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Joseph E. Losee, MD, FAAP, FACS, is chief of the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and director of the Pittsburgh Cleft-Craniofacial Center. Since joining Children's in 2003, he has overseen the transition of the cleft-craniofacial center to the Division of Plastic Surgery, combining the resources of one of the nation's leading pediatric hospitals with one of the oldest and busiest interdisciplinary centers for treating cleft and craniofacial anomalies in children.
The Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery has grown significantly under Dr. Losee's stewardship. By 2005, it offered eight clinical practitioners with expertise in a range of specialties, including a full-time orthodontist, a speech pathologist, hand surgeons and cleft-craniofacial surgeons. New initiatives were also developed to further expand the division, including the addition of a basic science laboratory, Vascular Anomalies Center, Pediatric Hand Center and a Giant Nevi Center.
In addition to his hospital duties, Dr. Losee is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency and the craniofacial fellowship programs.
Prior to joining Children's, Dr. Losee was an attending surgeon and director of the Strong Center for Craniofacial Anomalies at the University of Rochester and Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. He received his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he also completed a combined residency in general surgery and plastic surgery. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Losee's clinical interests focus on children born with congenital deformities, including clefting and craniofacial anomalies. His research interests include several areas related to cleft and craniofacial surgery. As an author, his articles have been published in the leading journals in the field, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.
Dr. Losee is a member of several professional and scientific societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons and the American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons. In 2003, the Joseph E. Losee, MD, Teaching Award was established at the University of Rochester in recognition of his commitment to the education of medical students and residents.
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Total Comments: 13
dr losee is one of a kind. we have tremendous respect for him. thank you!
very friendly staff overall
Dr. Losee is a tremendously gifted surgeon and has a wonderful bedside manner. He took time with us and our 12 year old son to make us feel comfortable before, during and after the operation. His team who visited us post surgery was also very attentive and caring.
they all worked well together and help me in the best and professional way. very happen with my experience.
Dr Losee is a wonderful doctor and he has the best bedside manners with his kids!We just love him.Hes brilliant surgeon.
Dr. Losee was very candid with his comments, concerns and advise. His attitude was most appreciated by me and by my parents who accompanied me to my appointment.
we have been blessed to have dr Losee as the surgeon in charge of our son's care after his dog bite. every experience was positive and we recommend him to anyone who may need services he can provide.
We are blessed to have Dr. Losee treating our son. He has a great way of communicating what is needed, explains things well and is great with our son.
Dr. Losee is our absolute favorite plastic surgeon ever. Not only does he take time with the child and speak in a language we can understand, he is compassionate and not arrogant like some surgeons we have had. I emailed him once last year and he responded within a couple hours that same day - Chief of Plastic Surgery - that's amazing to me. We feel blessed to have him.
Dr.Losee is very knowledgable and caring toward the family and patient. He is a great asset to CHP.
Dr. Losee is excellent in every aspect of his practice of medicine.
we love Dr. Losee and also Ms. natali. they both always take the time to answer our questions and put us at ease where my child's health issues are concerned.
Dr. Losee and his team are great! They are all professional, knowledgeable and really care for their patients. They don't make you feel rushed and always explain things in a way that you can follow and understand.
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