Meet our Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team, who work exclusively with children and teens.
Your child may need plastic and reconstructive surgery if he or she has a condition affecting the body’s appearance and function. We may also recommend surgery for children with congenital birth defects that affect the skull, face, hands, feet or skin. At Children’s National Hospital, our expert plastic and reconstructive surgery team will help your child look and feel their best.
Knowing your child needs surgery may leave you feeling overwhelmed. At Children’s National, you can feel confident that your child is in excellent, compassionate hands. Our surgeons have dedicated their careers to plastic surgery procedures for babies, children and teens. We treat a high volume of children every year, translating into a superior level of experience for our team.
Children’s National is the only pediatric hospital in the region, and one of only twelve children’s hospitals in the country, to attain Level 1 Surgery Verification from the American College of Surgeons. This distinction recognizes surgery centers which have improved surgical quality, prevented complications, reduced costs and saved lives.
We use the latest surgical technology to ensure a safe, effective procedure for your child. Our priority is to get your child back to the important work of being a child, as quickly and safely as possible.
In addition, we are leading the way in plastic surgery research. We are actively involved in research so we can continue to refine, develop and improve our understanding of conditions requiring plastic surgery and new techniques to treat them.
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Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Cleft and Craniofacial ProgramDirector, Plastic Surgery FellowshipPlastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Clinical Coordinator, Cleft and Craniofacial Program Physician Assistant
June K. Amling