Derek Matthew Steinbacher, DMD, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic); Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chief of Dentistry, Director of Craniofacial Surgery

Departments & Organizations

Surgery: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Cosmetic Surgery Center; Craniofacial Program

Office of Student Research

Updates and Innovations in Craniofacial Surgery

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Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Series - Surgical Advances in Children’s Care

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Steinbacher is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who specializes in cleft, craniofacial, and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests also include cosmetic surgery of the face and body, rhinoplasty, facial reanimation for palsy, and facial reconstruction. His research encompasses tissue engineering and regeneration, fat grafting, distraction osteogenesis, stress shielding, and 3-dimensional analysis and planning.

Dr. Steinbacher obtained his MD from Harvard Medical School and his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania, both with honors. He received fellowship training in craniofacial surgery from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, completed the plastic and reconstructive surgery program at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and trained in oral/maxillofacial and general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Learn more about one of Yale Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery's Craniofacial and Maxillofacial surgeons.

Education & Training

MD Harvard Medical School (2004)
DMD University of Pennsylvania (2001)
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Residency John Hopkins Hospital
Residency Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certification American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (2010)
Board Certification AB of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery (2011)

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Contact Info

Derek Matthew Steinbacher, DMD, MD, FACS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Plastic SurgeryYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Plastic Surgery1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Pediatric Specialty Center - Pediatric Plastic Surgery747 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
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Mailing Address
Yale Plastic SurgeryPO Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06510-8062