Jesse A. Taylor, MD

Jesse A. Taylor, MD

Jesse Taylor, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and co-director of the Cleft Lip and Palate Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the Mary Downs Endowed Chair in Pediatric Craniofacial Treatment and Research.

Areas of Expertise: Cleft lip and palate repair, Craniofacial surgery, Outcomes research, Quality improvement, Bone engineering
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Specialty Care, Lancaster
Phone: 215-590-2208

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

Director, University of Pennsylvania Craniofacial Fellowship Program

Director, Center for Facial Reconstruction

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

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2015

Thawani Jayesh P, Nayak Nikhil R, Pisapia Jared M, Tahiri Youssef, Gebbia Jennifer, Adzick N Scott, Sutton Leslie N, Taylor Jesse A, Heuer Gregory G: Myofascial Closure of Intradural Inclusion Cysts following in utero Myelomeningocele Repair. Pediatric neurosurgery 50(5): 286-90, 2015.

Runyan Christopher M, Vu Anthony T, Rumburg Aaron, Bove Kevin, Racadio John, Billmire David A, Taylor Jesse A: Repair of a Critical Porcine Tibial Defect by Means of Allograft Revitalization. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 136(4): 461e-73e, Oct 2015.

Tuin Jorien, Tahiri Youssef, Paliga James T, Taylor Jesse A, Bartlett Scott P: Distinguishing Goldenhar Syndrome from Craniofacial Microsomia. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 26(6): 1887-92, Sep 2015.

Tahiri Youssef, Swanson Jordan W, Taylor Jesse A: Distraction Osteogenesis Versus Conventional Fronto-Orbital Advancement for the Treatment of Unilateral Coronal Synostosis: A Comparison of Perioperative Morbidity and Short-Term Outcomes. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 26(6): 1904-8, Sep 2015.

Swanson Jordan W, Johnston James L, Mitchell Brianne T, Alcorn Kaitlyn, Taylor Jesse A: Perioperative Complications in Posterior Pharyngeal Flap Surgery: Review of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric (NSQIP-PEDS) Database. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Sep 2015.

Hsu G, Taylor J A, Fiadjoe J E, Vincent A M, Pruitt E Y, Bartlett S P, Stricker P A: Aminocaproic acid administration is associated with reduced perioperative blood loss and transfusion in pediatric craniofacial surgery. Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica Sep 2015.

Tomlinson-Hansen Sandra, Paliga J Thomas, Tahiri Youssef, Paine Kaitlyn M, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: Economic Analysis of Cleft Palate Repair in International Adoptees. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Jun 2015.

Paine Kaitlyn M, Paliga J Thomas, Tahiri Youssef, Fischer John P, Wes Ari M, Wink Jason D, Gelder Carol Ann H, Taylor Jesse A: An Assessment of 30-Day Complications in Primary Cleft Palate Repair: A Review of the 2012 ACS NSQIP Pediatric. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Jun 2015.

Gerety Patrick A, Basta Marten N, Fischer John P, Taylor Jesse A: Operative Management of Nonsyndromic Sagittal Synostosis: A Head-to-Head Meta-analysis of Outcomes Comparing 3 Techniques. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 26(4): 1251-7, Jun 2015.

Greives Matthew R, Ware Benjamin W, Tian Ashley G, Taylor Jesse A, Pollack Ian F, Losee Joseph E: Complications in Posterior Cranial Vault Distraction. Annals of plastic surgery May 2015.

Goldstein Jesse A, Chung Cyndi, Paliga J Thomas, Cielo Christopher, Marcus Carole L, Lioy Janet, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: Mandibular distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of neonatal tongue-based airway obstruction. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 26(3): 634-41, May 2015.

Arko Leopold, Swanson Jordan W, Fierst Tamara M, Henn Rosemary E, Chang Daniel, Storm Phillip B, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A, Heuer Gregory G: Spring-mediated sagittal craniosynostosis treatment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: technical notes and literature review. Neurosurgical focus 38(5): E7, May 2015.

Tahiri Youssef, Chang Catherine S, Tuin Jorien, Paliga J Thomas, Lowe Kristen M, Taylor Jesse A, Bartlett Scott P: Costochondral grafting in craniofacial microsomia. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 135(2): 530-41, Feb 2015.

Paine Kaitlyn M, Tahiri Youssef, Wes Ari M, Wink Jason D, Fischer John P, Gelder Carol Ann H, Taylor Jesse A: An Assessment of 30-Day Complications in Primary Cleft Lip Repair: A Review of the 2012 ACS NSQIP Pediatric. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Feb 2015.

Derderian Christopher A, Wink Jason D, McGrath Jennifer L, Collinsworth Amy, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: VOLUMETRIC CHANGES IN CRANIAL VAULT EXPANSION: COMPARISON OF FRONTO-ORBITAL ADVANCEMENT AND POSTERIOR CRANIAL VAULT DISTRACTION OSTEOGENESIS. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 135(6): 1665-72, Feb 2015.

Tuin A Jorien, Tahiri Youssef, Paine Kaitlyn M, Paliga J Thomas, Taylor Jesse A, Bartlett Scott P: Clarifying the relationships among the different features of the OMENS+ classification in craniofacial microsomia. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 135(1): 149e-56e, Jan 2015.

Taylor Jesse A, Paliga J Thomas, Wes Ari M, Tahiri Youssef, Goldstein Jesse A, Whitaker Linton A, Bartlett Scott P: A critical evaluation of long-term aesthetic outcomes of fronto-orbital advancement and cranial vault remodeling in nonsyndromic unicoronal craniosynostosis. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 135(1): 220-31, Jan 2015.

Tahiri Youssef, Taylor Jesse Adam: In support of using computer-aided design and modeling for periorbital osteotomies. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 26(1): 100-3, Jan 2015.

Tahiri Youssef, Paliga James Thomas, Wes Ari M, Whitaker Linton A, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: Perioperative complications associated with intracranial procedures in patients with nonsyndromic single-suture craniosynostosis. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 26(1): 118-23, Jan 2015.

Tahiri Youssef, Paliga James Thomas, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: New-onset craniosynostosis after posterior vault distraction osteogenesis. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 26(1): 176-9, Jan 2015.

Paliga James Thomas, Tahiri Youssef, Wink Jason, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: Cranial base deviation in hemifacial microsomia by craniometric analysis. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 26(1): e61-4, Jan 2015.

Paine Kaitlyn Marie, Tahiri Youssef, Paliga J Thomas, Taylor Jesse A: Simultaneous unicoronal and sagittal distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of nonsyndromic multisutural craniosynostosis. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 26(1): 214-6, Jan 2015.

Goldstein Jesse A, Paliga James Thomas, Taylor Jesse A, Bartlett Scott P: Complications in 54 frontofacial distraction procedures in patients with syndromic craniosynostosis. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 26(1): 124-8, Jan 2015.

2014

Silvestre Jason, Tahiri Youssef, Paliga J Thomas, Taylor Jesse A: Incidence of positive screening for obstructive sleep apnea in patients with isolated cleft lip and/or palate. The Canadian journal of plastic surgery = Journal canadien de chirurgie plastique 22(4): 259-63, 2014.

Tahiri Youssef, Fischer John P, Wink Jason D, Paine Kaitlyn M, Paliga J Thomas, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: Analysis of risk factors associated with 30-day readmissions following pediatric plastic surgery - a review of 5,376 procedures. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 135(2): 521-9, Oct 2014.

Silvestre Jason, Tomlinson-Hansen Sandra, Fosnot Joshua, Taylor Jesse A: An analysis of combined and integrated plastic surgery residency websites. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 134(4 Suppl 1): 65, Oct 2014.

Paine Kaitlyn M, Paliga J Thomas, Fischer John, Tahiri Youssef, Taylor Jesse A: An Assessment of 30-Day Complications in Primary Cleft Palate Repair - A Review of the 2012 ACS NSQIP Pediatric. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 134(4 Suppl 1): 9, Oct 2014.

Paliga J Thomas, Tahiri Youssef, Silvestre Jason, Taylor Jesse A: Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in children treated at a major craniofacial center. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 25(5): 1762-5, Sep 2014.

Goldstein Jesse A, Paliga J Thomas, Wink Jason D, Bartlett Scott P, Nah Hyun-Duc, Taylor Jesse A: Earlier evidence of spheno-occipital synchondrosis fusion correlates with severity of midface hypoplasia in patients with syndromic craniosynostosis. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 134(3): 504-10, Sep 2014.

Gerety Patrick A, Wink Jason D, Sherif Rami D, Clarke Nadya, Nah Hyun-Duck, Taylor Jesse A: Treatment of large calvarial defects with bone transport osteogenesis: a preclinical sheep model. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 25(5): 1917-22, Sep 2014.

Paine Kaitlyn M, Tahiri Youssef, Wes Ari, Fischer John P, Paliga J Thomas, Taylor Jesse A: Patient risk factors for ambulatory cleft lip repair: an outcome and cost analysis. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 134(2): 275e-282e, Aug 2014.

Wink Jason D, Paliga J Thomas, Tahiri Youssef, Goldstein Jesse A, Taylor Jesse A, Bartlett Scott P: Maxillary involvement in hemifacial microsomia: an objective three-dimensional analysis of the craniofacial skeleton. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 25(4): 1236-40, Jul 2014.

Taylor Jesse A, Tahiri Youssef, Paliga J Thomas, Heuer Greg G: A new approach for the treatment of unilateral coronal synostosis based on distraction osteogenesis. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 134(1): 176e-178e, Jul 2014.

Silvestre Jason, Tahiri Youssef, Paliga J Thomas, Taylor Jesse A: Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in children with syndromic cleft lip and/or palate. Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS Jul 2014.

Basta Marten N, Goldstein Jesse A, Wilson Anthony J, Taylor Jesse A: A modified V-Y chondromucosal composite flap for correction of secondary cleft nasal deformity: photogrammetric analysis of a case-control study. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 134(1): 94-101, Jul 2014.

Wes Ari M, Paliga J Thomas, Goldstein Jesse A, Whitaker Linton A, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: An evaluation of complications, revisions, and long-term aesthetic outcomes in nonsyndromic metopic craniosynostosis. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 133(6): 1453-64, Jun 2014.

Runyan Christopher M, Ali Samantha T, Chen Wendy, Calder Bennet W, Rumburg Aaron E, Billmire David A, Taylor Jesse A: Bone tissue engineering by way of allograft revitalization: mechanistic and mechanical investigations using a porcine model. Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 72(5): 1000.e1-11, May 2014.

Wink Jason D, Gerety Patrick A, Sherif Rami D, Lim Youngshin, Clarke Nadya A, Rajapakse Chamith S, Nah Hyun-Duck, Taylor Jesse A: Sustained delivery of rhBMP-2 via PLGA microspheres: cranial bone regeneration without heterotopic ossification or craniosynostosis. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 134(1): 51-9, Mar 2014.

Silvestre Jason, Tomlinson-Hansen Sandra, Fosnot Joshua, Taylor Jesse A: Plastic surgery residency websites: a critical analysis of accessibility and content. Annals of plastic surgery 72(3): 265-9, Mar 2014.

Hsu Vivian M, Tahiri Youssef, Wilson Anthony J, Grady M Sean, Taylor Jesse A: A preliminary report on the use of antibiotic-impregnated methyl methacrylate in salvage cranioplasty. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 25(2): 393-6, Mar 2014.

Derderian Christopher A, Wink Jason D, Cucchiara Andrew, Taylor Jesse A, Bartlett Scott P: The Temporal Region in Unilateral Coronal Craniosynostosis: A Volumetric Study of Short and Long-term Changes After Fronto-orbital Advancement. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 134(1): 83-91, Mar 2014.

Wink Jason D, Goldstein Jesse A, Paliga J Thomas, Taylor Jesse A, Bartlett Scott P: The mandibular deformity in hemifacial microsomia: a reassessment of the Pruzansky and Kaban classification. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 133(2): 174e-81e, Feb 2014.

Paliga James Thomas, Goldstein Jesse A, Vossough Arastoo, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse Adam: Premature closure of the spheno-occipital synchondrosis in Pfeiffer syndrome: a link to midface hypoplasia. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 25(1): 202-5, Jan 2014.

Abstracts

2015

Samra Fares, Swanson Jordan W, Mitchell Brianne, Bauder Andrew R, Wes Ari, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: An Evidence-Based Algorithm for Managing Syndromic Craniosynostosis in the Era of Posterior Vault Distraction Osteogenesis. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 136(4 Suppl): 6-7, Oct 2015.

Samra Fares, Swanson Jordan W, Mitchell Brianne, Bauder Andrew R, Taylor Jesse A, Bartlett Scott P: Posterior Vault Distraction Osteogenesis Conveys Anterior Benefit in Apert Syndrome. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 136(4 Suppl): 51, Oct 2015.

Ligh Cassandra A, Swanson Jordan, Yu Jason, Samra Fares, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: A Morphological Classification Scheme for the Mandibular Hypoplasia in Treacher Collins Syndrome. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 136(4 Suppl): 46, Oct 2015.

Ligh Cassandra A, Fox Justin P, Swanson Jordan, Yu Jason W, Taylor Jesse A: Not All Clefts Are Created Equal: Patterns of Hospital Based Care Utilization Among Children with Cleft Lip and Palate within 4 Years of First Surgery. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 136(4 Suppl): 1, Oct 2015.

Bauder Andrew R, Wink Jason D, Swanson Jordan W, Derderian Christopher, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: An Analysis of Posterior Vault Distraction and Its Effects on the Posterior Fossa and Cranial Base. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 136(4 Suppl): 52-3, Oct 2015.

Bauder Andrew R, Mitchell Brianne T, Swanson Jordan, Taylor Jesse A, Bartlett Scott P: Long-Term Growth of Costochondral Rib Grafts in Mandibular Reconstruction for Craniofacial Microsomia. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 136(4 Suppl): 44-5, Oct 2015.

Mitchell Brianne T, Swanson Jordan W, Taylor Jesse A: A New, Single-Stage, Distraction-Mediated, Cranial Vault Expansion Technique for the Multisuture Deformity. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 26(6): 1923-5, Sep 2015.

2014

Samra Fares, Paliga J Thomas, Tahiri Youssef, Whitaker Linton A, Bartlett Scott P, Forbes Brian J, Taylor Jesse A: The prevalence of strabismus in unilateral coronal synostosis. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 134(4 Suppl 1): 19-20, Oct 2014.

Paine Kaitlyn M, Tahiri Youssef, Fischer John, Wes Ari, Wink Jason, Taylor Jesse A: The Status of Cleft Lip Repair - An Assessment Using the 2012 ACS NSQIP Pediatric. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 134(4 Suppl 1): 9-10, Oct 2014.

Gerety Patrick, Basta Marten N, Fischer John P, Taylor Jesse A, Bartlett Scott P: Operative Management of Non-Syndromic Sagittal Craniosynostosis: A Head-to-Head Meta-Analysis of Outcomes Comparing Three Techniques. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 134(4 Suppl 1): 23-4, Oct 2014.

Cielo Christopher M, Silvestre Jason, Paliga J Thomas, Maguire Meg, Gallagher Paul R, Marcus Carole L, Taylor Jesse A: Utility of screening for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children with craniofacial disorders. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 134(3): 434e-441e, Sep 2014.

Tahiri Youssef, Paliga J Thomas, Wes Ari M, Whitaker Linton A, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: Abstract 3: a comparative analysis of complications associated with intracranial procedures in 746 patients with nonsyndromic single suture craniosynostosis. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 133(4 Suppl): 974-5, Apr 2014.

Books

Cielo Christopher M, Montalva Fernando M, Taylor Jesse A: Craniofacial disorders associated with airway obstruction in the neonate. Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine Mar 2016.

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

2015

Taylor JA, Goldstein J. Impact of Micro- and Retrognathia on the Neonatal Airway. In: Sobol S, Lioy J, ed. Disorders of the Neonatal Airway. New York: Springer; 2015. p. 43-50.

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. 

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures

2016

"Recurrent Mandibular osteomyelitis", American Alpine Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Telluride, CO,Feb, 2016.

"Simultaneous Monobloc + Lefort II in Apert Syndrome", American Alpine Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Telluride, CO, Feb, 2016.

"Gelfoam in cleft palate repair", American Alpine Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Telluride, CO, Feb, 2016.

"Cranial shape analysis in craniosynostosis: creating a standard set", American Society of Craniofacial Surgery annual meeting, Atlanta, GA,Apr, 2016.

"An update in craniofacial surgery", All Star Pediatrics, Exton, PA, Apr, 2016.

"Cranial Distraction Osteogenesis", Asan Medical Center National Symposium, Seoul, South Korea, Jun, 2016.

"Indications for CAD/CAM planning in craniofacial reconstruction", Brazilian Craniofacial Association, Sao Paolo, BR, Jun, 2016.

"Treating the dentofacial deformity in the craniofacial population: a once in a lifetime opportunity", Brazilian Craniofacial Association, Sao Paolo, BR, Jun, 2016.

"Cleft Rhinoplasty", Asan Medical Center National Symposium, Seoul, South Korea, Jun, 2016.

"Craniofacial bone tissue engineering", Asan Medical Center national Symposium, Seoul, South Korea, Jun, 2016.

"Craniofacial orthognathic Surgery", Asan Medical Center National Symposium, Seoul, South Korea, Jun, 2016.

"An introduction to cleft and craniofacial surgery", CHOP CRISSP program, Philadelphia, PA, Jul, 2016.

2015

"CAD/CAM planning for facial osteotomies: absolute indications", Whitaker Lectureship, Philadelphia, PA, June 2015.

"The future of Craniofacial Surgery", Johns Hopkins Dept. of Plastic Surgery Biennial Reunion, Baltimore, MD, June 2015.

"Treating the Dentofacial deformity in Craniofacial Patients: a once in a lifetime opportunity" Keynote address at Royal College of Surgeons, London, UK, Mary 2015.

"Indications for CAD/CAM planning in craniofacial surgery", Royal College of Surgeons, London, UK, May 2015.

"Delay in Diagnosis: Odontogenic Tumors in Crouzon syndrome", American Alpine Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Sun Peaks, BC, February 2015.

"Ferret attack to midface" American Alpine Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Sun Peaks, BC, February 2015.

"Treating Dentofacial deformity in cleft lip and palate" American Alpine Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Sun Peaks, BC, February 2015.

2014

"Neonatal Airway Compromise", U Mississippi Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor, Jackson, MS, October 2014.

"Long-term Outcomes in Craniosynostosis", U of Mississippi Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor, Jackson, MS, October 2014.

Moderator, Regenerative Plastic Surgery Panel, Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Bedford, PA, May 2014.

"What made me who I am: athletics", American Alpine Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Ortisei, Italy, March 2014.

"Treatment of Neonatal tongue-based airway obstruction", York Hospital Grand Rounds, York, PA, March 2014.

"Distraction Osteogenesis for Unicoronal Craniosynostosis", American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Indianapolis, IN, March 2014.

"Transcranial pin in HALO distractor placement", American Alpine Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Ortisei, Italy, March 2014.

"Distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of Unicoronal craniosynostosis", American Alpine Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Ortisei, Italy, March 2014.

Awards and Honors

2015, Keynote Address, Royal College of Surgeons / London, England
2015, Marchac Award / International Society of Craniofacial Surgery
2012-2013, McCabe Fellowship
2012-2013, AO / Synthes Educational Grant Recipient
2011-2012,  Kiwanis Foundation Grant for the Advancement of Cleft Care
2010-2012, American Association of Plastic Surgeon's Academic Scholar
2010-2011, Center for Human Appearance Program Grant
2009, Honorary Professor, Ministry of Health, Cuba
2008, Graduation Visiting Professor, University of Dayton Division of Plastic Surgery
2008-2010, Proctor Research Grant-- $750,000 award
2007, Recipient of First Lady of Honduras Award for Humanitarian Service
2006, AO Extended Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery Grant Recipient
2005-2006, Best Research Presentation Award, ASRM Annual Meeting
2005, AO/ASIF Educational Travel Grant Recipient
2004-2005, Cleft Surgery Humanitarian Award, University of Maryland
2000-2001, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Vice-President
1996, Rhodes Scholarship Finalist
1996, All-American Scholar Athlete in Tennis
1994-1996, Captain, Washington and Lee Men's Tennis Team

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2015-present, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, associate editor
2013-present, Journal of Surgical Research, reviewer
2012-present, Journal of Cranio-maxillofacial Trauma, reviewer
2012-present, Pediatric Emergency Care, reviewer
2011-present, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, reviewer
2009-present, International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology, reviewer
2009-present, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Journal, reviewer

Academic and Institutional Committees

2015-present, CHOP Quality Improvement Committee
2013-present, University of Pennsylvania Face Transplant Interest Group, director
2013-present, Residency Education Committee in Plastic Surgery
2010-2015, Department of Surgery Quality Improvement Committee, University of Pennsylvania
2010-present, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Cleft Center

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International

2011-present, International Society of Craniofacial Surgery
 - Education Committee, 2011-present

2009-present, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

2008-present, American Society of Reconstructive Transplant Surgery
 - Founding Member, 2008

2007-present, Sociedad de Ex-Residentes Fernando Ortiz Monasterio

National

2014-present, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
 - Education committee, 2012-present

2010-present, American Association of Chairpersons in Plastic Surgery
 - Fellowship Committee, 2011-present
 - Chair, Fellowship Committee, 2015-2016

2010-present, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
 - Scientific Program Committee, 2012-2015

2009-present, American Society of Craniofacial Surgery
 - Education committee, 2011-present
 - Chair, Web-based curriculum committee, 2014-2015

2009-present, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
 - Education Committee 2012-present

2009-present, Plastic Surgery Research Council
 - Scientific Program Committee, 2010-present

2008-present, American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association
 - Education Committee, 2010-present
 - Scientific Program Committee, 2011-present

2008-present, American Society of Plastic Surgery

2007-present, American Academy of Pediatrics