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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

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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.


Geospatial and Socioeconomic Disparities Influencing the Management and Outcomes of Nonsyndromic Craniosynostosis: A Systematic Review.
Belza CC, Sheahan L, Becker M, Gosman AA

A Work in Progress: Women's Status in the Plastic Surgery Workforce and Recommendations for Success.
Benyamein P, Sheahan L, Becker M, Ewing E, Bajaj A, Gallus K, Gosman A

A systematic review of morphine equivalent conversions in plastic surgery: Current methods and future directions.
Yessaillian A, Reese M, Clark RC, Becker M, Lopes K, Alving-Trinh A, Llaneras J, McPherson M, Gosman A, Reid CM

The State of Surgical Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Urgent Call for Surgical Research Trainers.
Nthumba PM, Odhiambo M, Pusic A, Kamau S, Rohde C, Onyango O, Gosman A, Vyas R, Nthumba MN

Utility of a Neuromuscular Activation Exercise Protocol on Surgeon Posture.
Yessaillian AL, Clark RC, Segal RM, Angers K, Gosman AA, Reid CM

Maximizing Patient Satisfaction in Facial Feminizing Rhinoplasty.
Kalavacherla S, Kalavacherla S, Cordero J, Becker M, Straus S, Sheahan L, Gosman A

Geospatial and Socioeconomic Disparities Influencing the Management of Craniosynostosis.
Belza CC, Sheahan L, Blum J, Becker M, Oca M, Lopes K, Gosman AA

Unveiling the Hidden Discrepancies Between Medicare Physician Reimbursement Rates and Inflation Across Different Surgical Specialties.
Stoffel V, Camacho JM, Heeb C, Cui S, Shim JY, Pacella SJ, Gosman AA, Reid CM

An Interdisciplinary, Comprehensive Recovery Pathway Improves Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Delivery.
Clark RC, Segal R, Kordahi A, Sendek G, Alving-Trinh A, Abramson W, Sztain J, Swisher M, Gabriel RA, Gosman A, Said ET, Reid CM

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

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

The Plastic Surgery Central Application versus ERAS: Which is Preferred?
Sarac BA, Jackson K, Schwartz R, Gosman AA, Lin SJ, Janis JE

Assessing the Readability of Online English and Spanish Language Patient Education Resources Provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons.
Sathyanarayanan S, Paidisetty P, Wang LK, Gosman A, Williams S, Chen W

Results of a Pilot Virtual Microsurgery Course for Plastic Surgeons in LMICs.
Davis GL, Abebe MW, Vyas RM, Rohde CH, Coriddi MR, Pusic AL, Gosman AA

Socioeconomic Disparities in Research Participation: Bias in Plastic Surgery Residency Match.
Lin LO, Huttinger AL, Butler P, Gosman AA, Janis JE

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

Moving the needle: a narrative review of enhanced recovery protocols in breast reconstruction.
Clark RC, Alving-Trinh A, Becker M, Leach GA, Gosman A, Reid CM

A SWOT Analysis of Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery Resident Education: Consensus From the ACAPS 10th Annual Winter Meeting.
Reghunathan M, Camacho JM, Blum J, Sendek G, Luong TT, Chen S, Bradford P, Llaneras J, Butler PD, Gosman AA

Deconstructing the Excellent Plastic Surgeon: A Survey of Key Attributes.
Sendek G, Blum JD, Reghunathan M, Chen S, Luong TT, Gosman AA, Butler PD

A Practical Guide to Implementing Holistic Review during Surgery Resident Selection.
Reghunathan M, Thompson N, Sendek G, Butler PD, Reid CM, Gosman AA

Strength in Numbers: A SWOT Analysis of Plastic Surgery.
Blum JD, Reghunathan M, Bradford PS, Camacho J, Sendek G, Jeffers L, Cash C, Mackay D, Butler PD, Gosman AA

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

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

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

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