Physician Biographies

Michael R. Christy, MD, MA
Photo of Doctor Michael R. Christy, M.D.Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director of Hand and Microsurgery

Dr. Michael Christy's primary clinical interests include reconstructive microsurgery as well as aesthetic plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at The University of Maryland, the Shock Trauma Center and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1997.

Dr. Christy trained in both general surgery and plastic surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital/ New York University Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at the University of Southern California and the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute. He is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Christy plays a major role in physician training, and he is widely published, with more than 10 papers and three book chapters. In 2006, he won the Shock Trauma Hero Award and has lectured at national and international meetings for facial trauma and reconstruction. His current research interests include composite tissue allotransplantation for upper extremity and face, complex hand reconstruction, craniofacial trauma and reconstruction and microsurgery for lower extremity salvage.

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, Moh’s 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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