Jesse A. Taylor, MD

Jesse Taylor, MD, is an attending surgeon in CHOP’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and co-director of the Cleft Lip and Palate Program.

Areas of Expertise: Cleft lip and palate repair, Craniofacial surgery
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County
Phone: 267-425-3110

  • Background

    Dr. Taylor is an attending surgeon in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents with cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies. He currently acts as co-director of CHOP’s Cleft Lip and Palate Program and serves as director of the University of Pennsylvania / CHOP Craniofacial Fellowship Program.

    Dr. Taylor is an active member of the Department of Surgery Quality Improvement Committee in addition to numerous national and international societies, including the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, the American Society of Reconstructive Transplant Surgery, and the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery.

    A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Taylor completed his plastic surgery residency and fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and followed his passion for craniofacial reconstruction as a craniofacial surgery fellow under the well-respected Dr. Fernando Molina in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Dr. Taylor focuses his practice on enhancing the appearance and functionality of the face and head in patients with craniofacial disorders. He specializes in rhinoplasty, otoplasty, cleft lip and palate repair, cranial reconstruction for craniosynostosis, cranio-maxillo-facial distraction osteogenesis, maxillofacial reconstruction, and complex facial reconstruction. He uses innovative surgical techniques and treatment strategies to optimize outcomes for his patients.

    Fueling these efforts, Dr. Taylor is engaged in active research focused on techniques in bone engineering using stem cells, growth factors, and novel drug delivery systems. His research also involves outcomes studies in cleft and craniofacial surgery, aiming to improve the standard of care in his field and the quality of life for his patients. His research is regularly presented at major national and international plastic surgery conferences and he continues to make a strong contribution to the literature in a variety of peer-reviewed journals.

    Dr. Taylor contributes to the care of international cleft and craniofacial patients through visiting physician appointments in Colombia, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Cuba. He also serves on international surgical mission trips in developing countries, providing pro bono care for children who may otherwise go untreated. He sees patients at both The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

    Internship

    General Surgery - The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    Residency

    General and Plastic Surgery - Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

    Fellowship

    Plastic Surgery - Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
    Craniofacial Surgery - Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico

    Board Certification

    Plastic Surgery

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Surgeon

    Co-director, Cleft Lip and Palate Program

    Director, Center for Facial Reconstruction

    Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Taylor JA, editor. Blueprints plastic surgery. Malden: Blackwell Science, Inc.; 2005.

    Taylor JA: Blueprints in Plastic Surgery. Blackwell Science. Taylor JA (eds.). Blackwell Science, 2005.

    Chapters

    2012

    Jackson O, Taylor JA: Cleft Lip and Palate THE 5-MINUTE PEDIATRIC CONSULT, 6TH EDITION William Schwartz (eds.). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2012.

    2011

    Azizkhan RG, Taylor JA. Surgical management of Chyle reflux. In: Lee BB, Bergan J, Rockson SG, editors. Lymphedema: a concise compendium of theory and practice. London (UK): Springer; 2011.

    2008

    Ortiz-Monasterio F, Taylor JA. Craniofacial clefts. In: Losee J, Kirshner R, editors. Comprehensive cleft care. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2008. 

    2005

    Taylor JA, Singh NK. Ablative and reconstructive tumor surgery of the skull base and cranium. In: Ehrenfeld M, Manson PN, Prein J, editors. AO manual of internal fixation of the craniomaxillofacial skeleton. Switzerland: AO/ASIF Publications; 2005. Vol 2, ch 12.

    Taylor JA. Wound healing. In: Taylor JA, editor. Blueprints plastic surgery. Malden: Blackwell Publishing; 2005.

    Taylor JA. Thermal and chemical injuries. In: Taylor JA, editor. Blueprints plastic surgery. Malden: Blackwell Publishing; 2005.

    Hahm TX, Taylor JA. Craniofacial surgery. In: Taylor JA, editor. Blueprints plastic surgery. Malden: Blackwell Publishing; 2005.

    Sen SK, Taylor JA. Hand and upper extremity. In: Taylor JA, editor. Blueprints plastic surgery. Malden: Blackwell Publishing; 2005.

    Taylor JA. Aesthetic surgery. In: Taylor JA, editor. Blueprints plastic surgery. Malden: Blackwell Publishing; 2005. 

    Papers

    2012

    Friedman BJ, Shah KN, Taylor JA, Rubin AI: Congenital Myofibroma Masquerading as an ulcerated infantile hemangioma in a neonate. Pediatric Dermatology Jan 2012. Read the abstract

    Taylor JA, Derderian CA, Bartlett SP, Fiadjoe JE, Sussman EM, Stricker PA: Perioperative Morbidity in Posterior Cranial Vault Expansion: Distraction Osteogenesis versus Conventional Osteotomy. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 129(4), April 2012. Read the abstract

    Bastidas Nicholas, Taylor Jesse A: Correction of the Bilateral Question Mark Ear Deformity Using Double-Opposing Z-Plasty and a Chondrocutaneous Flap. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Jul 2012. Read the abstract

    McGrath Jennifer, Gerety Patrick A, Derderian Christopher A, Steinbacher Derek M, Vossough Arastoo, Bartlett Scott P, Nah Hyun-Duck, Taylor Jesse A: Differential Closure of the Spheno-occipital Synchondrosis in Syndromic Craniosynostosis. Plastic and reconstructive surgery Jul 2012. Read the abstract

    Stricker Paul A, Fiadjoe John E, Kilbaugh Todd J, Pruitt Eric Y, Taylor Jesse A, Bartlett Scott P, McCloskey John J: Effect of transfusion guidelines on postoperative transfusion in children undergoing craniofacial reconstruction surgery. Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies 13(6): e357-62, Aug 2012. Read the abstract

    Taylor Jesse A, Whitaker Linton A: Soft-tissue refinements in the treatment of unicoronal craniosynostosis: the rotational forehead flap. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 130(2): 416-8, Aug 2012. Read the abstract

    Chung Cyndi Uy, Yu Jason W, Bastidas Nicholas, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse Adam: Utility of the ultrasonic scalpel in mandibular distraction osteogenesis. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 23(5): 1279-82, Sep 2012. Read the abstract

    Mirzabeigi Michael N, Wang Theresa, Kovach Stephen J, Taylor Jesse A, Serletti Joseph M, Wu Liza C: Free Flap Take-Back following Postoperative Microvascular Compromise: Predicting Salvage versus Failure. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 130(3): 579-89, Sep 2012. Read the abstract

    Bastidas Nicholas, Mackay Duncan D J, Taylor Jesse A, Bartlett Scott P: Analysis of the long-term outcomes of nonsyndromic bicoronal synostosis. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 130(4): 877-83, Oct 2012. Read the abstract

    Rapp Scott J, Jones Donna C, Gerety Patrick, Taylor Jesse A: Repairing critical-sized rat calvarial defects with progenitor cell-seeded acellular periosteum: A novel biomimetic scaffold. Surgery 152(4): 595-605.e1, Oct 2012. Read the abstract

    Basta Marten N, Stricker Paul A, Taylor Jesse A: A systematic review of the use of antifibrinolytic agents in pediatric surgery and implications for craniofacial use. Pediatric surgery international 28(11): 1059-69, Nov 2012. Read the abstract

    Fischer John P, Sieber Brady, Nelson Jonas A, Kovach Stephen J, Taylor Jesse A, Serletti Joseph M, Wu Liza C, Kanchwala Suhail, Bartlett Scott P, Low David W: A 15-year Experience of Complex Scalp Reconstruction Using Free Tissue Transfer-Analysis of Risk Factors for Complications. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery Dec 2012. Read the abstract

    Smartt James M, Gerety Patrick, Serletti Joseph M, Taylor Jesse A: Application of a Robotic Telemanipulator to Perform Posterior Pharyngeal Flap Surgery: A Feasibility Study. Plastic and reconstructive surgery Dec 2012. Read the abstract

    2011

    Laurita J, Koyama E, Chin B, Taylor JA, Lakin GE, Hankenson KD, et al. The Meunke syndrome mutation (FgfR3(P244R)) 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

    Bookman LB, Melton KR, Pan BS, Bender PL, Chini BA, Greenberg JM, et al. Neonates with tongue-based airway obstruction: a systematic review. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Epub 2011 Sep 16. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21926259. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    2012

    Basta MN, Bartlett SP, Stricker PA, Taylor JA: A systematic review of the use of antifibrinolytic agents in pediatric surgery and implications for craniofacial use. American Cleft Palate Association Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 17-21; San Jose, CA.

    Bastidas N, Wang T, Taylor JA: Correction of the bilateral question mark ear deformity using double-opposing z-plasty and a chondrocutaneous flap. American Cleft Palate Association Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 17-21; San Jose, CA.

    Derderian CA, McGrath JL, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: Volumetric changes in cranial vault expansion: comparison of Fronto-orbital advancement and posterior cranial vault distraction. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 14-17; San Francisco, CA. Notes: poster.

    Derderian CA, McGrath JL, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: Volumetric changes in cranial vault expansion: a comparison of FOAR and posterior cranial distraction. American Cleft Palate Association Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 17-21; San Jose, CA.

    Derderian CA, Wink J, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP: Volumetric analysis of the temporal fossa in unicoronal craniosynostosis: implications for growth after fronto-orbital advancement. American Cleft Palate Association Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 17-21; San Jose, CA.

    Fisher JP, Sieber B, Kovach SJ, Serletti JM, Taylor JA, Kanchwala S, Low DW: A 15-year analysis of complex scalp reconstruction with free tissue transfer: analysis of risk factors for complications. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 14-17; San Francisco, CA. Notes: poster.

    Gerety PA, Derderian CA, Bartlett SP, Fiadjoe JE, Sussman EM, Stricker PA, Taylor JA: Perioperative morbidity of posterior cranial vault expansion: distraction versus conventional osteotomy. American Cleft Palate Association Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 17-21; San Jose, CA.

    Gerety PA, McGrath JL, Chin BC, Nah HD, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: Premature closure of the SOS may explain the difference in midface hypoplasia in Apert and Muenke syndromes. American Cleft Palate Association Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 17-21; San Jose, CA.

    Gerety PA, McGrath JL, Hindon D, Taylor JA, Nah HD: Co-implantation of umbilical cord-derived unrestricted somatic stem cells and endothelial colony forming cells induces new-vessel formation in injectable scaffolds in nude mice. American Cleft Palate Association Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 17-21; San Jose, CA.

    Hsu V, Elliot RM, Smartt JM, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP: Does conventional posterior vault remodeling alter endocranial morphology in patients with true lambdoid synostosis? American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 14-17; San Francisco, CA. Notes: poster.

    MacDonald-McGinn DM, Bailey A, Jackson O, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP, Zackai E: The 22q11.2 duplication syndrome--a counseling conundrum. American Cleft Palate Association Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 17-21; San Jose, CA.

    McGrath JL, Gerety P, Taylor JA, Nah HD: Temporally-controlled, low-level release of encapsulated FGF2 from PLGA microspheres promotes survival and angiogenic differentiation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells, inducing neo-vessel formation in nude mice. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 14-17; San Francisco, CA.

    McGrath JL, Gerety P, Taylor JA, Nah HD: Temporally-controlled, low-level release of encapsulated FGF2 from PLGA microspheres promotes survival and angiogenic differentiation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells, inducing neo-vessel formation in nude mice. American Cleft Palate Association Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 17-21; San Jose, CA.

    Rapp SJ, Jones DC, Gerety P, Taylor JA: Repairing critical-sized rat calvarial defects with progenitor cell-seeded alloperiosteum: a novel biomimetic scaffold. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 14-17; San Francisco, CA.

    Runyan CM, Ali S, Calder B, Jones DC, Billmire DA, Taylor JA: Bone tissue engineering via allograft revitalization. American Cleft Palate Association Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 17-21; San Jose, CA.

    Runyan CM, Ali S, Jones DC, Billmire DA, Taylor JA: Repair of a critical porcine tibial defect via allograft revitalization. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 14-17; San Francisco, CA.

    Smartt JM, Gerety P, Serletti JM, Taylor JA: Use of a robotic telemanipulator surgical system to perform posterior pharyngeal flaps. American Cleft Palate Association Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 17-21; San Jose, CA.

    Mirzabeigi MN, Wang T, Taylor JA, Kovach SJ, Serletti JM, Wu LC: Free flap take-back following postoperative microvascular compromise: predicting salvage versus failure. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 14-17; San Francisco, CA.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    2012-present, Reviewer, Journal of Cranio-maxillofacial Trauma
    2011-present, Reviewer, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    2010, Reviewer, Diabetes
    2009-present, Reviewer, International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology
    2009-present, Reviewer, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Journal