Case Western Reserve University interim president Gregory L. Eastwood, MD, has announced the establishment of the Department of Plastic Surgery in the School of Medicine. The department is a joint academic and clinical department between Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its primary clinical affiliate, University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

Bahman Guyuron, MD, of Lyndhurst, Ohio, has been named chair of the newly-created department. As chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Guyuron will coordinate the re-establishment of the plastic surgery residency program, collaborate with Case affiliate hospital institutions to attract accomplished midlevel faculty, and promote advances in translational research within the department.

Guyuron currently serves as director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a member of 19 professional societies (holding leadership offices in many of them), and is a scientific reviewer for leading journals in the field. He is an international authority and leader in the field of facial aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and has authored 159 peer-reviewed articles, two books, and 32 book chapters in the field of reconstructive surgery. He currently has a $3 million clinical and basic science grant from the Prentiss Foundation.

[casemed.case.edu, April 5, 2007]