• Dr. John H. Grant, III, joined the UAB Department of Surgery’s Division of Plastic Surgery in 1997. He currently serves as the James C. Lee, III Chair in Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children’s of Alabama, as well as a Professor of Surgery at UAB.

    Dr. Grant’s major research interests are in the fields of cleft and craniofacial outcomes research, and craniofacial trauma. The outcomes research interest is related to the etiology and treatment outcomes of congenital facial differences. The craniofacial trauma research interest is in the area of biomechanics and wound healing.

    His teaching activities have included teaching plastic surgery techniques and principles to plastic surgery residents, general surgery residents, medical students and SA students. He also has co-designed and implemented an Oral Board Review Course. He also lectures for universities and societies both nationally and internationally.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2021 Reconstructive Management of Gunshot Wounds to the Frontal Sinus: An Urban Trauma Center's PerspectiveAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  86:S550-S554. 2021
    2020 About the One Hemi-Uvula Repair Technique During Palatoplasty 2020
    2020 Incidence of delayed intracranial hypertension in children with isolated sagittal synostosis following open calvarial vault reconstructionChild's Nervous System.  36:545-550. 2020
    2019 Reply to: Letter comments on: Time course of improvement after re-repair procedure for VPI management.Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.  72:2064-2094. 2019
    2018 Time course of improvement after re-repair procedure for VPI managementJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.  71:895-899. 2018
    2018 Outcome of palate re-repair with radical repositioning of the levator muscle sling as a First-Line strategy in postpalatoplasty velopharyngeal incompetence management protocolPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  141:984-991. 2018
    2018 The Significance of Uvula After Palatoplasty: A New Technique to Improve the Aesthetic Outcome. 2018
    2017 Total Palatal Mobilization and Multilamellar Suturing Technique Improves Outcome for Palatal Fistula RepairAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  79:566-570. 2017
    2016 IRF6 sequencing in interrupted clefting 2016
    2016 Cleft palate in a patient with the nested 22q11.2 LCR C to D deletionAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics Part A.  170:260-262. 2016
    2015 Effectiveness and safety of autologous fat grafting to the soft palate aloneAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  74:S190-S192. 2015
    2013 Multidisciplinary staged surgical management of bifrontal meningoencephalocele with long-term follow-up: Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  11:478-484. 2013
    2010 IRF6 mutations in mixed isolated familial cleftingAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics Part A.  152 A:3107-3109. 2010
    2010 Retrospective Review of 99 Patients With Secondary Alveolar Cleft RepairJournal of oral surgery, anesthesia, and hospital dental service.  68:1283-1289. 2010
    2010 Further delineation of the Kapur-Toriello syndromeAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics Part A.  152:1013-1015. 2010
    2010 Imperforate anus is a rare associated finding in blepharocheilodontic syndromeAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics Part A.  152:438-440. 2010
    2010 Use of array comparative genome hybridization in orofacial clefting.Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.  21:1591-1594. 2010
    2009 Deep dopamine extravasation injury: a case reportJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.  62. 2009
    2009 Familial transmission of oculoauriculovertebral spectrum (Goldenhar syndrome) is not due to mutations in either EYA1 or SALL1American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A.  149:535-538. 2009
    2009 Safety profile of wire osteosynthesis in craniosynostosis surgeryJournal of Craniofacial Surgery.  20:1154-1158. 2009
    2008 Isolated facial hemihyperplasia: Manifestation of beckwith-wiedemann syndromeJournal of Craniofacial Surgery.  19:279-283. 2008
    2008 The importance of radical intravelar veloplasty during two-flap palatoplastyPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  122:1121-1130. 2008
    2007 Pansynostosis: A reviewChild's Nervous System.  23:1103-1109. 2007
    2006 The multidisciplinary evaluation and management of cleft lip and palateSouthern Medical Journal.  99:1111-1120. 2006
    2005 Clefting, amniotic bands, and polydactyly: A distinct phenotype that supports an intrinsic mechanism for amniotic band sequenceAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics Part A.  137 A:298-301. 2005
    2005 Comorbidity trends in patients requiring sternectomy and reconstructionAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  54:264-268. 2005
    2003 Abdominoplasty repair for abdominal wall herniasAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  51:10-16. 2003
    2003 Retrospective review of the internal Doppler probe for intra- and postoperative microvascular surveillanceJournal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.  19:287-289. 2003
    2002 Onlay bone graft augmentation for refined correction of coronal synostosis. 2002
    2002 Trapdoor fracture of the orbit in a pediatric population.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  109:482-489. 2002
    2001 Cones of skin occur where hypertrophic scar occursWound Repair and Regeneration.  9:269-277. 2001
    2001 The transforming growth factor-beta 3 knock-out mouse: an animal model for cleft palate.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  108:938-948. 2001
    2001 The maximally vascularized central pedicle breast reduction: evolution of a technique.Annals of Plastic Surgery.  46:584-589. 2001
    1998 Limb-salvage in reconstruction of recalcitrant pressure sores using the inferiorly based rectus abdominis myocutaneous flapPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  102:111-116. 1998
    1997 Retinoic acid exposure of the mouse on embryonic day 9 selectively spares derivatives of the frontonasal neural crestOrthodontics and Craniofacial Research.  17:1-8. 1997
    1992 5-Azacytidine treatment of HA-A melanoma cells induces Sp1 activity and concomitant transforming growth factor α expressionMolecular and Cellular Biology.  12:3998-4006. 1992
    1986 A study of the human immune response to Lolium perenne (Rye) pollen and its components, Lol p I and Lol p II (Rye I and Rye II). I. Prevalence of reactivity to the allergens and correlations among skin test, IgE antibody, and IgG antibody dataJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  78:1190-1201. 1986

    Education And Training

  • UAB Hospital, Residency
  • University of Washington Medical Center, Residency
  • University of Washington Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Maryland System : Baltimore 1987
  • Full Name

  • John Grant