Derek Steinbacher, MD, DMD, Assistant Professor

Director Craniofacial Center

Dr. Derek Steinbacher is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is passionate about helping children with congenital birth defects have a chance at a normal life and a childhood filled with laughter and joy. His commitment to help children and adults with craniofacial disorders brings him to developing countries where he provides free surgery and medical care for those who could not otherwise afford treatment.

Dr. Steinbacher earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2004. His multidisciplinary training in dental/occlusal, maxillofacial, plastic, cosmetic, and craniofacial surgeries allows him to understand and to provide complete surgical treatment for the multitude of issues that often accompany birth defects. He uses 3D image analysis and sophisticated treatment planning to provide the best possible surgical results.

In addition to specializing in cleft, craniofacial, and maxillofacial surgery, he also performs 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.


Please call 203.785.4559 to contact Dr. Steinbacher.