Plastic and Oral Surgery Research

The Department of Plastic Surgery has developed a comprehensive basic, translational, and clinical research program in the areas of cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, vascular anomalies, congenital hand defects, and adolescent breast issues. The department also has a separate research laboratory which focuses on cranioplasty, angiogenesis, and vaccum-assisted wound closure. While the research program is focused on developing new techniques and increasing the knowledge of conditions commonly encountered in the department, there is also a large focus on the clinical applicability of the research conducted. Our basic science questions are derived from clinical experience, and our aim is to translate the knowledge gained in the laboratory back to the clinic to improve patient care.

Latest Research in Plastic Surgery

Salim Afshar, DMD, MD
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Ingrid Ganske, MD 3-dimensional symmetry and outcomes in Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial animation, Craniofacial surgery 
Oren Ganor, MD
Reconstructive microsurgery, Romberg Disease, Soft tissue deficits, Breast surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate 
Cory M. Resnick, MD, DMD Congenital and acquired craniofacial anomalies, Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, Orthognathic surgery, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis and its effect on the temporomandibular joints, Maxillofacial pathology
Carolyn R. Rogers-Vizena, MD
Robin Sequence, Cleft lip and palate 
Arin K. Greene, MD, MMSc Vascular anomalies, Cranioplasty, Vacuum assisted wound closure
Brian I. Labow, MD Adolescent breast disorders, Congenital hand anomalies
John Meara, MD, DMD, MBA Nonsyndromic craniosynostosis
John B. Mulliken, MD Vascular anomalies, Cranioplasty, Craniofacial Anomalies
Bonnie Padwa, MD, DMD Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Craniofacial surgery
Amir H. Taghinia, MD Congenital hand anomalies, Hand trauma, Improving clinical trials