Dr. Izaddoost (320x240)
credit: Agapito SanchezPlastic Surgeon Shayan Izaddoost, M.D., P.H.D.

Division faculty members pursue a wide variety of clinical and basic science research projects.

The majority of this work focuses on improving the care of patients with facial injuries or congenital deficiencies.

The division, for example, is currently leading a large-scale study of outcomes in pediatric craniofacial surgery. Faculty members have also been studying new and better treatments for mandibular fractures, including studies evaluating the biologic response to resorbable plate and screw fixation, and a clinical study to determine the optimal method to stabilize mandibular fractures.