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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address FOT 1102 Zip 3411
Phone  (205) 934-3312
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Medical School  Medical University of South Carolina    1981  MD 
Graduate  Medical University of South Carolina    1981  MD 
Residency  Medical University of South Carolin    1987  MD 
Fellowship  J.T. Alexander, M.D.    1988  MD 

American Board of Plastic Surgery   1996, 2003 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Plastic Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Sherry S. Collawn, M.D. joined the faculty of the UAB Department of Surgery in 2008. She also conducts a private practice with Mountain Brook Plastic Surgery. Dr. Collawn has been consistently supported in her work as a researcher and is currently principal investigator on a pilot project entitled: “Role of Adipose-derived Stromal Cell Conditioned Media in Wound Healing”. Her clinical activities include laser procedures, skin tightening, resurfacing, fat grafting ,transplantation, and liposuction. She is a board certified member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.     
American Society for Plastic Surgery     
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery      
IFATS (International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science)  IFATS Regulatory Affairs Committee   
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons  Grants Committee    
The Society for Investigative Dermatology     

Research/Clinical Interest
Characterization of adipose Derived Effector Cells
reepitheliazation, skin grafts, wound healing, minimally invasive surgery, laser surgery,fat transplantation.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Strickland L and Collawn S (2015). Steroid Atrophy Scarring Treated with Fat Grafting in a Patient with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Case Report. Accepted June 26, 2015. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy   
Collawn SS. Fraxel skin resurfacing. Ann Plast Surg. 2007 Mar;58(3):237-40.  17471124 
Collawn SS. Skin tightening with fractional lasers, radiofrequency, Smartlipo.Ann Plast Surg. 2010 May;64(5):526-9. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3181bffcc  20354432 
Collawn SS. Smartlipo MPX™ sculpting of the body and face. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2011 Aug;13(4):172-5. doi: 10.3109/14764172.2011.586426. Epub 2011 Jun 30.Review.  21718186 
Collawn SS, Banerjee NS, de la Torre J, Vasconez L, Chow LT. Adipose-derived stromal cells accelerate wound healing in an organotypic raft culture model. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 May;68(5):501-4. doi:10.1097/SAP.0b013e31823b69fc. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3477580  22510896 
Martin MS, Collawn SS. Combination treatment of CO2 fractional laser, pulsed dye laser, and triamcinolone acetonide injection for refractory keloid scars on the upper back. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2013 Jun;15(3):166-70. doi:10.3109/14764172.2013.780448. Epub 2013 Apr 29.


reepitheliazation, skin grafts, wound healing, minimally invasive surgery, laser surgery,fat transplantation. female surgeon