Hyun-Duck Nah-Cederquist, DMD, PhD

Hyun-Duck Nah-Cederquist, DMD, is a craniofacial orthodontist in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Phone: 215-590-2208

  • Education and Training


    Clinical Fellow - Department of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford, CT

    Additional Training

    Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Undergraduate Degree

    DMD in Dental Medicine - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    PhD in Molecular Biology - University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
    MSD in Orthodontics - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    DDS in Dental Medicine - Seoul Natio

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Staff Orthodontist

    Director, Craniofacial Research Laboratory

    Research Associate Professor of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications


    Kirschner RE, Nah HD. Craniofacial growth: genetic and morphological processes in craniosynostosis. In: Duyuron B, editor.  Plastic surgery. 2008



    Chin B, Herdrich BJ, Bermudez DM, Allukian M, Zhang Z, Nah HD, et al. Distinct gene expression patterns exist in fetal dermal wounds that heal regeneratively and fetal dermal wounds that heal reparatively with scar formation [abstract]. The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society;  2010 Apr 17-20; Orlando, FL.

    Lakin GE, Salhab I, Dienno JJ, Yang BH, Zoltick PW, Kallwaard NL, et al. Detection of a target receptor for adenoviral mediated gene delivery to the palate: the coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR) [abstract]. The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons; 2010 Mar 20-23; San Antonio, TX.

    Hindin D, Stosich M, Salhab I, Yang B-H, Serletti JM, Nah H-D. Thrombin biomatrix and HUVEC/HSC enhance vascularization of a large PCL-TCP bone construct implanted in nude mice [abstract]. The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons; 2010 Mar 20-23; San Antonio, TX.
    Chin B, Herdrich BJ, Bermudez DM, Allukian M, Zhang Z, Nah HD, et al. The American Surgical Congress. 2010

    Wu C, Yang BH, Salhab I, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. IRF6 as a Downstream Effector of TGF3 Signaling in Palatogenesis: In Utero Somatic Delivery of Ad-IRF6 Rescues the Palatal Fusion Defect in TGF3 KO Mice. Accepted for oral presentation at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Fort Worth, TX, March 16-20, 2010.



    Wu C, Endo M, Yang BH, Radecki MA, Davis PF, Zoltick PW, et al. Intra-amniotic transient transduction of the periderm with a viral vector encoding TGFβ3 prevents cleft palate in Tgfβ3(-/-) mouse embryos.
    Mol Ther. Epub 2012 Oct 23. doi: 10.1038/mt.2012.135. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23089732. Read the abstract

    Nah HD, Koyama E, Agochukwu NB, Bartlett SP, Muenke M. Phenotype profile of a genetic mouse model for Muenke syndrome. Childs Nerv Syst. 2012 Sep;28(9):1483-93. Epub 2012 Aug 8. Cited in PubMed; PMID:22872265. Read the abstract

    McGrath J, Gerety PA, Derderian CA, Steinbacher DM, Vossough A, Bartlett SP, et al. Differential closure of the spheno-occipital synchondrosis in syndromic craniosynostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg. Epub 2012 Jul 6. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22777037. Read the abstract

    Yasuda T, Nah HD, Laurita J, Kinumatsu T, Shibukawa Y, Shibutani T, et al. Muenke syndrome mutation, FgfR3P²⁴⁴R, causes TMJ defects. Cited in PubMed; PMID:22622662. Read the abstract


    Kim SG, Kim SG, Viechnicki B, Kim S, Nah HD. Engineering of a periodontal ligament construct: cell and fibre alignment induced by shear stress. J Clin Periodontol. 2011 Dec;38(12):1130-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2011.01790.x. Epub 2011 Sep 27. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22092876. Read the abstract

    Laurita J, Koyama E, Chin B, Taylor JA, Lakin GE, Hankenson KD, et al. The Muenke syndrome mutation (FgfR3P244R) causes cranial base shortening associated with growth plate dysfunction and premature perichondrial ossification in murine basicranial synchondroses. Dev Dyn. 2011 Nov;240(11):2584-96. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.22752. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22016144. Read the abstract


    Marshall SD, Currier GF, Hatch NE, Huang GJ, Nah HD, Owens SE, et al. Ask us. Self-ligating bracket claims. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2010 Aug;138(2):128-31. Cited in PubMed; PMID:20715337. No abstract available.

    McDonald-McGinn DM, Feret H, Nah HD, Bartlett SP, Whitaker LA, et al. Metopic craniosynostosis due to mutations in GLI3: a novel association. Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Jul;152A(7):1654-60. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20583172. Read the abstract

    Ang BU, Spivak RM, Nah HD, Kirschner RE. Dura in the pathogenesis of syndromic craniosynostosis: fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 mutations in dural cells promote osteogenic proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Mar;21(2):462-7. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20489451. Read the abstract

    Zajac A, Baek SH, Salhab I, Radecki MA, Kim S, Hakonarson H, et al. Novel ANKH mutation in a patient with sporadic craniometaphyseal dysplasia. Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Mar;152A(3):770-6. Cited in PubMed; PMCID: PMC2944898. Read the article

    Posters and Presentations


    Wu C, Yang BH, Salhab I, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. In utero transduction of TGFβ3-/- mouse palatal epithelium with IRF6 induces disappearance of peridermal cells and rescues palatal fusion defect [poster presentation]. The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons; 2010 Mar 20-23; San Antonio, TX.

    Nah-Cederquist HD.  Gene and cell-based solutions for craniofacial disorders [presentation]. College of Dentistry, Seoul National University; 2010; Seoul, South Korea.

    Nah-Cederquist HD. Gene and cell-based solutions for craniofacial disorders [presentation]. School of Dentistry, Yonsei University; 2010;  Seoul, South Korea

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    Editorial Board

    2005-present, Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research


    American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
    Annals of Biomedical Engineering
    Clinical Orthodontics and Research
    Connective Tissue Research
    Frontiers in Bioscience
    Frontiers in Physiology
    Journal of Biological Chemistry
    Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
    Journal of Cellular Biology
    Journal of Dental Research
    Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
    Cell Transplantation

    Academic and Institutional Committees

    2011-present, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA