Ben Massenburg, MD

Dr. Ben Massenburg


Kula, HI

Graduate School:

Harvard University

Medical School:

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Resident Bio:

I earned a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Harvard College and my medical degree with distinction in research from Mount Sinai School of Medicine as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. During medical school, I spent an additional year as a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Associate with the Harvard Program in Global Surgery and Social Change. I spent six months in Brazil working with Dr. Nivaldo Alonso, one of Brazil’s preeminent craniofacial surgeons, and performed advocacy and research for the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. My career interests include craniofacial surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, and global surgery.

Personal Interests:

Surfing, Snowboarding, Traveling

Clinical Interests:

Craniofacial surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, global surgery, surgical outcomes


  1. Massenburg BB, Nassar AH, Hopper RA. National Database Reported Outcomes following Craniosynostosis Reconstruction. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2020;31(1):154–157.
  2. Saluja S, Rudolfson N, Massenburg BB, Meara JG, Shrime MG. The cost of physician migration: a modeling study of low- and middle-income countries. BMJ Global Health. 2020;5:e001535.
  3. Crowe CS, Massenburg BB, Morrison SD, Naghavi M, Pham TN, Gibran NS. Trends of Burn Injury in the United States: 1990-2016. Annals of Surgery. 2019 Jul 3. 2019;270(6):944–953.
  4. Dianni A, Menezes CL, Batista J, Saluja S, Amundson JR, Jenny H, Massenburg BB, Citron I, Alonso N. Patient perceived barriers to accessing cleft care at a tertiary referral centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2019 May;56(5):639-645.
  5. Guilloux AGA, Ramos JA, Citron I, Roa L, Amundson J, Massenburg BB, Saluja S, Miotto B, Alonso N, Scheffer M. Profiling Recent Medical Graduates Planning to Pursue Surgery, Anesthesia and Obstetrics in Brazil. BMC Medical Education. BMC Med Educ. 2019 May 8;19(1):136
  6. Sanati-Mehrizy P, Massenburg BB, Sherif R, Ingargiola MJ, Taub PJ. Review of Endoscopic Repair of Mandible Fractures. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2019 Mar/Apr;30(2):489-492.
  7. GBD 2017 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990-2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet. 2018 Nov 10;392(10159):1789-1858.
  8. Citron I, Ganske I, Massenburg BB, Doyle M, Meara JG, Rogers-Vizena CR. Collection of Cleft Lip and Palate Standard Set Variables: Establishing a Baseline. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2018 Aug 16;6(8):e1894.
  9. Dianni A, Menezes C, Batista J, Saluja D, Amundson J, Jenny H, Massenburg BB, Citron I, Alonso N. Patient perceived barriers to accessing cleft care at a tertiary referral centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2018 Aug 28.
  10. Massenburg BB, Morisson SD, Rashidi V, Miller C, Grant DW, Crowe CS, Velasquez N, Shinn JR, Kuperstock JE, Galaiya DJ, Chaiet SR, Bhrany AD. Educational Exposure to Transgender Patient Care in Otolaryngology Training. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2018 Jul;29(5):1252-1257.
  11. Massenburg BB, Taub PJ, Morrison SD. Do Our Large Surgical Databases Need a Transition? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2018 Apr;141(4):618e-620e.
  12. Jenny HE, Massenburg BB, Saluja S, Meara JG, Shrime MG, Alonso N. Efficacy of Facilitated Capacity Building in Providing Cleft Lip and Palate Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2017 Oct;28(7):1737-1741.
  13. Weissler EH, Lamelas A, Massenburg BB, Taub PJ. Preoperative Breast Size Affects Reconstruction Status Following Mastectomy. The Breast Journal. 2017 Nov;23(6):706-712.
  14. Massenburg BB, Saluja S, Jenny HE, Raykar NP, Ng-Kamstra J, Guilloux AGA, Scheffer MC, Meara JG, Alonso N, Shrime MG. Assessing the Brazilian Surgical System with Six Surgical Indicators. The BMJ Global Health. 2017 May;2(2): e000226.
  15. Massenburg BB, Jenny HE, Saluja S, Meara JG, Shrime MG, Alonso N. Barriers to Cleft Lip and Palate Repair around the World. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2016 Oct;27(7):1741-1745.
  16. Massenburg BB, Sanati-Mehrizy P, Jablonka EM, Taub PJ. The Impact of Resident Participation in Outpatient Plastic Surgical Procedures. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2016 Aug;40(4):584-91.
  17. Massenburg BB, Sanati-Mehrizy P, Ingargiola MJ, Hernandez Rosa J, Taub PJ. Flap Failure and Wound Complications in Autologous Breast Reconstruction: A National Perspective. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2015 Dec;39(6):902-9.
  18. Massenburg BB, Sanati-Mehrizy P, Taub PJ. Surgical Treatment of Pediatric Craniofacial Fractures: A National Perspective. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2015 Nov;26(8):2375-80.