Investigator Profile: Craig B. Birgfield, MD

Craig B. Birgfeld, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Birgfeld's research interests center around outcome studies in the treatment of craniofacial microsomia and craniosynostosis. The use of 3D photos, video and 3D CT scans allows us to better define the severity of the phenotype and assess the success and longevity of our surgical interventions. Outcome measures in craniofacial surgery can be challenging, but need to go above and beyond the typical “blood loss” and “infection rate” assigned to most surgical outcomes. It is therefore incumbent upon us to analyze, measure and publish what we do.