Joseph Lopez, MD MBA is an Instructor in Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery. He provides comprehensive surgical care for patients with plastic surgery and craniomaxillofacial conditions including acute or secondary facial trauma. Dr. Lopez has experience performing clinical outcomes research among patients with facial trauma, with particular interest in children who suffer from facial injuries, or patients with congenital conditions like craniosynostosis or cleft lip and palate. Dr. Lopez also has extensive experience in basic science research. His interest in the laboratory include bone and nerve tissue engineering, stem cell biology, and molecular immunology. His current research focuses on the development of biosynthetic nano-scaffolds for reconstruction of defects in the craniomaxillofacial skeleton.Dr. Lopez completed residency in plastic surgery at the combined Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical Center / R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center program in Baltimore, Maryland. While in Baltimore, he was the recipient of several awards including the Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic Surgery Resident Teaching Award and the Miller Coulson Clinical Excellence Award. He is involved in numerous national and international organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery (ASMS), The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPCA), and European Association of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery (EACMFS), the Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC), and the American Head & Neck Society (AHNS).
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital