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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Research activities


The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is committed to excellence in plastic surgery and craniofacial research. Our research mission is to conduct clinical, translational and basic science research that aims to improve the quality of life of children and families with congenital and acquired conditions of the skin, head, neck, face and upper extremities.

The Division takes pride in our basic science and clinical researchers who are recognized locally and internationally for their innovations. Our team includes senior and associate scientists, principal investigators, clinical researchers, plastic surgery and craniofacial research fellows, research medical students, summer students and a clinical research coordinator.



Learn more about the Division's current research studies, in areas such as:

  • Educational Outcomes in School-aged Children with Nonsyndromic Craniosynostosis or Cleft lip and/or Palate
  • Pain in Children with Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Investigating the use of Laser Therapy for Pediatric Burn Scars
  • 3-D Morphometric Assessment in Craniosynostosis
  • Development of a Decision Aid for Youth with Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Psychosocial and Speech Outcomes in Children with Cleft Lip and/or Palate
  • Optimal Timing of Cleft Palate Surgery


See recent publications from the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.