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Plastic Surgery, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial


San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5096
San Diego, CA 92123


Plastic Surgery, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Other Languages


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.


In Memory of Ralph Holmes MD, FACS, the Surgeon, the Teacher, the Researcher, and the Entrepreneur.
Thaller S, Gosman A, Habal MB

Custom 3D-Printed External Cranial Orthotic for Prevention and Treatment of Syndrome of the Trephined.
Leach GA, Dean RA, Cleary DR, Steinberg JA, Gosman AA

Management of Craniosynostosis in Lethal Perinatal Hypophosphatasia.
Kim EN, Leung KL, Wong A, McGregor J, Skolnick GB, Patel KB, Gosman AA

Game Changers: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Innovations of the Last 100 Years.
Asghari A, O'Connor MJ, Attalla P, Ewing E, Lee CJ, Greene A, Lee CN, Lifchez S, Sacks JM, Gosman A

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Selected Speakers at Plastic Surgery Conferences.
Ha G, Benyamein P, Reghunathan M, Vatsia S, Blum J, Gosman AA

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

Autologous Fat Grafting: an Emerging Treatment Option for Complex Anal Fistulas.
Huang EY, Zhao B, Llaneras J, Liu S, Stringfield SB, Abbadessa B, Lopez NE, Ramamoorthy SL, Parry LA, Gosman AA, Dobke M, Eisenstein S

PREPPED: Plastic Surgery Research, Education, and Preparation Promoting Equity and Diversity.
Reghunathan M, Blum J, Davis GL, Ayyala HS, Leis A, Butler PD, Gosman A

The Revolving Door of Residency: Predictors of Residency Attrition for Urology Matriculants Between 2001 and 2016.
Gurayah AA, Mohamed AI, Rahman F, Bernstein AP, Asafu-Adjei D, Ezeh UC, Willey BC, Balumuka D, Yarholar LM, Gosman A, Ramasamy R

Defining the Incidence of the Impostor Phenomenon in Academic Plastic Surgery: A Multi-Institutional Survey Study.
Sergesketter AR, Butler PD, Gosman AA, Leis A, Baynosa RC, Momeni A, Greives MR, Sears ED, Park JE, Butterworth JA, Janis JE, Rezak K, Patel A

Recent Training Trends in Independent Plastic Surgery Graduates: American Board of Surgery Certification and Academic Priorities.
Lee CJ, Azimi R, Willey B, Gosman A, Reid CM

Perioperative Comparison Between Open Cranial Vault Remodeling and Distraction Osteogenesis for Unilateral Lambdoid Craniosynostosis.
Belza CC, Modi RN, Kamel GN, McKee RM, Carbullido MK, Kim E, Gosman AA

To Operate or Not to Operate? Reconstructive Surgical Burden and Quality of Life of Pediatric Patients with Facial Differences.
Modi RN, Blum JD, Ataseven B, Belza CC, Montes E, Leung KL, Zaldana-Flynn M, Rapoport CS, Choi AK, Ewing E, Malcarne VL, Gosman AA

Comparing Trends in Medicare Reimbursement and Inflation within Plastic Surgery Subspecialties".
Stoffel V, Shim JY, Pacella SJ, Gosman AA, Reid CM

The West Coast Plastic Surgery Mentorship Program: Successes, Failures, and Future Growth.
Reghunathan M, Llaneras J, Segal R, Gosman A

Psychosocial Burden of Pediatric and Adult Patients With Congenital Versus Traumatic Facial Differences: Assessment of Psychiatric Distress and Healthcare Utilization in the United States From 2004 to 2012.
Leung KL, Yang JJ, Chen FR, Kim E, Gosman AA

Racial/Ethnic and Gender Disparities Over the Last Decade Within Microsurgery and Craniofacial Fellowship Training.
Oberoi MK, Reghunathan M, Aref Y, Dinis JJ, Balumuka D, Gosman A

Virtual and In-Person Day Camps for the Craniofacial Community.
Modi RN, Bryan JL, Liu A, Gosman AA

Impact of ACAPS Coordinated Interview Release Policy: Applicant and Program Attitudes, Adherence, and Interview Trends.
Davis GL, Reghunathan M, Dean RA, Cronin BJ, Weber RA, Gosman AA

Virtual Subinternships in the COVID Era: Lessons Learned from Three Institutional Experiences.
Reghunathan M, Dekker PK, Belza CC, Kim KG, Phillips BT, Fan KL, Brown DA, Gosman AA, Lance SH

"The Cost of Doing Business: An Appraisal of Relative Value Units in Plastic Surgery and Other Surgical Subspecialties".
Shim JY, Stoffel V, Neubauer D, Gosman AA, Matros E, Reid CM

Plastic Surgery Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mentorship Program and Workshop: A Single Institution's Experience.
Reghunathan M, Crowley JS, Segal R, Aguilar Diaz MA, Gosman AA

Differences in Applicant Perceptions of Virtual Interviews Between Integrated Plastic Surgery and Subspecialty Fellowship Applicants.
Yoon J, Major M, Khoo K, Gosman AA, Liang F, Steinberg JP, Lifchez SD

Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Applicant Perceptions of Virtual Interviews.
Yoon JS, Kim J, Puthumana J, Ha M, Liang Y, Rasko Y, Grant MP, Nam AJ, Steinberg JP, Gosman AA, Lifchez SD, Liang F

Prevalence and Severity of Burn Scars in Rural Mozambique.
Barba P, Neubauer DC, Cossa M, Sieker J, Hornacek MW, Lance SH, Ewing E, Tsai C, Funzamo C, Amado V, Adamo F, Rose J, Bendix P, Vaz F, Noormahomed E, Bickler SW, Gosman A

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