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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address ACC 322 Zip 0011
Phone  205-939-9369
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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

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, 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.

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

Research/Clinical Interest
cleft and craniofacial outcomes research, and craniofacial trauma.

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. doi:
Robertson JD, de la Torre JI, Gardner PM, Grant JH 3rd, Fix RJ, Vásconez LO. Abdominoplasty repair for abdominal wall hernias. Ann Plast Surg. 2003 Jul;51(1):10-6.   12838119 
Ahumada LA, de la Torre JI, Ray PD, Espinosa-de-Los-Monteros A, Long JN, Grant JH 3rd, Gardner PM, Fix RJ, Vásconez LO. Comorbidity trends in patients requiring sternectomy and reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Mar;54(3):264-8; discussion
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 
Grant JH 3rd, Rand RP. The maximally vascularized central pedicle breast
reduction: evolution of a technique. Ann Plast Surg. 2001 Jun;46(6):584-9. 

cleft palate, pediatric plastic surgery, craniofacial trauma