Sunil Tholpady, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Medical School: University of Virginia Health Sciences Center

Residency: University of Virginia Health Sciences Center



IU Health Physicians


IU Health Methodist/IU Health University
IU Health North
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Location Information

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

705 Riley Hospital Dr., Ste 2514

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Clinical Interests


Accepting New Patients

Schedule an Appointment  Clinical Trials

Research Interests:  Wound Healing Research

  1. Tholpady SS, Schlosser R, Spotnitz W, Ogle RC, Lindsey WH. Repair of an Osseous Facial Critical Size Defect Using Augmented Fibrin. Larynogoscope 109: 1585-1588, 1999.
  2. Tholpady SS, Katz AJ, Ogle RC. Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Rat Visceral Fat Exhibit Multipotential Differentiation In Vitro. Anatomical Record 272A(1): 398-402, 2003.
  3. MacRae JW, Tholpady SS, Katz AJ, Gampper TG, Drake DB, Ogle RC, Morgan RF. Human Adipocyte Viability Testing: A New Assay. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 23(4): 265-9, 2003.
  4. Ogle RC, Tholpady SS, McGlynn KA, and Ogle RA. Regulation of Cranial Suture Morphogenesis. Cells, Tissues and Organs 176(1-3):54-66, 2004.
  5. Tholpady SS, Abdelaal MM, Dufresne C, Lin KY, Morgan RF, Ogle RC. Aberrant Bony Vasculature Associated with Activating FGFR Mutations Accompanying Crouzon Syndrome. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 15(3): 431-5, 2004.
  6. MacRae JW, Tholpady SS, Ogle RC, Morgan RF. Ex Vivo Fat Graft Preservation: Effects and Implications of Cryopreservation. Annals of Plastic Surgery 52(3): 281-2, 2004.
  7. Abdelaal M, Tholpady SS, Lin KY, Morgan RF, Helm G,and Ogle RC. BMP-9-Transduced Prefabricated Muscular Flaps for the Treatment of Bony Defects. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 15(5):736-41, 2004.
  8. Katz AJ, Tholpady A, Tholpady SS, Shang H, Ogle RC. Cell Surface and Transcriptional Characterization of Human Adipose-Derived Adherent Stromal (hADAS) cells. Stem Cells 23(3):412-423, 2005.
  9. Tholpady SS, Aojanepong C, Llull R, Jeong JH, Mason AC, Futrell JW, Ogle RC, Katz AJ. The Cellular Plasticity of Human Adipocytes. Annals of Plastic Surgery 54(6): 651-656, 2005.
  10. Tholpady SS, Llull R, Ogle RC, Rubin JP, Futrell JW, Katz AJ. Adipose Tissue: Stem Cells and Beyond. Clinics in Plastic Surgery 33(1): 55-62, 2006.
  11. Tholpady SS, Freyman TF, Chachra D, Ogle RC. Tensional Forces Influence Gene Expression and Suture State in Cranial Sutures. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 120(3):601-11, 2007.
  12. Gagan JR, Tholpady SS, Ogle RC. Cellular Dynamics and Tissue Interactions of the Dura Mater During Head Development. Birth Defects Research C Embryo Today 81(4):297-304, 2007.
  13. Petrie C, Tholpady S, Ogle R, Botchwey E. Proliferative Capacity and Osteogenic Potential of Novel Dura Mater Stem Cells on Poly-Lactic-co-Glycolic Acid. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A 85(1):61-71, 2008.
  14. Petrie Aronin CE, Cooper JA, Sefcik LS, Tholpady SS, Ogle RC, Botchwey EA. Osteogenic Differentiation of Dura Mater Stem Cells Cultured In Vitro on 3D Porous Scaffolds of Poly(epsiloncaprolactone) Fabricated Via Co-Extrusion and Gas Foaming. Acta Biomaterialia 4(5):1187-97, 2008.
  15. Petrie Aronin CE, Sadik KW, Lay AL, Rion DB, Tholpady SS, Ogle RC, Botchwey EA. Comparative Effects of Scaffold Pore Size, Pore Volume, and Total Void Volume on Cranial Bone Healing Patterns Using Microsphere-Based Scaffolds. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A89(3):632-41, 2009.
  16. Tholpady SS, Ogle RC, Katz AJ. Adipose Stem Cells and Solid Organ Transplantation. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation 14(1):51-5, 2009.
  17. Tholpady SS, Sifri CD, Sawyer RG, Hazen KC, Pruett TL, Bonatti H. Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides blood stream infection following liver transplantation. Ann Transplant 15(1):61-6, 2010.
  18. Aronin CE, Sefcik LS, Tholpady SS, Tholpady A, Sadik KW, Macdonald TL, Peirce SM, Wamhoff BR, Lynch KR, Ogle RC, Botchwey EA. FTY720 Promotes Local Microvascular Network Formation and Regeneration of Cranial Bone Defects. Tissue Eng Part A 16(6):1801-9, 2010.
  19. Stephan SJ, Tholpady SS, Gross B, Petrie-Aronin CE, Botchway EA, Nair LS, Ogle RC, Park SS. Injectable Tissue-Engineered Bone Repair of a Rat Calvarial Defect. Laryngoscope 120(5):895-901, 2010.
  20. Tholpady SS and Ogle RC. Expression of Transforming Growth Factor-β Responsive Smads in Cranial Suture Development and Closure. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 22(1): 324-328, 2011.
  21. Huang C, Das A, Barker D, Tholpady S, Wang T, Cui Q, Ogle R, Botchwey E. Local Delivery of FTY720 Accelerates Cranial Allograft Incorporation and Bone Formation. Cell Tissue Res. 2011.
  22. Neal RA, Tholpady SS, Foley PL, Swami N, Ogle RC, Botchwey EA. Alignment and composition of laminin-polycaprolactone nanofiber blends enhance peripheral nerve regeneration. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2011.

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