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Amanda Gosman, MD

Clinical Professor
Interim Head, Division of Plastic Surgery
Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program
Director, Pediatric & Craniofacial Plastic Surgery

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Patient Inquiries: 619-294-3746


  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • International Health
  • Telemedicine
  • Safety and Surgical Outcomes
  • Quality of Life and Facial Deformities

Dr. Gosman has advanced training in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery as well as international plastic surgery. Her research focus is in plastic surgery outcomes, cleft lip and palate, pediatric plastic surgery, telemedicine, and international health.  She has expertise in providing healthcare and education to underserved communities around the world and has successfully utilized telemedicine technology to overcome logistical barriers to international healthcare and education.  She has written journal articles and book chapters on repair of cleft palate, repair of cleft lip, ear reconstruction, minimally invasive plastic surgery, breast surgery, and telemedicine. Through telemedicine, Dr. Gosman is able to help bring expert medical care to patients whose disorders or injuries require services that may not be available locally



  • Telemedicine as a tool to Manage Problematic Pediatric Wound Care
  • The Use of Ultrasound in Determining the Presence of Bone Growth Following Alveolar Bone Graft as a Part of Cleft Lip/Palate Treatment
  • Quality of Life Measurements in Pediatric Patients with Facial Deformities
  • Evaluation of Ventilation Tube Placement and Audiologic Outcome in Children with Cleft Palate
  • Surgical Outcome Analysis Utilizing California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Database


  1. Li SS, Herrick NL, Deshpande RR, Cronin BJ, Reid CM, Brandel MG, Dobke MK,  Johnson CA, Gosman AA. The Impact of Residents on Patient Satisfaction.  Ann Plast Surg  (Epub ahead of print)  Feb 2018
  2. Abraham P, Brandel MG, Dalle Ore CL, Reid CM, Kpaduwa CS, Lance S, Meltzer HS, Gosman A.  Predictors of Postoperative Complications of Craniosynostosis Repair in the National Inpatient Sample.    Ann Plast Surgery (Epub ahead of print) Feb 2018
  3. Brandel MG, Dalle Ore CL, Reid CM, Zhang WW, Zhu W, Kpaduwa, CS, Lance S, Meltzer HS, Gosman AA.  A Novel Method for Quantifying Intracranial Volume Change by Distraction Osteogenesis for Craniosynostosis.  Ann Plast Surg (Epub ahead of print) Feb 2018
  4.  Vyas KS, Morrison SD, Vasconez HC, Mardini S, Gosman AA, Dobke M, Granick MS.  Teledermatology: Is it Beneficial to Patients?  Ann Plast Surg 70(4): 415-416  Oct 2017
  5. McIntyre J, Schoenbrunner A, Kelly K, Gosman A.  Predictors, Quality Markers, and Economics of Volunteering Internationally:  Results from a Comprehensive Survey of American Society of Plastic  Surgeons Members.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 140 (3) 617-626  Sept 2017
  6. Schoenbrunner A, Band W, Gosman AA.  Global Burn Care:  Education and Research.  Clin Plast Surg 44(3): 485-493. July 2017
  7. Vyas KS, Hambrick HR, Shakir A, Morrison SD, Tran DC, Pearson K, Vasconez HC, Mardini S, Gosman  AA, Dobke M, Granick MS. A Systematic Review of the Use of Telemedicine in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Dermatology. Ann Plast Surg. 78(6(): 736-768. June 2017
  8. Brandel MG, DʼSouza GF, Reid CM, Dobke MK, Gosman AA.  Analysis of a Resident Aesthetic Clinic: Process for Rhinoplasty, Resident Experience, and Patient Satisfaction.  Ann Plast Surg 78(5 Suppl 4): S175-S179) May 2017
  9. Tapia VJ, Drizin JH, Dalle Ore C, Nieto M, Romero Y, Magallon S, Nayak R, Sigler A, Malcarne V, Gosman A.  Qualitative Methods in the Development of a Bilingual and Bicultural Quality ofg Life Outcomes Measure for Pediatric Patients with Craniofacial Conditions.  Ann Plast Surg. 78 (5 Suppl 4): S248-S255. May 2017
  10.  Schoenbrunner AR, Dalle Ore CL, Lance S, McIntyre J, Jones M, Gosman A. Effect of Surgeon Volume  and Craniofacial Fellowship Training on Cleft Palate Complication Rates.  Ann Plast Surg. 78 (5 Suppl 4): S229-S232. May 2017


  • Zia Agha, MD Associate Professor, UCSD School of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, & acting Director of VA San Diego Health Services Research and Development
  • Dolores Pretorius, MD, FACR, FAIUM, FSRU Director of Imaging at UCSD Center for Fetal Care and Genetics, Professor of Radiology at UCSD
  • Marilyn Jones, MD Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UCSD Pediatrics Dept., Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego (pediatric genetics, dysmorphology and metabolics) at Rady Children’s Hospital