Director, Jaw Deformities Center
Attending Physician
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Jeffrey Hammoudeh, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S., is one of an elite very small group of surgeons in the United States that is board-certified in oral maxillofacial surgery as well as plastic surgery with additional craniofacial fellowship training. He is director of the Jaw Deformity Center within the division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Hammoudeh earned his medical and dental degrees from Northwestern University. This was followed by surgical internships in oral surgery and general surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. Subsequent to that, he went on to complete his formal training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Harvard Program based out of the Mass General Hospital. During that training, Dr. Hammoudeh did additional training in general surgery and then subsequently utilized that foundation to do a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Miami. After completing his double doctorate and two residencies, he then moved on to the University of Southern California at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where he completed a fellowship in pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery.

Dr. Hammoudeh is an Associate Professor and a leader at his field at Children's Hospital Los Angeles with faculty appointment at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California as well as the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.

In addition to his leadership positions at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Hammoudeh is a recognized leader in pediatric plastic surgery and has active research in neonatal cleft lip repair, neonatal distraction, and craniofacial reconstruction of the jaws. He is the primary investigator and the lead author and surgeon in neonatal cleft lip repair where currently children born with cleft lip and palates are able to undergo their cleft lip repair as early as two weeks of life. He has co-authored many book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, lectured nationally as well as internationally. He is a recognized leader in the field and provides cutting-edge care to children in Los Angeles.

Clinical Interests

Craniofacial Surgery; Orthognathic Surgery; Craniofacial tumor resection


Medical School: 

Northwestern University Medicine School


Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Chicago: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Program (Oral and maxillofacial Surgery); University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)


USC/Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery)



Board Certified Plastic Surgeon; Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Professional Memberships: 

California Association of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeons; American College of Surgeons, Fellow; American Association of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeons; American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association; American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons


Nazarian-Mobin, Karatsoyni, Gamer, Gropper, Hammoudeh, Urata: A Comparison of Presurgical Nasoalveolar molding therapy in the Treatment Unilateral versus Bilateral cleft lip and palate. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. 2010. [Epub ahead of print]

J. Hammoudeh, S. Nazarian, S. Yen, A. Panossian, D. Yamashita, M. Urata: Comparison Between BMP-2/Demineralized Bone Matrix an Autogenous Bone Grafts in Patients with Cleft lip and Palate. JOMS 68(9):E32, 09/2010

Hammoudeh, Davis, Ward, Bingdinavale, Urata: Neonatal Mandibular Distraction for treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2010. [Epub ahead of print]

Lypka MA, Melrose R, Rizvi M, Urata M, Hammoudeh J: A mandibular mass in a pediatric patient. J Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. 2011. [Epub ahead of print]

Research Interests: 

BMP Utilization for Repair of Alveolar Clefts
Neonatal Distractions as an Alternative to Tracheostomy

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