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Michael P. Grant, MD, PhD

Paul N. Manson, MD Distinguished Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Shock Trauma Center


22 S. Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Education and Training

Villanova University, B.S., General Sciences, 1985

Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Ph.D., Pharmacology/Neurosciences, 1991

Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, M.D., Medical Scientist Training Program, 1993

Barnes Hospital, Internship, 1993-1994

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Resident, 1994-1997

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Surgery, Resident, 1998-2000

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/University of Maryland School of Medicine Combined Training Program in Plastic Surgery, Resident/Chief Resident, 2000-2002


Michael P. Grant, MD, PhD, FACS is Chief of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, and Professor of Surgery and Ophthalmology, University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore Maryland.  Previously, he served as Director of Oculoplastic Surgery (2008-2016), Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as the chief of the Eye and Orbital Trauma Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (2004-2016). He is board certified in Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery.

As one of the few dual-trained plastic surgeons and ophthalmologists, Dr Grant’s specializes in complex craniomaxillofacial reconstruction the facial skeleton, and soft tissue of the periorbital region.  This includes eyelid reconstruction, reconstruction of the internal orbit, and lacrimal system following trauma, removal of tumors, and congenital malformations. Working closely with industry partners Dr. Grant is developing and optimizing the application of computer assisted design of patient specific (custom) implants.  Dr. Grant is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of primary and secondary orbital reconstruction, computer assisted surgery, and facial aesthetic surgery.

Dr Grant’s research interests include applying innovative solutions to difficult clinical problems.  He is actively engaged in the development of biomaterials for conjunctival reconstruction, to provide lining for the orbit and maintenance of the heath of the ocular surface.  This approach may prove useful in correction of all types of lining deficits craniofacial reconstruction.  In addition, using the “organ on a chip” approach, these studies have been extended by developing an “eye on a chip” 3D co-culture system to investigate the dynamics of the ocular surface and investigate novel therapies for dry eye treatment.  In parallel, he is investigating mechanisms of immunomodulation in corneal injury and wound healing.  A separate line of investigation supported by the US DoD, involves utilizing progenitor cells for regeneration of bone in the craniofacial skeleton.  Finally, Dr. Grant is involved application of computer assisted, and image guided surgical techniques to make orbital reconstruction safer and more predictable for patients.

Dr Grant was selected as a trainee in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Case Western Reserve University, receiving a M.D., and Ph.D. in neurosciences.  He completed the Ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a General Plastic Surgery residency in the Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Training Program; and is board certified in both disciplines.   He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Awards and Affiliations

  • 1983: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Villanova University
  • 1985: Honors Thesis in Biology, Villanova University
  • 1989: Neurobiology Training Fellowship, Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, MA
  • 1993: The Noether Memorial Fund Award, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
  • 1993: Alpha Omega Alpha, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • 2008: Special Achievement Award, American Society of Ocular Trauma

Grants and Contracts

04/2014-04/2017 (PI, 5%)

Conjunctival Tissue Engineering”
KKESH/Wilmer Joint Award
Annual Direct Costs: $150,000
Total Direct Costs: $300,000

02/2015-02/2017 (PI, 5%)

“Engineering of Eye-on-a-chip w”
KKESH/Wilmer Joint Award
Annual Direct Costs: $150,000
Total Direct Costs: $300,000

09/2016-09/2019 (Co-Investigator, 10%)

“Complex Orbital Reconstruction”
Department of Defense
Grant: W81XWH-16-1-0758
Annual Direct Cost: $495,431
Total Direct Cost: $1,469,625