Plastic Surgery

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The Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery offers treatment for acquired and congenital problems of the head and neck, trunk and upper and lower extremities.

Specialists in the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery are experienced in treating a multitude of medical conditions, from conditions impairing function to appearance-related conditions with psychological effects. Specialized multidisciplinary care is offered in craniofacial surgery, as well as in reconstructive surgery of the extremities.

Conditions treated include but are not limited to:

New patients receive a comprehensive examination to determine their conditions and evaluate their needs. After the visit, the findings and recommendations are communicated clearly to the family and primary care physician.

Advances in technology, including high-resolution ultrasonography and genetic testing, offer opportunities for diagnosis of some congenital problems even before birth. A prenatal consultation can help parents understand their child’s condition and treatment options, and clarify their expectations.

Referral Requirements

Referral to the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery can be made by pediatricians, primary care physicians, obstetricians or other health professionals. Routine consultations and office visits can be arranged through our division’s schedulers. To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions or an unusual consultation, we urge you to call our office at 412-692-8650. We also can be contacted directly through Children’s operators at 412-692-5325.



Clinical Studies

Joseph Losee, MD

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Alexander Davit III, MD

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Matthew Ford, MS, CCC-SLP

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Jesse Goldstein, MD

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Lorelei Grunwaldt, MD

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Laura Meszaros, PHD

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  • Plastic Surgery

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh PA, 15224

  • Children's North

    2599 Wexford Bayne Rd.
    Sewickley PA, 15143

  • Children's South

    205 Millers Run Road
    Bridgeville PA, 15017

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