Sashank Reddy, M.D., Ph.D.

Sashank Kurapati Reddy, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT)
  • Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Languages: English, Telugu


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Research Interests

tissue engineering

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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. more


  • Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT)
  • Vice Chair of Research, Johns Hopkins Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures Johns Hopkins University
  • Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Harvard Medical School (2009)


  • Plastic Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (Plastic Surgery) (2020)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

With Dr. Hai-Quan Mao and I have led a research program aimed at developing new materials for the restoration of soft tissues in the craniofacial region and beyond. The novel synthetic analogues of soft tissue we have created both look microscopically and perform macroscopically like adipose tissue.

Selected Publications

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Bellamy JL, Mundinger GS, Flores JM, Reddy SK, Mithani SK, Rodriguez ED, Dorafshar AH. Facial fractures of the upper craniofacial skeleton predict mortality and occult intracranial injury after blunt trauma: an analysis. J Craniofac Surg. 2013 Nov;24(6):1922-6.

Reddy SK, Khalifian S, Flores JM, Bellamy J, Manson PN, Rodriguez ED, Dorafshar A. Clinical outcomes in cranioplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014; 133:864-73.

Nelson AM*, Reddy SK*, Hossain MZ, Katseff A, Ratliff T, Zhu A, Chang E, Resnik S, Page C, Kim D, Miller L, Garza LA. dsRNA released by tissue damage activates TLR3 to drive skin regeneration. Cell Stem Cell. 2015; 17:139-51. *Co-first author.

Reddy SK, Susarla SM, Yuan N, Walia G, Rochlin D, Redett RJ. Pediatric intensive care monitoring after Pharyngeal Flap Surgery: is it necessary? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Dec; (16)31177-6.

Li X, Cho B, Li X, Yalanis G, Choi J, Brandacher G, Reddy SK*, Sacks JM*, Mao HQ*. An electrospun fiber hydrogel composite with interfacial bonding for soft tissue regeneration in vivo. Science Translational Medicine. Submitted. *Corresponding authors.

Activities & Honors


  • America's Best Plastic Surgeons 2021: Breast Augmentation, Newsweek, 2021 - 2021
  • NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Award (2001-2009)
  • C.T. Su Memorial Research Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic Surgery (2015, 2017)
  • Maryland BioHealth Innovation Annual Crab Trap Best Business Plan (2017)
  • Johnson and Johnson Center For Device Innovation QuickFire Challenge, First Place (2017)
  • Resident Scholar Award, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (2017)
  • Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award (2022)
  • Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) Discovery Award (2022)


  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, resident member, 2011
  • American Medical Association, Alternate Delegate to Resident and Fellow Section. Sponsored by American Society of Plastic Surgeons., 2014
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, member of the Plastic Surgery Caucus to the American Medical Association., 2016
  • American Medical Association, Alternate Delegate to House of Delegates from Resident and Fellow Section. Sponsored by American Society of Plastic Surgeons., 2017
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Legislative Affairs Committee, 2017

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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Botulinum Toxin Injectables for Migraines

This injectable gel could one day rebuild muscle, skin, and fat, Science (2019)

This Johns Hopkins startup has a new way to regrow soft tissue, Baltimore (2017)

Hopkins startup looks to help regrow human tissue with new technology,  Baltimore Business Journal (2017)

Hopkins entrepreneurs, alums land on Baltimores ’40 under 40’ list, Johns Hopkins HUB (2017)

Say hello to the BBJ’s 2017 class of 40 under 40 honorees, Bizjournals (2017)

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