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Derek Steinbacher

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

Contact Information

Derek Steinbacher, DMD, MD, FACS

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT 06510-8062

    United States



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

  • Fellowship
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2010)
  • Residency
    John Hopkins Hospital (2009)
  • Residency
    Massachusetts General Hospital (2007)
  • MD
    Harvard Medical School (2004)
  • DMD
    University of Pennsylvania (2001)

Departments & Organizations