Dr. Russell Reid has been named the first Bernard G. Sarnat M.D. Professor in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Reid is a pediatric plastic surgeon.

Dr. Reid is fellowship-trained in craniomaxillofacial surgery, and has particular expertise in the reconstruction of congenital and traumatic defects of the face, jaw, palate and skull. An accomplished author, Dr. Reid has published book chapters and several peer-reviewed journal articles on a variety of topics, from craniofacial surgery techniques to wound healing. His research interests, inspired by the late Dr. Sarnat, include the regeneration of bone for the repair of complex craniofacial defects, the biology of skull and facial sutures, and genetic expression in craniofacial development. He also studies ways to improve diagnostic testing for craniofacial patients.

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