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Dr. John Grant

James C. Lee III Chair in Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Director, UAB Cleft and Craniofacial Center

Areas of Interest
pediatric plastic surgery, pediatric craniofacial surgery, outcomes research, biomechanics, wound healing


Dr. John H. Grant III joined the UAB Department of Surgery’s Division of Plastic Surgery in 1997. He currently serves as the James C. Lee, III Chair in Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children’s of Alabama, as well as a Professor of Surgery at UAB.

Dr. Grant’s major research interests are in the fields of cleft and craniofacial outcomes research, and craniofacial trauma. The outcomes research interest is related to the etiology and treatment outcomes of congenital facial differences. The craniofacial trauma research interest is in the area of biomechanics and wound healing.

His teaching activities have included teaching plastic surgery techniques and principles to plastic surgery residents, general surgery residents, medical students and SA students. He also has co-designed and implemented an Oral Board Review Course. He also lectures for universities and societies both nationally and internationally.

Selected Publications

Boneti C, Ray PD, Macklem EB, Kohanzadeh S, de la Torre J, Grant JH.Effectiveness and Safety of Autologous Fat Grafting to the Soft Palate Alone. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]

 Andrades P, Espinosa-de-los-Monteros A, Shell DH 4th, Thurston TE, Fowler JS, Xavier ST, Ray PD, Grant JH 3rd. The importance of radical intravelar veloplasty during two-flap palatoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Oct;122(4):1121-30. doi:10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181845a21.

 Ahumada LA, de la Torre JI, Ray PD, Espinosa-de-Los-Monteros A, Long JN, Grant JH 3rd, Gardner PM, Fix RJ, Vásconez LO. Comorbidity trends in patients requiring sternectomy and reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Mar;54(3):264-8; discussion 267.

 Robertson JD, de la Torre JI, Gardner PM, Grant JH 3rd, Fix RJ, Vásconez LO. Abdominoplasty repair for abdominal wall hernias. Ann Plast Surg. 2003 Jul;51(1):10-6.

 Grant JH 3rd, Rand RP. The maximally vascularized central pedicle breast reduction: evolution of a technique. Ann Plast Surg. 2001 Jun;46(6):584-9.


Medical School
University of Maryland School of Medicine

UAB Hospital

University of Washington Medical Center

University of Washington Medical Center


Campus Address
ACC 322
ZIP 0011

Patient Appointments and Questions: 205-638-9369
Academic Office: 205-638-9369