Derek Matthew Steinbacher DMD, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic) and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Director of Dental Services, Oral Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgery

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

Updates and Innovations in Craniofacial Surgery

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Series - Surgical Advances in Children’s CarePediatrics | Surgery: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Craniofacial Center, Cosmetic Surgery Center

Research Interests

Tissue engineering and regeneration; Fat grafting; Distraction osteogenesis; Stress shielding; 3-Dimensional analysis and planning


  • D.M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, 2004

Selected Publications

  • Wu W, Niklasson LA, Steinbacher DM. The effect of age on human adipose derived stem cells. Plast Reconstr Surg, Jan. 2013.
  • Beckett JA, Persing JA, Steinbacher DM. Bilateral orbital dysmorphology in unicoronal synostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012
  • Beckett JA, Chadha P, Persing JA, Steinbacher DM. Classification of Trigonocephaly in Metopic Synostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg. Sept; 130(3):442e-7e, 2012.


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