Mark M. Urata, MD, DDS, is board certified in both oral and maxillofacial surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery making him uniquely qualified to lead the Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery.
He specializes in the most complex craniofacial anomalies, including craniosynostosis, syndromic reconstruction, and jaw deformities. An accomplished author and speaker, he is an associate professor of plastic surgery in the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and a research assistant professor in the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology of the USC School of Dentistry.
Dr. Urata trained for 18 years following his undergraduate education. He received his dental degree from the USC School of Dentistry and his medical degree from the USC Keck School of Medicine. He completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery before matriculating to general surgery and then completing a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at USC. He then moved across town where he completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine; School of Dentistry
Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center: General Surgery
Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center: Plastic Surgery; Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center: General Surgery; USC; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center: Craniofacial Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery; American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
American Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons; Plastic Surgery Research Council; American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association; American Society of Plastic Surgeons-Member; American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; American Dental Association
Complex craniofacial anomalies; craniosynostosis, syndromic reconstruction and jaw deformities (including Apert, Crouzon and Treacher-Collins Syndrome)
Urata M. Craniofacial Surgery: The Old frontier. Conference on Orthodontic Advances in Science and Technology. Asilomar, CA. 2008.
Hosokawa R., Urata M, Han J, Zehnaly A, Bringas P, Jr, Nonaka K, Chai Y. Tgf-? signaling regulates craniofacial muscle development through a non-autonomous method. American Association for Dental Research. Dallas, TX. 2008.
Hosokawa R., Urata M, Han J, Zehnaly A, Bringas P, Jr, Nonaka K, Chai Y. Tgf-? mediated Msx2 expression controls caudal region of skull development. International Association for Dental Research. New Orleans, LA. 2007.
Urata, M.M. and Lee, S. Craniofacial Tumors: Fibrous Dysplasia and Neurofibromatosis. In Thaller S., Bradley J., Garri J. Craniofacial Surgery. Informa Healthcare USA, Inc. New York, NY. 2008.
Reinisch, J.R., Li, W-Y. Urata, M.M., Complications of Cleft Lip and Palate. In Losee, J. Kirschner, R.
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