Physician Assistant, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
As a certified physician assistant in Winthrop-University Hospital’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ms. Jackson assists Dr. Thomas Davenport and other plastic and reconstructive surgeons in treating patients at the Winthrop Wound Healing Center who require reconstructive surgery as part of their wound care—a role that includes consulting with patients prior to surgery, assisting during surgical procedures, and rounding on patients post-operatively. Surgical procedures she is involved in include skin grafts (in which skin taken from elsewhere on the patient is transplanted to help close a wound that has healed significantly, but requires surgical intervention to complete the healing process), fat grafts (an innovative therapy for deep wounds, in which fatty tissue containing stem cells is transplanted into the wound from another part of the patient’s body), and skin flap surgery, a procedure used for wounds to large to be closed with a skin graft, in which living tissue with an active blood supply is reconfigured to cover the wound.
Jenny graduated from the Physician Assistant program at the New York Institute of Technology in 2006. She went on to work for three years as a PA in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Jacoby Hospital in the Bronx before coming to Winthrop-University Hospital. At Winthrop, she worked for a year as a PA in the Division of Wound Healing before moving to the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, where she is able to combine her expertise in both wound healing and reconstructive surgery in caring for patients with chronic wounds.