William D. Wagner, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

William D. Wagner, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2135 | Department: 336-716-4171


Education & Training

  • B.S., Geneva College, 1964
  • M.S., West Virginia University, 1967
  • Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1970
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 1972


  • Am Assn Of Advancement Of Scie
  • Am Assn Of Pathologists
  • Am Genetics Assn
  • Am Heart Association
  • Forsyth County Heart Assn
William D. Wagner, Ph.D.

William D. Wagner, Ph.D.

Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Research Interests

atherosclerosis/thrombosis, biotechnology, cancer/oncogenesis, cardiac function, vascular diseases

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2135 | Department: 336-716-4171


Recent Publications

Levi-Polyachenko N, Rosenbalm T, Kuthirummal N, Shelton J, Hardin W, Teruel M, Hobley E, Wang R, Day C, Narayanan V, David L, Wagner WD. Development and characterization of elastic nanocomposites for craniofacial contraction osteogenesis. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2015;103(2):407-416.

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.

Paller CJ, Rudek MA, Zhou XC, Wagner WD, Hudson TS, Anders N, Hammers HJ, Dowling D, King S, Antonarakis ES, Drake CG, Eisenberger MA, Denmeade SR, Rosner GL, Carducci MA. A phase I study of muscadine grape skin extract in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer: safety, tolerability, and dose determination. Prostate. 2015;75(14):1518-1525.

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.

Wang R, Wagner W. Effects of negative pressure wound therapy and elastomeric materials on bone healing [abstract]. FASEB J. 2015;29(Suppl 1):1018.2.

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.

Wagner WD, Wang R, Levi-Polyachenko N. Heart valve substitute fabricated from silk protein, collagen, and poly-glycerol sebacate has enhanced endothelial cell growth and reduced thrombogenicity [abstract]. FASEB J. 2013;27():527.4.

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.

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;():.

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.

Coldren FM, Palavecino EL, Levi-Polyachenko NH, Wagner WD, Smith TL, Smith BP, Webb LX, Carroll DL. Encapsulated Staphylococcus aureus strains vary in adhesiveness assessed by atomic force microscopy. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2009;89(2):402-410.

Wagner WD, Liu J, Morykwas M, Argenta L. Biodegradable polymers useful in wound repair requiring negative pressure wound therapy [abstract]. FASEB J. 2009;23(Meeting Abstracts):469.7.

Liu J, Argenta L, Morykwas M, Carroll D, Wagner W. Production of a nanocomposite for tissue repair application requiring viscoelasticity [abstract]. FASEB J. 2009;23(Meeting Abstracts):468.2.

Argenta L, Morykwas M, Zheng Z-l, Wagner W, Tatter S. Controlled negative pressure reduces brain edema and modulates brain metabolites in a brain injury model [abstract]. J Neurotrauma. 2008;25(7):930.

Wagner WD, Guo F, Jokinen MP. Artery regional properties and atherosclerosis susceptibility. Life Sci. 2007;80(4):299-306.

Werner BC, Webb LX, Carroll DR, Coldren F, Namboothiry MAG, Wagner WD. Chitosan embedded silver nanoparticles developed to noninvasively measure tissue pressure [abstract]. FASEB J. 2007;21(5):A267.

Webb LX, Wagner W, Carroll D, Tyler H, Coldren F, Martin E. Osteomyelitis and intraosteoblastic Staphylococcus aureus. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2007;16(2):73-78.

Guo F, Zarella C, Wagner WD. STAT4 and the proliferation of artery smooth muscle cells in atherosclerosis. Exp Mol Pathol. 2006;81(1):15-22.

All Publications

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William D. Wagner, Ph.D.

William D. Wagner, Ph.D.

Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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