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Justine Lee, MD, PhD

Justine Lee, MD, PhD
Bernard G. Sarnat Endowed Chair in Craniofacial Biology
Assistant Professor & Resident Curriculum Director

Dr. Lee is a craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeon who specializes in the reconstruction of complex congenital, post-traumatic, and post-oncologic deformities of the head and neck region. Her practice focuses on patients with microtia, prominent ear, traumatic ear deformities, cleft lip/cleft palate, craniosynostosis, rare craniofacial syndromes, craniofacial microsomia, Parry-Romberg disease, facial nerve palsy, malocclusion, and vascular malformations. Her research focuses on autologous total ear reconstruction, cleft lip and palate, rare craniofacial syndromes, tissue engineering.

Research Interests:

  • Autologous Total Ear Reconstruction
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Rare Craniofacial Syndromes
  • Tissue Engineering

Recent Publications:

  • Martins DB, Farias-Eisner G, Mandelbaum RS, Hoang H, Bradley JP, Lee JC. (2016) Intraoperative Indocyanine Green Laser Angiography in Pediatric Autologous Ear Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Global Open. In press
  • Solem RC, Reese P, Kawamoto HK, Lee JC. (2016) Multidisciplinary Treatment of Antley-Bixler Syndrome: A Longterm Case Report. Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal. In press.
  • Ren X, Weisgerber DW, Bischoff D, Lewis MS, Reid RR, He TC, Yamaguchi DT, Miller TA, Harley BA, Lee JC.(2016) Nanoparticulate mineralized collagen scaffolds and BMP-9 induce a long term bone cartilage construct in human mesenchymal stem cells. Adv Healthcare Mat. In press
  • Ren X, Bischoff D, Weisgerber DW, Lewis MS, Tu V, Yamaguchi DT, Miller TA, Harley A, Lee JC. (2016) Nanoparticulate Mineralized Collagen Scaffolds Induce In Vivo Bone Regeneration Independent of Progenitor Cell Loading or Exogenous Growth Factor Stimulation. Biomaterials. 89:67-78
  • Chang JB, Lee JC. (2016) Cell-based regenerative technologies: a realistic strategy in bone regeneration? Int J Stem Cell Res Ther. 3:026.
  • Rough J, Hindin DI, Lee JC, Bradley JP. (2016) Correction of Unilateral Congenital Zygomatico-Mandibular Fusion. J Craniofac Surg. 27:e109-111.
  • Yoshikane F, Lai LH, Hui BK, Martins DB, Farias-Eisner G, Mandelbaum RS, Hoang H, Bradley JP, Wilson L, Lee JC. (2016) Orthognathic consequences of sphincter pharyngoplasty in cleft patients: a two institutional study. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 4:e676.
  • Gassman AA, Kao KK, Bradley JP, Lee JC. (2016) Quantification of adipose transfer viability using a novel, bioluminescent murine model. J Plastic Reconstr Aesth Surg. 69:959-965.
  • Gassman AA, Lewis MS, Lee JC. (2016) Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Recipient tissues Improves the Viability of Murine Fat Transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg. 138:55e-63e.
  • Gassman AA, Lee JC, Bradley JP. (2016) Discussion: Improvement of Fat Graft Survival with Autologous Bone Marrow Aspirate and Bone Marrow Concentrate: A One-Step Method. Plast Reconstr Surg. 137:687e-689e.

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