Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research

Current Projects

  • Bone Regeneration in Craniofacial Skeleton Using Growth Factors and Stem Cells.
  • IRB-HSR #19945: Quality of Life Survey Development in Patients Undergoing Mohs Surgery for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers.
  • IRB-HSR #20088: Validation of Quality of Life Tool for Patients Undergoing Mohs Surgery for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers.
  • IRB-HSR #16910: Psychological Distress in Patients Undergoing Mohs Surgery for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers.
  • IRB-HSR #18181: UVA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Cutaneous Defects Database.


2016 AAFPRS Bernstein Grant: A $25,000 C.O.R.E. grant awarded to the division by the AAFPRS to support its study of bone regeneration in the craniofacial skeleton.


  • Dougherty WM, Christophel JJ, Park SS. Evidence-Based Medicine in Facial Trauma. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Nov;25(4):629-643. PubMed PMID: 28941514.
  • Miller MQ, David AP, McLean JE, Park SS, Christophel J. Association of Mohs Reconstructive Surgery Timing With Postoperative Complications. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2017 Sep 7;PubMed PMID: 28880987.
  • Meller C, Park SS. The Twisted Nose. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2017 Jul 6. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2017.0696. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28687836.
  • Christophel JJ, Park SS, Nogan SJ, Essig GF Jr. A Facial Trauma Simulation Course for Evaluation and Treatment of Facial Fractures. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2017 Jun 8;PubMed PMID: 28594983.
  • Miller MQ, Rikhi SR, Park SS, Christophel JJ. An innovative photographic database for cutaneous facial defects. Laryngoscope. 2016 Nov;126(11):2451-2455. PubMed PMID: 26971642.
  • Park SS. Teaching Rhinoplasty-Are We Making a Difference? JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2017 May 25. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2017.0287. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28542698.
  • Das A, Fishero BA, Christophel JJ, Li CJ, Kohli N, et al. Poly(lactic-co-glycolide) polymer constructs cross-linked with human BMP-6 and VEGF protein significantly enhance rat mandible defect repair. Cell Tissue Res. 2016 Apr;364(1):125-35. PubMed PMID: 26475719.
  • Miller MQ, Dighe A, Cui Q, Park SS, Christophel JJ. Regenerative Medicine in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: A Review. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Sep 1;18(5):391-4. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2016.0913. Review. PubMed PMID: 27532945.
  • Allak A, Park SS. Surgical Treatment of the Middle Nasal Vault. Clin Plast
  • Surg. 2016 Jan;43(1):85-94. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2015.09.010. Review. PubMed PMID: 26616697
  • Teng J, Halbert T, McMurry TL, Levine PA, Christophel JJ. Histopathologic margin distance in survival in resection of cutaneous melanoma of the head and neck. Laryngoscope. 2015 Aug;125(8):1856-60. PubMed PMID: 25891166.
  • Allak A, Christophel JJ. Update in disease-specific quality-of-life studies in facial plastic surgery. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Aug;23(4):281-5. PubMed PMID: 26101872.
  • Teng J, Christophel JJ. Early Practice Focus: Evidence-Based Practice in Facial Plastic Surgery. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2015 Aug;23(3):393-405. PubMed PMID: 26208775.
  • Fishero BA, Kohli N, Das A, Christophel JJ, Cui Q. Current concepts of bone tissue engineering for craniofacial bone defect repair. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2015 Mar;8(1):23-30. PubMed PMID: 25709750; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4329034.
  • Barrett DM, Halbert TW, Fiorillo CE, Park SS, Christophel JJ. Cost-based decision analysis of postreduction imaging in the management of mandibular fractures. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015 Jan-Feb;17(1):28-32. PubMed PMID: 25356588.