Dr. Alexander Slocum

Dr. Alexander Slocum is joining Atlantic Plastic Surgery after having completed the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee. As a New Hampshire Native, he is excited to start practice in Portsmouth and become a part of the Seacoast community.


Dr. Slocum and his family

Dr. Slocum earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he created several new medical devices before moving to West Virginia to attend medical school at Marshall University (with his wife, who is also a physician). After earning his Medical Doctorate (MD), he returned to Boston to begin his surgical training at Harvard Medical School, completing an internship in General Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Slocum was then offered a position in the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency at MCW.

While in training, Dr. Slocum completed over 1,700 distinct cases; of his time in Milwaukee he says, “The faculty at MCW hold the residents to a very high standard”. In his final year he served as Chief Resident and regularly saw patients in the Chief Resident’s Aesthetic Clinic. Dr. Slocum’s surgical expertise is the result of rigorous training covering the depth and breadth of Plastic Surgery, including Aesthetics, Breast Reconstruction, Facial Trauma, Hand Surgery, and reconstruction of various soft tissue defects.


Dr. Slocum performing surgery at Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center

Surgical Training

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Integrated), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Internship (General Surgery), Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Education

  • M.D., Marshall University
  • Ph.D., MIT (Mechanical Engineering)
  • B.S., M.S., – MIT (Mechanical Engineering)

Academic Fellowships

  • CIMIT/MIT Medical Engineering Fellow (full support of PhD research)
    Center for the Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (Boston, MA)

Awards

  • Marshall University School of Medicine
    • 6 academic commendations
    • Multiple community service awards
  • MIT
    • Two-time Carl G. Sontheimer Prize winner (for undergraduate research)
    • DeFlorez Design Award
    • Departmental Service Award
    • Top Presenter at the 2009 ASME Medical Devices Conference in Minneapolis, MN
    • Eagle Scout (Daniel Webster Council, NH)

Patents & Regulatory

  • AH Slocum Jr, AT Paxson, JD Smith, DH Goodman, KK Varanasi, “Orthopaedic Joints Providing Enhanced Lubricity”. U.S. Patent #9,585,757
  • JE Spiegel, AH Slocum, A Watral, SC Duffley, AH Slocum Jr, “Pressure Measuring Syringe”, US Patent #8,707,789
  • AH Slocum Sr, AH Slocum Jr, “Rolling diaphragm pressure sensor”. US Patent #8,397,577
  • AH Slocum, AH Slocum Jr, “Tapered Spiral Bellows Pressure Sensor”, US Patent #8,881,594
  • AH Slocum Jr, SE Jones, R Gupta, AH Slocum Sr, Method and Apparatus for Characterizing the Temporal Resolution of an Imaging Device. U.S. Patent #7,863,897
  • DW Van Citters, AH Slocum Jr, SD Reinitz, “Device for Enabling Placement of Intra-Osseous Infusion Tools in the Upper Extremity”; U.S. Patent Pending
  • AH Slocum Jr., D. Goodman, M. Eilenberg, J. Titarelli, L. Meyer, “Rolling-Contact Knee Prosthesis”. Patent Pending
  • FDA EUA
    • 513(g) Certification
    • 510(k)

Grand Rounds & Lectures

  • “Breast Augmentation: Technology and Clinical Practice”, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, 4/22/2021
  • “Management of Ballistic Injuries to the Face”, Inter-departmental Facial Trauma Conference, 5/8/2020
  • “Chest Wall Reconstruction”, Plastic Surgery Grand Grounds, 2/6/2020
  • “Congenital Anomalies: Clefts and Craniofacial Conditions”, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, 11/1/2018, MCW
  • “Medical Device Innovation – ‘So You Have an Idea…’”, Pediatric Device Innovation Meeting, 9/19/2018; Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • “Small Bone Fractures of the Upper Extremity”, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, 9/19/2018, MCW
  • “Upper Extremity Vascular Disorders & Compartment Syndrome”, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, 5/23/2018, MCW
  • “Ultrasonic Wound Debridement”, Research Conference, 3/30/2018; Department of Plastic Surgery, MCW
  • “Scalp and Forehead Reconstruction”, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, 1/4/2018, MCW
  • “Evaluation of Successful Placement of an Intraosseous Catheter using an External Placement Guide”, Research Conference, 5/17/2016; Trauma Service, Department Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Kwon AH, Slocum Jr AH, Varelmann D, Nabdzyk CSG, “Rapidly scalable mechanical ventilator for the COVID-19 pandemic”, Intensive Care Medicine (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-020-06113-3.
  • Slocum Jr AH, Reinitz, S. D., Jariwala, S. H., Van Citters, D. W., “Design, Development, and Validation of an intraosseous needle placement guide”. Accepted for Publication, ASME Journal of Medical Devices, July 2017.
  • Slocum Jr AH, Cervantes, T. M., Seldin, E. B., Varanasi, K. K., “Analysis and Design of Rolling-Contact Joints for Evaluating Bone Plate Performance”. Medical Engineering &; Physics, September 2012, Vol. 34:7, pp. 1009-18.
  • Slocum, Jr., A. H., Duffley, S. C., Moreu, J., Watral, A., Spiegel, J. E., Slocum, A. H., “Design, Manufacture, and Testing of the EasyCuff™ Pressure Measuring Syringe”, J Med Devices, September 2012, 6:3, pp. 031008-1-7.
  • A. H. Slocum, Jr., A. H. Slocum, J. E. Spiegel, “Design and In Vitro Testing of a Pressure-Sensing Syringe for Endotracheal Tube Cuffs” Anesth Analg May 2012 114(5):967-971.
  • Cervantes, T. M., Slocum, Jr., A. H., Seldin, E. B., “Design and Experimental Evaluation of Adjustable Bone Plates for Mandibular Fracture Fixation”. Journal of Biomechanics, January 2012, Vol 45:1, pp. 172-178.
  • Slocum, Jr., A. H., Culpepper, M. L., “Design of a Low-Cost, Precision Belt-Drive Machine for High-Throughput
    Nanomanufacturing”. Precision Engineering, January 2012, Vol. 36:1, pp. 55-69.
  • R. Ma, A. H. Slocum, Jr., E. Sung, M. L. Culpepper, J. F. Bean, “Torque Measurement with Compliant Mechanisms”. Accepted for publication in the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, September 26, 2011.
  • Slocum, Jr., A. H., Saha, S. K., Culpepper, M. L., “Metric Mapping: A New Method to Aid in the Design of Nanomanufacturing Systems”. International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 2011, Vol. 7:2, pp. 143-157.
  • E. Sung, A. H. Slocum, Jr., R. Ma, J. F. Bean, M. L. Culpepper, “Design of an Ankle Rehabilitation Device Using Compliant Mechanisms”. ASME Journal of Medical Devices, March 2011, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-7.
  • A. H. Slocum, Jr., W. R. Bosworth, A. Mazumdar, M. A. Saez, M. L. Culpepper, R. A. Levine, “Design of a Catheter-Based Device for Performing Percutaneous Chordal-Cutting Procedures”. ASME Journal of Medical Devices, June 2009, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 025001-1 – 025001-8.
  • A. H. Slocum, Jr., S. E. Jones, R. Gupta, “Design of a Calibration Phantom for Measuring the Temporal Resolution of a Tomographic Imaging Device”. ASME Journal of Medical Devices, September 2007, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 225-
    232.

Oral Presentations

  • Slocum Jr AH, Moore AV, Gray LN, “Inframammary fold vs. Periareolar incisions for augmentation mammoplasty”, virtual presentation during the Senior Residents Conference at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2021 (Virtual, pre-recorded).
  • Linehan AR, Slocum Jr, AH, Hettinger PC, “Surgical Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors: A 10 year Review”, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Lake Geneva, WI, May 3-5, 2019.
  • Barcikowski, J., Opalenik, C. S., Williams, C., Slocum, Jr., A. H., Ma, R., Bean, J. F., “Reliability and Validity of a New Device Measuring Ankle Strength and Power”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Las Vegas, NV, February 28 – March 3, 2012.
  • AH Slocum, Jr., A. T. Paxson, A.-T. Akono, E. Blough, K. K. Varanasi, “Nano-Structured Contoured Porous Coatings for Orthopaedic Implants”. Presented at the Fall 2011 meeting of the Material Research Society in Boston, MA, December 2nd , 2011.
  • A. H. Slocum, Jr., S. C. Duffley, J. Moreu, A. Watral, J. E. Spiegel, A. H. Slocum, “Design of a Pressure Measuring Syringe”, Presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference in Minneapolis, MN, April 13-15 2010.
  • Slocum, Jr., A. H. and Culpepper, M. L., “Design of a Precision Transfer Line for Dip-Pen Nanolithography”. 24th annual meeting of the American Society of Precision Engineers, October 4-9, 2009, Monterey, CA.
  • A. H. Slocum, Jr., W. R. Bosworth, A. Mazumdar, M. A. Saez, M. L. Culpepper, R. A. Levine, “Design of a Catheter-Based Device for Performing Percutaneous Chordal-Cutting Procedures”. ASME Design of Medical Devices Conference, April 13-16, 2009, Minneapolis, MN.
  • A. H. Slocum, Jr., S. E. Jones, R. Gupta, “Temporal Modulation Transfer Function: A New Method for Characterizing Temporal Resolution of a CT Scanner”. 93 rd Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, 11/27/07.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications

  • Linehan AR, Slocum AH, Lineberry KD, Schurman A, Hackbarth D, King D, Neilson JC, Logiudice JA, Matloub HS, Hettinger PC, “Surgical Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors: a 10 Year Review”, Accepted to the American Association of Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, January 8-11, 2020, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Carpenter NJ, Whitlock RH, Slocum Jr AH, Lineberry KD, Hoben GH, “Leech Therapy for Digital Replants and Revascularizations: Anticipating Transfusion needs”; Presented at the 74 th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Las Vegas, NV, September 5-7, 2019.
  • Slocum, Jr., A. H., El Khoury, J., Goodman, D. H., Varanasi, K. K., “Enhancing Orthopaedic Joint Lubrication Using Synovial Fluid Impregnated Super-Wetting Porous Coatings”. Poster Presentation at the 2014 Annual
    Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA, March 15-18, 2014.
  • Cervantes, T. M., Slocum, Jr., A. H., Gupta, R., Seldin, E. B., “In Vitro Tests Utilizing an Adjustable Bone Plate”. Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biomechanics, Omaha, NE, Sept 4-7, 2013.
  • Slocum, Jr., A. H., Herder, J. L.,, Varanasi, K. K., “Biomechanical Design of Rolling Contact Knee Joint Prostheses”. Presented at 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biomechanics, Gainesville, FL, August 15-18, 2012.
  • Cervantes, T. M., Slocum, Jr., A. H., Seldin, E. B., “Deterministic Adjustable Bone Plate Design”. Presented at the 2012 ASME Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 10-12, 2012.
  • A. H. Slocum, Jr., A. D. Jagannath, T. Waagen, A. K. Agnihotri, R. A. Levine, “A Pulsatile-Flow Model for Intra- Cardiac Surgical Device Development”. Presented at the 10th ASME Design of Medical Devices Conference in Minneapolis, MN, April 12th-14th, 2011.
  • Joan Spiegel, M.D., Alex Slocum, Jr., B.S., Alex Slocum, Sr., PhD. “Measuring Endotracheal-Tube Cuff Pressure: An Integrated, In-Line Pressure-Measuring Syringe”. Proceedings of the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Diego, California October 16-20, 2010.
  • S. K. Saha, C.M. DiBiasio, A. H. Slocum, Jr., A. Watral, and M.L. Culpepper, “Precision equipment and tools that enable practical probe-based nanomanufacturing”, 10th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology. Delft, Netherlands, June 2010.
  • R. Ma, A. H. Slocum, Jr., E. Sung, M. L. Culpepper, J. F. Bean, “Ankle-Rehabilitation via Compliant Mechanisms”, Presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference in Minneapolis, MN, April 13-15 2010.
  • A. H. Slocum, Jr., S. E. Jones, R. Gupta, “Design of a Calibration Phantom for Measuring the Temporal Resolution of a Tomographic Imaging Device”. Presented at Scientific Poster Session of the Design of Medical Devices
    Conference, April 15-17, 2008, Minneapolis, MN.
  • J. K. White, A. H. Slocum Jr., A. K. Agnihotri, D. F. Torchiana, “Direct Cardiac Compression Using Helical Bands” (video and manuscript). The Proceedings of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, 10th Anniversary Meeting, Rome, Italy, June 6-9, 2007.

Current Society Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Candidate for Membership
  • New Hampshire Medical Society, Active Member
  • New England Society of Plastic Surgeons, Pending

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