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Monozygotic Twins, the Mirror Phenomenon, and a Need to Quantify Anatomic Discovery


Oct 2, 2017 - 1:50pm to 2:55pm


Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 106


David Teplica, M.D., M.F.A.
Attending Surgeon, Section of Plastic Surgery, Saint Joseph Hospital
Clinical Associate, University of Chicago, Section of Plastic Surgery
Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction


David Teplica MD, MFA is dually trained in Medicine and the Arts and has created a career that employs visual tools for anatomic discovery. Using digital photographic techniques and an identical twin research model—and with clinical insights from his busy plastic surgical practice—Teplica and his Chicago-based research group have made some significant discoveries regarding anatomic predetermination, the anatomy of gender, and the spatial orientation of some disease processes. Pattern recognition, digital subtraction techniques, and topographic mapping of body form have helped answer long-standing medical and social questions, but analytic techniques are now needed to quantify and validate findings.

Event Type: 

Department of Applied Mathematics - Discrete Applied Math Other, Seminar