Derek Matthew Steinbacher, DMD, MD, FACS

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

Research Organizations

Surgery: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. Steinbacher's research interests encompass tissue engineering and regeneration, fat grafting, distraction osteogenesis, stress shielding, and 3-dimensional analysis and planning. Additionally, he has collaborated to study the mechanisms of Crouzon syndrome, and genetic underpinnings of craniosynostosis.

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Derek Matthew Steinbacher, DMD, MD, FACS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pediatric Specialty Center - Pediatric Plastic Surgery747 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
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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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Mailing Address
PO Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06510-8062
His research encompasses tissue engineering and regeneration, fat grafting, distraction osteogenesis, stress shielding, and 3-dimensional analysis and planning.

Wu W, Le AV, Mendez JJ, Chang J, Niklason LE, Steinbacher DM. Tissue Eng Part A. 2015 May;21(9-10):1621-32.

Nasolabial changes following Le Fort I

This described using 3-D morphometrics the anatomic nasal changes that occur following orthognathic surgery.