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Staffenberg, David A., M.D. Class of 1989


SOURCE: NYMC Yearbook 1989, pg. 248.

Selected Works

Breibart, A. S., Glat, P. M., Staffenberg, D. A., Casar, R. S., Rubinstein, J., Grossman, J. A., & Beasley, R. W. (1997). An experimental study of small-joint compression arthrodesis. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 39(1), 47-52.

Breitbart, A. S., Staffenberg, D. A., Thorne, C. H., Glat, P. M., Cunningham, N. S., Reddi, A. H., . . . Steiner, G. (1995). Tricalcium phosphate and osteogenin: A bioactive onlay bone graft substitute. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 96(3), 699-708.

Fisher, E., Staffenberg, D. A., McCarthy, J. G., Miller, D. C., & Zeng, J. (1997). Histopathologic and biochemical changes in the muscles affected by distraction osteogenesis of the mandible. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 99(2), 366-371.

Glat, P. M., Staffenberg, D. A., Karp, N. S., Holliday, R. A., Steiner, G., & McCarthy, J. G. (1994). Multidimensional distraction osteogenesis: The canine zygoma. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 94(6), 753-758.

Goodrich, J. T., & Staffenberg, D. A. (2004). Craniopagus twins: Clinical and surgical management. Child's Nervous System : ChNS : Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, 20(8-9), 618-624. doi:10.1007/s00381-004-1001-8

Goodrich, J. T., Tepper, O., & Staffenberg, D. A. (2012). Craniosynostosis: Posterior two-third cranial vault reconstruction using bioresorbable plates and a PDS suture lattice in sagittal and lambdoid synostosis. Child's Nervous System : ChNS : Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, 28(9), 1399-1406. doi:10.1007/s00381-012-1767-z; 10.1007/s00381-012-1767-z

Im, D. D., Paskhover, B., Staffenberg, D. A., & Jarrahy, R. (2013). Current management of microtia: A national survey. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, doi:10.1007/s00266-012-0008-x

Kumar, A. V., Staffenberg, D. A., Petronio, J. A., & Wood, R. J. (1997). Bioabsorbable plates and screws in pediatric craniofacial surgery: A review of 22 cases. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 8(2), 97-99.

McCarthy, J. G., Staffenberg, D. A., Wood, R. J., Cutting, C. B., Grayson, B. H., & Thorne, C. H. (1995). Introduction of an intraoral bone-lengthening device. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 96(4), 978-981.

Staffenberg, D. A. (2003). Microtia repair. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 14(4), 481-486.

Staffenberg, D. A., & Goodrich, J. T. (2005). Separation of craniopagus conjoined twins: An evolution in thought. Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 32(1), 25-34, viii. doi:10.1016/j.cps.2004.09.002

Staffenberg, D. A., & Goodrich, J. T. (2012). Separation of craniopagus conjoined twins with a staged approach. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 23(7 Suppl 1), 2004-2010. doi:10.1097/SCS.0b013e318262d3f7; 10.1097/SCS.0b013e318262d3f7

Staffenberg, D. A., McCarthy, J. G., Hollier, L. H., Grayson, B. H., & Verdi, G. (1998). Hypertrophy and asymmetry of the facial muscles: A previously unrecognized association. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 40(5), 533-537.

Staffenberg, D. A., Wood, R. J., McCarthy, J. G., Grayson, B. H., & Glasberg, S. B. (1995). Midface distraction advancement in the canine without osteotomies. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 34(5), 512-517.

Tlemcani, K., Levine, D., Smith, R. V., Brandwein-Gensler, M., Staffenberg, D. A., Garg, M. K., . . . Haigentz, M.,Jr. (2010). Metastatic apocrine carcinoma of the scalp: Prolonged response to systemic chemotherapy. Journal of Clinical Oncology : Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 28(24), e412-4. doi:10.1200/JCO.2009.26.1891; 10.1200/JCO.2009.26.1891

Tseng, O. F., Tsai, Y. C., Wei, F. C., & Staffenberg, D. A. (1996). Replantation of ring avulsion of index, long, and ring fingers. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 36(6), 625-628.

Wu, J., Staffenberg, D. A., Mulliken, J. B., & Shanske, A. L. (2002). Diprosopus: A unique case and review of the literature. Teratology, 66(6), 282-287. doi:10.1002/tera.10102 

Biographical Information

Dr. Staffenberg (MD, Class of 1989) is at present, the Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery which is part of New York University Langone Medical Center.

Most famously he headed the team that successfully separated craniopagus conjoined twins from the Philippines,  Carl and Clarence Aguirre, in August 2004. Subsequently, he has appeared on numerous television and news programs. 

New York Medical College, M.D. 1985-1989
Maimonides Medical Center (General Surgery), Internship and Residency Training 1989-1995
Emory University Hospital (Plastic Surgery), Clinical Fellowship 1995-1997
University of California at LA (Craniomaxillofacial), Clinical Fellowship 1997-1998 

Board Certification: 1999 — Ab Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery 


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