GET TO KNOW DR DUFRESNE

Dr Craig R Dufresne is an internationally-recognized plastic surgeon and medical scientist. He is an internationally top-ranked craniofacial surgeon and has been ranked among America’s and Washington DC’s best plastic surgeons for his entire career. Throughout his career, Dr Dufresne has demonstrated a sincere dedication to providing exemplary plastic surgery care for every patient.

Biography

Dr Craig R Dufresne, MD, FACS, FICFS, is Professor of Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University and is a solo private practice plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Dr Dufresne earned his medical degree from Columbia University, completed his general surgery training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Institutions, and his plastic surgery training at the Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery / New York University Medical Center. He received fellowship training in craniofacial and microvascular surgery at New York University Medical Center.

His major research interests are in craniofacial surgery and fat and bone grafting. Dr Dufresne has delivered around 200 presentations and exhibits throughout the United States and world, including: England, Mexico, Canada, France, Australia, and the Philippines. He has written over 120 papers and book chapters, and Spanish and Czech translations of his clinical recommendations on anesthesia care for patients with rare conditions have been published. He has received grant funding for and conducted several research projects. With a deep passion for teaching, he has supervised and mentored many residents and students. He has been appointed to academic and institutional positions and visiting professorships at the US National Institutes of Health and various institutions in Maryland, Virginia, and DC.

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He has served on numerous international medical mission trips and donated countless hours to charity, helping patients in need. He has operated in Haiti, Germany, and England. He has treated patients from every continent and many countries, including: Haiti, Germany, England, Mexico, Canada, France, Australia, the Philippines, Mongolia, Japan, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and Venezuela. Patients with severe problems have been evacuated from other countries to receive care from him in the United States of America. Full-length television documentaries and newspaper articles have been made about some of these patients.

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Dr Dufresne is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Association of Plastic Surgery, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and several other medical societies. He has served as or is currently a committee or board member of many of these societies.

A native of Massachusetts, Dr Dufresne resides with his family in Maryland. He enjoys spending time with his family, history, art, writing, and cooking.

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Recent Achievements

teaching & research honors

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Dr Dufresne’s recent academic achievements reflect his passion for teaching and commitment to patient-centered research to improve quality of life through surgical innovation.

EDUCATION

BA: University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

MD: Columbia university

New york, NY

TRAINING

JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL

Baltimore, MD

Frenchay HOSPITAL

Bristol, England

New York University

New York, NY

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Appointments

Over his decades of academic and clinical service, Dr Dufresne has held appointments to prestigious positions at many institutions in Maryland, Virginia, and the Washington, DC area. The following are only selected highlights of Dr Dufresne’s previous appointments.

Over his decades of academic and clinical service, Dr Dufresne has held appointments to prestigious positions at many institutions in Maryland, Virginia, and the Washington, DC area. The following are only selected highlights of Dr Dufresne’s previous appointments.

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