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Arthur J. Nam, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Associate Professor


22 S. Greene Street Baltimore, MD 21201

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Education and Training

The Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering, B.S., Biomedical Engineering. 1994

The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, M.S., Physiology. 1998

Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, M.D. 2004

George Washington University Medical Center, Internship. 2004- 2005

George Washington University Medical Center, Residency. 2005- 2011

R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Research Fellowship, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2007-2009

The Johns Hopkins Hospital / University of Maryland Medical Center, Fellowship, Plastic Surgery. 2011-2014


Arthur J. Nam, MD, MS, is a board certified, nationally and internationally renowned plastic surgeon and associate professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center / University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Nam completed his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College, general surgery residency at George Washington University Medical Center, and a research fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He also completed a plastic surgery fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center.

He is double board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery, and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. His areas of research are in complex adult craniofacial trauma, reconstruction of secondary craniofacial deformities, and clinical outcomes following reconstruction. His expertise include using microsurgical techniques to reconstruct soft tissue defects of head and neck, chest, abdominal wall, and lower extremities following traumatic injury or oncologic surgery.

He is active in vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation (VCA) research and a close collaborator with the Division of Transplant Surgery. He is the recipient of the Young Investigator Award at the 9th American Transplant Congress in 2009, and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in basic and clinical sciences related to plastic surgery and transplant surgery. He currently serves as Manuscript Reviewer for Archives of Craniofacial Surgery, Archives of Plastic Surgery, and Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Facial Trauma, Secondary Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction, Vascularized Composite Tissue Transplantation, 3D Printing

Highlighted Publications

Cai SS, Mossop C, Diaconu S, Hersh DS, AlFadil S, Rasko YM, Christy MR, Grant MP, and Nam AJ. The "Crumple Zone" Hypothesis: Association of Frontal Sinus Volume and Cerebral Injury after Craniofacial Trauma. J of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. 2017. 45(7):1094-1098. PMID: 28551409.

Diaconu SC, Dreizin D, Uluer M, Mossop C, Grant MP, and Nam AJ. The Validity and Reliability of CT Orbital Volume Measurements. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2017. 45(9):1552-1557. PMID: 28747263.

Sendil S, Diaconu SC, O'Neill NA, Burdorf L, Tatarov I, Parsell DM, Azimzadeh AM, PIerson RN, and Nam AJ. Vascularized Thymo-sternal Composite Tissue Transplantation in Non-Human Primates: Initial experience in Allo and Xeno Models. Plast Reconstr Surg - Glob Open. 2017. Dec. 5(12): e1538.

Elegbede A, Diaconu SC, McNichols C, Seu M, Rasko YM, Grant MP, and Nam AJ. Office-based 3D Printing Workflow for Craniomaxillofacial Fracture Repair. J Craniofac Surg. 2018 Mar 8 PMID: 29521761.

Diaconu SC, McNichols C, Liang Y, Orkoulas-Razis D, Woodall J, Rasko YM, Grant MP, Nam AJ. Utility of Postoperative Mandibulomaxillary Fixation after Rigid Internal Fixation of Isolated Mandibular Fractures. J Craniofac Surg. 2018 (in press).

Grants and Contracts

Active Grants

05/01/17 – 04/30/2019 (PI: 20%)
“Radiologic Evaluation of Orbital Volume Changes after Open Repair of Orbital Floor/Wall Fractures”
Depuy Synthes Investigator Initiated Study, IRB # 00067477
Total Direct Costs: $12,000

06/01/17 – 05/31/2018 (PI: 20%)
“Allotransplantation of vascularized thymus-sternal composite tissue in baboons”
Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland Professional Development Award, IACUC # 0415010
Total Direct Costs: $25,000

06/01/17 – 05/31/2018 (Co-Investigator 5%) PI: Rasko YM
“Incisional Negative Pressure Therapy in Ventral Hernia Repair with Simultaneous Panniculectomy”
Acelity Investigator Initiated Study, IRB # 00068357
Total Direct Costs: $25,000

07/01/13 – 09/14/2018 (Co-Investigator 8%) PI: Bartlett ST
“Upregulation of bone marrow compartment mediated immunomodulation for vascularized composite allografts”
Office of Naval Research, Department of Defense, IACUC #0615001, W81XWH-13-2-0056
Total Direct Costs: $2,532,424

Completed Grants

05/20/2016 – 05/19/2017 (PI: 20%)
“Allotransplantation of vascularized thymus-sternal composite tissue in baboons”
Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland Professional Development Award, IACUC #0415010
Total Direct Costs: $35,000

07/01/2013 – 09/17/2017 (Co Investigator: 10%) PI: Barth RN
“Vascularized bone marrow regulates alloresponses to vascularized composite allografts.”
Wake Forrest University/ Department of Defense, IACUC #0615001, WFUHS 441040 CTA-10
Total Direct Costs: $772,342