Eduardo D. Rodriguez, M.D., D.D.S.
Chief of Plastic Surgery
Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also the Chief of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Dr. Rodriguez leads a distinguished career in craniofacial and reconstructive microsurgery, with over 65 peer reviewed publications and over $6 million in research grant support. His principal contributions include establishing original classification and treatment algorithms for frontal bone, midface and periorbital defects with designer microvascular tissue transplants. Dr. Rodriguez has also developed comprehensive classifications and treatment algorithms for abdominal and extremity defects with innovative restorative techniques. He has demonstrated a commitment to the care of patients with facial or bodily deformities resulting from traumatic, oncologic or congenital etiologies; to the training of medical students, residents, and surgical fellows; and to the scientific advancement in the field of facial reconstruction, facial transplantation and complex bodily reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez is highly regarded by residents and medical students who view him as their principal role model, and he received "Teacher of the Year" recognition in 2006-2007. Dr. Rodriguez has built the Clinical Face Transplant Program at the University of Maryland and the Shock Trauma Center, and he is the Principal Investigator of the University of Maryland’s Clinical Face Transplant Protocol (www.clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT01140087).
Dr. Rodriguez earned his medical degree (M.D.) at the Medical College of Virginia and his dental degree (D.D.S.) at New York University. He completed residencies in Dental Anesthesiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital/VA Medical Center/University of Miami School of Medicine; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine; General Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland School of Medicine. As an international fellow, he received additional training in Reconstructive Microsurgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Rodriguez was named Chief of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in 2005. Under his leadership, the craniofacial-microsurgical unit has gained international recognition for tackling complex post-traumatic, post-oncologic, and congenital deformities. In 2004, Dr. Rodriguez became Co-Director of the Craniofacial-Microsurgery Fellowship Program at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center/Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 2007, after three years as Co-Director, Dr. Rodriguez was appointed the Director of the Craniofacial-Microsurgery Fellowship Program, and he continues to hold this position today. Dr. Rodriguez’s training program in craniofacial-microsurgical reconstruction is currently recognized internationally for uniquely combining two specialties into one and training future leaders in this innovative specialty. He has been the International Chairman of the “State of the Art Craniofacial Reconstruction-Microsurgery Symposium” sponsored by AO North America in 2007, 2009 and 2011, and International Chairman of the “Advanced Orbital Symposium” sponsored by ACMF in 2010. Dr. Rodriguez was also featured as one of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Visiting Scholars in 2010.
Michael R. Christy, M.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director of Hand and Microsurgery
Dr. Michael Christy's primary clinical interests include reconstructive microsurgery as well as aesthetic plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at The University of Maryland, the Shock Trauma Center and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1997.
Dr. Christy trained in both general surgery and plastic surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital/ New York University Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at the University of Southern California and the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute. He is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Christy plays a major role in physician training, and he is widely published, with more than 10 papers and three book chapters. In 2006, he won the Shock Trauma Hero Award and has lectured at national and international meetings for facial trauma and reconstruction. His current research interests include composite tissue allotransplantation for upper extremity and face, complex hand reconstruction, craniofacial trauma and reconstruction and microsurgery for lower extremity salvage.
Amir H. Dorafshar, Ch.B., M.B.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. Dorafshar is an expert in adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery, facial reanimation, orthognathic surgery and microsurgery for congenital, oncologic and traumatic conditions. Among his specialties are adult microsurgical reconstruction of the head and neck following oncologic surgery, Mohs surgery or post-traumatic injury, and treatment of pediatric syndromic and non-syndromic craniofacial disorders, such as craniosynostosis and cleft lip and palate. His research focuses on composite tissue allotransplantation and tissue engineering, as well as clinical outcomes following surgery for cleft lip and palate surgery and facial trauma.
Dr. Dorafshar was also named by the University of Chicago Medical Center as a nominee for the Residents Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in basic and clinical sciences and has authored a number of book chapters in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Branko Bojovic, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. Bojovic is an expert in adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery, and microsurgery for congenital, oncologic and traumatic conditions. Among his specialties are adult microsurgical reconstruction of the head and neck following oncologic surgery, post-traumatic injury, and treatment of pediatric syndromic and non-syndromic craniofacial disorders, such as craniosynostosis and cleft lip and palate. His research focuses on composite tissue allotransplantation and tissue engineering, as well as clinical outcomes following surgery for cleft lip and palate surgery and facial trauma.