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
Dr. Chad Gordon is an assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery and neurological surgery and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. With advanced training in craniomaxillofacial surgery, his main areas of clinical expertise include reconstructive surgery in the facial region, complex skull reconstruction, skin cancer and facial cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Gordon will develop and direct the Johns Hopkins Craniomaxillofacial Transplantation Program and serves as the co-director of the Multidisciplinary Adult Cranioplasty Center.
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. For his work related to the nation’s first face transplant, the Cleveland Clinic presented Dr. Gordon the Bruce Hubbard Stewart Memorial Award for Humanistic Medicine.
Dr. Gordon received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency and fellowship in general surgery at Cooper University Hospital. He also performed a fellowship in plastic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, followed by a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Gordon's research interests include craniomaxillofacial surgery and facial transplantation.
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.
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, Microsurgery, and the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. He has received numerous other awards, including the national Academic Scholar Award by the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot Program Award from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.