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Richard James Redett, III, M.D.

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4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings
  • Interim Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Languages: English, French, Sango


Bell's Palsy, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Complex Skull Reconstruction, Cranial Nerve Palsies, Craniofacial Injuries, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Craniofacial Surgery, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery , Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, Cranioplasty, Cutaneous Surgery, Dermatologic Surgery, Ear Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Face Transplant, Facial Lesions, Facial Nerve Disorders, Facial Pain, Facial Paralysis, Facial Reanimation, Facial Reconstruction, Facial Scar Revision, Facial Surgery, Facial Trauma, Facial Trauma Reconstructive Surgery, Flaps, General Reconstruction, Genital Reconstruction, Keloids, Maxillofacial Surgery, Maxillofacial Transplant , Nasal Reconstruction, Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy, Pediatric Brachial Plexus, Pediatric Burn Reconstruction, Pediatric Burns, Pediatric Craniofacial Disorders, Pediatric Facial Trauma, Penile Deformities, Perinatal Brachial Plexus Injury, Plastic Surgery, Polydactyly (extra fingers), Reconstruction After Cancer, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Transplants, Scars, Skin Cancer Surgery, Skin Graft, Skin Lesions , Skull Base Surgery, Skull Lesions, Syndactyly-Webbed Fingers, Transplant Surgery, Transplants more

Research Interests

Peripheral Nerve Regeneration; Clinical outcomes

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

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1800 Orleans St. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 7314B Baltimore, MD 21287 map
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Dr. Richard Redett is a professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include pediatric plastic surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, obstetric brachial plexus palsy reconstruction, facial paralysis, pediatric burn surgery and reconstruction and genital reconstruction.

Dr. Redett serves as the director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center, the director of the Facial Paralysis and Pain Center, the director of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is also a Co-director of the Brachial Plexus Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.  Dr. Redett directs the genital transplant program at Johns Hopkins.  

He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School after earning his undergraduate degrees in biology and psychology at Emory University. He did his general surgery and plastic surgery training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. After completing a one-year pediatric plastic surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Redett joined the Johns Hopkins faculty.

He is board certified in plastic surgery. Dr. Redett lectures nationally on facial paralysis, genital reconstruction and many other pediatric plastic surgery topics. He is a member of many professional organizations including the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association, American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Redett has a strong commitment to international health and has done many teaching medical missions to Central and South America and Africa. Dr. Redett serves on the Board of ReSurge International, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization which provides reconstructive surgical care for poor children and adults who lack access and builds surgical capacity in developing countries.  He and his wife Becky are the proud parents of three wonderful children. more


  • 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
  • Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Professor of Pediatrics

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School (1995)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Plastic Surgery (2000)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Plastic Surgery (2002)


  • The Hospital for Sick Children (2003)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery / Plastic Surgery (2004)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Susarla SM, Mundinger GS, Chang CC, Swanson EW, Lough D, Rottgers SA, Redett RJ, Kumar AR. Gastrostomy Placement Rates in Infants with Pierre Robin Sequence: A Comparison of Tongue-Lip Adhesion and Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jan;139(1):149-154. PubMed PMID: 28027240.

Reddy S, Susarla SM, Yuan N, Walia G, Rochlin D, Redett RJ. Intensive Care Unit Monitoring After Pharyngeal Flap Surgery: Is It Necessary? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print].

Tuffaha SH, Cooney DS, Sopko NA, Bivalacqua TJ, Lough DM, Cooney CM, Brandacher G, Lee WP, Burnett AL 2nd, Redett RJ. Penile Transplantation: An Emerging Option for Genitourinary Reconstruction. Transpl Int. 2017 Jan 28. doi: 10.1111/tri.12928. [Epub ahead of print].

Banks CA, Jowett N, Azizzadeh B, Beurskens C, Bhama P, Borschel G, Coombs C, Coulson S, Croxon G, Diels J, Fattah A, Frey M, Gavilan J, Henstrom D, Hohman M, Kim J, Marres H, Redett R, Snyder-Warwick A, Hadlock T. Worldwide Testing of the eFACE Facial Nerve Clinician-Graded Scale. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Feb;139(2):491e-498e.

Young, EE, Friedlander, D, Lue, K, Anele, U, Khurgin, JL, Bivalacqua, TJ, Burnett, AL, Redett, RJ, Gearhart, JP. Sexual Function and Quality of Life before and after Penile Prosthesis Implantation Following Radial Forearm Flap Phalloplasty. Urology. 2017 Feb 2. pii: S0090-4295(17)30112-7. [Epub ahead of print].

Activities & Honors


  • One of five Best Microsurgery Cases of the Year, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons, 2008
  • CERT Research Scholarship, 1991
  • Resident Research Award, Basic Science (Effects of Deferoxamine on Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Chronic Nerve Compression: A Biochemical and Morphologic Analysis), Baltimore Academy of Surgery, 1998
  • 1998 Resident Research Award (Improved Axonal Regeneration Using Deferoxamine in Chronic Nerve Compression), The John Staige Davis, Maryland Plastic Surgery Society and The National Capital, Washington D.C. Plastic Surgery Society, 1998
  • EKO Club International, Mark of Excellence Award, Lagos, Nigeria, 2007
  • Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland, Teacher of the Year, 2009
  • Health Care Hero Ward, The Daily Record, 2011
  • Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland, Teacher of the Year, 2012
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, 2012
  • Baltimore Magazine, Best Doctor, Plastic Surgery 2013, 2014, 2013 - 2015


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons

    Research and Education Committee - 2012, 2013, 2014

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    Program committee - 2014, 2015, 2016

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    Ethics Committee - 2013

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  • American Burn Association, 2005

    Ethics Committee - 2006-2008

  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 2005
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2006
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons, 2005
  • AO Craniomaxillofacial, 2007
  • Association of Academic Chairs in Plastic Surgery, 2007
  • Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, 2003
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council, 2005
  • Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

    Ethics Committee - 2014-present

  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons
  • American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons

    New curriculum Committee - 2013

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    Education Committee - 2011

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