PUBLICATIONS Dr. Bastidas is a leader in his field and has over 22 peer-reviewed studies published. Ear lobule reconstruction using nasal septal cartilage. Design of a modified monobloc composite facial allograft technique in facial reconstruction. Optimization of curvilinear mandible distraction using 3-dimensional computer-simulated modeling. Utility of the ultrasonic scalpel in mandibular distraction osteogenesis. Posterior cranial vault expansion using distraction osteogenesis. Correction of the bilateral question mark ear deformity using double-opposing z-plasty and a chondrocutaneous flap. Analysis of the long-term outcomes of nonsyndromic bicoronal synostosis. The “sweet science” of reducing periorbital lacerations in mixed martial arts. A single-institution experience of hand surgery litigation in a major replantation center. Suspension of the brow in facial paralysis and frontalis loss. Power-assisted suction lipectomy of fasciocutaneous flaps in the extremities. The treachery of mandibular angle augmentation. Closed mallet thumb injury: a review of the literature and case study of the use of magnetic resonance imaging in deciding treatment. Acellular dermal matrix for temporary coverage of exposed critical neurovascular structures in extremity wounds. Age decreases endothelial progenitor cell recruitment through decreases in hypoxia-inducible factor 1alpha stabilization during ischemia. Uniaxial mechanical strain: an in vitro correlate to distraction osteogenesis. Successful replantation of an amputated nose after dog bite injury. Mechanical strain alters gene expression in an in vitro model of hypertrophic scarring. Progenitor cell trafficking is regulated by hypoxic gradients through HIF-1 induction of SDF-1. Topical vascular endothelial growth factor accelerates diabetic wound healing through increased angiogenesis and by mobilizing and recruiting bone marrow-derived cells.