Scott P. Bartlett, MD

Scott P. Bartlett, MD, is an attending surgeon and chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Facial palsy, Reconstructive surgery involving the skull and jaw, Reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the breast, face and ear
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees; Specialty Care, Princeton
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Scott P. Bartlett, MD, is well known for his work in facial plastic surgery in children and adults, treating them for both reconstructive and cosmetic concerns. In his reconstructive work, Dr. Bartlett treats patients with facial trauma, facial palsy, congenital abnormalities and defects of the face following skin cancer surgery.

    In the area of cosmetic surgery, he has special interests in the face and neck, concentrating on nasal, eyelid and facial rejuvenation procedures. In addition to surgical treatments, Dr. Bartlett uses injectables and fillers, laser resurfacing, and state-of-the art implant materials. By combining his expertise in infant and adult reconstruction with aesthetic procedures, he is able to marry form and function in restoration.

    Dr. Bartlett is a member of the Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance, a team of specialists dedicated to improving ways of treating appearance related problems. He is also the holder of the Peter Randall Endowed Chair in Pediatric Plastic Surgery and of the Friends of Brian Endowed Chair in Pediatric & Reconstructive Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    His research is directed to learning the effects of aging on the structure of the face and refining methods of facial reconstruction. His other research interests include growth and development of the face and implant materials. He is widely published in specialty journals and books.

    Dr. Bartlett lectures worldwide and is a member of prestigious plastic surgery societies such as the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the International Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Each year he travels to Poland where he performs surgery and trains Polish physicians in methods of facial reconstruction for children and adults.

    Dr. Bartlett is chief of Plastic Surgery of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and is a Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He completed his pre-medical studies at Weber State College in Utah and his medical studies at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He interned and did his surgical and plastic surgery residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. At Harvard University, he was a research fellow in surgical immunology and later a craniomaxillofacial and pediatric fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is board certified in Plastic Surgery.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

    Internship

    Medicine - Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
    Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

    Residency

    General Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Plastic Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

    Fellowship

    Craniomaxillofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Plastic Surgery
    Surgery

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Director, Craniofacial Program

    Professor of Plastic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Craniofacial biology and development

  • Publications

    Books

    Bartlett SP, associate editor. Miller SH, editor. Yearbook of plastic and aesthetic surgery. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby; 2007.

    Thorne CH, Beasley RN, Aston SJ, Bartlett SP, Gurtner GC, Spear SL. Grabb and Smith’s plastic surgery 6th edition. New York: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2006, 960 pgs.

    Bartlett SP, associate editor. Miller SH, editor. Yearbook of plastic and aesthetic surgery. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby; 2006.

    Bartlett SP, associate editor. Miller SH, editor. Yearbook of plastic and aesthetic surgery. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby; 2005.

    Bartlett SP, associate editor. Miller SH, editor. Yearbook of plastic and aesthetic surgery. St. Louis: Mosby; 2004.

    Bartlett SP, associate editor. Miller SH, editor. Yearbook of plastic and aesthetic surgery. St. Louis: Mosby; 2003.

    Bartlett SP, associate editor. Miller SH, editor. Yearbook of plastic and aesthetic surgery. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002

    Miller MD, Bartlett SP, Garner WL, McKinney PW, Ruberg RL, Salisbury RE, et al. Yearbook of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery 2001. St. Louis: Mosby; 2001, 434 pgs.

    Miller MD, Bartlett SP, Garner WL, McKinney PW, Ruberg RL, Salisbury RE, et al. Yearbook of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery 2000. St. Louis: Mosby; 2000, 308 pgs.

    Miller MD, Bartlett SP, Garner WL, McKinney PW, Ruberg RL, Salisbury RE, et al. Yearbook of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery 1999. St. Louis: Mosby; 1999, 378 pgs.

    Miller MD, Bartlett SP, Garner WL, McKinney PW, Ruberg RL, Salisbury RE, et al. Yearbook of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery 1998. St. Louis: Mosby; 1998, 330 pgs.

    Bartlett SP. A guide to understanding facial palsy. Dallas, TX: Children's Cranio-facial Association; 1999, 20 pgs.

    Chapters

    2006

    Bartlett SP, Losee J, Baker S. Reconstruction: craniofacial syndromes. In: Mathes S, editor. Plastic surgery, 2nd edition, volume IV, pediatric plastic surgery. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2006, 495-519.

    2002

    Bartlett SP, Sutton L. Oculoplastic considerations in pediatric craniofacial surgery. In: Katowitz JA, editor. Pediatric oculoplastic surgery. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2002, 585-616.

    Sutton L, Bartlett SP. Multiple suture synostosis repair. In: McLone MD, editor. Pediatric neurosurgery: surgery of the developing nervous system. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co.; 2002, 396-399.

    Bartlett SP, Losee JE. Mandibulofacial dysostosis. In: Lin KY, Ogle RC, Jane JA, editors. Craniofacial surgery: science and surgical technique. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co; 2002, 288-308.

    Bartlett SP, Miller SH, Smith DJ Jr. Congenital. In: Miller MD, Bartlett SP, Garner WL, McKinney PW, Ruberg RL, Salisbury RE, et al, editors. Year book of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery 2001. St. Louis: Mosby; 2001, 1-72.

    Bartlett SP, Miller SH. Congenital. In: Miller MD, editor. Year book of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery 2000. St. Louis: Mosby; 2000, 1-58.

    Paige KT, Bartlett SP, Whitaker LA. Facial trauma and plastic surgical emergencies. In: Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, Henretig FM, editors. Textbook of pediatric emergency medicine, 4th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2000, 1383-1395.

    Bartlett SP. Smile reconstruction using the serratus anterior muscle. In: Jurkiewicz MD, Culbertson JH Jr, editors. Operative techniques in plastic and reconstructive surgery. 6(3):190-196, Aug. 1999.

    Bartlett SP, Miller SH, McKinney PW, Ruberg RL. Congenital. In: Miller SH, editor. Year book of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery 1999. St. Louis: Mosby; 1999, 1-84.

    Weinzweig J, Bartlett SP. Fractures of the orbit. In: Weinzweig J, editor. Plastic surgery secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus, Inc.; 1999, 147-156.

    Bartlett SP, Ruberg RL, McKinney PW. Congenital. In: Miller SH, editor. Year book of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery 1998. St. Louis: Mosby; 1998, 1-44.

    Reedy BK, Bartlett SP. Pediatric facial fractures. In: Bentz ML, editor. Pediatric plastic surgery. Norwalk, CT: Appleton and Lange; 1998, 463-486.

    Bartlett SP, Mackay GJ. Craniosynostosis syndromes. In: Aston SJ, Beasley RW, Aston S, Thorne CHM, editors. Grabb & Smith's plastic surgery, fifth edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers; 1997, 295-304.

    Sutton L, Bartlett SP. Multiple suture synostosis. In: Cheek WR, editor. Atlas of pediatric neurosurgery. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 1996, 53-57.

    Bartlett SP, Yu J. Plastic surgery of the head and neck. Congenital disorders. In: Ruberg RL, Smith DJ, editors. Plastic surgery: a core curriculum. St. Louis: Mosby; 1994, 271-287.

    Bartlett SP, Whitaker LA. Craniofacial anomalies. In: Jurkiewicz MJ, Mathes SJ, Krizek TJ, Ariyan S, editors. Plastic surgery principles and practice, vol. 1. St. Louis: Mosby; 1990, 99-136.

    Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP, Schut L, Sutton L. Asymmetrical craniofacial dysostosis. In: Pfeifer G, editor. Craniofacial abnormalities and clefts of the lip, alveolus and palate. New York: Thieme Med. Publ.; 1990, 71-74.

    Bartlett SP, Gallico GG. Management of soft tissue injuries. In: Burke JF, Boyd RJ, McCabe C, editors. Trauma management. Chicago: Yearbook Med. Pub. Inc.; 1988, 227-242.

    Bartlett SP, Gallico GG, May JW. Flap coverage of exposed and infected large joints. In: Maneksha RJ, editor. Transactions IX: international congress of plastic and reconstructive surgery, New Delhi, India, March 1987. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill; 1987, 351.

    Bartlett SP, Whitaker LA. The symmetric and asymmetric craniosynostoses: recommendations for their management based on the treatment of 180 patients. In: Maneksha RJ, editor. Transactions IX: international congress of plastic and reconstructive surgery, New Delhi, India, March 1987. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill; 1987, 166-167.

    Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP. A method of treating enophthalmos by extensive lateral orbital wall decompression. In: Marchac D, editor. Craniofacial surgery: proceedings of the 1st international society of cranio- and maxillo-facial surgeons, Cannes, France, 1985. Berlin: Springer Verlag; 1987, 354-355.

    Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP, Schut L, Bruce D. The timing and methods of treatment for patients with craniosynostosis. In: Marchac D, editor. Craniofacial surgery: proceedings of the 1st international society of cranio- and maxillo-facial surgeons, Cannes, France, 1985. Berlin: Springer Verlag; 1987, 118-122.

    Bartlett SP, Burton RC. Cultured natural killer cells. In: Herberman RB, editor. NK cells and other natural effector cells. New York: Academic Press; 1982, 807-814.

    Burton RC, Bartlett SP. Natural killer subsets. In: Herberman RB, editor. NK cells and other natural effector cells. New York: Academic Press; 1982, 173-178.

    Burton RC, Bartlett SP, Winn HJ. Alloantigens specific for natural killer cells. In: Herberman RB, editor. NK cells and other natural effector cells. New York: Academic Press; 1982, 105-112.

    Burton RC, Bartlett SP, Winn HJ. Heterogeneity of natural killer cells: a serological study with specific anti-NK alloantisera. In: Skamene E, Kongshun PAL, editors. Genetic control of natural resistance to infection and malignancy: perspectives in immunology. New York: Academic Press; 1980, 413-418.

    Papers

    2013

    Goldstein JA, Paliga JT, Wink JD, Low DW, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA. A craniometric analysis of posterior cranial vault distraction osteogenesis. Plastic Reconstr Surg 131 (6) 1367-1375, June 2013. Read the abstract

    Goldstein JA, Paliga JT, Bartlett SP. Cranioplasty: indications and advances. Current Op in Otolaryng & Head and Neck Surg 21 (4) 400-409, August 2013. Read the abstract

    2011

    Steinbacher DM, Skirpan J, Puchala J, Bartlett SP. Expansion of the posterior cranial vault using distraction osteogenesis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Feb; 127 (2) 792-801. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21285783. Read the abstract.

    Smartt JM, Elliott RM, Reid RR, Bartlett SP. Analysis of differences in the cranial base and facial skeleton of patients with lambdoid synostosis and deformational plagiocephaly. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan; 127 (1) 1-11, 303-312. Cited in PubMed; PMID 2087148. Read the abstract.

    Birgfeld CB, Luquetti DV, Gougoutas AJ, Bartlett SP, Low DW, Sie KC, Evans KN, Heike CL. A phenotypic assessment tool for craniofacial microsomia. Plast Reconstr Surg 127 (1) 313-320, January 2011. Read the abstract

    Steinbacher DM, Gougoutas A, Bartlett SP. An analysis of mandibular volume in hemifacial microsomia. Plast Reconstr Surg 127 (6) 2407-2412, June 2011. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    2013

    “248 Years of Experience Classifying the Mandibular Deformity in Hemifacial Microsomia: A Critical Analysis of the Pruzansky/Kaban Classification System Utilizing Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography.” International Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ISCFS) 15th International Congress; 2013 Sept 10-15, Jackson Hole, WY.

    “Management of the Type IIB and Type III Mandible in HFM.” XVIII Congress of the Italian Society of Maxillofacial Surgery; 2013 May 16-18, Padova, Italy.

    “The Syndromic Synostoses. Management from Infancy to Adulthood.” 12th Shanghai International Plastic Surgery Conference and the Second Shanghai Plastic & Cosmetic Forum; 2013 Mar 29 - Apr 1, Shanghai, China.

    2012

    Advanced CF Surgery, Instructional Course. American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting; 2012 Oct 26-30, New Orleans, LA.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    2003-2009, Associate Editor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    2006, Associate Editor, Grabb and Smith's Plastic Surgery
    2004, Guest Editor, Annals of Plastic Surgery
    2000-Present, Editorial Board, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
    1998-Present, Associate Editor (Congenital Deformities), Year Book of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery