Isaac L. Wornom, III, M.D., F.A.C.S.

wornomIsaac L. Wornom, III, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Isaac L. Wornom III has been a plastic surgeon in Richmond for 25 years. He has been listed as one of Richmond’s “Top Docs” in plastic surgery by Richmond Magazine since these ratings were created over 10 years ago. He is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a past-president of the Richmond Academy of Medicine, the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association and the Virginia Society of Plastic Surgery.

His practice is focused on cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body, reconstructive breast surgery, and the treatment of skin cancer. In addition, he has been one of the primary plastic surgeons for children in Richmond since his arrival here in 1989. He has extensive experience in treatment of cleft lip and palate, congenital moles, and vascular malformations in children. His interest in helping children extends to Honduras where he travels yearly on mission trips to provide plastic surgery care for kids there.

Outside of work, he and his wife Susan have three successful grown children and are active members of Second Baptist Church where he has taught youth Sunday school for 24 years. He stays active swimming regularly, playing golf, and caring for his yard. Like all of the surgeons at Richmond Plastic Surgeons, he prides himself on giving individualized, personal care.

Educational Background

  • Fellowship
    • Emory University, Plastic Surgery
    • University of Pennsylvania / Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
  • Residency
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham, General Surgery
  • Medical School
    • M.D. University of Virginia
      • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Undergraduate
    • Washington & Lee University, B.A. in English, summa cum laude
      • All-American, Men’s Swimming
      • Phi Beta Kappa
      • Omicron Delta Kappa

Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association (President 2010)
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Craniofacial Surgery
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine (past-president)
  • Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons (past-president)
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • The Jurkiewicz Society

Church

  • Second Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia
  • High School Sunday School teacher

Invited Presentations

  • “A Woman’s Quest For a Life Well  Lived: How Plastic Surgery Can Help.” Presented at A Woman’s Quest Wellnes Symposium at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg Va in October 2013
  • “Breast Reconstruction: Old Techniques, New Ideas,” and “Abdominoplasty after Massive Weight Loss.” North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgery, Kiawah Island, SC, October 2009.
  • Program Chairman, Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.
  • Invited speaker, “Lobbying the General Assembly.” Medical Alumni Society of the University of Virginia, The Homestead, VA, 2007.
  • Program Chairman, “The Burden of Care.” Pre-conference Symposium of the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association, Asheville, NC, 2003.
  • “Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery of the Face.” October, 2002.
  • Richmond Dental Club. “Reconstruction of the Face.” September, 2000.
  • Grand Rounds, Virginia Heart Institute. “Surgical Dermatology.” November, 1999.
  • General Surgery Grand Rounds, East Tennessee School of Medicine. “Reconstruction of the Face.” October, 1999.
  • Faculty Member, Norfolk Flap Dissection Workshop, John McGraw, M.D. and P.G. Arnold, M.D. (Chairmen), 1994 and 1995.

Book Chapters

  • Wornom IL III, Challenges in Cleft Care in Underdeveloped Countries. In: Berkowitz, S, ed.  Cleft Lip and Palate, Diagnosis and Management, Heidelberg, Springer, 2013.
  • Cohen IK, Diegelmann RF, Yager DR, Wornom IL III, Crossland MC. Wound care and wound healing. In: Schwartz SI, ed. Principles of Surgery, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 1999.
  • Wornom IL III, Buchman SR. Biochemical and Clinical Aspects. In: Cohen IK, Diegelmann RF, Lindblad WJ, eds. Bone and Cartilaginous Tissue in Wound Healing. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co.; 1992.
  • Baird WL, Wornom IL III, Jurkiewicz MJ. Maxillofacial trauma. In: Jurkiewicz MJ, Krizek TJ, Mathes SJ, Ariyan S., eds. Plastic Surgery, Principles and Practice. St. Louis, MO: Mosby; 1990.
  • Wornom IL III. Surgical intervention: Grafts and flaps in chronic wound care. In: Krasner D, ed. A Clinical Source Book for Health Care Professionals. King of Prussia, PA: Health Management Publications; 1990.

Publications

  • Sabry MZ, Wornom IL III, Ward JD. The outcome of cranial vault reshaping. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 47(2):119-25, August 2001.
  • Wornom IL III, Dinardo LJ, Neifeld J. Reconstruction after mandibulectomy: an analysis of functional outcome. Accepted for publication in The Plastic Surgery Forum, October 1999.
  • Wornom IL III. Book Review of Clinical Dermatology: A Color Guide to Diagnosis and Therapy. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 102(6):2271-2, 1998.
  • Wornom IL III. Discussion of advantages and limitations of the fibular flap in mandibular reconstruction. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 55:448-9, 1997.
  • Wornom IL III, Maragh H, Pozez A, Guerraty AJ. Use of the omentum in the management of sternal wound infection after cardiac transplantation. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 95:697-702, 1995.
  • Buchman S, Bartlett SP, Wornom IL III, Whitaker LA. The role of pressure on the regulation of craniofacial growth. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 5:2-10, 1994.
  • Coppage L, Jolles H, Wornom IL III. Computed tomography findings in patients who have undergone muscle flap and omental transposition procedures in the treatment of post-sternotomy mediastinitis. Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 9:14-22, 1994.
  • Chen Y, Wornom IL III, Whitaker LA. Intraosseous vascular malformations of the orbit. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 87:946-9, 1991.
  • Wornom IL III, Neifeld JP, Mehrhof AI, Young HF, Chinccilli VM. Closure of craniofacial defects after cancer resection. American Journal of Surgery. 62:408-11, 1991.
  • Wornom IL III, Ning JT. The effects of a single intraoperative immersion in various chemical agents and electromagnetic field exposure on onlay bone grafts to the facial skeleton. Surgical Forum, Vol. XLIII:605-6, 1991.
  • Wornom IL III, Toennies K, Buchman S, Bartlett SP, Whitaker LA. Quantitative assessment of bone graft survival with 3D CT scanning. Craniofacial Surgery: Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress of the International Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Edited by Ernesto Caroni:61-5, 1991.
  • Bartlett SP, Wornom IL III, Whitaker LA. Evaluation of the facial skeletal aesthetics and surgical planning. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 18:1-9, 1991.
  • Wornom IL III. Lip cancer. Post Graduate General Surgery. 2:223-6, 1990.
  • Soberman MS, Wornom IL III, Justice A, Coleman JJ, Austin G, Alazraki N, Sink JD. Latissimus dorsi dynamic cardiomyoplasty of the right ventricle: potential for use as a partial myocardial substitute. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 99:817-27, 1990.
  • Toennies KK, Udupa JK, Herman GT, Wornom IL III, Buchman SR. Registration of 3D objects and surfaces. Computer Graphics and Applications. 10:52-62, 1990.
  • Buchman SR, Wornom IL III, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP. Experimental studies on the regulation of craniofacial growth. Surgical Forum, Vol. XL:606-8, 1989.
  • Rosen HM, Wornom IL III. Definitive surgical correction of the short face syndrome. The Plastic Surgical Forum. 12:88-9, 1989.
  • Buchman SR, Wornom IL III, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP. Controlling the functional matrix: regulating craniofacial growth with tissue expanders. The Plastic Surgical Forum. 12:88-9, 1989.
  • Cierny G, Wornom IL III, Nahai F. Reconstruction of difficult wounds of the lower extremity. Problems in General Surgery. 6:699-712, 1989.
  • Baird W, Wornom IL III, Culbertson J. The modified radial forearm flap for forehead reconstruction. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 4:363-7, 1988.
  • Wornom IL III, Soong SJ, Smith JW, McElvein R, Urist MM, Balch CM. Surgery as palliative treatment for distant metastases of melanoma. Annals of Surgery. 204:181-5, 1986.
  • Carlson D, Wornom IL III, Aldrete JC. Abdominal wound closure. Alabama Journal of the Medical Sciences. 21:49-53, 1984.

Abstracts

  • Wornom IL III, Adams JS, Dinardo LJ III. Radiation induced angiosarcoma of the orbit. Presented at the annual meeting of the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgeons, May 2001.
  • Wornom IL III, Ward JW, Smith A. A unique program for providing craniofacial care to children from the third world. Presented at the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2000.
  • Wornom IL III, Ward JW. The outcome of cranial vault reshaping. Presented at the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1997.
  • Wornom IL III, Diana M., Bandak AZ, Dinardo LJ, Neifeld JP. Reconstruction of parasymphyseal mandibular defects. Presented at the Virginia Surgical Society, Williamsburg, Virginia May 1995.
  • Wornom IL III. Reconstruction of a large skull defect in a three-year-old with split cranial bone graft. Presented at the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, Tampa, Florida, April 1994.
  • Wornom IL III, Ning JT. The early effects of a single intraoperative immersion in beta glycerol phosphate and electromagnetic field exposure on onlay bone grafts to the facial skeleton. Presented at the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association, Toronto, May 1994.
  • Giacobbe A, Wornom IL III. An anatomic study and a clinical review of the vascularized pericranial flap. Presented at the Southeastern Society
  • of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Hilton Head, South Carolina, June 1993.
  • Wornom IL III, Trivelpiece RM, Holloway KL. Acquired velopharyngeal incompetence following transoral cervical decompression. Management with the orticochea pharyngoplasty. Presented at the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 1993.
  • Wornom IL III, Ning JT. The effects of a single intraoperative immersion in various chemical agents and electromagnetic field exposure on onlay bone grafts to the facial skeleton. Presented at the International Symposium on Craniofacial Surgery, Chicago 1992.
  • Wornom IL III, Ning JT. The effects of a single intraoperative immersion in various chemical agents and electromagnetic field exposure on onlay bone grafts to the facial skeleton. Presented at the Surgical Forum of the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, October 1991.
  • Wornom IL III, Gonzales S, Pozez A. Facial reconstruction after treatment of mucormycosis: The combined use of bone grafts and free tissue transfer. Presented at the International Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 1991.
  • Wornom IL III, Neifeld, JP, Mehrhof AI, Young HF, Chinchilli, VM. Closure of craniofacial defects after cancer resection. Presented at Society of Head and Neck Surgeons, Maui, Hawaii, May 1991.
  • Buchman SR, Wornom IL III, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP. Use of frozen membranous allografts in cranioorbital reconstruction. First place in Robert Ivy Society Resident Program, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 1990. Presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Newport, Rhode Island, October 1989.
  • Rosen HM, Wornom IL III. Definitive surgical correction of the short face syndrome. Presented at the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, San Francisco, October, 1989.
  • Buchman S, Wornom IL III, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP. Experimental studies of the regulation of craniofacial growth. First place in the Robert Ivy Society Resident Program, Hershey, Pennsylvania, March 1989. Presented at the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1989, and American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Francisco, October 1989.
  • Wornom IL III, Toennies K, Buchman S, Bartlett SP, Whitaker LA. Quantitative assessment of bone graft survival with 3-D CT scanning. Second Place in Robert Ivy Society Resident Program, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 1989. Presented at the 2nd International Congress of Craniofacial Surgery, Florence, Italy, June 1989.
  • Alazraki NP, Soberman MS, Wornom IL III, Coleman JJ III and Sink JD. Radionuclide gated blood pool and Te-99 RP-30 imaging in latissimus dorsi dynamic cardiomyoplasty of the right ventricle in a canine model. Presented at the 74th Scientific Assembly of the Radiological Society of America.
  • Soberman MS, Wornom IL III, Coleman JJ III, Sink JD. Effect of varying stimulation parameters in Latissimus dorsi dynamic cardiomyoplasty. Presented at the First Purdue Conference on Cardiac Assistance with Skeletal Muscle. October 15-26, 1988.
  • Soberman MS, Wornom IL III, Simm PA, Coleman JJ III, Sink JD. Latissimus dorsi dynamic cardiomyoplasty of the right ventricle. Presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Transformed Skeletal Muscle for Cardiac Assist and Repair.
  • Wornom IL III, Soberman M, Sink JD, Coleman JJ III. Latissimus dorsi dynamic cardiomyoplasty in a canine model. Presented at the Plastic Surgery Research Council, San Francisco, California, May 1988.
  • Wornom IL III, Hester TR, Jurkiewicz MJ, Eros T. Further thoughts on total reconstruction of the “end-stage” cleft lip and palate deformity. Presented at the American Cleft Palate Association, Williamsburg, Virginia, April 1988.
  • Wornom IL III, Zubowicz VN. Trismus in infancy. Poster presentation at the American Cleft Palate Association, San Antonio, Texas, March 1987.

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