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Chad Gordon, DO

Chad Ronald Gordon, DO
Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Adult Cranioplasty Center
Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Titles

  • Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Adult Cranioplasty Center
  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Comprehensive Transplant Center

Expertise

Complex Skull Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Cranioplasty, Face Transplant, Facelift, Facial Fracture Reconstruction, Facial Implants, Facial Reconstruction, Maxillofacial Surgery, Maxillofacial Transplant, Neck Lift, Plastic Surgery, Reconstruction After Skin Cancer, Rhinoplasty, Tummy Tuck, Wound Closure

Research Interests

Craniomaxillofacial surgery; Facial transplantation

Biography

Dr. Chad Gordon will develop and direct the Johns Hopkins craniomaxillofacial transplantation program. During his residency at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Gordon was involved in the country's first face transplant and the world's first craniomaxillofacial transplant as a team surgeon and the project coordinator of the operation. He is co-editor for a textbook on face and hand transplantation titled transplantation of Composite Tissue Allografts and has published many articles on facial transplantation, addressing infectious, psychological, and ethical issues. He also helped to develop the first preliminary face transplant candidate assessment tool the FACES score which considers both the physical and psychological health of the patient.

For his work related to the nations first face transplant, the Cleveland Clinic presented Dr. Gordon the Bruce Hubbard Stewart Memorial Award for Humanistic Medicine. Dr. Gordon is a founding member of the American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation and is on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals, including the Annals of Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery and Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.

With advanced training in craniomaxillofacial surgery, Dr. Gordons main clinical interests include reconstructive surgery in the facial region, complex skull reconstruction, skin cancer, and facial cosmetic surgery.

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Philadelphia PA) (1997)

    Residencies

    • Cooper Hospital - University Medical Center / General Surgery (Camden NJ) (2008)

    Fellowships

    • Massachusetts General Hospital / Craniofacial Surgery (Boston MA) (2011)
    • Cleveland Clinic / Plastic Surgery (Cleveland OH) (2010)
    • Cooper Hospital - University Medical Center / General Surgery (Camden NJ) (2005)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Plastic Surgery / Plastic Surgery (2012)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Grant GT, Liacouras P, Santiago G, Garcia JR, Al Rakan M, Murphy R, Armand M, Gordon CR. Restoration of the Donor Face after Facial Allotransplantation: Digital Manufacturing Techniques. Ann Plast Surg 2014. [In Press - Accepted Feb. 2, 2014]
     
    Gordon CR, Fisher M, Liauw J, Lina I, Puvanesarajah V, Susarla S, Coon A, Lim M, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Weingart J, Colby G, Olivi A, Huang J. Multidisciplinary Approach for Improved Outcomes in Secondary Cranial Reconstruction: Introducing the Pericranial-onlay Cranioplasty Technique. Neurosurgery 2014. Jan 27. [Epub ahead of print]
     
    Gordon CR, Murphy R, Coon D, Basafa E, Otake Y, Al Rakan M, Rada E, Susarla S, Swanson E, Fishman E, Santiago G, Brandacher G, Liacouras P, Grant G, Armand M. Preliminary Development of a Workstation for Craniomaxillofacial Surgical Procedures – Introducing a Computer-Assisted Planning and Execution (CAPE) System. J Craniofac Surg 2014:25(1):273-83.
     
    Santiago GF*, Susarla SM*, Al Rakan MA*, Coon D, Rada EM, Sarhane K, Shores JT, Bonawitz SC, Cooney D, Sacks J, Murphy RJ, Fishman EK, Brandacher G, Lee WPA, Liacouras P, Grant G, Armand M, Gordon CR. Establishing Cephalometric Landmarks for the Translational Study of Le Fort-based Facial Transplantation in Swine: Enhanced applications using computer-assisted surgery and custom cutting guides. Plast Reconstr Surg 2014. Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print]
     
    Broyles JM, Al Rakan M, Ensor CR, Khalifian S, Kotton CN, Avery RK, Brandacher G, Lee WPA, Gordon CR. Characterization, Prophylaxis, and Treatment of Infectious Complications in Craniomaxillofacial and Upper Extremity Allotransplantation: A multicenter perspective" Plast Reconstr Surg 2014. [In Press - Accepted Sept 17, 2013]
     
    Byrne PJ, Gordon C, Lee WPA. Face Transplant Teams and the Collaboration Imperative. JAMA Facial Plast Surg 2014. Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]
     
    Li A, Yoon A, Vardanian A, Nguyen P, Gordon C, Jarrahy R. Patient Rankings: why patient feedback should affect our delivery of care but not our pay. Bull Am Coll Surg 2013:98(11)22-3.
     
    Gordon CR. The mobile technology era: HITECH and expectations for the future.
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2013;132(2):319e.
     
    Ibrahim Z, Cooney DS, Shores JT, Sacks JM, Wimmers EG, Bonawitz S, Gordon C, Ruben D, Schneeberger S, Lee WPA, Brandacher G. A Modified Heterotopic Swine Hind Limb Transplant Model for Translational Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) Research. J Vis Exp 2013; Oct 14;(80).
     
    Kotton CK, Kumar D, Caliendo AM, Asberg A, Chou S, Danziger-Isakov L, Humar A; on behalf of The Transplantation Society International CMV Consensus Group (“Prevention section” committee member/Consensus Group - Gordon CR). Updated International Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Cytomegalovirus in Solid-Organ Transplantation. Transplantation 2013; July 31. [Epub ahead of print]
     
    Gordon CR, Susarla SM, Yaremchuk MJ. Reply: Quantitative Assessment of Medial Orbit Fracture Repair Using Computer-Designed Anatomical Plates.
    Plast Recon Surg 2013;131(6):912e-913e.
     
    Chopra K, Susarla SM, Goodrich D, Bernard S, Zins JE, Papay F, Lee WPA, Gordon CR. Clinical Application of the FACES Score for Facial Transplantation.
    J Craniofac Surg 2013. Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print]
     
    Gordon CR, Swanson EW, Susarla SM, Coon D, Rada E, Al Rakan M, Santiago GF, Shores JT, Bonawitz SC, Fishman E, Murphy R, Armand M, Liacouras P, Grant GT, Brandacher G, Lee WPA. Overcoming cross-gender differences and challenges in Le Fort-based, craniomaxillofacial transplantation with enhanced computer-assisted technology. Ann Plast Surg 2013;71(4):421-28.
     
    Coon D, Susarla SM, Gordon CR. Craniomaxillofacial Allotransplantation: Achievements and Future Challenges. Curr Surg Rep 2013;(1)1:60-66.
     
    Gordon CR, Susarla SM, Yaremchuk MJ. Quantitative Assessment of Medial Orbital Fracture Repair using Computer-designed Anatomical Plates.
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2012;130(5):698e-705e.
     
    Swanson E, Vercler C, Yaremchuk MJ, Gordon CR. Modified Gillies Approach for Zygomatic Arch Fracture Reduction in the Setting of Bicoronal Exposure.
    J Craniofacial Surg 2011. May 4. [Epub ahead of print]
     
    Cooney D, Gordon CR, Brandacher G, WPA Lee. Discussion of "The Brigham and Women's Hospital Face Transplant Program: A Look Back”.
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2012; 129(1):89e-91e.
     
    Leonard DA, Gordon CR, Sachs DH, Cetrulo CL. Recent Advances in the Immunobiology of Facial Composite Tissue Allotransplantation.                                                 J Craniofacial Surg 2012:23(1):268-71.
     
    Gordon CR, Abouhassan W, Avery RK. What is the true significance of donor-related cytomegalovirus transmission in the setting of facial composite tissue allotransplantation? Transplant Proc 2011;43(9):3516-20.
     
    Gordon CR, Zor F, Cetrulo C, Brandacher G, Sachs J, Lee WPA. Concomitant face and hand transplantation: Perfect solution or perfect storm? 
    Ann Plast Surg 2011;67(3):309-14.
     
    Susarla S, Swanson E, Gordon CR. Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction Using Allotransplantation and Tissue Engineering: Challenges, Opportunities and Potential Synergy.  Ann Plast Surg 2011:67(6):655-61.

    Swanson E, Vercler C, Yaremchuk MJ, Gordon CR. Modified Gillies Approach for Zygomatic Arch Fracture Reduction in the Setting of Bicoronal Exposure. J Craniofacial Surg 2011. May 4. [Epub ahead of print]

    Cooney D, Gordon CR, Brandacher G, WPA Lee. Discussion of "The Brigham and Women''s Hospital Face Transplant Program: A Look Back. Plast Reconstr Surg 2012; 129(1):89e-91e.

    Leonard DA, Gordon CR, Sachs DH, Cetrulo CL. Recent Advances in the Immunobiology of Facial Composite Tissue Allotransplantation. J Craniofacial Surg 2012:23(1):268-71.

    Gordon CR, Abouhassan W, Avery RK. What is the true significance of donor-related cytomegalovirus transmission in the setting of facial composite tissue allotransplantation? Transplant Proc 2011;43(9):3516-20.

    Gordon CR, Zor F, Cetrulo C, Brandacher G, Sachs J, Lee WPA. Concomitant face and hand transplantation: Perfect solution or perfect storm? Ann Plast Surg 2011;67(3):309-14.

    Susarla S, Swanson E, Gordon CR. Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction Using Allotransplantation and Tissue Engineering: Challenges, Opportunities and Potential Synergy. Ann Plast Surg 2011:67(6):655-61.

    Gordon CR, Swanson E, Westvik T, Yaremchuk MJ. Bipolar duraplasty: A new technique for transient correction of cerebral herniation during definitive cranioplasty. J Neurosurg 2011; Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]

    Gordon CR, Susarla S, Peacock Z, Cetrulo C, Zins J, Papay F, Kaban L, Yaremchuk MJ. Osteocutaneous Maxillofacial Allotransplantation: Lessons Learned from a Novel Cadaver Study Applying Orthognathic Principles and Practice. Plast Reconstr Surg 2011;128(5):465e-79e.

    Gordon CR, Susarla S, Peacock Z, Kaban L, Yaremchuk MJ. Lefort-based Maxillofacial Transplantation: Current state-of-the-art and refined technique.
    J Craniofacial Surg 2012;23(1):81-7.

    Gordon CR, Zor F, Siemionow M. Skin area quantification in preparation for concomitant upper extremity and face transplantation: A cadaver study and literature review. Transplantation 2011;91(9):1050-6.

    Gordon CR, Avery R, Abouhassan W, Siemionow M. Cytomegalovirus and other infectious issues related to face transplantation: specific considerations, lessons learned, and future recommendations. Plast Reconstr Surg 2011;127(4):1515-23.

    Gordon CR, Alghoul M, Goldberg J, Habal M, Papay F. Early results using diced cartilage grafts wrapped in Alloderm for dorsal nasal augmentation. J Craniofacial Surg 2011; July 15. [Epub ahead of print]

    Gordon CR. A four-type classification system for microvascular reconstruction of oncologic midface defects: But what about maxillofacial allotransplantation? Plast Reconstr Surg 2011;128(1):323-25.

    Gordon CR, Yaremchuk MJ. Temporal augmentation with methyl methacrylate. Aesthetic Surg J 2011;31(7):827-33.

    Pryor L, Gordon CR, Swanson EW, Reish RG, Horton-Beeman K, Cohen S. Dermaplaning, Topical Oxygen, and Photodynamic Therapy: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Aesthetic Plast Surg 2011; May 2. [Epub ahead of print]

    Gordon CR. Sequential heart and composite tissue allotransplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg 2011;127(2):1021-22.

    Gordon CR. Social Networking Among Upper Extremity Patients. J Hand Surg Am 2011;36(2):367.

    Siemionow M, Gordon CR. Overview of Guidelines for Establishing a Face Transplant Program: A Work in Progress. Am J Transplant 2010;10(5):1290-6.

    Coffman K, Gordon CR, Siemionow M. Psychological Outcomes with Face Transplantation: Overview and Case Report. Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2010;15(2):236-40.

    Siemionow M, Papay F, Djohan R, Bernard S, Gordon CR, Alam D, Hendrickson M, Lohman R, Eghtesad B, Fung J. First U.S. near-total human face transplantation a paradigm shift for massive complex injuries. Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;125(1):111-22.

    Siemionow M, Zor F, Gordon CR. Face, Upper Extremity, and Concomitant Transplantation: Potential Concerns and Challenges Ahead. Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;126(1):308-15.

    Paradis C, Siemionow M, Papay F, Lohman R, Kodish E, Gordon CR, Djohan R, Coffman K, Bernard S, Alam D. Ethical Considerations in the First American Face Transplant. Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;126(3):896-901.

    Siemionow M, Gordon CR. IRB-based Recommendations for Medical Institutions Pursuing Protocol Approval for Face Transplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;126(4):1232-9.

    Gordon CR, Pryor L, Afifi A, Benedetto P, Langevin CJ, Yetman R, Papay F, Zins JE. Cosmetic surgery volume and its correlation with the major U.S. stock market indices. Aesthetic Surg J 2010; 30(3):470-5.

    Gordon CR, Pryor L, Afifi A, Gatherwright JR, Evans PJ, Hendrickson M, Bernard S, Zins J. Hand surgery volume and the U.S. economy: Is there a statistical correlation? Ann Plastic Surg 2010; Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print]


    Afifi A, Gordon CR, Sweeney W, Zins JE. A systematic review and meta-analysis of calcium phosphate bone-cements utilized for calvarial skull reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;126(4):1300-9.

    Afifi A, Djohan R, Sweeney W, Brooks S, Connoly J, Gordon CR, Papay FA, Zins JE. Long-term follow-up of a Tessier Number 5 Facial Cleft. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr 2011;4(1):35-42.

    Ben-Jacob TK, Gordon CR, Koniges F. Krukenberg Tumors: A Review. J Surg Radiol 2010;1(1):12-15.

    Alghoul MS, Gordon CR, Yetman R, Buncke GM, Siemionow M, Moon WK. From Simple Interrupted to Complex Spiral: A Review of Various Surgical Techniques For Microvascular Anastomoses. Microsurg 2010;31(1):72-80. Epub 2010 Nov 28.

    Siemionow M, Papay F, Alam D, Bernard S, Djohan R, Gordon CR, Hendrickson M, Eghtesad B, Coffman K, Kodish E, Paradis C, Avery R, Fung J. First U.S. near-total human face transplantation - a paradigm shift for massive facial injuries. Lancet 2009;374(9685):203-09.

    Alam DS, Papay F, Djohan R, Bernard S, Gordon CR, Lohman R, Hendrickson M, Siemionow M. The technical and anatomical aspects of the Worlds first near-total human face and maxilla transplant. Arch Facial Plast Surg 2009;11(6):369-377.

    Gordon CR, Siemionow M, Coffman K, Alam D, Eghtesad B, Bernard S, Zins J, Pryor L, Fung J, Papay F. The Cleveland Clinic FACES score: A preliminary assessment tool for identifying the optimal face transplant candidate. J Craniofacial Surg 2009;20(6):1969-74.

    Gordon CR, Siemionow M, Papay F, Pryor L, Gatherwright J, Kodish E, Paradis C, Coffman K, Mathes D, Schneeberger S, Losee J, Serletti J, Hivelin M, Lantieri L, Zins JE. The worlds experience with facial transplantation: What have we learned thus far? Ann Plast Surg 2009;63(5):121-7.

    Gordon CR, Siemionow M, Zins J. Composite tissue allotransplantation: A proposed classification system based on relative complexity. Transplant Proc 2009;41(2):481-4.

    Gordon CR, Siemionow M. Requirements for establishing a hand transplant program. Ann Plast Surg 2009;63(3):262-73.

    Gordon CR. Composite tissue allografts: Should we reconsider the terminology? Plast Reconstr Surg 2009;124(6):464e-5e.

    Gordon CR, Rojavin Y, Patel M, Grana G, Kann B, Simons R, Zins J, Atabek U. A review on bevacizumab (AvastinTM) and surgical wound healing: An important warning to all surgeons. Ann Plast Surg 2009;62(6):707-9.

    Larrabee WF, Hilger PA. Abstracts and Commentary Section - [Alam D, Papay F, Djohan R, Bernard S, Lohman R, Gordon CR, Hendrickson M, Siemionow M]. The First Composite Face and Maxilla Transplant. JAMA 2009;302(20);2250-51.

    Pryor L, Gage E, Langevin CJ, Herrera F, Breithaupt BA, Gordon CR, Afifi A, Zins J, Cohen S, Holmes R. A Review of Bone Substitutes. Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstr 2009;2(3):151-60.

    Gordon CR, Tai CY, Suzuki H, Strande LF, Ramsamooj R, Matthews MS, Black KS, Hewitt CW. A Review of Vascularized Bone Marrow Transplantation: Current Status and Future Applications. Microsurg 2007;27(4):348-53.

    Gordon CR, Lefebvre D, Matthews MS, Strande L, Marra S, Guglielmi M, Skaf J, Hollenberg SM, Hewitt CW. Pulse Doppler and M-Mode to Assess Viability of Cardiac Allografts using Heterotopic Heart Transplantation in Rats. Microsurg 2007;27(4):240-44.

    Gordon CR, Matthews MS, Lefebvre D, Strande L, Marra S, Hewitt CW. A New Modified Technique for Heterotopic Femoral Heart Transplantation in Rats. J Surg Research 2007;15;139(2):157-63.

    Gordon CR, Eakins J, DeAngelo F, Ross SE, Ierardi RP. Traumatic fall injury causing a displaced vertebral body fracture with concomitant abdominal aortic injury. J trauma 2007;62(1):263.

    Gordon CR, Nazzal J, Lee WPA, Siemionow M, Matthews MS, Hewitt CW. From Experimental Rat Hindlimb to Clinical Face Composite Tissue Allotransplantation: Historical Background and Current Status. Microsurg 2006;26(8):566-72.

    Gordon CR, Axelrad A, Dellinger RP, Ross SE. Care of Critically Ill Surgical Patients Utilizing the 80-hour ACGME Work Week Guidelines: A Survey of Current strategies. Amer Surg 2006;72(6):497-499.

    Nazzal JA, Johnson TS, Gordon CR, Randolph MA, Lee WPA. Heterotopic limb allotransplantation model to study skin rejection in the rat. Microsurg 2004;24(6):448-53.

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    Videos

    Meet Our Expert - Dr. Chad Gordon

    Dr. Chad Gordon is the clinical co-director of the face transplantation program within the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins. In addition, Dr. Gordon specializes in adult craniofacial surgery, concentrating on skull reconstruction and and cosmetic surgery (from head to toe).

    Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Adult Cranioplasty Center Q&A

    Judy Huang, M.D., and Chad Gordon, D.O., discuss a new cranioplasty surgery that can repair the look of indents to the skull after brain surgery, a service offered by the Multidisciplinary Adult Cranioplasty Center.

    Shaping Up: An Overview of Cosmetic and Functional Rhinoplasty

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