As pioneers of innovative facial reconstruction techniques, surgeons in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins use state-of-the-art procedures to relieve pain and improve appearance, form and function. These treatments can be life-changing for those with craniofacial abnormalities resulting from injury, trauma or cancer.
Why choose Johns Hopkins?
The Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is staffed by surgeons who specialize in different techniques of surgery, such as craniofacial surgery, microvascular surgery, nerve transplantation and bone transplantation. Some of our fellowship-trained plastic surgeons, including pediatric surgeons, specialize in facial reconstruction. Over years of practice, they have built a reputation as being among the best facial reconstruction surgeons in the country. They have learned about and, in many cases, developed and taught the latest and most effective surgical techniques.
Our Specialty Centers
Our physicians specialize in conditions and treatments including cleft lip and palate, facial pain and paralysis, and cranioplasty.
Cleft and Craniofacial Center
Our goal is to help our patients achieve their full potential, without being defined or limited by facial differences.
The Multidisciplinary Adult Cranioplasty Center
If you have suffered from head trauma or a surgical procedure that has left a noticeable change in the contours of your skull or face, we can help you look and feel more like yourself.
Pediatric Cranial Reconstruction Center
Our team meets with children and their families to develop a treatment plan to repair the skull and protect the brain, while taking into account the child’s future growth.
Conditions We Treat
- Atypical facial clefting
- Cleft lip and palate
- Congenital and acquired ear anomalies (e.g., microtia, cryptotia, Stahl ear, prominent ear deformity)
- Craniofacial microsomia
- Craniofacial syndromes (e.g., Apert, Crouzon, Pfeiffer, Nager, Treacher Collins)
- Facial paralysis arising from: traumatic injury, brain tumor or tumor removal, surgery, stroke, infection, Bell's Palsy, Moebius syndrome (a birth defect that results in the absence of the sixth and seventh facial cranial nerve), and other congenital abnormalities
- Facial pain arising from: trigeminal neuroma, trigeminal neuralgia and atypical facial pain
- Facial trauma
- Malocclusion/jaw disproportion
- Pediatric cranial reconstruction
- Pierre Robin Sequence
- Positional head shape deformities
- Romberg hemifacial atrophy
- Velopharyngeal insufficiency
Through computer-aided design and manufacturing such as 3-D printing and rapid prototyping, surgeons can plan their surgeries and shorten the amount of time patients need to be under anesthesia, reducing blood loss.
As a part of our multidisciplinary approach to care, our reconstruction surgeons work with neurologists, pain management specialists and others to create a treatment plan that promises the best possible outcome for the patient. From the first consultation to the final check-up, our reconstructive surgeons are devoted to their profession and to providing attentive patient care.
Meet Our Physicians:
Clinical Director, Face Transplant Program, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
Clinical Co-Director, Penile Transplantation, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Neuroplastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Adult Cranioplasty Center (MACC)
Fellowship Director, Neuroplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, (plastic surgery)
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery Service, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Chief, Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Program Director, Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Plastic Surgery Residency
Johns Hopkins University/University of Maryland Plastic Surgery Residency Program, Site Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Department Director of Patient Safety, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program, Department of Surgery
Professor of Pediatrics
Interim Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Center
Clinical Director, Genitourinary Transplant Program
Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Associate Director, Pediatric Burn Program
Director of Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery