Seenu Susarla, MD, DMD, FACS, FAAP

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Seenu Susarla, MD, DMD, FACS, FAAP


  • Children's Title: Division Chief, Plastic Surgery; Division Chief, Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Surgical Director, Craniofacial Center
  • Academic Title: Associate Professor
  • Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research
  • On Staff Since: July 2016
  • Biography

    Dr. Susarla is the Division Chief of Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery, Division Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Surgical Director of the Craniofacial Center at Seattle Children's Hospital and an Associate Professor at the University of Washington.  His clinical practice focuses on pediatric and adult craniomaxillofacial reconstructive surgery, including management of craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, dentofacial deformities, maxillofacial pathology, and primary and secondary reconstruction following facial trauma.

    Dr. Susarla completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University. He completed his dental degree at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, a master of public health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health, and his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. He completed surgical residencies in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Plastic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. These were followed by fellowship training in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery at Seattle Children's Hospital/University of Washington Harborview Medical Center.

    Dr. Susarla has an active research portfolio, with over 250 peer-reviewed publications and several dozen textbook chapters.  He currently serves on the editorial boards for a number of journals including Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open.  He has given over 40 invited talks nationally and internationally on subjects related to pediatric craniofacial surgery, orthognathic surgery, and facial trauma reconstruction.

    Dr. Susarla is one of the few craniomaxillofacial surgeons in the country who is board certified in both Plastic Surgery and Oral/Maxillofacial surgery.



    Board Certification(s)

    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Plastic Surgery


    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
    Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University, Boston, MA


    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


    Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

    Clinical Interests

    Craniosynostosis, Cleft Lip and Palate, Orthognathic Surgery, Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Pathology, Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Oral Surgery in Children with Complex Medical Conditions


    Research Description

    Airway Obstruction, Orthognathic Surgery, Congenital Craniomaxillofacial Anomalies, Craniomaxillofacial Trauma, Congenital Spinal Reconstruction, Medical and Dental Education

    Research Focus Area

    Craniofacial, Imaging of Craniofacial Disorders

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