Biographies

Physician Biographies

Michael Grant, MD
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Dr. Michael P. Grant is Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Dr. Grant specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid, orbital and facial surgery and is board-certified in both ophthalmology and plastic surgery. He has lectured nationally on eyelid and facial cosmetic surgery, functional and cosmetic indications for Botox, as well as challenging problems in orbital reconstruction.

Dr. Grant is responsible for developing a regional program in reconstruction and will build relationships with the Department of Orthopedics in extremity reconstruction, as well as the facial transplant program at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  He also serves as a mentor for the Department of Ophthalmology’s junior faculty.

Dr. Grant received his MD and PhD degrees from Case Western University School of Medicine and was elected into AOA, the national medical honor society, upon graduation. He then completed his ophthalmology residency training at the Wilmer Eye Institute, followed by a residency in plastic surgery in the combined Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland training program.


Arthur J. Nam, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Nam received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, and following General Surgery residency training at George Washington University Medical Center, he completed the Plastic Surgery fellowship at the combined Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland program. He is double board certified in general surgery (American Board of Surgery) and plastic surgery (American Board of Plastic Surgery).

Dr. Nam has special interests in complex adult craniofacial trauma, reconstruction of secondary craniofacial deformities, and clinical outcomes following reconstruction. His expertise include using microsurgical techniques to reconstruct soft tissue defects of head & neck, chest, abdominal wall, and lower extremities following traumatic injury or oncologic surgery.

Dr. Nam is active in vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation (VCA) research and a close collaborator with the Division of Transplant Surgery. He is the recipient of the Young Investigator Award at the 9th American Transplant Congress in 2009, and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in basic and clinical sciences related to plastic surgery and transplant surgery.


Amir H. Dorafshar, ChB, MB
Photo of Doctor 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.


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