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Fan Liang, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

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Additional Title:

Co-director, Combined Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Craniofacial Fellowship

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Education and Training

Princeton University, B.S., Chemistry, 2004

Harvard Medical School, M.D., 2010

University of Southern California, Residency, Integrated Plastic Surgery, 2010-2016

University of Michigan/ CS Mott Children’s Hospital, Pediatric and Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Fellowship, 2016-2017


Fan Liang, MD, is a board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in complex adult craniofacial trauma, reconstruction of secondary craniofacial deformities, pediatric craniofacial surgery, and microsurgery.

Dr. Liang completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University and went on to obtain her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. She then completed her residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric and Craniofacial Plastic Surgery at University of Michigan.

She has been recognized by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons for her research in recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) and has served as the national resident representative to the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons from 2015-2017.

She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has presented widely on the topics related to congenital craniofacial reconstruction, transplant biology, and emerging technologies in plastic surgery. She has a wealth of experience mentoring and teaching undergraduates, residents and fellows, and is thrilled to continue teaching as an assistant professor of plastic, reconstructive and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Liang currently serves as the Course Director for the Trauma Plastic Surgery medical student elective, and as the Co-director of the combined Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Craniofacial Fellowship.


Highlighted Publications

1. Liang F, Yen S, Sanborn L, Yen L, Florendo E, Urata M, Hammoudeh J. 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography Volumetric Outcomes of rhBMP-2 with a Demineralized Bone Matrix Scaffold vs. Autologous Iliac Crest Bone Graft for Alveolar Cleft Reconstruction.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Oct; 140(4): 767-774.

2. Liang F, Leland H, Jedrzejewski B, Auslander A, Maniskas S, Swanson J, Magee W. Alternatives to autologous bone graft in the alveolar cleft reconstruction: The state of alveolar tissue engineering. J Craniofacial Surgery. 2018 Feb; (epub ahead of print).

3. Bennett K, Liang F, Ranganathan K, Muraszko KM, Vercler CJ, Buchman SR. Surgical “Hypercorrection” of Trigonocephaly: Evaluation of Surgical Outcomes. J Craniofac Surg. 2018 Jan; 29(1):56-61.

4. Hammoudeh J, Gould D, Fahradyan A, Liang F, Imahiyerobo T, Urbinelli L, Nguyen J, Magee W, Yen S, Urata M. A comparative analysis analysis of rhBMP-2/DBM vs. ICBG for primary alveolar cleft repair: Review of 501 cases.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Aug; 140(2):318e-325e.

5. Liang F, Wamala I, Scalea J, Tena A, Cormack T, Pratts S, Struuck R, Elias N, Hertl M, Huang C, Sachs D. Increased levels of anti-non-Gal IgG following pig-to-baboon bone marrow transplantation correlate with failure of engraftment. Xenotransplantation. 2013 Jan; 20(6):458-68.

Awards and Affiliations

2000, National Merit Scholar

2004, Hypercube Award for excellence in computational chemistry, Princeton University. Princeton, NJ

2006, Alexandra J. Miliotis Fellowship in Pediatric Oncology (2006). Awarded to two students per medical school class who demonstrate excellence in cancer research. Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA

2015, ASPS Winner for Outstanding paper presentation in Craniofacial. “3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography volumetric outcomes of rhBMP-2 with a demineralized matrix scaffold vs. autologous iliac crest bone graft for alveolar cleft reconstruction”. ASPS The Meeting. Boston, MA. September 2015

2015, AAPS Resident Poster Competition Winner. “3D Cone Beam Computer Tomography volumetric outcomes of rhBMP-2 with a demineralized matrix scaffold vs. autologous iliac crest bone graft for alveolar cleft reconstruction”. AAPS 94th Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ. April 2015.