Plastic surgery is unique because we deal with form and function, and often create lifelong doctor-patient relationships. As a pediatric plastic surgeon, I specialize in reconstructing ears. Other procedures I do include reconstructing kids' limbs after cancer or trauma, breast surgery, and nerve reconstruction in limbs and faces. I also have expertise in cleft lip and cleft palate repair.
I come from a long line of medical providers. One of the best things about plastic surgery is that it’s uniquely tailored to the specific patient and family needs and concerns. I spend a lot of time getting to know patients and discussing options. I like pediatric plastic surgery because kids are fun to care for and their problems are interesting to solve.
In addition to plastic surgery, I’m also involved in research. My colleagues and I are looking for ways to get the best results in the operations I perform, including ear reconstruction, nerve reconstruction and hand surgery.
During my free time, I keep busy with my three children. I also have a large garden, too many pets, and I love to knit and crochet.
Brachial plexus reconstruction; facial nerve reconstruction; microtia (ear) reconstruction; cleft lip and palate; congenital hand surgery
Associate Professor, UC Department of SurgeryUC Department of Pediatrics
Brachial Plexus, Hand and Upper Extremity, Craniofacial Disorders, Treacher Collins, Chest Wall, Sturge-Weber Syndrome