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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address ACC 322 Zip 0011
Phone  (205) 638-9369
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Medical School  University of Maryland S.O.M.    1987  MD 
Residency  UAB Hospital    1993  MD 
Residency  University of Washington Medical Center    1996  MD 
Fellowship  University of Washington Medical Center    1997  MD 

American Board of Plastic Surgery  1999 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Plastic Professor
Center  GL Ctr for Craniofacial, Oral, & Dental Disorders  GL Ctr for Craniofacial, Oral, & Dental Disorders Professor

Biographical Sketch 
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 his role as Professor of Surgery—UAB. Dr. Grant’s major research interests are in the fields of cleft and craniofacial outcomes research. With a personal experience of over 800 primary palate repairs, almost 200 redo palate repairs, over 560 primary cleft lip repairs and almost 200 redo lip repairs, his outcomes with respect to healing and speech are comparable with the best published results worldwide. His palatal fistula rate is below 1% and secondary speech surgery is needed in less than 7% of patients after primary palate repair. His experience with craniofacial surgery includes over 600 cases with less than 0.5 % infection rate and less than 5% need for revision procedures. His teaching activities have included teaching Plastic Surgery techniques and principles to Plastic Surgery Residents, General Surgery Residents, Medical Students and SA Students. He is actively working to develop high level craniofacial surgery programs in developing nations (Vietnam, Ghana and Egypt) by forming close training relationships with surgeons in these countries.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
Alabama Society of Plastic Surgeons     
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 
American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons 
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons 
International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons 

Research/Clinical Interest
cleft and craniofacial outcomes research, international capacity building for cleft and craniofacial care.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Andrades P, Espinosa-de-los-Monteros A, Shell DH 4th, Thurston TE, Fowler JS, Xavier ST, Ray PD, Grant JH 3rd. The importance of radical intravelar veloplasty during two-flap palatoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Oct;122(4):1121-30.   18827646 
Boneti C, Ray PD, Macklem EB, Kohanzadeh S, de la Torre J, Grant JH.Effectiveness and Safety of Autologous Fat Grafting to the Soft Palate Alone. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]   25695441 
Thurston TE, Andrades P, Phillips RA, Ray PD, Grant JH 3rd. Safety profile of wire osteosynthesis in craniosynostosis surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2009 Jul;20(4):1154-8.  19553856 
Grant JH 3rd, Patrinely JR, Weiss AH, Kierney PC, Gruss JS. Trapdoor fracture of the orbit in a pediatric population.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002 Feb;109(2):482-9; discussion 490-5.
Blount JP, Louis RG Jr, Tubbs RS, Grant JH. Pansynostosis: a review.
Childs Nerv Syst. 2007 Oct;23(10):1103-9

cleft lip, cleft palate, VPI, Hypernasal speech, palatal fistula, pediatric plastic surgery, pediatric craniofacial trauma