Steve Buchman, MD
Dr. Steven Buchman is a Tenured Professor of Surgery in the Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and holds a joint appointment as a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is the Director of the Craniofacial Anomalies Program at the University of Michigan Medical Center and the Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. He is program director of an ACGME accredited craniofacial fellowship which he founded in 2010.
Dr. Buchman attended undergraduate school at Columbia University in New York City as a Macy Scholar and then went on to Medical School at the Medical College of Virginia where he won the A.H. Robins Medical Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement. He trained in General and Plastic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania where he won the Dr. William Y. Inouye Award for Excellence in Teaching and then went on to complete a Craniofacial fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Buchman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons as well as a member of the Society of University Surgeons, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery. He is a past Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, President of the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons, President of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, and currently serves on the board of the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery.
Dr. Buchman is a principle investigator for his own R01 NIH grant which he has had for the last 10 years and is also a principle investigator on an NIH surgical Scientist training grant. Since founding the Craniofacial Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan in 1993, Dr. Buchman has mentored more than 180 Undergraduate, Graduate Students, Residents, & Post-Doctoral Fellows in biomedical translational research. Dr. Buchman has won numerous awards for his excellence in teaching, research, and clinical care. He lectures worldwide as an invited speaker on the science and practice of craniofacial surgery and has authored many book chapters and published a substantial number of articles in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Buchman has amassed a distinguished reputation as a leader in the field of reconstructive craniofacial surgery. His expertise has been an important and vital resource to the University of Michigan Medical Center helping to establish a wide referral base and a large clinical practice while attaining national and international prominence.