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Paul Manson, MD

Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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  • Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center


Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Craniofacial Surgery, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Facial Reconstruction, Facial Surgery, Facial Trauma, Plastic Surgery, Reconstruction After Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer

Research Interests

Physiology of Facial Injury and Facial Reconstruction Procedures; Bone Healing; Bone Growth; Metabolism of Ischemic Tissue; Craniofacial Surgery


Dr. Manson has had a distinguished career in craniofacial and reconstructive surgery, with over 435 peer reviewed articles and over $10 million in research grants, awards and endowments to his credit. He has served as president of three of the six important professional organizations for plastic surgery in North America. His principle contributions include establishing original classification and treatment for frontal bone fractures; classification of midface, orbital and nasoethmoidal fractures; and classification and algorithm for the treatment of facial defects from skin cancer.

Dr. Manson completed his plastic surgery training at Johns Hopkins and has been on the full time faculty since that time. He was promoted to professor in 1987. He has been director of the Plastic Surgery Service at the University of Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (Shock Trauma Unit) from 1978-1996 and is internationally known for his work in facial injury repair and rigid internal fixation. He authored many of the approaches to current open reduction of facial fracture repairs, designed rigid fixation systems and was one of two individuals who convinced surgeons internationally of these concepts. He developed systems for aesthetic reconstruction of facial defects from trauma and cancer and their principles have become a fundamental part of the reconstructive approach of surgeons around the world.


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    • Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago IL) (1968)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Plastic Surgery (Baltimore MD) (1978)
    • New England Baptist Hospital / General Surgery (Boston MA) (1976)
    • New England Baptist Hospital / General Surgery (Boston MA) (1970)


    • American Board of Plastic Surgery / Plastic Surgery (1979)
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    Professional Activities

    Chairman, Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Plastic Surgery Program, 1990-2010
    Program Director, Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Plastic Surgery Program, 1990-2005
    Directory, Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Craniofacial Fellowship Program, 1986-2000
    Academic Council A-O Foundation, 1994-1999
    American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1995-2000
    Board of Trustees, A-O Foundation, 2003-2006
    President, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, 1994
    President, John Staige Davis Society, 1990
    President, American Society of Academic Chairman in Plastic Surgery, 1995
    President, Association of Program Directors in Plastic Surgery
    Clinician of the Year Award, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2000
    President, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2005-2006
    Order of the Bone Award, 1996
    Kazanjian Lecturer, 1992 American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
    Converse Lecture, 2002 American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
    American Surgical Association, 1994
    Honorary Award, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2010
    Member, American Board of Plastic Surgery
    Member, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
    Member, American Trauma Society
    Member, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
    Member, International Association of Craniofacial Surgeons
    Member, Plastic Surgery Research Council
    180 Named Lectures/Visiting Professorships
    85 Invited Lectures
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    8th Floor Plastic Surgery Clinic
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-9469
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-9466
    Fax: 410-614-4333
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