Robin Yang, D.D.S., M.D. | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

>>My name is Robin Yang, I am in the department of plastics and reconstructive surgery. My clinical specialties are pediatric and adult craniofacial deformities as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery. Something unique that I
bring to Johns Hopkins is my dual training background. There are not many dual trained oral and maxillofacial surgeons and plastic surgeons in this field. And when you think about craniofacial or cleft or congenital
craniofacial deformities, it’s hard to partition out the oral cavity as well as the maxillofacial region. So my philosophy or what I can bring in my clinical expertise is the integration of the
dental and oral aspects to the facial kinda deformities. My research interests include
innovative technologies for craniofacial surgery, including virtual surgical
planning and 3D printing. They also include identifying
clinical outcomes research for cleft and craniofacial
related disorders. The best moments of work are after surgery you’re able to go and you’re
able to find the family members or the loved ones that are
waiting for you outside, and you see their face
when they come through, and they’re smiling or
they’ve been crying, and you tell them that surgery went great, or there was a complication, but I think that the
communication is the best part. Often I consider myself
a hugger, so I try to, (laughs) I ask them if they’ll
be willing to give me a hug, and we just kind of, it really helps me feel
like I’m part of the family, and that once we do have an operation, I do consider myself part
of their family for life because it’s something that we’ve done that has changed somebody’s life forever. (calming music)

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