Research & Publications
Dr. James Clune is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Clune specializes in reconstruction of melanoma and sarcoma defects of the face/scalp, and procedures that treat tumors of the upper extremity, brachial plexus tumors, brachial plexus reconstruction, pediatric hand anomalies, peripheral nerves. Research interests include targeted muscle reinnervation after tumor extirpation or amputation and isolated limb perfusion of the extremities for soft tissue tumors
Dr. Clune graduated from Wesleyan University and attained his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He then completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston in craniofacial reconstruction. His specialty training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery was completed at Yale with a special research focus in melanoma, followed by a fellowship in upper extremity surgery at the University of California and Shriners Hospital for Children Los Angeles with Dr. Neil Ford Jones where he focused on reconstruction of the upper extremity, soft tissue tumors of the extremities and peripheral nerve and brachial plexus reconstruction.
After completion of fellowship in California additional training was completed in Madrid, Spain in adult and pediatric brachial plexus reconstruction at the Hospital Universitario La Paz with Dr. Aleksandar Lovic and reconstructive microsurgery in Santander, Spain with Dr. Francisco Pinal.
Education & Training
- MDGeorge Washington School of Medicine (2008)
- BAWesleyan University (1999)
- Fellowship Upper Extremity ReconstructionShriners Hospital for Children/University of California
- Resident Plastic SurgeryYale New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine
- Post-Doctoral FellowChildren's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
- Board CertificationAB of Plastic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand (Plastic Surgery) (2018)
- Board CertificationAB of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery (2017)