Annual Productivity 2021-2022 Academic Year

Accepted Manuscripts

  1. Fallah, KN, Konty LA, Anderson, BJ, Cepeda A, Lamaris, GA, Nguyen PD, Greives, MR. Forecasting the Flap: Predictors for Lower Extremity Trauma Reconstruction

Published Manuscripts

  1. Nguyen, Belal, A., Washington, G. N., Greives, MR, Sandberg, D. I., Fletcher, S. A., & Shah, M. N. (2021). Distraction osteogenesis with temporal bone remodeling for unicoronal craniosynostosis. Neurosurgical Focus: Video, 4(2), V15–.
  2. Mitchell, Allen, D. Z., Greives, MR, & Nguyen, PD (2021). A Critical Assessment and Review of Artificial Intelligence in Facial Paralysis Analysis: Uncovering the Truth. FACE, 2(3), 200–207.
  3. Kimia, Rotem, Thom, Dang, Dinh, Phuong, et al. Epidemiology of Craniofacial Pathology in Northern Vietnam Using Digital Platforms: Utilization of Electronic Medical Records and an SMS Based Reporting System in a Low-Middle Income Country. Ann Plast Surg. 2021;87(3):343-347. doi:10.1097/SAP.0000000000002836.
  4. Cepeda Alfredo Jr, Austin MT, Nguyen PD, Teichgraeber JF, Greives MR. Racial Disparities Affect Timing of Alveolar Bone Grafting for Patients With Cleft Lip and Palate: An Analysis of the 2012 Kids’ Inpatient Database. FACE. 2021;2(4):357-363. doi:10.1177/27325016211048504
  5. Deramo, P. J., Greives, MR, & Nguyen, PD (2020). Pediatric facial reanimation: An algorithmic approach and systematic review. Archives of Plastic Surgery, 47(5), 382–391.
  6. Moffitt, J. K., Cepeda, J., Ekeoduru, R. A., Teichgraeber, J. F., Nguyen, PD, & Greives, M. R. (2021). Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol for Primary Cleft Palate Repair: Improving Transition of Care. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 32(1), e72–e76.
  7. Moffitt, J. K., Cepeda, A., Wainwright, DJ, Demian, N., Wainwright, DJ, Nguyen, PD, Teichgraeber, J. F., & Greives, MR (2021). The Epidemiology and Management of Pediatric Maxillary Fractures. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 32(3), 859–862.
  8. Ryall JJ, Xue Y, Turner KD, Nguyen PD, Greives MR. Assessing the quality of life in infants with deformational plagiocephaly. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2021 Jan;49(1):29-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2020.11.005. Epub 2020 Nov 17. PMID: 33239212.
  9. Cepeda, J., Konty, L. A., Moffitt, J. K., Wainwright, D., Booth, J. H., Nguyen, P. D., & Greives, MR (2021). Study of Pediatric Operative Recreational Trauma: A Retrospective Analysis of Pediatric Sports-Related Facial Fractures. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 32(4), 1611–1614.
  10. Goodenough, CJ, Anderson, K. T., Cepeda, J., Smith, K. E., Hanfland, R. A., Wadhwa, N., Teichgraeber, J. F., & Greives, MR (2020). Impact of Cardiac Risk Factors in the Postsurgical Outcomes of Patients With Cleft Lip: An Analysis of 2126 Patients. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Publish Ahead of Print.
  11. Anderson, Fallah, K. N., Lignieres, A. A., Moffitt, J. K., Luu, K.-L., Cepeda, A., Doringo, I. L., Nguyen, P. D., Teichgraeber, J. F., & Greives, MR (2021). Predictive Factors for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Following Primary Cleft Palate Repair. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 105566562110268–10556656211026861.
  12. Fairchild B, Cepeda A Jr, Maiorino E, Shah MN, Sandberg DI, Fletcher SA, Nguyen PD, Greives MR. Back to the Beginning: An Algorithmic Approach to Neonatal Myelomeningocele Repair. Ann Plast Surg. 2021 Dec 3. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000003043. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34864746.
  13. Rizvi I, Fallah KN, Cepeda A Jr, Turner K, Nguyen PD, Greives MR. Where Are We Headed? Diagnosing Abnormal Head Shapes Through Virtual Care Visits. J Craniofac Surg. 2021 Sep 14. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000008118. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34519705.
  14. Keyho RJ, Cepeda A Jr, Greives MR, Nguyen PD. Socioeconomic Factors Impact the Timing of Surgical Repair for Craniosynostosis – A Regional and National Assessment. J Craniofac Surg. 2021 Dec 6. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000008405. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34873100.
  15. Melissinos EG, Maiorino EJ, Marques ES. Use of the Adductor Magnus Muscle Free Flap for Lower-Extremity Soft Tissue Coverage: An Alternative to the Gracilis Muscle Flap With Unfavorable Vascular Anatomy. Ann Plast Surg. 2021 Jan;86(1):46-51. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002433. PMID: 32541539.

ACPA Accepted Abstracts (2022)

Alfredo Cepeda Jr.

  1. Predictors of Success Following Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy and Orthotic Helmeting for Metopic Craniosynostosis
  2. A comparison of intravenous ketorolac to oral ibuprofen for management of post-operative pain in palatoplasty patients

George N. Washington:

  1. Regional Changes Following Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy for Sagittal Craniosynostosis: Recipe for Success?

Brett Chiquet

  1. Effect of Analysis Methods and Phenotype Stratification for Identification of Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip and Palate Genetic Loci
  2. MRI Face Scan – A Novel Impression Technique for Nasoalveolar Molding Appliances

Connor Groff:

  1. Post-operative Radiologic Imaging in Secondary Alveolar Bone Grafting for Cleft Lip and Palate: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Kavya Kelagere Mayigegowda:

  1. Surgical Ergonomics in Cleft Palatoplasty: No Pain, No Gain.

Huan Nguyen:

  1. Artificial Intelligence Methods for the Argenta Classification of Plagiocephaly to Predict Severity, Treatment, and Prognosis

Elysa Chapa:

  1. Sociodemographic Factors: Effect on Patient Reported Outcomes in Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate Patients

ASPS Abstracts (2021)

  1. George N. Washington: Does Craniosynostosis Type Affect Duration of Helmet Therapy after Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy?
  2. Berry Fairchild: Lower Extremity Amputation and Target Muscle Reinnervation Quality Improvement Program in a County Safety-Net Hospital
  3. Huan Nguyen: Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy for Metopic and Sagittal Craniosynostosis: Does Helmeting Time Matter?
  4. Ryan Keyho: Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Orthognathic Surgery in Cleft Lip-Palate Patients- a National Assessment
  5. Allison Seitz: Dual-Innervated Free Gracilis Muscle Transfer for Facial Reanimation in Children
  6. Paul Deramo: Implementation of a Lower Extremity Amputation Formalization and Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Quality Improvement Program in a Safety-Net Hospital: Feasibility and Early Results
  7. Alfredo Cepeda Jr.: Is ERAS for Everyone?: A Comparison of Pain Control Outcomes across Veau Classifications Following Primary Palatoplasty
  8. Austin Lignieres: Fistula Rates in Conversion Furlow Palatoplasty with and without Buccal Flap Augmentation
  9. Blake Berry: Ballistic Injuries to the Mandible
  10. Janet Ashley: Patient Experience with Laser Treatment of Burn Scars
  11. Erik Marques:
    • In-Service Examination Committee (Hand and Lower Extremity Subcommittee)
    • Wellness Subcommittee

TSPS Abstracts/Talks (2021)


Matthew R. Greives: Component separation of the face: Personalizing Craniofacial Surgery


  1. Berry Fairchild: Implementation of a Lower Extremity Formalization and Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Quality Improvement Program in a Safety-Net Hospital: Feasibility and Early Results
  2. George N. Washington: Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy for Metopic and Sagittal Craniosynostosis: Does Time Matter?
  3. Cassie A. Hartline: Rate of inappropriate upper extremity transfers to level 1 trauma center
  4. Alfredo Cepeda Jr.: Is ERAS for Everyone? A comparison of pain control outcomes across Veau classifications following primary palatoplasty
  5. Paul Clark: Rate of Inappropriate Upper Extremity Transfer to a level 1 Trauma Center

ISCFS Abstracts (2021)

  1. Alfredo Cepeda Jr: Characterization of Regional Morphological Changes in Metopic Craniosynostosis following Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy with Post-operative Helmeting
  2. George N. Washington: Post-operative Helmet Therapy Following Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy for Metopic and Sagittal Craniosynostosis: Does Time and Suture Type Matter?


Erik Marques

  • Faculty Teacher of the Year

Daniel Freet

  • Top Doctors Houstonia Magazine
  • Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award
  • Board of Governors PlastyPac
  • Member of the ASPS Ethics Committee
  • Vice Chair of the ASPS Development Committee
  • Member ASPS Legislative Advocacy Committee
  • Member of the ASPS Membership Committee
  • Member of the ASPS Continuing Education Committee
  • Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Member Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Legislative/Public Policy Committee



Matthew Greives

  • Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons- 2021- Vice President
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association- 2021: Development Committee, Chair
  • McGovern Medical School Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award