Dr. John Malcolm Searles, Jr., M.D.

John M Searles, MDDr. Searles is a board-certified plastic surgeon with training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, including special qualifications in hand surgery. He has hospital privileges at a variety of Quad Cities area hospitals, where he can perform procedures for the convenience of his patients.

He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and received his bachelor of arts degree from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He returned to school at Colorado University to complete pre-med courses where he then completed medical school. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and went on to receive additional specialized training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, completing a three year residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He also completed a fellowship in head and neck surgery at Emory.

Meet our Staff!

Past Experience and Appointments

  • Medical Director, Wound Care, Vencor Hospital North, Indianapolis, IN
  • Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, Indiana University Medical Center
  • Chief of Plastic Surgery, Richard L. Roudebush Medical Center for Veterans Affairs, Indianapolis, IN
  • Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Acting Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Staff, Hyperbaric Oxygen Unit, University of Kansas Medical Center

Scientific Societies

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Iowa Plastic Surgery
  • Scott County Medical Society

Research

Principal Investigator: HGF-2 Venous Ulcer Trial
Indiana University Medical Center
Department of Plastic Surgery

The Effect of Pentoxifylline on Microvascular Venous Thrombosis in the Diabetic Rat.
Dept. of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Eastern Virginia Medical School, June 1990-1991

Research Fellow, Dept. of Physiology
University of Colorado; July 1975-1976

Publications

Book Chapters

Searles, J. M., Colen, L. B.; "Free Flap Reconstruction in the Diabetic Lower Extremity." Problems in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 1:1, April 1991, Ed. Serafin, Philadelphia, Lippincott.

Searles, J. M., Colen, L. B.: "Foot Reconstruction in Diabetes Mellitus And Peripheral Vascular Insufficiency," Clinics in Plastic Surgery, Vol. 18, Number 3, July 1991

Journal Articles

Banchero, N., Searles, J. M. et al: "Oxygen Cost of Breathing in Dogs" Respiration, 35:186-193, 1978

Banchero, N., Searles, J. M. et al: "Effects of Added Airway Dead Space on VO2 in Dogs" Respiration, 36:189-1993, 1978

Coleman, J.J., Searles, J. M., Hester, T. R., Nahai, Zubowicz V & Jurkicwicz, M. J. : "Ten Years Experience with Free Jejunal Autografts," Journal of Surgery, Vol. 154:394-398, Oct. 1987

Coleman, J. J., Searles, J. M. : "Reconstruction After Resection of Cancer of the Head and Neck, "New Developments in Medicine", Vol. 4 2:37-64, Sept. 1989

Coleman, J. J., Tan, K. C., Searles, J. M., Hester, T. R., Nahai, F. : "Jejunal Free Autograft", Analysis of Complications and their Resolution", Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 84 (4): 589-595, Oct. 1989

Colen, L.B., Stevenson, A., Searles, M.J., et al: "Microvascular Anastomotic Thrombosis in Experimental Diabetes Mellitus" Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 99 (1): 156-162, Jan. 1997

Parker, J. A. and Searles, J. M., "Local Flaps for Forefoot and Midfoot Reconstruction", Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 4 (4): pp 148-156, Nov. 1997

Abstracts

Hill, A., Cramer, A. R., Searles, J., Hiebert, J., Malignant Hyperthermia in the Cleft Palate Patient" A Re-look at Risk Factors. Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons. March 1994

Cramer, A. R., Searles, J. M., Hiebert, J., McGraw, J., Nipple Reconstruction with the "Fishtail Flap." Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeon. Peoria, IL. June 1994

Tobiasen, J. M., Cramer, A. R., Searles, J. M., Hiebert, J. The use of the Personality Adjective Checklist to Predict Satisfaction with Breast Surgery. Peoria, IL. June 1994

Tobiasen, J. M., Cramer, A. R., Searles, J. M., Hiebert, J., Preoperative Psychological Screening of Cosmetic Patients. Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons. Iowa City, IA. June 1995

Presentations

"Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot", General Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, November 1993

"Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot", Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Missouri, Kansas City, February 1994

"Reconstruction of the Diabetic Plantar Ulcer", Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Peoria, IL, May 14, 1994

"Vaginal Reconstruction with the Gracilis Flap", Kansas City GYN Society, Kansas City, MO, January 1995

"Options in Breast Reconstruction", Presented at the 4th Annual Cancer Conference, Women's Medical Center, Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center Topeka, KS April 21, 1995

"The Use of the personality Adjective Checklist to Predict Satisfaction with Breast Surgery", Tobiasen, J. M., Cramer, A. R., Searles, J. M., Hiebert, J. Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons. Iowa City, IA June 1995

Preoperative Psychological Screening of Cosmetic Patients. Tobiasen, J. M., Cramer, A. R., Searles, J. M., Hiebert, J. Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Iowa City, Iowa, June 1995

New Approach to Managing the Diabetic Foot. Presented at Symposium Entitled: Managing the Patient with Peripheral Vascular Disease; A Practical Update, Kansas City, MO November 2, 1996

Facial Palsy Skull Base 2000, University Place Conference Center, Indianapolis, IN September 14, 2000

Poster Presentation

Searles, J. M., Colen, L. B.; "Microvascular Venous Thrombosis In Experimental Diabetes Mellitus," American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Orlando, Florida, September 1991

Basith, G. H., Searles, J. M.; "Evaluation of Patency After Delayed Microvascular Repair", Plastic Surgery Senior Resident's Conference, 1996

Murphy, B. R., Searles, J. M.; "Pyoderma Grangrenosum: A Therapeutic Challenge", Plastic Surgery Senior Resident's Conference, 1996

Volunteer Missions

  • Naga City, Philippines with Operation Smile, February 1990
  • Alexandria and Cairo, Egypt with Physicians for Peace, June 1991

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Searles enjoys fly-fishing in Mexico. Read a featured article on one of Dr. Searles' catches at Ascension Bay in Punta Allen, Mexico.

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