Lebenslauf

Qualifikationen

1998-2003

Medizinstudium; Approbation verliehen am 20.06.2003, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Irland.

2007

Membership am Royal College of Surgeons, The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Irland.

2009

Fellowship am Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Toronto, Post Graduate Medical Education, Toronto, Kanada.

2010

Experimentelle Dissertation mit Verleihung der Doktorwürde, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Irland.

2011

Facharzttitel in Plastischer und Ästhetischer Chirurgie, Landesärztekammer Niedersachsen, Hannover.

2015

Awarded Fellowship des Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Chang Gung Memorial University Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan.

“Fellowships” als Fachärztin

2012

Fellowship in mikrochirurgischer Lymphknotentransplantation. Prof. van Landuyt, University Hospital Gent, Aalsters Stedelijk Ziekenhuis, Gent, Belgien.

2012

Supermikrochirurgie Fellowship. Prof. Koshima, University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokio, Japan.

2014-2015

Clinical Fellowship in rekonstruktiver Mikrochirurgie von Kopf, Hals, Brust und Lymphödemen. Prof. Fu Chang Wei, Chang Gung Memorial University Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan.

2015

Supermicrosurgery of the Lymphatic System Visiting Fellowship. Prof. Koshima, University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokio, Japan.

Auszeichnungen und Preise

2006

Awarded Research Fellowship Funding Grant der Henrietta Breast Cancer Foundation für 2 Jahre. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, Ontario, Kanada.

2007

Research Grant Award des Canadian Institute of Health Research for the grant proposal titled “Investigation of Lymph Node Transplantation as Therapy for Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema”, Toronto, Ontario, Kanada.

2008

Clinical Fellowship Award der Wolfgang-Müller-Osten-Stiftung, Berufsverband der Deutschen Chirurgen (BDC), Berlin.

2008

Auszeichnung für die beste Präsentation: “Metastasis/Novel treatments/Predictive and Prognostic Factors”, The Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance, Vancouver, BC, Kanada.

2008

Auszeichnung für die beste Podiumspräsentation für Mikrochirurgie beim Jahrestreffen der Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery (CSPS) 2008, St. John’s, Neufundland, Kanada.

2009

Preis für das beste klinische Tutoring von Medizinstudenten, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Trinity College, Dublin, Irland.

2010

New York Academy of Medicine “Lewis Rudin Award” für den preisgekrönten Fachartikel: “Identification of lymphatics in the ciliary body of the human eye: a novel “uveolymphatic” outflow pathway”, New York, New York, USA.

2011

Preis der “Heidenreich von Siebold Stiftung” für zwei Jahre, zur Erforschung des Themas: “Investigation of Microsurgical Techniques as Therapy for Post-Surgical Lymphedema”, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen.

Weitere Errungenschaften

Eingeladene Gastrednerin

2008

Eingeladene Hauptrednerin zu dem Thema “Investigation of Lymph Node Transplantation”, Lymphedema Education and Awareness Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Kanada.

2011

“Microsurgical Autotransplantation of Lymph nodes as Treatment for Experimental Lymphedema”, 35. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Lymphologie, Göttingen.

2012

“How to build an Experimental Animal Model for lymphatic Research: Lymphangiogenesis after Lymph Node Transfer”, 2nd Supermicrosurgery European Conference, Barcelona, Spanien.

2014

“Physiology of the Lymphatic System: Lymphangiogenesis following Microsurgical Lymph Node Transfer”, The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), Kauai, Hawaii, USA.

Aktive Mitgestaltung von Kongressen

2011

Session Co-Chair, “Social and Research Aspect of Lymphedema related illness”, 35. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Lymphologie, Göttingen.

2012

Faculty Member der 2nd Supermicrosurgery European Conference: “In Search of the Ideal Surgical Treatment for Lymphedema”, Barcelona, Spanien.

Tätigkeit als Reviewer/Gutachter

2007-2008

Reviewer von Grant applications des Student Summer Research Program. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, Ontario, Kanada.

2011

Gutachter von Forschungsanträgen bei der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Berlin.

Wissenschaftliche Präsentationen

Audit of Hand Injuries in Labor workers. The Irish Association of Plastic Surgery (IAPS) Annual Meeting, Cork, Irland, Mai 2006.

Quantification of Lymphatic Function Following Lymphatic Vessel Injury or Lymph Node Excision. The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) 61st Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta, Kanada, Mai 2007.

Microsurgical Autotransplantation of Lymph Nodes and the Prevention of Experimental Lymphedema. The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) 62nd Annual Meeting, John’s, Neufundland, Kanada, Juni 2008.

Experimental Treatment of Post-Surgical Lymphedema with Autologous Lymph Node Transplantation. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (DGC), München, April 2009.

The Use of Biosynthetic skin substitute (Biobrane) in the Treatment of Exfoliative Skin Disorders. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (DGC), München, April 2009.

Treatment of Secondary Lymphedemas by Microsurgical Lymph Vessel Transplantation: A Review of 14 Cases. The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) 64th Annual Meeting, Halifax, Neuschottland, Kanada, Juni 2010.

Surgical Treatment of Secondary Lymphedemas by Microsurgical Lymph Vessel Transplantation. 23rd International Congress of Lymphology, Malmö, Schweden, September 2011.

Treatment of Secondary Lymphedemas by Microsurgical Lymph Node Autotransplantation. 23rd International Congress of Lymphology, Malmö, Schweden, September 2011.

Microsurgical Transplantation of Autologous Lymph Vessels in Sheep as Treatment for Secondary Lymphedema. 16th World Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS), Vancouver, BC, Kanada, Mai 2011.

How to Build an Experimental Animal Model for lymphatic Research: Lymphangiogenesis after Lymph Node Transfer. 2nd European Conference on Supermicrosurgery, Barcelona, Spanien, März 2012.

Physiology of the Lymphatic System: Lymphangiogenesis Following Microsurgical Lymph Node Transfer. The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM). Kauai, Hawaii, USA, Januar 2014.

A Novel Microsurgical Concept for the Treatment of Bilateral Lower Extremity Lymphedema. The 7th European Plastic Surgery Research Council (EPSRC). Hamburg, August 2015.

A Selective Microsurgical Approach for Treating Bilateral Lower Extremity Lymphedema. The American Society for Plastic Surgery (ASPS), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Oktober 2015.

Wissenschaftliche Publikationen

(unter dem Mädchenamen „Tobbia”)

Tobbia D, Semple JL, Johnston M: Quantification of Lymphatic Function Following Lymphatic Vessel Injury or Lymph Node Excision – The Development of a Lymphedema Model in Sheep. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2007: 15 (2): pp111.

Tobbia D, Semple JL, Johnston M: Microsurgical Autotransplantation of Lymph Nodes and the Prevention of Experimental Lymphedema. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2008: 16 (2): p130.

Tobbia D, Semple J, Baker A, Dumont D, Semple A, Johnston M: Lymphedema

Development and Lymphatic Function Following Lymph Node Excision in Sheep. Journal of Vascular Research 2009: 46: P426-434.

Sattler T, Tobbia D, O’Shaughnessy M:

Injuries in Foreign Labour Workers in an Irish University Hospital. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2009: 17 (1): 22-24.

Tobbia D, Semple J, Baker A, Dumont D, Semple A, Johnston M:

Experimental Assessment of Autologous Lymph Node Transplantation as Treatment of Post-Surgical Lymphedema. Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: 2009: 124 (3) p 777-786.

Yücel YH, Johnston MG, Ly T, Patel M, Drake B, Gümüş E, Fraenkl SA,

Moore S, Tobbia D, Armstrong D, Horvath E, Gupta N:

Identification of lymphatics in the ciliary body of the human eye: a novel “uveolymphatic” outflow pathway. Canadian Journal of Opthalmology 2010: 45 (2): 115-117.

Baker A, Kim H, Semple JL, Dumont D, Shoichet M, Tobbia D, Johnston M: Experimental assessment of pro-lymphangiogenic growth factors in the treatment of post-surgical lymphedema following lymphadenectomy. Breast Cancer Research 2010: 12 (5): R70.

Felmerer G, Sattler T, Lohrmann C, Tobbia D: Treatment of Secondary Lymphedemas by Microsurgical Lymph Vessel Transplantation; The Journal of Microsurgery: 2011: November 24th.

Tobbia D, Sattler T, Felmerer G: Microsurgical Transplantation of Autologus Lymph Vessels in Sheep as Treatment for Secondary Lymphedema. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2011: Vol 19, Supp A.

Felmerer G, Karcz W, Föeldi E, Tobbia D: Integrated concept of Treatment for reduction of Morbidity after resection of panniculus morbidus associated with lymphedema: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery 2012: 46 (3-4).

Buchbeiträge

Cheng MH, Tobbia D: Vascularized groin lymph node flap transfer for postmastectomy upper limb lymphedema. Grabb’s Encyclopedia of Flaps, Fourth Edition.

Tobbia D, Tsao Ck: Pharyngoesophageal Reconstruction. Clinics in Plastic Surgery: The Resection and Reconstruction of Head and Neck Cancers.