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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, Cosmetic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular Malformations, Wound Healing Problems

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 Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Memberships

  • Am Assn Of Advancement Of Scie
  • Am Assn Of Plastic & Reconstru
  • Am Burn Assn
  • Am Cleft Palate Assn
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Soc Craniofacial Surgery
  • 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
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Triad Plastic Surgery Society

NPI Number

  • 1710962766
Louis C. Argenta, M.D.

Louis C. Argenta, M.D.

Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Contact Information

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

Email: largenta@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Device and method for treating central nervous system pathology. United States patent 8,267,960. 2012 Sept 8. 2012;():.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webb LX, Argenta LC, Morykwas MJ, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee. Directed tissue growth employing reduced pressure. 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;():.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zannis J, Angobaldo J, Marks M, DeFranzo A, David L, Molnar J, Argenta L. Comparison of fasciotomy wound closures using traditional dressing changes and the vacuum-assisted closure device. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;62(4):407-409.

McGee MP, Morykwas M, Argenta L. Fluid transport in the extracellular matrix: kinetic changes induced by metabolic inhibitors [abstract]. Biophys J. 2009;96(3 Suppl 1):626a.

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Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical Interests

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

Louis C. Argenta, M.D.

Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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