Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Craniofacial Surgery, Craniosynostosis, Dentofacial Deformities, Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Reanimation, Facial Trauma, Jaw Surgery, Microsurgery, Microvascular Reconstruction, Microvascular Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Pediatric Craniofacial Disorders, Plastic Surgery, Reconstruction After Cancer
Clinical outcomes in facial trauma; Tissue engineering; Vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation; Regenerating vascularized bone using bio-active scaffolds
Dr. Amir Dorafshar is an associate professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery and neurological surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Dorafshar specializes in microvascular reconstruction, adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery, and microsurgery for congenital, oncological, or traumatic conditions. In addition, his areas of expertise include facial reanimation, orthognathic surgery and aesthetic facial surgery.
Dr. Dorafshar joined the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2009 and currently serves as Clinical Co-Director of the Face Transplant Program.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and completed a research fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine in Vascular Surgery. He trained in general surgery and plastic surgery through consecutive residency programs at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Dorafshar completed a clinical fellowship in craniofacial surgery and microsurgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
In 2012, Dr. Dorafshar was recognized by the House of Delegates and Senate of Maryland for helping lead a team of surgeons in the most extensive transplant completed to date, including total face, double jaw and tongue. In addition, the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery and the American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation awarded Dr. Dorafshar the “Best Normal” and Clinical Case Award for his work in facial transplantation.
Dr. Dorafshar has received the Academic Scholar Award from the American Association of Plastic Surgeons as one of the most promising young academic surgeons in the U.S. Dr. Dorafshar has published over 75 peer-reviewed articles in basic and clinical sciences, and authored a number of book chapters in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
He is a member of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Association of Academic Chairs of Plastic Surgery, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and a Specialty Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons.