Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

55 Patient Ratings
17 Patient Comments

Christopher J. Pannucci, M.D., M.S., FAWM

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

55 Patient Ratings
17 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7719
University Hospital
Plastic Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

Bio

Dr. Pannucci is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Utah. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Pannucci’s clinical interests include head-to-toe reconstruction of defects caused by cancer and trauma. He offers the full range of reconstructive techniques, including microsurgical free tissue transfer and perforator flaps (such as deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction). He sees patients at both the Huntsman Cancer Center and the University of Utah Hospital.

He is a Midwest native and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Pannucci completed an integrated residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan and subsequently, a clinical fellowship in microvascular reconstruction at the University of Pennsylvania.

On a personal level, Dr. Pannucci is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He is an avid rock climber, skier, and fly-fisherman.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Plastic Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Plastic Surgery

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
5.0
My confidence in care provider
4.9
Time care provider spent with me
4.8
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.9
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.9
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.6
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

May 31, 2016

Dr. Pannucci is great!

May 10, 2016

Always great.

April 24, 2016

This was a great pre op visit for both my husband and me. The Dr carefully explained all the options, different surgery choices, gave me the choice to cancel the scheduled surgery if we needed more time, etc. He made sure we understood this decision I had made. We both had full confidence in Dr Pannucci and his team. As a retired RN, I was fully aware of risks of surgery, etc. yet I was calm and ready for this surgery.

April 03, 2016

I would highly recommend Dr Pannucci to anyone he is a very talented Doctor. I have met way to many Doctors over the years and he puts most of them to shame. Great Job Doc

March 27, 2016

I owe him much. The best!!

March 18, 2016

Very impressed by this surgeon

January 23, 2016

Very pleasant and friendly, did well with my two year old daughter.

January 19, 2016

I have been to many Different doctors at Huntsman through my illness, and Dr. Pannucci is the best one out of all of them!!!

August 18, 2015

couldn't be happier w Dr Pannucci's care and the results he has achieved w/me!

August 08, 2015

I would definitely want the care provider again

July 22, 2015

Professional, yet personable and approachable... treats the patient with respect and like they have brains, thank you!

June 27, 2015

Dr Panuchi? is the kindest doctor I have been around and so is his resident doc he has with him. I cannot remember his name, but he is equally as nice. These guys are smart and have good people skills. that is rare these days.

June 17, 2015

I wasn't prepared for some of the results/recovery from surgery. I wish I had known what to ask prior to surgery. Maybe going over the procedure in more detail before surgery would have been helpful for me. I would have understood where some of the pain was coming from.

May 26, 2015

Dr. Pannucci is outstanding. He always takes the time to fully explain everything. He is very easy to talk with and he inspires great confidence in his expertise and surgical recommendations. We are fortunate to have him in Salt Lake City.

March 04, 2015

Dr. Pannucci represents the absolute gold standard in a physician/surgeon - outstanding surgical skills and the best demeanor. He is very easy to talk with and ask questions regarding past and upcoming surgeries. He inspires the greatest confidence in his ability to provide solutions and achieve the desired results, regardless of how difficult the challenge. Thank you!

January 11, 2015

all good

January 02, 2015

Dr. Pannucci is exceptional in every way. His knowledge and expertise are outstanding. However, it is his demeanor, willingness to give whatever time I need, and his ability to communicate that he genuinely cares about me as a person and not just a unique procedure, where he really stands out. He has seen me through a very difficult time, and I have the highest confidence in him. I feel very fortunate to have a doctor of his incredible talent and kindness.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Risk Assessment
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Health Outcomes
  • Thromboembolism
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Quality Improvement

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Plastic Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Plastic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7719 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Pannucci completed a two year research fellowship during his training at the University of Michigan. He has a Masters degree in Health and Health Care Research through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program. His research efforts focus on risk stratification and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus in surgical patients. His particular interests include using large-database approaches for development and validation of novel venous thromboembolism risk assessment tools as well as prospectively designed clinical trials for venous thromboembolism prevention.

Dr. Pannucci and his research collaborators have won multiple awards for their research. Most notably, they were recognized with the 2012 James Barrett Brown Award from the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. This annual award is given to the best paper in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery for the previous calendar year.

Dr. Pannucci is regularly an invited lecturer at national academic meetings.

Dr. Pannucci's research is currently funded by the Plastic Surgery Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He has an active clinical trial at the University of Utah examining enoxaparin metabolism in reconstructive surgery patients.

Research Statement

Dr. Pannucci completed a two year research fellowship during his training at the University of Michigan. He has a Master’s degree in Health and Health Care Research through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program. His research efforts focus on risk stratification and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus in surgical patients. His particular interests include using large-database approaches for development and validation of novel venous thromboembolism risk assessment tools as well as prospectively designed clinical trials for venous thromboembolism prevention. Dr. Pannucci and his research collaborators have won multiple awards for their research. Most notably, they were recognized with the 2012 James Barrett Brown Award from the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. This annual award is given to the best paper in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery for the previous calendar year. Dr. Pannucci is regularly an invited lecturer at national academic meetings.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Pennsylvania
Microvascular Reconstruction
Fellow
Residency University of Michigan
Plastic Surgery
Resident
Fellowship Wilderness Medicine Society
Wilderness Medicine- Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine
Fellow
Graduate Training University of Michigan
Health and Health Care Research
M.S.
Professional Medical Washington University School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Indiana University Bloomington
Biology, Minor: English
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Pannucci CJ and Cuker A (2016). Invited Commentary on: Rivaroxaban for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Abdominoplasty: A Multicenter Experience. Aesthet Surg J.
  2. Pannucci CJ, Gerety PA, Wang AR, Zhang P, Mies C, Kanchwala SK (2015). Feasibility of the internal mammary lymph node flap as a vascularized lymph node transfer: A cadaveric dissection study.LID - 10.1002/micr.22398 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) Microsurgery.
  3. Pannucci CJ, Basta MN, Fischer JP, Kovach SJ (2015). Creation and validation of a condition-specific venous thromboembolism risk assessment tool for ventral hernia repair. Surgery, 158(5), 1304-13.
  4. Pannucci CJ, Basta MN, Kovach SJ, Kanchwala SK, Wu LC, Serletti JM (2015). Loupes-Only Microsurgery is a Safe Alternative to the Operating Microscope: An Analysis of 1,649 Consecutive Free Flap Breast Reconstructions. J Reconstr Microsurg, 31(9), 636-42.
  5. Obi AT, Pannucci CJ, Nackashi A, Abdullah N, Alvarez R, Bahl V, Wakefield TW, Henke PK (2015). Validation of the Caprini Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment Model in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. JAMA Surg, 150(10), 941-8.
  6. Pannucci CJ (2015). Modifiable risk factors for venous thromboembolism in aesthetic surgery. Invited commentary on Contraceptive Vaginal Rings: Do They Pose an Increased Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Aesthetic Surgery? Aesthet Surg J.
  7. Pannucci CJ, Gerety PA, Nelson JA, Fischer JP, Kovach SJ (2015). Use of intercostal perforating veins and long arterial grafts for latissimus myocutaneous free flap reconstruction of radiated low back wounds. J Reconstr Microsurg, 31(5), 396-400.
  8. Pannucci CJ, Kovach SJ, Cuker A (2015). Microsurgery and the Hypercoagulable State: A Hematologist's Perspective. Plast Reconstr Surg, 136(4), 545e-52e.
  9. Kozlow JH, Patel SP, Jejurikar S, Pannucci CJ, Cederna PS, Brown DL (2015). Complications following sternal reconstuction: a 16-year experience. J Surg Res, 194(1), 154-60.
  10. Wilkins EG and Pannucci CJ (2015). Routine postoperative Doppler ultrasound screening for venous thromboembolism following outpatient plastic surgery: locking the barn door after the horse is gone? Invited commentary on: Doppler ultrasound imaging of plastic surgery patients for deep venous thrombosis detection: a prospective controlled study. Aesthet Surg J, 35(2), 215-7.
  11. Aliu O, Corlew SD, Heisler ME, Pannucci CJ, Chung KC (2014). Building surgical capacity in low-resource countries: a qualitative analysis of task shifting from surgeon volunteers' perspectives. Ann Plast Surg, 72(1), 108-12.
  12. Bahl V, Shuman A, Hsou M, Pannucci C, Jackson CR, Alaniz C, Chepeha D, Bradford C (2014). Chemoprophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in otolaryngology. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 140(11), 999-1005.
  13. Pannucci CJ, Nelson JA, Chung CU, Fischer JP, Kanchwala SK, Kovach SJ, Serletti JM, Wu LC (2014). Medicinal leeches for surgically uncorrectable venous congestion after free flap breast reconstruction. Microsurgery, 34(7), 522-6.
  14. Pannucci CJ, Obi A, Alvarez R, Abdullah N, Nackashi A, Hu HM, Bahl V, Henke PK (5/1/2014). Inadequate venous thromboembolism risk stratification predicts venous thromboembolic events in surgical intensive care unit patients. J Am Coll Surg, 218(5), 898-904.
  15. Pannucci CJ, Laird S, Dimick JB, Campbell DA, Henke PK (2014). A validated risk model to predict 90-day VTE events in post-surgical patients. Chest, 145(3), 567-73.
  16. Mathis M, Naughton N, Shanks A, Freundlich R, Pannucci C, Chu V, Haus J, Morris M, Kheterpal S (12/1/2013). Patient selection for day case-eligible surgery: identifying those at high risk for major complications. Anesthesiology, 119(6), 1310-21.
  17. Aliu O, Pannucci CJ, Chung KC (2013). Qualitative analysis of the perspectives of volunteer reconstructive surgeons on participation in task-shifting programs for surgical-capacity building in low-resource countries. World J Surg, 37(3), 481-7.
  18. Pannucci CJ, Antony AK, Wilkins EG (2013). The impact of acellular dermal matrix on tissue expander/implant loss in breast reconstruction: an analysis of the tracking outcomes and operations in plastic surgery database. Plast Reconstr Surg, 132(1), 1-10.
  19. Henke PK, Arya S, Pannucci C, Kubus J, Hendren S, Engelsbe M, Campbell D (2012). Procedure-specific venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: a paradigm from colectomy surgery. Surgery, 152(4), 528-34; discussion 534-6.
  20. Pannucci CJ, Collar RM, Johnson TM, Bradford CR, Rees RS (2012). The role of full-thickness scalp resection for management of primary scalp melanoma. Ann Plast Surg, 69(2), 165-8.
  21. Pannucci CJ, Wachtman CF, Dreszer G, Bailey SH, Portschy PR, Hamill JB, Hume KM, Hoxworth RE, Kalliainen LK, Rubin JP, Pusic AL, Wilkins EG (2012). The effect of postoperative enoxaparin on risk for reoperative hematoma. Plast Reconstr Surg, 129(1), 160-8.
  22. Pannucci CJ, Osborne NH, Wahl WL (2012). Creation and validation of a simple venous thromboembolism risk scoring tool for thermally injured patients: analysis of the National Burn Repository. J Burn Care Res, 33(1), 20-5.
  23. Pannucci CJ, Osborne NH, Park HS, Wahl WL (2012). Acquired inpatient risk factors for venous thromboembolism after thermal injury. J Burn Care Res, 33(1), 84-8.
  24. Kung TA, Pannucci CJ, Chamberlain JL, Cederna PS (2012). Migraine surgery practice patterns and attitudes. Plast Reconstr Surg, 129(3), 623-8.
  25. Shuman AG, Hu HM, Pannucci CJ, Jackson CR, Bradford CR, Bahl V (2012). Stratifying the risk of venous thromboembolism in otolaryngology. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 146(5), 719-24.
  26. Pannucci CJ, Barta RJ, Portschy PR, Dreszer G, Hoxworth RE, Kalliainen LK, Wilkins EG (2012). Assessment of postoperative venous thromboembolism risk in plastic surgery patients using the 2005 and 2010 Caprini Risk score. Plast Reconstr Surg, 130(2), 343-53.
  27. Pannucci CJ, Shanks A, Moote MJ, Bahl V, Cederna PS, Naughton NN, Wakefield TW, Henke PK, Campbell DA, Kheterpal S (2012). Identifying patients at high risk for venous thromboembolism requiring treatment after outpatient surgery. Ann Surg, 255(6), 1093-9.
  28. Pannucci CJ, Bailey SH, Dreszer G, Fisher Wachtman C, Zumsteg JW, Jaber RM, Hamill JB, Hume KM, Rubin JP, Neligan PC, Kalliainen LK, Hoxworth RE, Pusic AL, Wilkins EG (2011). Validation of the Caprini risk assessment model in plastic and reconstructive surgery patients. J Am Coll Surg, 212(1), 105-12.
  29. Pannucci CJ, Osborne NH, Wahl WL (2011). Venous thromboembolism in thermally injured patients: analysis of the National Burn Repository. J Burn Care Res, 32(1), 6-12.
  30. Clavijo-Alvarez JA, Pannucci CJ, Oppenheimer AJ, Wilkins EG, Rubin JP (2011). Prevention of venous thromboembolism in body contouring surgery: a national survey of 596 ASPS surgeons. Ann Plast Surg, 66(3), 228-32.
  31. Wagner C, Pannucci CJ (2011). Thrombolytic therapy in the acute management of frostbite injuries. Air Med J, 30(1), 39-44.
  32. Pannucci CJ, Reavey PL, Kaweski S, Hamill JB, Hume KM, Wilkins EG, Pusic AL (2011). A randomized controlled trial of skin care protocols for facial resurfacing: lessons learned from the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation's Skin Products Assessment Research study. Plast Reconstr Surg, 127(3), 1334-42.
  33. Pannucci CJ, Diaz JA, Wahl WL (2011). Temporal changes in deep venous thrombosis risk after electrical injury. J Burn Care Res, 32(3), 442-6.
  34. Oppenheimer AJ, Pannucci CJ, Kasten SJ, Haase SC (2011). Survey says? A primer on web-based survey design and distribution. Plast Reconstr Surg, 128(1), 299-304.
  35. Pannucci CJ, Jaber RM, Zumsteg JM, Golgotiu V, Spratke LM, Wilkins EG (2011). Changing practice: implementation of a venous thromboembolism prophylaxis protocol at an academic medical center. Plast Reconstr Surg, 128(5), 1085-92.
  36. Pannucci CJ, Henke PK, Cederna PS, Strachn SM, Brown SL, Moote MJ, Campbell DA Jr (2011). The effect of increased hip flexion using stirrups on lower-extremity venous flow: a prospective observational study. Am J Surg, 202(4), 427-32.
  37. Pannucci CJ, Dreszer G, Wachtman CF, Bailey SH, Portschy PR, Hamill JB, Hume KM, Hoxworth RE, Rubin JP, Kalliainen LK, Pusic AL, Wilkins EG (2011). Postoperative enoxaparin prevents symptomatic venous thromboembolism in high-risk plastic surgery patients. Plast Reconstr Surg, 128(5), 1093-103.
  38. Pannucci CJ, Oppenheimer AJ, Wilkins EG (2010). Practice patterns in venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: a survey of 606 reconstructive breast surgeons. Ann Plast Surg, 64(6), 732-7.
  39. Pannucci CJ, Osborne NH, Jaber RM, Cederna PS, Wahl WL (2010). Early fasciotomy in electrically injured patients as a marker for injury severity and deep venous thrombosis risk: an analysis of the National Burn Repository. J Burn Care Res, 31(6), 882-7.
  40. Henke PK, Pannucci CJ (2010). Venous thromboembolism risk factor assessment and prophylaxis. Phlebology, 25(5), 219-23.
  41. Oppenheimer AJ, Pannucci CJ, Alderman AK (2009). Management of axillary dermatolipodystrophy following massive reduction mammaplasty. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 62(3), 364.
  42. Pannucci CJ, Chang EY, Wilkins EG (2009). Venous thromboembolic disease in autogenous breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg, 63(1), 34-8.
  43. Hayashi A, Pannucci C, Moradzadeh A, Kawamura D, Magill C, Hunter DA, Tong AY, Parsadanian A, Mackinnon SE, Myckatyn TM (2008). Axotomy or compression is required for axonal sprouting following end-to-side neurorrhaphy. Exp Neurol, 211(2), 539-50.

Review

  1. Pannucci CJ, Wilkins EG (2010). Identifying and avoiding bias in research. [Review]. Plast Reconstr Surg, 126(2), 619-25.
  2. Hayanga AJ, Lee TM, Pannucci CJ, Knipp BS, Olsen SH, Wang SC, Napolitano LM (2010). Paraneoplastic pemphigus in a burn intensive care unit: case report and review of the literature. [Review]. J Burn Care Res, 31(5), 826-9.
  3. Chang EY, Pannucci CJ, Wilkins EG (2009). Quality of clinical studies in aesthetic surgery journals: a 10-year review. [Review]. Aesthet Surg J, 29(2), 144-7; discussion 147-9.
  4. Pannucci C, Myckatyn TM, Mackinnon SE, Hayashi A (2007). End-to-side nerve repair: review of the literature. [Review]. Restor Neurol Neurosci, 25(1), 45-63.

Book Chapter

  1. Pannucci CJ (2014). Scalp and Calvarial Reconstruction. In Levi B, Borshel G, Brown D (Eds.), Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery (Lippincott Manual Series (Formerly known) (2nd edition). Wolters Kluwer.
  2. Pannucci CJ (2014). Basic Statistics. In Brown D, Borshel G, Levi B (Eds.), Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery (Lippincott Manual Series (Formerly known) (2nd edition). Wolters Kluwer.
  3. Pannucci CJ (2014). Electrical and Chemical Burns. In Brown D, Borshel G, Levi B (Eds.), Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery (Lippincott Manual Series (Formerly known) (2nd edition). Wolters Kluwer.
  4. Pannucci CJ (2014). Frostbite, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. In Brown D, Borshel G, Levi B (Eds.), Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery (Lippincott Manual Series (Formerly known) (2nd edition). Wolters Kluwer.
  5. Pannucci CJ (2014). How to Read an Article for Journal Club. In Brown D, Borshel G, Levi B (Eds.), Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery (Lippincott Manual Series (Formerly known) (2nd edition). Wolters Kluwer.
  6. Pannucci CJ, Johnson TS, Levin LS (2014). Clinical anatomy and recipient vessel selection in the lower extremity. In Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery (2nd edition). Eds. FC Wei and S Mardine. Elsevier.
  7. Pannucci CJ (2014). Thermal Injury: Acute Care and Grafting. In Brown D, Borshel G, Levi B (Eds.), Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery (Lippincott Manual Series (Formerly known) (2nd edition). Wolters Kluwer.

Case Report

  1. Kaoutzanis C, Pannucci CJ, Sherick D (2013). Use of gracilis muscle as a "walking" flap for repair of a rectovaginal fistula. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 66(7), e197-200.
  2. Pannucci CJ, Alderman AK, Brown SL, Wakefield TW, Wilkins EG (2012). The effect of abdominal wall plication on intra-abdominal pressure and lower extremity venous flow: a case report. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 65(3), 392-4.
  3. Hayanga AJ, Lee TA, Pannucci CJ, Knipp BS, Olsen SH, Wang SC, Napolitano LM (2010). Paraneoplastic pemphigus in a burn intensive care unit: case report and review of the literature. J Burn Care Res, 31(5), 826-29.
  4. Kozlow JH, Pannucci CJ, Kasten SJ (2010). Sternal stenting and vascular conduit coverage with combined interposition/overlay rib grafts. Plast Reconstr Surg, 126(2), 95e-7e.

Letter

  1. Pannucci CJ (2013). Reply: Reducing venous thromboembolism risk without chemoprophylaxis [Letter to the editor]. Plast Reconstr Surg, 131(3), 451e-2e.
  2. Pannucci CJ, Wilkins EG (2009). Hematoma risk should not preclude the use of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis [Letter to the editor]. Aesthet Surg J, 29(4), 338; author reply 339.

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. Pannucci CJ, Egeland B (2009). Rectus Abdominis Flap [CD]. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Rosemont. Available: Flap Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication.
  2. Pannucci CJ, Egeland B, Giladi A (2009). Free Fibula Flap [CD]. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Rosemont. Available: Flap Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication.
  3. Egeland B, Pannucci CJ (2009). Anterolateral Thigh Flap [CD]. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Rosemont. Available: Flap Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication.

Clinical Trials

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