Division of plastic and reconstructive surgery adds new faculty member

DSinghal_MBF_0494RESIZEDDhruv Singhal, M.D., has joined UF’s department of surgery as an assistant professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Singhal received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then moved to Boston for his surgical training. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, having completed his general surgery training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard University). He remained in Boston and completed his plastic surgery residency in the Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Program.  Following the completion of his formal surgical training, Singhal moved to Taiwan to work under Yu-Ray Chen, M.D., at the world-renowned Chang Gung Memorial Hospital as the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Fellow. Immediately prior to arriving in Gainesville, Singhal spent a summer at the China Medical University Hospital under the mentorship of Hung Chi Chen, M.D., focusing on complex microsurgical reconstruction.

Singhal brings to UF his expertise in adult craniofacial surgery (primary and secondary facial trauma defects, orthognathic procedures for sleep apnea, and head and neck reconstruction) and microsurgical reconstruction (breast and lower extremity reconstruction, including lymph node transfers for lymphedema).  He has a particular interest in breast reconstruction, having dedicated time during his training to visit leading European institutions in breast surgery. He will offer a wide variety of breast reconstruction options from oncoplastic breast surgery to free perforator flap reconstruction.

Singhal’s clinical research includes studying the role of oncoplastic breast surgery in the United States, facial trauma management, optimal procedures for sleep apnea management, further characterization of lymph-node transfers in lymphedema, and establishing an optimal surgical management regimen for patients suffering from craniofacial neurofibromatosis.