Dr. Korman has been involved in research, teaching and innovation for 26 years. His research has ranged from the study of force on skin to most recently the effect of scar modulation and improvements for surgical results. His most recent paper was published together with other Stanford researchers in 2012 in the Annals of Surgery. Dr. Korman was the primary investigator for the human trials for the studies that culminated in the publication. Dr. Korman is also the inventor of several medical devices and has obtained multiple patents. He has most recently invented a device that shortens the time for tissue expansion for many weeks and months to only a week in many cases. It is designed to make breast reconstruction after cancer a much gentler and quick approach in the near future. Dr. Korman continues to teach at Stanford in his capacity as Clinical Professor of Surgery–Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (affiliated).