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About Amanda A. Gosman, MD

Amanda A. Gosman, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cleft lip and palate surgery, pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery, microsurgical facial reanimation, breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Gosman is chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where she also directs the Plastic Surgery Residency Program and the Craniofacial Fellowship Program. As chief, she develops and implements a robust academic and clinical strategic plan for the Division and its related programs. A professor of the Department of Surgery, Dr. Gosman conducts research on craniofacial surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, plastic surgery outcomes, telemedicine and international health.

She is also the chief of plastic surgery and director of the Fresh Start Clinic for Craniofacial Anomalies at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, where she performs reconstructive surgeries for children.

Dr. Gosman completed her fellowship in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery and her residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern. She also completed a one-year fellowship in international plastic surgery with ReSurge International (formerly Interplast). She earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Gosman has extensive experience providing health care and education to underserved communities around the world. She has successfully utilized telemedicine technology to overcome logistical barriers to international health care and education through ConnectMed International, a nonprofit organization that she founded in 2010 to provide free reconstructive surgeries and education to underserved communities around the world.

She has authored multiple publications and given lectures internationally on craniofacial surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, breast surgery, plastic surgery safety and outcomes, international health and telemedicine.

Dr. Gosman has received many awards for her commitment to improving the health care of children and adults in her community and around the world. She has served in many national leadership roles including the chair of the Ethics Committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship

  • University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Residency

  • University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Internship

  • University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2006-08-17

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Transgender Care
  • LGBTQ Care
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted