Jessica Ching

Jessica Ching, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-SURGERY-PLASTIC

About Jessica Ching

I am an assistant professor in the University of Florida Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the UF College of Medicine and co-director of the UF Craniofacial Center. I lead a specialized velopharyngeal incompetence practice that evaluates children with speech problems caused when the velopharynx, located in the back of the mouth, does not work normally. I also work closely with UF’s Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Dr. Lance Governale, to provide individualized care for patients with craniosynostosis.

I am trained in all aspects of plastic surgery, reconstructive and aesthetic. My clinical focuses in general pediatric plastic surgery, cranial vault surgery, orthognathic surgery, cleft surgery and facial reconstruction. My research interests are in craniosynostosis and psychosocial disabilities, as well as facial trauma.

I earned my medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. I completed my plastic surgery residency at the University of South Florida and a craniofacial fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.

I have authored several book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. I have presented my work at various professional conferences. I am also an invited expert for an international consensus panel on facial trauma in war and austere conditions.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship
2018
MDT7600 Elect Top/Surgery
2018
MDT7090 Elective Topics

Board Certifications

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    American Board of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Profile

Subspecialties
  • Plastic Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Cleft lip and palate repair
  • Corneal Neurotization
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Facelift
  • Facial paralysis
  • Head and face reconstruction
  • Microtia
  • Pierre Robin sequence
  • Positional Plagiocephaly
  • Ptosis – infants and children
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Treacher Collins syndrome
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

Publications

2024
Nasal monobloc osteotomy for correction of late nasal and orbital asymmetry of unicoronal synostosis: A morphometric and outcomes study.
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 90:122-129 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2024.01.018. [PMID] 38367409.
2024
Practice Patterns and Perspectives of the Off-Label Use of GLP-1 Agonists for Cosmetic Weight Loss.
Aesthetic surgery journal. 44(4):NP279-NP306 [DOI] 10.1093/asj/sjad364. [PMID] 38085071.
2024
Protective Effects of Authenticity Against Depression, Suicide, and Burnout among Surgeons.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. [DOI] 10.1097/XCS.0000000000001128. [PMID] 38895945.
2024
Successful Management of Cherubism Patient With Staged Bone Grafting and Fat Grafting.
The Journal of craniofacial surgery. [DOI] 10.1097/SCS.0000000000010453. [PMID] 38968005.
2023
Aesthetic Outcomes in Cleft Care: Exploring Patterns in Patient-Reported Outcomes Across Adolescence.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000011098. [PMID] 37772883.
2023
Considerations for Choice of Cranioplasty Material for Pediatric Patients.
Pediatric neurosurgery. 58(1):1-7 [DOI] 10.1159/000528543. [PMID] 36477047.
2023
Healing Exposed Calvarial Hardware Using Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy and Vashe Wound Solution: Case Report.
Advances in skin & wound care. 36(7):385-391 [DOI] 10.1097/01.ASW.0000926628.10995.fc. [PMID] 37224465.
2023
Impact of Low-Dose Computed Tomography and Physician Education on Referral for Head Shape.
The Journal of craniofacial surgery. 34(7):1989-1993 [DOI] 10.1097/SCS.0000000000009530. [PMID] 37431936.
2023
Morphometric analysis and outcomes following posterior cranial vault distraction in syndromic and multisuture craniosynostosis.
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 87:379-386 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2023.10.101. [PMID] 37935093.
2023
The Role of Plastic Surgeons in Addressing Firearm Morbidity and Mortality.
Cureus. 15(3) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.36414. [PMID] 37090311.
2023
The use of a noninvasive positive pressure system to facilitate tracheal intubation in a difficult pediatric airway: a case report.
Brazilian journal of anesthesiology (Elsevier). 73(5):676-679 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjane.2021.03.012. [PMID] 33887337.
2023
Using “Real-World Data” to Study Cleft Lip/Palate Care: An Exploration of Speech Outcomes from a Multi-Center US Learning Health Network.
The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. [DOI] 10.1177/10556656231207469. [PMID] 37844605.
2022
Craniosynostosis Surgery for Increased Intracranial Pressure.
The Journal of craniofacial surgery. 33(5):1454-1457 [DOI] 10.1097/SCS.0000000000008357. [PMID] 34732671.
2022
Pediatric craniosynostosis computed tomography: an institutional experience in reducing radiation dose while maintaining diagnostic image quality.
Pediatric radiology. 52(1):85-96 [DOI] 10.1007/s00247-021-05205-6. [PMID] 34731286.
2022
Safety of antifibrinolytics in 6583 pediatric patients having craniosynostosis surgery: A decade of data reported from the multicenter Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group.
Paediatric anaesthesia. 32(12):1339-1346 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.14540. [PMID] 35925835.
2022
Successful Microsurgical Scalp Replantation Utilizing Loupe Magnification.
The Journal of craniofacial surgery. 33(1):e46-e47 [DOI] 10.1097/SCS.0000000000007897. [PMID] 34967529.
2021
Analgesic Efficacy of Intraoperative Nerve Blocks for Primary Palatoplasty.
The Journal of craniofacial surgery. 32(2):594-596 [DOI] 10.1097/SCS.0000000000006829. [PMID] 33704988.
2021
Spring-assisted minimally invasive repair of sagittal craniosynostosis.
Neurosurgical focus: Video. 4(2) [DOI] 10.3171/2021.1.FOCVID20103. [PMID] 36284842.
2020
Aging of the Adult Bony Orbit.
The Journal of craniofacial surgery. 31(4):1082-1085 [DOI] 10.1097/SCS.0000000000006311. [PMID] 32149982.
2019
Markedly Elevated Intracranial Pressure Treated With Cranial Vault Expansion, Instead of CSF Shunting, in a Child With Hurler-Scheie Syndrome and Multiple Suture Craniosynostosis.
The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. 56(3):395-399 [DOI] 10.1177/1055665618777906. [PMID] 29791186.
2019
Sleepy Preteen After Upper Airway Surgery.
Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 15(2):359-361 [DOI] 10.5664/jcsm.7648. [PMID] 30736886.
2017
A Simple Mandibular Distraction Protocol to Avoid Tracheostomy in Patients With Pierre Robin Sequence.
The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. 54(2):210-215 [DOI] 10.1597/14-211. [PMID] 26068388.
2016
An Analysis of Inhalation Injury Diagnostic Methods and Patient Outcomes.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 37(1):e27-32 [DOI] 10.1097/BCR.0000000000000313. [PMID] 26594867.
2015
The evaluation of physical exam findings in patients assessed for suspected burn inhalation injury.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 36(1):197-202 [DOI] 10.1097/BCR.0000000000000175. [PMID] 25423438.
2015
The impact of neoadjuvant hedgehog inhibitor therapy on the surgical treatment of extensive basal cell carcinoma.
Annals of plastic surgery. 74 Suppl 4:S193-7 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000452. [PMID] 25695449.
2014
Estrogen treatment of acetic acid burns to the vagina, cervix, and perineum: a case report and review of the literature.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 35(5):e368-71 [DOI] 10.1097/BCR.0000000000000051. [PMID] 25144814.
2013
Pure Orbital Floor Blow-in Fracture.
Eplasty. 13 [PMID] 23573345.
2012
Levamisole-induced necrosis of skin, soft tissue, and bone: case report and review of literature.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 33(1):e1-5 [DOI] 10.1097/BCR.0b013e318233fc64. [PMID] 22051802.
2012
The Bikini Inset: a reliable method for postradiation breast reconstruction with transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous and free abdominal tissue transfer.
Annals of plastic surgery. 68(5):420-4 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31823cd892. [PMID] 22531394.

Grants

Mar 2023 ACTIVE
Summary of Patients Treated with the CMF-D Distractor at University of Florida: A Retrospective Chart Review
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: DEPUY SYNTHES
Feb 2022 – Sep 2023
Summary of Patients Treated with the Curvilinear Distractor at University of Florida: A Retrospective Chart Review
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: DEPUY SYNTHES

Education

Fellowship – Craniofacial Surgery
2016 · Hospital for Sick Children – University of Toronto
Residency – Plastic Surgery
2015 · University of South Florida
Medical Degree
2009 · University of Texas
Bachelor of Science
2004 · Baylor University

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