Trauma Plastic Surgery

Shock Trauma's Plastic Surgery Division provides expert care for patients with:

  • facial deformities
  • craniofacial deformities
  • extremity injuries
  • complex wounds

This service is a regional resource for physicians challenged by both acute and secondary complex facial injuries and microvascular reconstructive needs of complex extremity and other wounds.

Patients with the following acute and secondary conditions may benefit from referral to the Shock Trauma Plastic Surgery Service:

Acute

  • Severe facial injuries with complex skeletal fractures and/or soft-tissue injuries
  • Complex extremity fractures with loss of soft-tissue coverage requiring local and/or free microvascular reconstruction
  • Intricate bodily injuries requiring local and/or free microvascular tissue reconstruction

Secondary/Chronic

  • Complex craniofacial skeletal nonunions and/or malunions
  • Infection and/or osteomyelitis of the craniofacial skeleton
  • Complex infections and/or osteomyelitis of other skeletal structures requiring a combined effort between orthopaedics and plastic surgery. Specifically, bony debridement and a local or microvascular free tissue reconstruction
  • Challenging scar deformities involving the head/neck, extremities and/or trunk.
  • Complex secondary deformities requiring local and/or free microvascular reconstruction

Patients requiring post-acute services can be followed by the referring physicians, Shock Trauma plastic surgery faculty, or other specialists in the University Rehabilitation Network.

In addition to establishing the standards of care for facial injuries and extremity reconstruction, the plastic surgery faculty is dedicated to advancing these fields for future care. Research investigations include areas of :

  • facial transplantation
  • craniofacial growth and development
  • biomaterials and clinical outcome studies of current techniques.

Shock Trauma is the principal training site for a number of plastic surgery residency programs in the region which send rotating residents for additional experience in facial injuries and extremity salvage. Additionally, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center offers the following residencies and fellowships that are based at Shock Trauma, Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland Hospitals:

The services of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center:

  • available for consultation and patient referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • ambulatory patients are evaluated in the Shock Trauma Outpatient Clinic at 410-328-3179
  • Hospitalized patients can be transferred via University of Maryland One Call/Maryland Express Care at 1-800-373-4111
  • Plastic, Maxillofacial & Reconstructive Surgery

R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
22 S. Greene St., T1R38
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-328-3058

Physicians

Michael Grant, MD
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Special Interests: Clinical Outcomes in Facial Trauma; Clinical Outcomes in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery; Tissue Engineering; Composite Tissue Allotransplantation
Medical Degree: Case Western University School of Medicine
Residencies:Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Ophthalmology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Plastic Surgery


Arthur J. Nam, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Complex Adult Craniofacial Trauma, Reconstruction of Secondary Craniofacial Deformities, Clinical Outcomes following Reconstruction, Vascularized Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Research
Medical Degrees: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: George Washington University Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland - Plastic Surgery


Amir H. Dorafshar, MBChB
Photo of Doctor Amir H. Dorafshar, Ch.B., M.B.Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Clinical Outcomes in Facial Trauma; Clinical Outcomes in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery; Tissue Engineering; Composite Tissue Allotransplantation
Residency: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, General Surgery; University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Plastic Surgery
Fellowship: UCLA School of Medicine, Vascular Surgery; University of Maryland/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center/Johns Hopkins Hospital, Craniofacial Surgery




For all patient information, please call 410-328-9284.