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Columbia, MO

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1000 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia, MO

Phone: 573-884-6155

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1. University Hospital

1 Hospital Dr
Columbia, MO
Phone: 573-882-2275
Other Phone Numbers:
Phone: (573) 882-4141
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2. University Physicians Surgery Associates

1000 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia, MO
Phone: 573-884-6155
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Phone: 573-884-6155
Fax: 573-884-4096
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Gender

Male

Education & Training

Medical School

Yale University School of Medicine

Internship

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Residency

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Fellowship

University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery - Hand Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.

Insurances

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Academic Profile

Arshad R. Muzaffar, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery and Department of Child Health
Director, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Office

One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-882-4176

Research Interests

  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Cleft lip/palate
  • Congenital hand anomalies
  • Anatomic studies/surgical approaches

Areas of Expertise

  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Cleft lip/palate surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Pediatric/congenital hand surgery
  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facial aesthetic surgery
  • Breast/body contouring surgery
  • Vascular lesions

Awards & Honors

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2006 Video Theater Award Recipient
  • The Scientific Displays Committee selects the top video(s) presented at the annual meeting
  • Carter PR, Ezaki M, Muzaffar AR, Littler JW. “Making a Thumb – The Story of Pollicization”
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons CRANIO Fellowship recipient, 2004
  • (This fellowship will give them an opportunity to visit designated centers of excellence in craniofacial surgery throughout the United States in order to broaden their clinical approach and develop innovative surgical skills)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2007-2008 Pathways to Leadership Program, 2007
  • America’s Top Surgeons, 2010, 2012
  • Award Winning Cosmetic Surgeons for doctors by doctors, 2011 edition
  • Continental Who’s Who, 2009
  • Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, 2011, 2012
  • Selected as a Top Plastic Surgeon by the International Association of HealthCare Professionals, 2014
  • Marquis Who's Who; 2010-2014 (5th year anniversary)
  • Marquis Who's Who in America®; Inclusion in the 70th Platinum Anniversary Edition; 2015.
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2006-2012
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2009-2010
  • The Leading Physicians of The World by The International Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2011
  • Who’s Who in the World
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
  • VOX, Top Doctors, 2008. (VOX is a City of Columbia magazine)

Postgraduate

  • Academic Achievement Award ( UT Southwestern General Surgery, 1997)
  • Excellence in Research Award (UT Southwestern Plastic Surgery, 2000)
  • Sherrell J. Aston Award for the Best Presentation by a Resident or Candidate,
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2002

Medical School

  • M. D. cum laude
  • M. D. Thesis Honors
  • Farr Scholar
  • The John P. Peters Prize
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Medical Student Research Fellowship

College

  • B. S. with Honors
  • B. S. with Distinction
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Boothe Prize for Excellence in Writing
  • Stanford-in-Oxford Program (Stanford/Oxford)
  • Honor Athlete
  • Scholar Athlete

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Rohrich RJ, Muzaffar AR. In: Romo T and Millman AL, eds. Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach.  New York, NY: Thieme, Inc; 2000:105-135.
  • Rohrich RJ, Muzaffar AR. Primary Rhinoplasty. In: Achauer BM, Eriksson E, Guyuron B, Coleman JJ, Russell RC, Vander Kolk CA, eds. Plastic Surgery: Indications, Operations, and Outcomes.  Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc; 2000;5:2631-2671.
  • Rohrich RJ, Muzaffar AR, Oneal RM. Preferred Anatomic Terms for Rhinoplasty. In: Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, and Adams WP Jr, eds. Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters.  Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc; 2002;1:42-49.
  • Rohrich RJ, Muzaffar AR, Shemshadi H, Adams WP Jr. Component Osteocartilaginous Hump Reduction: A Graduated Approach to the Dorsum. In: Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, and Adams WP Jr, eds. Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters.  Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc; 2002;1:471-499.
  • Constantian MB, Muzaffar AR. The Internal and External Nasal Valve: Role in Nasal Airway Obstruction.  In: Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, and Adams WP Jr, eds. Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters.  Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc; 2002;1:635-642.
  • Constantian MB, Muzaffar AR. The Graft-Depleted Patient.  In: Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, and Adams WP Jr, eds. Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters.  Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc; 2002;2:710-723.
  • Rohrich RJ, Adams WP Jr, Huynh B, Muzaffar AR. Importance of the Depressor Nasi Septi Muscle: An Anatomic Study and Clinical Application. In: Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, and Adams WP Jr, eds. Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters.  Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc; 2002;2:849-859.
  • Rohrich RJ, Muzaffar AR. The African-American Patient. In: Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, and Adams WP Jr, eds. Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters.  Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc; 2002;2:921-951.
  • Muzaffar AR. Vascular anomalies in the hand and upper extremity. Hand Surgery Update. Englewood, CO: American Society for Surgery of the Hand; 2003.
  • Vedder NB, Muzaffar AR. Soft tissue reconstruction in the hand and upper extremity. Hand Surgery Update. Englewood, CO: American Society for Surgery of the Hand; 2003.
  • Muzaffar A. Soft-tissue coverage of the hand. In:  Trumble TE, Cornwall R, and Budoff JE. Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Hand, Elbow and Shoulder. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier, 2006: chap 21.
  • Rohrich RJ, Muzaffar AR. Acute Lateral Wall (Orbitozygomatic) Fractures. In: Holck DE and Ng JD, eds. Evaluation and Treatment of Orbital Fractures: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2006:137-152.
  • Rohrich RJ and Muzaffar AR. Primary Rhinoplasty. In: Mathes SJ, ed. Plastic Surgery, 2nd ed.  Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2006;2:427-471.
  • Muzaffar AR, Rafols F, Masson J, Ezaki M, Carter PR. Keloid Formation After Syndactyly Reconstruction: Associated Conditions, Prevalence, and Preliminary Report of a Treatment Method. Abstracted In: Chang J and Steinmann SP, eds. Year Book of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery.  Philadelphia, PA:  Mosby, Inc.; 2006:176-177.
  • Ploplys EA, Muzaffar AR, Gruss JS, Ellenbogen RG. Early Composite Cranioplasty in Infants With Severe Aplasia Cutis Congenita: A Report Of Two Cases. Abstracted In:  Bartlett SC, Garner WL, McKinney PW, Ruberg RL, Salisbury RE, and Smith DJ Jr, eds. Year Book of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery.  Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2007:33-34.
  • Rohrich RJ, Muzaffar AR, Oneal RM. Preferred Anatomic Terms for Rhinoplasty. In: Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, and Adams WP Jr, eds. Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters, 2nd ed.  Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc; 2007; chap 1.
  • Rohrich RJ Janis JE, Muzaffar AR, Adams WP Jr. Evaluation and Surgical Approach to the Nasal Dorsum: Component Dorsal Hump Reduction. In: Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, and Adams WP Jr, eds. Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters, 2nd ed.  Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc; 2007: chap 14.
  • Rohrich RJ, Adams WP Jr, Huynh BH, and Muzaffar AR. Importance of the Depressor Nasi Septi Muscle: An Anatomic Study and Clinical Application. In: Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, and Adams WP Jr, eds. Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters, 2nd ed.  Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc; 2007: chap 54.
  • Rohrich RJ, Muzaffar AR. The African-American Nose. In:  Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, and Adams WP Jr, eds. Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters, 2nd ed.  Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc; 2007: chap 57.

Excerpted from originally published webpage

  • Muzaffar AR. Amniotic Band Syndrome. In: SJ Judd, ed. Congenital Disorders Sourcebook.  Detroit, MI:  Omnigraphics, 2007; p 169-170.
  • Muzaffar AR. Pigmented Lesions (Nevi). In: K Bellenir, ed. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Sourcebook.  2nd  Detroit:  Omnigraphics, Inc. 2007; Chapter 43.
  • Muzaffar AR. Vascular Anomalies. In: K Bellenir, ed. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Sourcebook.  2nd  Detroit:  Omnigraphics, Inc. 2007; Chapter 44.
  • Muzaffar AR. Craniofacial Anomalies. In: K Bellenir, ed. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Sourcebook.  2nd  Detroit:  Omnigraphics, Inc. 2007; Chapter 46.
  • Muzaffar AR. Congenital Hand Anomalies. In: K Bellenir, ed. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Sourcebook.  2nd  Detroit:  Omnigraphics, Inc. 2007; Chapter 46.
  • Muzaffar AR.  Polydactyly.  In: SJ Judd, ed.  Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, 3rd Detroit, MI:  Omnigraphics, Inc 2013; p492-494.
  • Muzaffar AR.  Syndactyly.  In: SJ Judd, ed.  Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, 3rd Detroit, MI:  Omnigraphics, Inc 2013; p495-497.

Publications – Featured

  • Muzaffar AR, Nguyen TB, Baker L, Warren AJ. Does the Use of Particulate Bone Graft Increase the Incidence of Postoperative Infection in Surgery for Craniosynostosis? Cleft Palate Craniofac J; 52:e14-e17, 2015Featured on MDLinx.com January 23, 2015.
  •     MDLinx established in March of 1999 in Washington, D.C. is an award-winning, practical tool that busy physicians, healthcare professionals use to stay up to date with the latest research in the medical field. The company aggregates medical articles and research from more than 1,200 peer-reviewed journals and leading news media on a daily basis. Our physician editors sort this content into 35 medical specialty sites, 36 patient sites, and more than 800 subspecialty sections, all available online. Users can choose to view this information online or subscribe to daily newsletters.
  • Nguyen TB; Shock LA; Missoi TG; Muzaffar AR. Incidence of Amblyopia and Its Risk Factors in Children With Isolated Metopic Craniosynostosis. Cleft Palate Craniofac J.  53(1):e14-e17, 2016.
  • Featured on The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal website.  Accessed January 11, 2016.
  •      Press release for this article was distributed on January 5, 2016.

Refereed Publications                   

  • Sadiq F, Holtzclaw L, Chundu K, Muzaffar A, Devaskar S. The ontogeny of the rabbit brain glucose transporter. Endocrinology, 126: 2417-2424, 1990.
  • Spinelli HM, Fink JA, Muzaffar AR. The latissimus dorsi perforator-based fasciocutaneous flap. Ann Plast Surg, 37:500-506, 1996.
  • Muzaffar AR, Moyer MS, Dobbins J, Cahow CE, Gryboski JD, Shneider BL. Pancreas divisum in a family with hereditary pancreatitis. J Clin Gastroenterol, 22:16-20, 1996.
  • Rohrich RJ, Muzaffar AR, Adams W P Jr, Hollier LH. The aesthetic unit dorsal nasal flap: rationale for avoiding a glabellar incision. Plast Reconstr Surg, 104:1289-1294, 1999.
  • Muzaffar AR, Adams WP Jr, Hartog JM, Rohrich RJ, Byrd HS. Maxillary reconstruction: functional and aesthetic considerations. Plast Reconstr Surg, 104:2172-2184, 1999.
  • Rohrich RJ, Huynh, B, Muzaffar AR, Adams Jr WP, Robinson Jr JB. Importance of the depressor septi nasi muscle in rhinoplasty: anatomic study and clinical application. Plast Reconstr Surg105(1):376-383, 2000.
  • Muzaffar AR, Orenstein HH. Use of the Mitek Mini G2 anchor for crossed intrinsic transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg105:469-470, 2000.
  • Burt JD, Burns AJ, Muzaffar AR, Byrd HS, Hobar PC, Beran SJ, Adams WP Jr, Kenkel JM. Total soft-tissue reconstruction of the middle and lower face with multiple simultaneous free flaps in a pediatric patient. Plast Reconstr Surg, 105:2440, 2000.
  • Muzaffar AR and English JM. Nasal Reconstruction. Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery, 9(13), 2000.
  • Rohrich RJ, Muzaffar AR, Gunter JP. Nasal tip blood supply: confirming the safety of the transcolumellar incision in rhinoplasty.  Plast Reconstr Surg, 106:1640-1641, 2000.
  • Muzaffar AR, Byrd HS, Rohrich RJ, Johns DF, LeBlanc D, Beran SJ, Anderson C, Papaioannou A. Incidence of cleft palate fistula: an institutional experience with two-stage palatal repair. Plast Reconstr Surg, 108:1515-1518, 2001.
  • Muzaffar AR and Flood J. Craniofacial anomalies I: Cephalometrics and orthognathic surgery. Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery, 9(24), 2001.
  • Rohrich RJ and Muzaffar AR. Silicone-gel breast implants: Health and regulatory update 2000. American Council on Science and Health, 2000.
  • Muzaffar AR, Rohrich RJ. The silicone gel-filled breast implant controversy: An update. Plast Reconstr Surg, 109(2):742-748, 2002.
  • Oishi SN, Muzaffar AR, Carter PR. Treatment of Kienbock’s disease with capitohamate arthrodesis: pain relief with minimal morbidity.  Plast Reconstr Surg, 109(4):1293-1300, 2002.
  • Muzaffar AR, Mendelson BC, Adams WP Jr. Surgical anatomy of the ligamentous attachments of the lower lid and lateral canthus. Plast Reconstr Surg, 110(3):873-874, 2002; discussion 897-911.
  • Mendelson BC, Muzaffar AR, Adams WP Jr. Surgical anatomy of the midcheek and malar mounds. Plast Reconstr Surg, 110(3): 885-896, 2002; discussion 897-911.
  • Muzaffar AR, Carter PR. Vascularized bone grafting and Herbert screw fixation of scaphoid nonunions with avascular proximal poles. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg, 6:155-164, 2002.
  • Rohrich RJ, Muzaffar AR Rhinoplasty in the African-American patient. Plast Reconstr Surg, 111(3):1322-1339, 2003; discussion 1340-1341.
  • Muzaffar AR. Hand V: Fractures and dislocations; the wrist; congenital anomalies. Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery, 9(36):
  • Muzaffar AR, Rafols, F, Masson J, Ezaki M, and Carter PR. Keloid formation after syndactyly reconstruction: associated conditions, prevalence, and preliminary report of treatment method. J Hand Surg [Am], 29(2):201-208, 2004.
  • Rohrich RJ, Muzaffar AR, Janis JE. Component dorsal hump reduction: the importance of maintaining dorsal aesthetic lines in rhinoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg, 114(5):1298-1308, 2004; discussion 1309-1312.
  • Ploplys EA, Muzaffar AR, Gruss JS, Ellenbogen RG. Early composite cranioplasty in infants with severe aplasia cutis congenita: a report of two cases. Cleft Palate Craniofac J,  42(4):442-447, 2005.
  • Muzaffar AR, Chao JJ, and Freidrich JB. Posttraumatic thumb reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg, 116(5):103e-122e, 2005.
  • Muzaffar AR, Ploplys EA, Stevenson JG, Cohen G, Permut LC. Direct microvascular repair of an infant's transected coronary artery: Case Report. J Reconstr Microsurg,  21(8):547-549, 2005.
  • Potter JK, Muzaffar AR, Ellis E, Rohrich RJ, Hackney FL. Aesthetic management of the nasal component of naso-orbital ethmoid fractures. Plast Reconstr Surg, 117(1):10e-18e, 2006.  (online only article).
  • Muzaffar AR, Friedrich JB, Lu KK, Hanel DP. Infantile fiborsarcoma of the hand associated with coagulotherapy. Plast Reconstr Surg, 117(5):81e-86e, 2006.  (online only article).
  • Spinelli HM, Tabatabai N, Muzaffar AR, Isenberg JS. Upper lip reconstruction with the alar crescent flap: A new approach. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 64(10):1566-70, 2006.
  • Friedrich JB, Muzaffar AR, Hanel DP. Pediatric hand friction burns from treadmill contact. Hand, 2(4):188-193, 2007.
  • Ploplys EA, Hopper RA, Muzaffar AR, Starr JR, Avellino AM, Cunningham ML, Ellenbogen RG, Gruss JS. Comparison of computed tomographic imaging measurements with clinical findings in children with unilateral lambdoid synostosis. Plast  Reconstr Surg,  123(1):300-309, 2009.
  • Hubbard BA, Rice GB, Muzaffar AR. Adenoid involvement in velopharyngeal closure in children with cleft palate. Can J Plast Surg, 18:135-138, 2010.
  • Muzaffar AR, Watson KM. Case Report: Longitudinal dysplasia with humerus buried within soft tissue of the chest wall. J Hand Microsurg, 2:38-41, 2010.
  • Schleicherk K, Muzaffar A, Tobias JD. Intraoperative transfusion-related acute lung injury in a child during calvarial vault remodeling. J Craniofac Surg, 22:194-198, 2011.
  • Allee J, Muzaffar AR, Tobias JD. Dexmedetomidine controls the hemodynamic manifestations of tourniquet pain. Am J Ther, 18:e35-e39, 2011.
  • Hubbard BA, Gorski JL, Muzaffar AR. Unilateral frontosphenoidal craniosynostosis with achondroplasia: A case report. Cleft Palate Craniofac J, 48:631-635, 2011.
  • Hubbard BA, Baker CL, Muzaffar AR. Prenatal counseling’s effect on rates of neonatal intensive care admission for feeding problems cleft lip/palate infants. Missouri Medicine 109:153-156, 2012.
  • Hubbard BA, Rice G, Muzaffar AR. Contractility of sphincter pharyngoplasty: Relevance to speech outcomes. Can J Plast Surg, 21:15-18, 2013.
  • Eagan SL, Silver AG, and Muzaffar AR. A practical correction of great toe claw deformity. J Foot Ankle Surg, 52:495-597, 2013.
  • Killion EA, McEwan TW, Muzaffar AR. Normocephalic pancraniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg; 24:1665-1668, 2013.
  • Muzaffar AR, Rice GB, Hubbard BA, Killion E. Influence of preoperative velar closing ratio and lateral wall movement on outcomes of furlow palatoplasty for velopharyngeal incompetence. Plastic Surgery; 22:226-228, 2014.
  • Muzaffar AR, Nguyen TB, Baker L, Warren AJ. Does the Use of Particulate Bone Graft Increase the Incidence of Postoperative Infection in Surgery for Craniosynostosis? Cleft Palate Craniofac J; 52:e14-e17, 2015.
  • Doshier LJ, Muzaffar AR, Deidrick KKM, Rice GB. Analysis of Individualized Education Programs to Quantify Long-Term Educational Needs Following Surgical Intervention for Single-Suture Craniosynostosis. Plast Surg; 23(1):31-34, 2015.
  • Doshier LJ, Fowler D, McEwan T, Baker CL, Muzaffar AR. Intraoperative Tissue Expansion in Surgical Correction of Craniosynostosis. Plastic Surgery; 23:21-24, 2015.
  • Nguyen TB; Shock LA; Missoi TG; Muzaffar AR. Incidence of Amblyopia and Its Risk Factors in Children With Isolated Metopic Craniosynostosis. Cleft Palate Craniofac J.  53(1):e14-e17, 2016. Accessed January 11, 2016.
  • Muzaffar AR, Warren A, Baker CL. Use of the On-Q Pain Pump in Alveolar Bone Grafting: Effect on Hospital Length of Stay. Cleft Palate-Craniofac J.  53(2):e23-e27, 2016.  Accessed March 1, 2016.
  • McEwan TW, Martin AL, Tanaka T, Aldridge K, Muzaffar AR. Evaluating children with metopic craniosynostosis: The cephalic width-intercoronal distance ratio.  Cleft Palate-Craniofac J. 2016 Jul;53(4):e95-e100. doi: 10.1597/14-310. Epub 2015 Jun 19.

Publications - Accepted or Submitted

  • Muzaffar AR, Verbist D. Literature Review for PSEN (Plastic Surgery Education Network): The Effects of whole-vault cranioplasty versus strip craniectomy on long-term neuropsychological outcomes in sagittal craniosynostosis.  Hashim PW, Patel A, Yan JF et al.  Plastic Reconstr Surg 134:491, 2014.

Publications – Not Peer Reviewed

  • Hubbard BA, Crawford JL, Muzaffar AR, Wittenberger D. MU survey of Missouri orthodontists regarding cleft lip, palate care. Focus (the Missouri Dental Association official member publication) 89(4):24-25, 2009.
  • Wright C, Muzaffar A. Management of a Nasal Hemangioma. Plastic Surgery Education Network website.
  • Published September 2015. Accessed October 19, 2015.
  • Derrick C, Muzaffar A. Case Report: Sagittal Craniosynostosis.  Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN) website.
  • Published October 2015. Accessed December 10, 2015.
  • Naclerio E, Rioux-Forker D, Williams L, Wittenburger D, Baker L; Muzaffar A. Case Report: Reconstruction of a Complex Dentoskeletal Deformity in a Patient with Severe Macroglossia in the context of Muscular Dystrophy. Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN) website.
  • Published October 2015. Accessed December 31, 2015.