Edward P. Buchanan, MD, FACS, FAAP


School Education Degree Year
Seattle Children's Hospital & Medical Center fellowship Craniofacial Surgery 2011
Stanford University School of Medicine residency Plastic Surgery 2010
Stanford University School of Medicine internship General Surgery 2005
Medical University of South Carolina medical school Doctor of Medicine 2004

Personal Statement

Dr. Buchanan is an associate professor of surgery in the plastic surgery division of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He specializes in pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery.

Dr. Buchanan earned his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center and his Craniofacial/Pediatric Plastics Surgery fellowship training at the Seattle Children's Hospital/Harbor View Medical Center.

He is board certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Edward Buchanan has written three children’s books: The Adventures of the Prickly Pear and the Happy Hoglet, Pit Bully: The Mental Ninja Awakens and The Tale of Fenny Fox: The Mental Ninja Emerges. The stories in Dr. Buchanan’s books encourages children of all ages to become mental ninjas and find the silver lining in all situations.

Email:   ebuchana@bcm.edu

News Articles:

Texas Children’s Hospital: Medically Speaking

Watch Multidisciplinary Care of the Cleft Patient featuring Dr. Buchanan

A look at the care pathway and clinical and surgical treatment timeline for children born with both cleft lips and palettes.


Organization Name Role
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Member
American Association for Hand Surgery Candidate Member
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Resident Member
Phi Beta Kappa Member

Selected Publications

Weathers WM, Khechoyan D, Wolfswinkel EM, Mohan K, Nagy A, Bollo RJ, Buchanan EP, Hollier LH Jr. A Novel Quantitative Method for Evaluating Surgical Outcomes in Craniosynostosis: Pilot Analysis for Metopic Synostosis. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction 2014;07(01):1-8.

Monson LA, Khechoyan DY, Buchanan EP, Hollier LH Jr. Secondary Lip and Palate Surgery. Clinics in Plastic Surgery 2014;41:301-309.

Buchanan EP, Sepulveda A, Hollier LH Jr Pediatric Femor Reconstruction with Intercalary Allograft and Free Fibula Onlay for treatment of Osteoblastic Osteosarcoma. PSEN –case report. 3/14.

Harris DA, Fong AJ, Buchanan EP, Monson L, Khechoyan D, Lam S. History of synthetic materials in alloplastic cranioplasty. Neurosurg Focus 2014;36(4):E20.

Sepulveda A, Buchanan EP. Vascular tumors. Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2014;28(2):49-57.

Kayyal TA, Wolfswinkel EM, Weathers WM, Capehart SJ, Monson LA, Buchanan EP, Glover CD. Treatment Effects of Dexmedetomidine and Ketamine on Postoperative Analgesia after Cleft Palate Repair. Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2014;7:131-138.

Buchanan EP, Xue AS, Hollier LH Jr. Craniofacial Syndromes. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 2014;134(1):128e-153e.

Letra A, Maili L, Mulliken JB, Buchanan E, Blanton SH, Hecht JT. Further Evidence Suggesting a Role for Variation in ARHGAP29 Variants in Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip/Palate. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2014;100:679-685.

Bhadkamkar MA, Albright SB, Wolfswinkel EM, Bollo R, Buchanan EP. Posterior Cranial Vault Distraction in the Treatment of Shunt-Induced Craniosynostosis. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2015;26(1):e70-e72.

Yang Li, PhD, DDS, Abel Sepulveda, MD, Edward P. Buchanan, MD. Late Presenting Nasal Deformities After Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Injury: 33-year experience. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 2015;68:339-343.

Gruss JS, Buchanan EP, Suver D, Latham K. Neurofibromatosis of the Head and Neck: Classification and Surgical Management. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 2015;135(3):845-855.

Fischer AS, Weathers WM, Wolfswinkel EM, Bollo RJ,,Hollier LH, Jr, Buchanan EP. Ellis-van Creveld syndrome with sagittal craniosynostosis. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction 2015;8:132-135.

Miri S, Mittermiller P, Buchanan EP, Khosla RK. Facial Twist (Asymmetry) in Isolated Unilateral Coronal Synostosis: Does Premature Facial Suture Fusion Play a Role? Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2015;26(3):655-657.

Kaufman MG, Cassady CI, Hyman CH, Lee W, Watcha MF, Hippard HK, Olutoye OA, Khechoyan DY, Monson LA, Buchanan EP. Prenatal Identification of Pierre Robin Sequence: A Review of the Literature and Look Towards the Future. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy online 5/8/2015.

Pickrell BB, Nguyen HP, Buchanan EP. Gorlin-Goltz syndrome: an uncommon cause of facial pain and asymmetry. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2015;26(7):e612-e614.

Weathers WM, Khechoyan DY, Wolfswinkel EM, Hollier LH Jr, Buchanan EP. Panfacial Fractures. Ferraro’s Fundamentals of Maxillofacial Surgery, 2e Chapter 20 (editors: Drs. Taub, Patel, Buchman, and Cohen). 2015.

Monson LA, Buchanan EP, Hollier LH Jr. Correction of Secondary Bilateral Cleft Lip and Nose Deformities, Comprehensive Cleft Care (Second Edition). (editors: Joseph Losee and Richard Kirschner) published by QMP. March 26, 2015.

Hollier LH Jr., Xue AS, Buchanan EP. Mandible Fracture Management – MMF and ORIF. Operative Procedures in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1st edition, Ari S. Hoschander, MD, Christopher John Salgado, MD, Wrood Kassira, MD, Seth R. Thaller, MD, (editors). CRC Press; Chapter 14, 2015.

Buchanan EP, Gallagher ER, Shah VV, Xue AS, Edmond JC, Chapter 8: Ocular Manifestations of Craniofacial Disorders. The Eye in Pediatric Systemic Disease. (Editors: Alex Levin and Robert Enzenauer) Published by Springer. 2015.

Buchanan EP, Monson LA, Lee EI, Khechoyan DY, Koshy JC, Wilson K, Lin L, Hollier LH Jr. Secondary Deformities of the Cleft Lip, Palate and Nose. Pediatric Plastic Surgery (4e). (editors: Joseph Losee and Eduardo Rodriquez) Published by Elsevier. 2015.

Dr. Buchanan’s bibliography: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Buchanan+E+Baylor