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Lorelei J. Grunwaldt, MD

Lorelei Grunwaldt, MD
Job Title Director, Vascular Anomalies Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Director, Brachial Plexus Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Assistant Professor of Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-8650 Phone
412-692-8614 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2001 Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY


2006 General Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
2008 Plastic Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery, Cincinnati, OH


2009 Craniofacial, University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Society of Peripheral Nerve
  • American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
  • Cleft Palate Foundation 2010-present
  • America Society of Craniofacial Surgery 
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Specialty Fellow Membership
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat 
  • USMLE Step 1 - 3
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider
  • American Board of Surgery, Diplomat
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Diplomat


  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Biomet Resident Scholar
  • Bruce Farrell MD Award, Department of Surgery, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Cum Laude, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA


  • Naran S, Cladis F, Fearon J, Bradley J, Michelotti B, Cooper J, Cray J, Katchichian H, Grunwaldt L, Pollack I, Losee J.  Safety of Pre-Operative Erythropoietin in Surgical Calvarial Remodeling:  An 8 Year Retrospective Review and Analysis.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in press (August 2012).
  • Afrooz PN, Grunwaldt L, Zanoun R, Grubbs RK, Saladino RA, Losee JE, Zuckerman NS,  Pediatric Facial Fractures: Occurrence of Concussion and Relationship to Fracture Patterns, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, in press.
  • Lin AY, Kinsella CR, Rottgers SA, Smith DM, Grunwaldt LJ, Cooper GM, Losee JE.  Custom Porous Polyethylene Implants for Large-scale Pediatric Skull Reconstruction: Early Outcomes.  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2012 Jan; 23(1): 67-70.

Research Interests

  • Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Family Support Network

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • FurlowPalatoplasty with Tensor Tenopexy for Otitis Media
Last Update
February 6, 2014
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Last Update
February 6, 2014