Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians focuses not only on providing the best possible care for our patients, but also on research that will improve treatment and quality of life for the children we treat.

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at CHOP has been a leader in pediatric plastic surgery research, both clinical and bench, for decades. In addition, we benefit from the close proximity of the research lab of the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Plastic Surgery, located at the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Pediatric Research Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Clinical outcomes research

Clinical outcomes research involves long-term results of surgical therapy, innovative treatment with novel devices and techniques, and psychological outcomes of surgery in children with facial and body differences. Current research includes:

Basic science research

Our basic research laboratory investigates disease mechanisms and treatment for a variety of congenital disorders, including:

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