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Areas of Interest
breast reconstruction and hand surgery


R. Jobe Fix, M.D., FACS, serves as a Professor in UAB Surgery’s Division of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Fix maintains a busy clinical practice at The Kirklin Clinic, VA Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, UAB Hospital and Mountain Brook Plastic Surgery. He performs all types of plastic surgery with a focus on breast reconstruction and hand surgery. He has advanced and refined microsurgical techniques used in breast reconstruction using autologous tissues—the T.R.A.M. and D.I.E.P. flap procedures.

He has daily interaction and supervision of residents and fellows in UAB‘s School of Medicine. Dr. Fix has consistently been listed in “America’s Top Doctors” in addition to “The Best Doctors in America” and numerous other awards.

Dr. Fix has made over 17 medical mission trips to Ecuador as part of a combined group from UAB and the University of Kentucky. The group treats congenital anomalies and pediatric problems in an indigent population.

Selected Publications

Piorkowski JR, DeRosier LC, Nickerson P, Fix RJ. Preoperative computed tomography angiogram to predict patients with favorable anatomy for superficial inferior epigastric artery flap breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2011 May;66(5):534-6. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31820b3ccc.

 Andrades P, Fix RJ, Danilla S, Howell RE 3rd, Campbell WJ, De la Torre J,Vasconez LO. Ischemic complications in pedicle, free, and muscle sparing transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps for breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2008 May;60(5):562-7. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31816fc372.

 Williams EH, Rosenberg LZ, Kolm P, de la Torre JI, Fix RJ. Immediate nipple reconstruction on a free TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Oct;120(5):1115-24.

 de la Torre JI, Fix RJ, Gardner PM, Vasconez LO. Reconstruction with the latissimus dorsi flap after skin-sparing mastectomy. Ann Plast Surg. 2001 Mar;46(3):229-33

 Fix RJ, Vasconez LO. Fasciocutaneous flaps in reconstruction of the lower extremity. Clin Plast Surg. 1991 Jul;18(3):571-82. Review.


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