Dr. Raj Sawh-Martinez
Dr. Sawh-Martinez returns home to central Florida to provide the latest innovations in surgical care matched by his dedication to putting patients interests first, focused on Craniofacial and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Raj Sawh-Martinez was the inaugural Yale University Craniofacial Surgery Fellow, serving with an appointment as a Clinical Instructor in the Yale University section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He graduated with honors from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Neural Science, and attended the Yale University School of Medicine. He earned a coveted position in the Yale University Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program, with a Chief Resident appointment at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Sawh-Martinez spent two years as an NIH Research Fellow in the Vascular Tissue Engineering Laboratory that was the first in the world to implant tissue engineered blood vessels into human infants to repair their congenital heart defects. His research interests dovetailed into his passion for plastic surgery, amounting to authorship and co-authorship of over 30 peer-reviewed publications, multiple national and international research presentations, and several book chapters. He has served as a blogger for PRS Resident Chronicles and was a former resident ambassador to the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, and currently maintains positions on the editorial boards of the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery & the open access Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open Journal.