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Sashank Reddy is an associate professor and vice chair of research in the Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He also serves as medical director for Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures. His areas of clinical expertise include craniofacial reconstruction, facial aesthetics and headache surgery.
Dr. Reddy received his undergraduate degree with university honors from Johns Hopkins, where he pursued biology and humanistic studies as a Hodson Scholar. He went on to complete M.D. and Ph.D. studies at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Reddy then completed a residency in the Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland integrated plastic surgery training program, and a craniofacial fellowship at Johns Hopkins and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in July 2018.
In addition to his clinical practice in plastic surgery, Dr. Reddy directs a research laboratory in regenerative medicine. Current studies center on mechanisms of regeneration and homeostasis in skin, and development of nanomaterials to support tissue regeneration and cell therapy. His discoveries have been published in leading journals including Nature, Cell, Cell Stem Cell and Science Translational Medicine. Dr. Reddy is also an accomplished entrepreneur and biomedical innovator. In his role as medical director for Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, he advises faculty and university administration on enhancing the impact of discoveries through company creation and corporate partnerships.
A member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Reddy serves on boards and committees in the organizations. He is a former American Society of Plastic Surgeons alternate delegate to the American Medical Association. In his leadership, scholarship and clinical efforts, Dr. Reddy — who has received numerous accolades from professional societies — seeks to integrate science and medicine for the benefit of patients.