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Research

The physicians and researchers of the Johns Hopkins Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are part of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Basic science and clinical research projects are being actively pursued in the following areas.

  • Facial nerve regeneration
  • Facial reanimation
  • Tissue engineering
  • Nasal reconstruction clinical protocols employing reverse engineering
  • Rapid prototyping and facial prosthetic reconstruction
  • Outcomes research for facial skin cancer, cosmetic surgery.
  • Hair loss and restoration
  • Functional rhinoplasty outcomes research.
  • Minimally invasive cosmetic surgery

Our research is critical because it allows us to make the jump from what we learn to improved and advanced surgical techniques.

- Dr. Lisa Ishii

We offer extensive opportunities for collaboration with private companies seeking clinical trials.

Collaborative research projects are available for interested researchers, including postdocs, residents, and students, as well as foreign medical graduates.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Restoring Facial Expressions – Dr. Kofi Boahene

Dr. Kofi Boahene focuses his career on restoring facial movement and expression to those who suffer from facial paralysis.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Patrick Byrne, M.D.

Patrick Byrne, M.D., and his team in the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are working together on new ways to treat patients with deformities and dysfunction.

 
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