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Curriculum Vitae

SPECIALTY BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1996
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2004

EDUCATION

  • 1998-1992 B.A. Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • 1992-1996 M.D. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons,
    New York, NY

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS

  • General Surgery Residency, Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Surgery, New York, NY
  • Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Division of Plastic Surgery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Craniofacial Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Division of Plastic Surgery, Philadelphia, PA

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

  • Assistant Instructor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Instructor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Attending Surgeon, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Attending Surgeon, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006-present Attending Surgeon and Director of Research, Barrow Craniofacial Center, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2006-present Attending Surgeon, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2006-present Attending Surgeon, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2006-present Attending Surgeon, Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ
  • 2006-present Attending Surgeon, Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center,
    Paradise Valley, AZ
  • 2006-present Attending Surgeon, Biltmore Surgical Center, Phoenix, AZ

LICENSURE

  • Arizona (034695), 2005
  • Pennsylvania (MD069801L), 1999
  • New York (228044-1), 2003
  • New Jersey (25MA07636400), 2003

HONORS/AWARDS

  • W.R. Hearst Foundation U.S. Senate Scholarship
  • DAAD Fellowship for study at the Goethe Institute in Germany
  • Stanley Scholars Program Fellowship for clinical research, Columbia University
  • Center for the Study of Society and Medicine, Columbia University, Fellowship in Human Rights and Medicine
  • Columbia University Department of Surgery Research Grant
  • Appointment to Association of American Medical Colleges, Organization of Resident Representatives

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

National and International Societies:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 1999 - present
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 2001-present
  • American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, 2004-present
  • International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, 2006-present
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2005-present
  • AO North America Faculty, 2005-present

Regional and Local Societies:

  • Maricopa County Medical Society, 2006-present
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1999 – 2006

National, Regional or Local Scientific Committees:

  • International Outreach Committee, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 2004-present
  • Craniomaxillofacial Subcommittee, Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, National Board of Medical Examiners, 2004-present
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Membership Committee, 2005-2006
  • Craniomaxillofacial Instructional Courses Subcommittee, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2005-present
  • Education Committee, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2006- Present
  • Best Academic Paper Award Committee, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2006-present

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

  • 2004-present Manuscript Reviewer, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
  • 2007-present Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of the American Dental Association

TEACHING AND CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Instruction of University of Pennsylvania medical students during clinical Plastic Surgery rotations, 2003-2006
  • Instruction/Presentation of lectures to Plastic Surgery residents and faculty during weekly conferences, 2003-2006
  • Invited Faculty, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery Course, Miami, FL,
    Jan. 2005
  • Invited Faculty, AO Operative Personnel Course, Secaucus, NJ,
    July 2005
  • Invited Faculty, AO ASIF Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction:
    Redondo Beach, CA, October 2006
    Concord, NC, October 2007
    New York, NY, December 2007
  • Invited Faculty, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Instructional Course: Post-traumatic Orbital and Periorbital Reconstruction,
    Chicago, IL, Sept. 2005
    San Francisco, CA, October 2006
  • Invited Faculty, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Instructional Course:
    Non-syndromic Craniosynostosis,
    Baltimore, Maryland, October 2007

LECTURES BY INVITATION

  • Sept. 2000 “Pediatric Vascular Anomalies.” Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Aug. 2001 “Total Ear Reconstruction for Microtia: The Evolution of Techniques.” Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Dec. 2001 “Orbital Hypertelorism: Diagnosis and Treatment.” Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • May 2002 “Facial Nerve Injuries.” Center for Human Appearance Interdisciplinary Facial Trauma Conference, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Nov 2002 “Congenital Craniofacial Anomalies.”
    “Pediatric Facial Trauma.”
    “Distraction Osteogenesis and its Complications in the Pediatric Craniofacial Skeleton.”
    Cadaver Dissection Lab, Synthes Maxillofacial Conference, West Chester, PA
  • April 2003 “Pediatric Craniofacial Fractures: Long-Term Consequences.”
    Plastic Surgery Ground Rounds, University of Pennsylvania
    School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • March 2004 “Complex Pediatric Reconstructions with Bioresorbable Materials.”
    “Midface Distraction Osteogenesis at the LeFort I and III Levels: External versus Internal Techniques.”
    Invited Faculty to the Annual Synthes Maxillofacial Meeting, Snowbird, UT
  • June 2004 “Distraction Osteogenesis: Indications and Technique for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery.” Invited Faculty for Plastic Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • Jan. 2005 “Growth and Developmental Considerations in Pediatric Cranio-facial Fractures.” Invited Faculty for Facial Trauma Panel at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Naples, FL
  • Feb. 2005 “Secondary Correction of Iatrogenic and Post-traumatic Cranial Vault Deformities.” Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    Mar. 2005 “Post-Traumatic Deformities of the Craniofacial Skeleton: Prevention and Correction.” Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, Fairfax Hospital, Georgetown University, Fairfax, VA
  • March 2006 “Airway Management in Pierre Robin Sequence: The Role of Surgical Intervention.” Perinatology Academic Conference, Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ

PUBLICATIONS

Research Publications, peer reviewed:

Abstracts:

  • Singh D, Bartlett SP: Congenital mandibular hypoplasia: Analysis and classification, Presented at Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Bermuda, Oct. 2002.
  • Singh D, Bartlett SP: Congenital mandibular hypoplasia: Analysis and classification, Presented at American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Asheville, NC, April 2003.
  • Losee J, Singh D, Bartlett SP, Feldman E, Westesson P: Non-synostotic occipital plagiocephaly: Radiographic diagnosis of the “sticky-suture”.Presented at American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Asheville, NC, April 2003.
    Singh D, Bartlett SP: Long-term consequences of pediatric craniofacial fractures. Presented at the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Monterey, CA Sept. 2003.
  • Singh D, Bartlett SP: Aesthetic management of the ear as a donor site. Presented at the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation/Fresh Start Aesthetic Facial Reconstruction in Adults and Children Symposium, San Diego, CA, Feb. 2004.
  • Singh D, Losee J, Bartlett SP. Premature closure of the squamosal suture: A radiographic curiosity or a clinically relevant finding? Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Oct. 2004, Philadelphia, PA. and at the International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons Congress, September 2005, Coolum, Australia
  • Smartt JM, Singh D, Bartlett SP. Outcomes following surgical and conservative manage-ment of true lambdoid synostosis. Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Oct. 2004, Philadelphia, PA. and at the International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons Congress, September 2005, Coolum, Australia
  • Birgfeld C, Glick P, Singh D, Bartlett SP, LaRossa DL. Mid-facial Growth in patients with EEC Syndrome. Presented at the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, Myrtle Beach, SC, Apr. 2005.
  • Singh D, Honnebier B, Glick P, Bartlett SP. Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis: Techniques for Correcting a Three-Dimensional Problem with a Single-Vector Device. Presented at the International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons Congress, September 2005, Coolum, Australia

Chapters:

  • Singh D, Noone B. Secondary reconstructive surgery: Mastopexy/reduction. In Mathes, S., and Hentz, V. (eds.): Plastic Surgery, Second Edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 2006.
  • Singh D, Lenhart D, Dolezal R. Fractures of the Nose. In Weinzweig J: Plastic Surgery Secrets, Second Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2007 (in press).
    Kazahaya K, Singh D. Congenital Malformations of the Head and Neck. In Wetmore RF (ed): Pediatric Otolaryngology. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2007 (in press).
  • Singh D. Treacher Collins. In Koch M and Taub P. (eds.): Clinical Problem Solving in Plastic Surgery. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007 (in press).

Journals

  • Singh DJ. Distraction Osteogenesis of the Craniofacial Skeleton. Barrow Neurological Institute Quarterly. (in press for Sept 2007)
  • Singh DJ. Distraction of the Mandible. Children’s Craniofacial Association Newsletter. Fall 2004.

RESEARCH

  • Squamosal synostosis
  • Development of a multi-disciplinary computerized craniofacial database.
  • Hemifacial Microsomia: Optimal timing of mandibular distraction.
  • Late Onset Craniosynostosis.
  • Multisuture synostosis.

ACTIVITIES/VOLUNTEER WORK

  • Craniofacial Foundation of Arizona: Member of Medical Advisory Council
  • International Rescue Committee/Center for the Study of Society and Medicine:
  • Medical work in Burmese Refugee Camp, Thailand
  • Children’s Medical Foundation of Central and Eastern Europe: Cleft and craniofacial surgery at Krakow Children’s Hospital, Krakow, Poland
  • Vesper Boat Club member, Philadelphia, PA
  • Yale Club of New York City, 1992-1999
  • Yale Club of Philadelphia, 2000-present

PERSONAL

  • Hobbies include sculling, running, hiking, and traveling.

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