M, Wang R, Jordan J, Argenta L.. Circ Res. 2013;113(4 Suppl):A061.

A new method for modulating traumatic brain injury with mechanical tissue resuscitation. Argenta LC, Zheng Z, Bryant A, Tatter SB, Morykwas MJ.. Neurosurgery. 2012;70(5):1281-1295.

AlloDerm revision for failed pharyngoplasty. Kelly DA, Plikatitis C, Blalock D, Argenta LC, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23(3):645-649.

Collagen unfolding accelerates water influx, determining hydration in the interstitial matrix. McGee MP, Morykwas M, Shelton J, Argenta L.. Biophys J. 2012;103(10):2157-2166.

Influence of frontosphenoidal suture synostosis on skull dysmorphology in unicoronal suture synostosis. Showalter BM, David LR, Argenta LC, Thompson JT.. J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23(6):1709-1712.

Production of a biodegradable electrospun biomaterial with tensile strength and elasticity [abstract]. Wagner WD, Argenta LC, Morykwas MJ, Levi-Polyachenko N.. FASEB J. 2012;26(Meeting Abstracts Suppl):905.2.

Ischemia-reperfusion injury decreases myocardial hydration potential without changing flow resistance in the interstitial matrix [abstract]. McGee MP, Morykwas M, Jordan J, Argenta L.. Circ Res. 2012;111(4 Suppl):235.

Apparatus and method for wound treatment employing periodic sub-atmospheric pressure. Morykwas MJ, Argenta LC, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. Israel patent IL 199,715. 2012 Nov 1. 2012;():.

Device and method for treating central nervous system pathology. Argenta LC, Carroll DL, Levi NH, Liu J, Morykwas MJ, Tatter S, Wagner WD, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences and Wake Forest University, assignees.. United States patent 8,267,960. 2012 Sept 8. 2012;():.

Aplasia cutis congenita: clinical management of a rare congenital anomaly. Bharti G, Groves L, David LR, Sanger C, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(1):159-165.

Increased incidence of metopic suture abnormalities in children with positional plagiocephaly. Fisher DC, Kornrumpf BP, Couture D, Glazier SS, Argenta LC, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(1):89-95.

The local pathology of interstitial edema: surface tension increases hydration potential in heat-damaged skin. McGee MP, Morykwas MJ, Argenta LC.. Wound Repair Regen. 2011;19(3):358-367.

Congenital pyriform aperture stenosis. Bharti G, Groves L, Sanger C, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(3):992-994.

External fixation assembly and method of use. Webb LX, Argenta LC, Morykwas MJ, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. United States patent US 7,931,651. 2011 Apr 26. 2011;():.

Development of a biodegradable foam for use in negative pressure wound therapy. Liu J, Morykwas MJ, Argenta LC, Wagner WD.. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2011;98B(2):316-322.

Giant facial lymphangioma. Sanger C, Wong L, Wood J, David LR, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(4):1271-1274.

Time-dependent perioperative anesthetic management and outcomes of the first 100 consecutive cases of spring-assisted surgery for sagittal craniosynostosis. Ririe DG, Smith TE, Wood BC, Glazier SS, Couture DE, Argenta LC, David LR.. Pediatr Anesth. 2011;21(10):1015-1019.

Directed tissue growth employing reduced pressure. Webb LX, Argenta LC, Morykwas MJ, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. Sweden patent SE 1,517,660. 2011 Aug 24; (patent also held in Germany, Netherlands, Italy, United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Ireland, Switzerland, Monaco, France, Greece, European Patent Office, Canada). 2011;():.

Outcome analysis of our first 75 spring-assisted surgeries for scaphocephaly. David LR, Plikaitis CM, Couture D, Glazier SS, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2010;21(1):3-9.

Reduction of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury by mechanical tissue resuscitation using sub-atmospheric pressure. Argenta LC, Morykwas MJ, Mays JJ, Thompson EA, Hammon JW, Jordan JE.. J Card Surg. 2010;25(2):247-252.

Principles and applications of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC). Marks MW, Argenta LC, DeFranzo AJ. In: Weinzweig J, ed. Plastic surgery secrets. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Mosby/Elsevier;2010: 38-44.

Better for some, maybe not for all: a response to preemptive transfusion and infusion strategy in children during craniofacial reconstruction [letter]. Ririe DG, Smith TE, David LR, Argenta LC.. Pediatr Anesth. 2010;20(6):574-583.

Loxoscelism and negative pressure wound therapy (vacuum-assisted closure): an experimental study. Wong SL, Schneider AM, Argenta LC, Morykwas MJ.. Int Wound J. 2010;7(6):488-492.

Vacuum-assisted closure in extremity trauma. DeFranzo AJ, Argenta LC. In: Moran SL, Cooney WP, eds. Soft tissue surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2009: 49-60.

New technique for reconstructing the affected cranium and orbital rim in unicoronal craniosynostosis. David LR, Fisher D, Argenta L.. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(1):194-197.

Outcome analysis of helmet therapy for positional plagiocephaly using a three-dimensional surface scanning laser. Thompson JT, David LR, Wood B, Argenta A, Simpson J, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(2):362-365.

Classification system for sagittal craniosynostosis. David L, Glazier S, Pyle J, Thompson J, Argenta L.. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(2):279-282.

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Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical Interests

Cleft Lip and Palate, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular Malformations, Cosmetic Surgery, Wound Healing Problems, Craniofacial Surgery
Louis C. Argenta, M.D.

Louis C. Argenta, M.D.

Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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