Russell R. Reid, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Bernard Sarnat Scholar of Craniofacial Research
Russell R. Reid, MD, PhD, is a highly skilled surgeon who specializes in pediatric plastic surgery. He is fellowship-trained in craniomaxillofacial surgery and has particular expertise in the area of surgery of the face, jaw, palate, and skull.
An accomplished author, Dr. Reid has published book chapters and several peer-reviewed journal articles on a variety of topics, from craniofacial surgery techniques to wound healing.
Dr. Reid's research interests include the regeneration of bone for the repair of complex craniofacial defects, the biology of skull and facial sutures, and genetic expression in craniofacial development. He also studies ways to improve diagnostic testing for craniofacial patients.
The University of Chicago Medicine
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
Year Started Practice
Harvard Medical School
Internship and Residency
Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (craniofacial surgery)
American Cleft Palate Association
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Learn More About Dr. Reid
Read more about how Comer Children's Hospital and Fresh Start Surgical Gifts transforms the lives of disadvantaged infants, children and teens with physical deformities.
Molly Lawson’s underdeveloped lower jaw impaired her ability to breath and swallow. Dr. Reid performed mandibular distraction surgery, an innovative procedure that advanced the newborn’s jaw. Read Molly's story.
The Domalewski family turned to Dr. Reid’s Craniofacial Anomalies Multidisciplinary Program when they learned their son needed surgery to correct craniosynostosis -- a rare anomaly that affected the shape of his forehead. Read the story.
Four weeks after their son underwent surgery to correct bicoronal craniosynostosis, Jennifer and Clint Brown wrote a letter to thank Dr. Reid for the "amazing support, knowledge and resources" that he provided along the journey. Read more.
Watch a video about baby Francesca, one of Dr. Reid’s craniosynostosis patients, and her journey through surgery to recovery.
Ty Arroyo was born with Crouzon syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the skull and facial bones. Dr. Reid performed surgery to help Ty's bones move into proper place.
Dr. Reid is featured in a story about a young girl with a rare craniofacial anomaly that caused her eyes to be asymmetrical and widely set apart.
View a partial list of Dr. Reid's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.