As part of our objective to provide state-of-the-art care to patients, faculty at the Craniofacial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Center are actively involved in research and education. As the driving forces for medical progress, research and education keep our faculty on the forefront of their fields.

For more information, please contact us at 512-324-0918.

Research Interests

Dr. Adriana Da Silveira

  • Craniofacial Biology, Growth and Development, Embryology and Genetics
  • Research in 3-dimensional imaging and development of new methodologies for outcome assessment of treatment modalities
  • Orthodontic treatment of patients with special needs, cleft lip and palate and syndromes and those who have complex medical problems

Dr. Raymond Harshbarger

  • Clinical research: cleft lip/palate craniofacial deformities
  • Basic science: craniofacial reconstructive surgery, combination alloplastic/tissue engineered constructs
  • Craniofacial distraction devices: buried/computerized devices

Dr. Steven Henry

  • Tendon healing and rehabilitation
  • Nerve regeneration
  • Microvascular surgery
  • Wound healing and scarring

Dr. Patrick Kelley

  • Virtual surgical planning to improve outcomes
  • New avenues to generate sources of natural bone
  • Osteogenesis, mechanisms of preserving bone ex vivo
  • Clinical outcomes studies related to current speech surgical techniques
  • Clinical pathways involving the treatment of cleft palate

Dr. Moise Levy

  • General pediatric/adolescent dermatology
  • Birthmarks, Vascular and Pigmented
  • Inherited (genetic) skin diseases

Dr. Sanjay Sharma

  • Stem cell therapies/regeneration for orthopedic and plastic surgery applications
  • Robotics in upper extremity reconstruction
  • Upper Extremity Joint prostheses
  • Wrist injuries and outcomes

Dr. Adam Weinfeld

  • Autologous fat transfer/grafting
  • Nasal anatomy
  • Rhinoplasty education methods
  • Ear anatomy
  • Pain and anxiety management for wound care
  • Psychosocial implications of facial/body appearance