, Plastic Surgery, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial


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MC 5096
San Diego, CA 92123


Plastic Surgery, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

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Medical School

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


University of Texas-Southwestern Parkland


University of Texas-Southwestern Parkland

Board Certifications

Plastic Surgery




Dr. Amanda Gosman is a board-certified plastic surgeon at Rady Children's Hospital San-Diego, a professor of plastic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and chief of pediatric plastic surgery at UC San Diego.

She is also director of the UC San Diego Plastic Surgery Residency Program and Craniofacial Fellowship and of the Fresh Start Clinic for Craniofacial Anomalies at Rady Children's, where in addition to her busy surgical practice, she volunteers to perform free reconstructive surgery for patients at the Hospital.

Following her plastic surgery training at the University of Texas, Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center, she completed advanced training in craniofacial/ pediatric plastic surgery at UTSW and international plastic surgery with Interplast (now Resurge).

Dr. Gosman's clinical interests are cleft lip and palate surgery, pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery, microsurgical facial reanimation, breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. Her research focus is on cleft lip and palate, plastic surgery outcomes, telemedicine, and international health.

Dr. Gosman has extensive experience providing healthcare and education to underserved communities around the world. She has successfully utilized telemedicine technology to overcome logistical barriers to international healthcare and education through ConnectMed International, a non-profit organization that she founded in 2010 to provide free reconstructive surgery and education to underserved communities around the world.

Dr. Gosman has authored multiple publications and given lectures internationally on cleft lip and palate surgery, breast surgery, plastic surgery safety and outcomes, international health, and telemedicine. Additionally, she has received many awards for her commitment to improving the healthcare of children and adults in her community and around the world.


Establishing a Virtual Curriculum for Surgical Subinternships.
Dean RA, Reghunathan M, Hauch A, Reid CM, Gosman AA, Lance SH

Discussion: Melting the Plastic Ceiling: Where We Currently Stand on Measures to Support Women in Academic Plastic Surgery.
Reghunathan M, Gosman AA

Establishing a Virtual Curriculum for Surgical Sub-Internships.
Dean RA, Reghunathan M, Hauch A, Reid CM, Gosman AA, Lance SH

Electric scooter craniofacial trauma.
Faraji F, Lee JH, Faraji F, MacDonald B, Oviedo P, Stuart E, Baxter M, Vuong CL, Lance SH, Gosman AA, Castillo EM, Hom DB

Considerations for Pediatric Craniofacial Surgeons During the COVID-19 Outbreak.
Schoenbrunner A, Sarac B, Gosman A, Janis JE

Discussion: The Impact of Race, Age, Gender, Income, and Level of Education on Motivations to Pursue Cosmetic Surgery and Surgeon Selection at an Academic Institution.
Reghunathan M, Gosman AA

The Association of Liposomal Bupivacaine on Opioid Consumption in the Pediatric Alveolar Cleft Population.
Crowley JS, McLean P, Gabriel RA, Cronin B, Hsieh S, Englar K, Said E, Lance S, Gosman A

Health-Related Quality of Life in Craniofacial Conditions: Concordance Between Child and Parent Reports.
Morgan A, Ataseven B, Din H, Blum J, Paap M, Meier A, Carrizosa C, Malcarne V, Gosman A

Diversity in Plastic Surgery: Trends in Female Representation at Plastic Surgery Meetings.
Reghunathan M, Parmeshwar N, Gallus KM, Gosman AA

Utility of a Team-Based Multimodal Opioid Reduction Protocol for the Pediatric Plastic Surgery Population.
Crowley JS, Hsieh S, Gabriel RA, McLean P, Gosman A, Lance S

Anatomy, Head and Neck, Scalp
Tajran J, Gosman AA

A Comparison of Intracranial Volume Growth in Normal Children and Patients With Metopic Craniosynostosis.
Cronin BJ, Brandel MG, McKee RM, Hashmi A, Oviedo P, Buckstaff T, Cahill G, Mannix E, Reid CM, Lance S, Vinocur D, Meltzer HS, Gosman AA

Reply: Diversity in Plastic Surgery: Trends in Minority Representation among Applicants and Residents.
Parmeshwar N, Gosman AA

Framework for the Creation of Ethical and Professional Social Media Content.
Schoenbrunner A, Gosman A, Bajaj AK

A Study to Evaluate Change in Ventricular Volume Obtained by Cranial Distraction for Craniosynostosis.
Hashmi A, Davis G, Zaldana M, Vinocur D, Cahill GL, Brandel MG, Lance S, Meltzer HS, Gosman AA

Can Head Circumference Be Used as a Proxy for Intracranial Volume in Patients With Craniosynostosis?
Hashmi A, Cahill GL, Zaldana M, Davis G, Cronin BJ, Brandel MG, Beletsky A, Taj R, Buckstaff TM, Vinocur D, Lance S, Meltzer HS, Gosman AA

Diversity in Plastic Surgery: Trends in Minority Representation among Applicants and Residents.
Parmeshwar N, Stuart ER, Reid CM, Oviedo P, Gosman AA

Distraction Osteogenesis for Unicoronal Craniosynostosis: Rotational Flap Technique and Case Series.
Brandel MG, Dalle Ore CL, Reid CM, Zhu W, Lance S, Meltzer H, Gosman AA

Discussion: The Ethical and Professional Use of Social Media in Surgery: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
Gosman AA

Evaluation of Information Sources in Plastic Surgery Decision-making.
Parmeshwar N, Reid CM, Park AJ, Brandel MG, Dobke MK, Gosman AA

Endoscopic surgery for nonsyndromic craniosynostosis: a 16-year single-center experience.
Dalle Ore CL, Dilip M, Brandel MG, McIntyre JK, Hoshide R, Calayag M, Gosman AA, Cohen SR, Meltzer HS

Intracranial Hypotension and Hypertension Associated With Reconstructive Cranioplasty After Decompressive Craniectomy: Report of a Lethal Complication With Recommended Strategies for Future Avoidance.
Dalle Ore CL, Abraham P, Burns LP, Lance S, Gosman A, Meltzer HS

The Divergence of Ethics and Professionalism in the Social Media Arena.
Preminger BA, Hansen J, Reid CM, Gosman AA

Description of Mexican Cleft Surgeons' Experience With Foreign Surgical Volunteer Missions in Mexico.
Schoenbrunner AR, Kelley KD, Buckstaff T, McIntyre JK, Sigler A, Gosman AA

A Novel Method for Quantifying Intracranial Volume Change by Distraction Osteogenesis for Craniosynostosis.
Brandel MG, Dalle Ore CL, Reid CM, Zhang WW, Zhu W, Kpaduwa CS, Lance S, Meltzer HS, Gosman AA

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