Craniofacial surgery is surgical sub-specialty of plastic surgery that deals with congenital and acquired deformities of the skull, face, and jaws. Although craniofacial treatment often involves manipulation of bone, craniofacial surgery is not tissue-specific, so craniofacial surgeons deal with bone, skin, muscle, teeth, etc. Craniofacial surgery does not, however, include surgery of the brain or eye.
Notable Craniofacial SurgeonsEdit
- Dr. Mark Sloan (former Head of Plastic Surgery at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital)
- Dr. Lauren Boswell (Attending Craniofacial Surgeon consulting at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital)
- Dr. Bud Clement (Attending Craniofacial Surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital)
- Tyler Sims: A newborn named Tyler was born with part of his brain on his forehead.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- Although Dr. Mark Sloan has never been referred to as a craniofacial surgeon, he reconstructed Rebecca Pope's face, indicating he's also able to perform craniofacial surgeries. However, it is not a specialty he exclusively practices.
- During Arizona's surgical residency at Hopkins, she spent a year studying under craniofacial surgeon, Dr. Bud Clement.