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Mark Masaru Urata, MD, DDS

Title(s)Professor Of Clinical of Surgery
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    Dr. Mark M. Urata is the Audrey Skirball-Kenis Chair and Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is also Head of the Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and Director of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Urata is uniquely qualified with board certification in both Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery and holds faculty appointments at both the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC School of Dentistry.
    Dr. Urata trained for 18 years following his undergraduate education. He received his dental degree from the USC School of Dentistry and his medical degree from the USC Keck School of Medicine. He completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery before matriculating to general surgery and then completing a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at USC. He then moved across town where he completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.

    He specializes in the most complex craniofacial anomalies, including craniosynostosis, syndromic reconstruction, vascular anomalies, pediatric and adult craniomaxillofacial trauma, post-traumatic reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, aesthetic surgery of the head and neck and jaw deformities.

    Dr. Urata has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters and has been voted amongst the nation’s top surgeons according to multiple sources including U.S. News and World Report, Best Doctors and America’s Best Plastic Surgeons. He maintains NIH funded research within the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology related to defining TGF Beta signaling in palatogenesis. He is also interested in computerized planning of Le Fort III and orthognathic surgery and outcomes studies on cleft lip and palate.

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    Center for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Tissue and Organ Regeneration (C-DOCTOR)
    NIH/NIDCR U24DE026914Mar 1, 2017 - Feb 29, 2020
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    CENTER FOR DENTAL, ORAL AND CRANIOFACIAL TISSUE ORGAN REGENERATION (C-DOCTOR)
    NIH/NIDCR R34DE025575Sep 1, 2015 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    TGF-BETA SIGNALING IN PALATOGENESIS
    NIH/NIDCR K08DE017754Mar 1, 2008 - Feb 28, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Hong H, Wee CP, Haynes K, Urata M, Hammoudeh J, Ward SLD. Evaluation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Prone Versus Nonprone Body Positioning With Polysomnography in Infants With Robin Sequence. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019 Aug 05; 1055665619867228. PMID: 31382772.
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    2. Jing J, Feng J, Li J, Han X, He J, Ho TV, Du J, Zhou X, Urata M, Chai Y. Antagonistic interaction between Ezh2 and Arid1a coordinates root patterning and development via Cdkn2a in mouse molars. Elife. 2019 Jul 01; 8. PMID: 31259687.
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    3. Fahradyan A, Wolfswinkel EM, Tsuha M, Reinisch JF, Magee W, Hammoudeh JA, Urata MM, Howell LK. Cosmetically Challenging Congenital Melanocytic Nevi. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 May; 82(5S Suppl 4):S306-S309. PMID: 30973837.
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    4. Wolfswinkel EM, Fahradyan A, Tsuha M, Goel P, Starnes-Roubaud M, Howell LK, Hammoudeh JA, Urata MM, Magee W. Less Is More in Congenital and Pediatric Nasal Lesions. J Craniofac Surg. 2019 Mar 16. PMID: 30896505.
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    5. Imahiyerobo TA, Johns AL, Christian EA, Sanchez-Lara PA, Krieger MD, McComb JG, Urata MM. Risk Factors for Preoperative Developmental Delay in Patients with Nonsyndromic Sagittal Craniosynostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 01; 143(1):133e-139e. PMID: 30589799.
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    6. Fahradyan A, Galdyn I, Azadgoli B, Tsuha M, Urata MM, Francis SH. To Admit or Not to Admit: That is the Cleft Lip Question. Confirming the Safety of Outpatient Cleft Lip Repair. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 07; 142(1):159-168. PMID: 29952897.
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    7. Azadgoli B, Fahradyan A, Wolfswinkel EM, Tsuha M, Magee W, Hammoudeh JA, Urata MM, Howell LK. External Port Tissue Expansion in the Pediatric Population: Confirming Its Safety and Efficacy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 06; 141(6):883e-890e. PMID: 29794706.
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    8. Fahradyan A, Azadgoli B, Tsuha M, Urata MM, Francis SH. A Single Lab Test to Aid Pierre Robin Sequence Severity Diagnosis. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019 Mar; 56(3):298-306. PMID: 29791187.
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    9. Liang F, Leland H, Jedrzejewski B, Auslander A, Maniskas S, Swanson J, Urata M, Hammoudeh J, Magee W. Alternatives to Autologous Bone Graft in Alveolar Cleft Reconstruction: The State of Alveolar Tissue Engineering. J Craniofac Surg. 2018 May; 29(3):584-593. PMID: 29461365.
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    10. Giannobile WV, Chai Y, Chen Y, Healy KE, Klein O, Lane N, Longaker MT, Lotz JC, Mooney DJ, Sfeir CS, Urata M, Wagner WR, Wu BM, Kohn DH. Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Regenerative Medicine: Transforming Biotechnologies for Innovating Patient Care. J Dent Res. 2018 04; 97(4):361-363. PMID: 29557734.
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    11. Hammoudeh JA, Fahradyan A, Brady C, Tsuha M, Azadgoli B, Ward S, Urata MM. Predictors of Failure in Infant Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Sep; 76(9):1955-1965. PMID: 29627422.
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    12. Fahradyan A, Wolfswinkel EM, Clarke N, Park S, Tsuha M, Urata MM, Hammoudeh JA, Yamashita DR. Impact of the Distance of Maxillary Advancement on Horizontal Relapse After Orthognathic Surgery. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2018 04; 55(4):546-553. PMID: 29554455.
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    13. Wolfswinkel EM, Howell LK, Fahradyan A, Azadgoli B, McComb JG, Urata MM. Is Postoperative Intensive Care Unit Care Necessary following Cranial Vault Remodeling for Sagittal Synostosis? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Dec; 140(6):1235-1239. PMID: 29176416.
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    14. Wolfswinkel EM, Imahiyerobo TA, McComb JG, Sanchez-Lara PA, Urata MM. Proteus Syndrome With a Cranial Intraosseous Lipoma. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Nov; 28(8):e771-e773. PMID: 28938315.
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    15. Liang F, Yen SL, Imahiyerobo T, Sanborn L, Yen L, Yen D, Nazarian S, Jedrzejewski B, Urata M, Hammoudeh J. Three-Dimensional Cone Beam Computed Tomography Volumetric Outcomes of rhBMP-2/Demineralized Bone Matrix versus Iliac Crest Bone Graft for Alveolar Cleft Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Oct; 140(4):767-774. PMID: 28953728.
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    16. Hammoudeh JA, Fahradyan A, Gould DJ, Liang F, Imahiyerobo T, Urbinelli L, Nguyen JT, Magee W, Yen S, Urata MM. A Comparative Analysis of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 with a Demineralized Bone Matrix versus Iliac Crest Bone Graft for Secondary Alveolar Bone Grafts in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate: Review of 501 Cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Aug; 140(2):318e-325e. PMID: 28746285.
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    17. Hammoudeh JA, Imahiyerobo TA, Liang F, Fahradyan A, Urbinelli L, Lau J, Matar M, Magee W, Urata M. Early Cleft Lip Repair Revisited: A Safe and Effective Approach Utilizing a Multidisciplinary Protocol. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Jun; 5(6):e1340. PMID: 28740766.
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    18. Park S, Zhao H, Urata M, Chai Y. Sutures Possess Strong Regenerative Capacity for Calvarial Bone Injury. Stem Cells Dev. 2016 12 01; 25(23):1801-1807. PMID: 27762665.
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    19. Gardner OK, Haynes K, Schweitzer D, Johns A, Magee WP, Urata MM, Sanchez-Lara PA. Familial Recurrence of 3MC Syndrome in Consanguineous Families: A Clinical and Molecular Diagnostic Approach With Review of the Literature. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2017 11; 54(6):739-748. PMID: 27356087.
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    20. Tanna N, Smith BD, Zapanta PE, Karanetz I, Andrews BT, Urata MM, Bradley JP. Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Apr; 137(4):1263-72. PMID: 27018680.
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    21. Flath-Sporn SJ, Yorlets RR, Rangel SJ, Stey AM, Redett RJ, Urata MM, Meara JG, Taghinia AH. Focusing Quality Improvement Initiatives in Pediatric Plastic Surgery: A Descriptive Study Using the Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Mar; 27(2):277-81. PMID: 26963296.
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    22. Svensson T, Inoue M, Sawada N, Yamagishi K, Charvat H, Saito I, Kokubo Y, Iso H, Kawamura N, Shibuya K, Mimura M, Tsugane S, Tsugane S, Tsugane S, Sawada N, Iwasaki M, Sasazuki S, Shimazu T, Yamaji T, Hanaoka T, Ogata J, Baba S, Mannami T, Okayama A, Kokubo Y, Miyakawa K, Saito F, Koizumi A, Sano Y, Hashimoto I, Ikuta T, Tanaba Y, Sato H, Roppongi Y, Takashima T, Miyajima Y, Suzuki N, Nagasawa S, Furusugi Y, Nagai N, Ito Y, Komatsu S, Minamizono T, Sanada H, Hatayama Y, Kobayashi F, Uchino H, Shirai Y, Kondo T, Sasaki R, Watanabe Y, Miyagawa Y, Kobayashi Y, Machida M, Kobayashi K, Tsukada M, Kishimoto Y, Takara E, Fukuyama T, Kinjo M, Irei M, Sakiyama H, Imoto K, Yazawa H, Seo T, Seiko A, Ito F, Shoji F, Saito R, Murata A, Minato K, Motegi K, Fujieda T, Yamato S, Matsui K, Abe T, Katagiri M, Suzuki M, Matsui K, Doi M, Terao A, Ishikawa Y, Tagami T, Sueta H, Doi H, Urata M, Okamoto N, Ide F, Goto H, Sakiyama H, Onga N, Takaesu H, Uehara M, Nakasone T, Yamakawa M, Horii F, Asano I, Yamaguchi H, Aoki K, Maruyama S, Ichii M, Takano M, Tsubono Y, Suzuki K, Honda Y, Yamagishi K, Sakurai S, Tsuchiya N, Kabuto M, Yamaguchi M, Matsumura Y, Sasaki S, Watanabe S, Akabane M, Kadowaki T, Inoue M, Noda M, Mizoue T, Kawaguchi Y, Takashima Y, Yoshida Y, Nakamura K, Takachi R, Ishihara J, Matsushima S, Natsukawa S, Shimizu H, Sugimura H, Tominaga S, Hamajima N, Iso H, Sobue T, Iida M, Ajiki W, Ioka A, Sato S, Maruyama E, Konishi M, Okada K, Saito I, Yasuda N, Kono S, Akiba S. Coping strategies and risk of cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality: the Japan Public Health Center-based prospective Study. Eur Heart J. 2016 Mar 14; 37(11):890-899. PMID: 26746633.
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    23. Christian EA, Imahiyerobo TA, Nallapa S, Urata M, McComb JG, Krieger MD. Intracranial hypertension after surgical correction for craniosynostosis: a systematic review. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 May; 38(5):E6. PMID: 25929968.
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    24. Zhao H, Feng J, Ho TV, Grimes W, Urata M, Chai Y. The suture provides a niche for mesenchymal stem cells of craniofacial bones. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Apr; 17(4):386-96. PMID: 25799059.
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    25. Hammoudeh JA, Howell LK, Boutros S, Scott MA, Urata MM. Current Status of Surgical Planning for Orthognathic Surgery: Traditional Methods versus 3D Surgical Planning. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Feb; 3(2):e307. PMID: 25750846.
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    26. Srour MK, Fogel JL, Yamaguchi KT, Montgomery AP, Izuhara AK, Misakian AL, Lam S, Lakeland DL, Urata MM, Lee JS, Mariani FV. Natural large-scale regeneration of rib cartilage in a mouse model. J Bone Miner Res. 2015 Feb; 30(2):297-308. PMID: 25142306.
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    27. Slavkin HC, Sanchez-Lara PA, Chai Y, Urata M. A model for interprofessional health care: lessons learned from craniofacial teams. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2014 Sep; 42(9):637-44. PMID: 25265730.
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    28. Eisemann B, Eisemann M, Rizvi M, Urata MM, Lypka MA. Defining the role for submental intubation. J Clin Anesth. 2014 May; 26(3):238-42. PMID: 24813811.
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    29. Toranto JD, Ward SD, Lin A, Urata MM. Freeman-Sheldon syndrome and respiratory obstruction: a novel use of distraction osteogenesis. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 May; 25(3):e287-9. PMID: 24777016.
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    30. Wong AK, Davis GB, Nguyen TJ, Hui KJ, Hwang BH, Chan LS, Zhou Z, Schooler WG, Chandrasekhar BS, Urata MM. Assessment of three-dimensional high-definition visualization technology to perform microvascular anastomosis. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014 Jul; 67(7):967-72. PMID: 24838275.
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    31. Iwata J, Suzuki A, Yokota T, Ho TV, Pelikan R, Urata M, Sanchez-Lara PA, Chai Y. TGFß regulates epithelial-mesenchymal interactions through WNT signaling activity to control muscle development in the soft palate. Development. 2014 Feb; 141(4):909-17. PMID: 24496627.
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    32. Wong AK, Joanna Nguyen T, Peric M, Shahabi A, Vidar EN, Hwang BH, Niknam Leilabadi S, Chan LS, Urata MM. Analysis of risk factors associated with microvascular free flap failure using a multi-institutional database. Microsurgery. 2015 Jan; 35(1):6-12. PMID: 24431159.
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    33. Fang J, Yang Z, Tan S, Tayag C, Nimni ME, Urata M, Han B. Injectable gel graft for bone defect repair. Regen Med. 2014 Jan; 9(1):41-51. PMID: 24351005.
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    34. Carey JN, Rommer E, Sheckter C, Minneti M, Talving P, Wong AK, Garner W, Urata MM. Simulation of plastic surgery and microvascular procedures using perfused fresh human cadavers. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014 Feb; 67(2):e42-8. PMID: 24094541.
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    35. Costa MA, Borzabadi-Farahani A, Lara-Sanchez PA, Schweitzer D, Jacobson L, Clarke N, Hammoudeh J, Urata MM, Magee WP. Partial craniofacial duplication: a review of the literature and case report. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2014 Jun; 42(4):290-6. PMID: 23969147.
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    36. Francis CS, Mobin SS, Lypka MA, Rommer E, Yen S, Urata MM, Hammoudeh JA. rhBMP-2 with a demineralized bone matrix scaffold versus autologous iliac crest bone graft for alveolar cleft reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May; 131(5):1107-15. PMID: 23385986.
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    37. Sheckter CC, Kane JT, Minneti M, Garner W, Sullivan M, Talving P, Sherman R, Urata M, Carey JN. Incorporation of fresh tissue surgical simulation into plastic surgery education: maximizing extraclinical surgical experience. J Surg Educ. 2013 Jul-Aug; 70(4):466-74. PMID: 23725934.
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    38. Iwata J, Suzuki A, Pelikan RC, Ho TV, Sanchez-Lara PA, Urata M, Dixon MJ, Chai Y. Smad4-Irf6 genetic interaction and TGFß-mediated IRF6 signaling cascade are crucial for palatal fusion in mice. Development. 2013 Mar; 140(6):1220-30. PMID: 23406900.
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    39. Ohga S, Kang D, Kinjo T, Ochiai M, Doi T, Ishimura M, Kayamori Y, Urata M, Yamamoto J, Suenobu SI, Kanegane H, Ikenoue T, Shirahata A, Hara T. Paediatric presentation and outcome of congenital protein C deficiency in Japan. Haemophilia. 2013 May; 19(3):378-84. PMID: 23379934.
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    40. Sheckter C, Rommer E, Francis C, Block V, Chen J, Rizvi M, Urata MM, Hammoudeh J. Scalp erosion in ankyloblepharon-ectodermal defect-cleft lip and/or palate (AEC syndrome): treatment with acellular dermal matrix. J Craniofac Surg. 2013 Jan; 24(1):e28-30. PMID: 23348327.
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    41. Francis C, Rommer E, Mancho S, Carey J, Hammoudeh JA, Urata MM. Vector control in internal midface distraction using temporary anchorage devices. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Nov; 23(7 Suppl 1):2000-3. PMID: 23154368.
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    42. Mobin SS, Francis CS, Karatsonyi AL, Hammoudeh JA, Urata MM. Mandibular distraction instead of tracheostomy in Pierre Robin sequence patients: is it worth it? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov; 130(5):766e-767e. PMID: 23096654.
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    43. Sheckter CC, Francis CS, Block V, Lypka M, Rizvi M, Urata MM. Multifocal lipoblastoma of the face. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Nov; 23(6):e585-7. PMID: 23172486.
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    44. Soltani AM, Francis CS, Motamed A, Karatsonyi AL, Hammoudeh JA, Sanchez-Lara PA, Reinisch JF, Urata MM. Hypertrophic scarring in cleft lip repair: a comparison of incidence among ethnic groups. Clin Epidemiol. 2012; 4:187-91. PMID: 22879780.
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    45. Lypka M, Yen S, Urata M, Hammoudeh J. Solving convergent vector problems with internal maxillary distractors through the use of a fixed rapid palatal expander. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Jul; 70(7):e428-30. PMID: 22698298.
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    46. Borzabadi-Farahani A, Groper JN, Tanner AM, Urata MM, Panossian A, Yen SL. The nance obturator, a new fixed obturator for patients with cleft palate and fistula. J Prosthodont. 2012 Jul; 21(5):400-3. PMID: 22738139.
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    47. Iwata J, Hacia JG, Suzuki A, Sanchez-Lara PA, Urata M, Chai Y. Modulation of noncanonical TGF-ß signaling prevents cleft palate in Tgfbr2 mutant mice. J Clin Invest. 2012 Mar; 122(3):873-85. PMID: 22326956.
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    48. Iwata J, Tung L, Urata M, Hacia JG, Pelikan R, Suzuki A, Ramenzoni L, Chaudhry O, Parada C, Sanchez-Lara PA, Chai Y. Fibroblast growth factor 9 (FGF9)-pituitary homeobox 2 (PITX2) pathway mediates transforming growth factor ß (TGFß) signaling to regulate cell proliferation in palatal mesenchyme during mouse palatogenesis. J Biol Chem. 2012 Jan 20; 287(4):2353-63. PMID: 22123828; PMCID: PMC3268397.
    49. Francis CS, Kim D, Chaudhry O, Rizvi M, Urata MM, Hammoudeh JA. Nasofrontal heterotopic ossification following lymphangioma resection. J Craniofac Surg. 2011 Nov; 22(6):2381-4. PMID: 22134286.
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    50. Lypka M, Urata M, Hammoudeh J. Delayed middle cranial fossa perforation after autologous temporomandibular joint reconstruction. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Jun; 69(6):1613-6. PMID: 21367501.
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    51. Nazarian Mobin SS, Karatsonyi A, Vidar EN, Gamer S, Groper J, Hammoudeh JA, Urata MM. Is presurgical nasoalveolar molding therapy more effective in unilateral or bilateral cleft lip-cleft palate patients? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar; 127(3):1263-9. PMID: 21088643.
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    52. Lypka MA, Melrose R, Rizvi M, Urata M, Hammoudeh J. A mandibular mass in a pediatric patient. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Jun; 69(6):1661-7. PMID: 21216060.
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    53. Sharma G, Mobin SS, Lypka M, Urata M. Heteropagus (parasitic) twins: a review. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Dec; 45(12):2454-63. PMID: 21129567.
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    54. Hammoudeh J, Bindingnavele VK, Davis B, Davidson Ward SL, Sanchez-Lara PA, Kleiber G, Nazarian Mobin SS, Francis CS, Urata MM. Neonatal and infant mandibular distraction as an alternative to tracheostomy in severe obstructive sleep apnea. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2012 Jan; 49(1):32-8. PMID: 21121766.
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    55. Murphy DA, Shetty V, Herbeck DM, Der-Martirosian C, Urata M, Yamashita DD. Adolescent orofacial injury: association with psychological symptoms. Psychol Health Med. 2010 Oct; 15(5):574-83. PMID: 20835967.
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    56. Ray E, Wu T, Nazarian Mobin SS, Reinisch J, Urata MM. Review of options for burned ear reconstruction. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Jul; 21(4):1165-9. PMID: 20613596.
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    57. Hosokawa R, Oka K, Yamaza T, Iwata J, Urata M, Xu X, Bringas P, Nonaka K, Chai Y. TGF-beta mediated FGF10 signaling in cranial neural crest cells controls development of myogenic progenitor cells through tissue-tissue interactions during tongue morphogenesis. Dev Biol. 2010 May 01; 341(1):186-95. PMID: 20193675.
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    58. Nazarian-Mobin SS, Simms K, Urata MM, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Hammoudeh JA. Misleading presentation of an orbital lymphangioma. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010 Feb; 109(2):e82-5. PMID: 20031456.
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    59. Iwata J, Hosokawa R, Sanchez-Lara PA, Urata M, Slavkin H, Chai Y. Transforming growth factor-beta regulates basal transcriptional regulatory machinery to control cell proliferation and differentiation in cranial neural crest-derived osteoprogenitor cells. J Biol Chem. 2010 Feb 12; 285(7):4975-82. PMID: 19959467.
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    60. Murphy DA, Shetty V, Der-Martirosian C, Herbeck DM, Resell J, Urata M, Yamashita DD. Factors associated with orofacial injury and willingness to participate in interventions among adolescents treated in trauma centers. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Dec; 67(12):2627-35. PMID: 19925982.
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    61. Rovelo MO, Kim R, Mascarenhas L, Hammoudeh J, Urata MM. Recurrent and refractory giant cell tumor of the jaw. J Craniofac Surg. 2009 Nov; 20(6):2245-8. PMID: 19934683.
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    62. Hosokawa R, Deng X, Takamori K, Xu X, Urata M, Bringas P, Chai Y. Epithelial-specific requirement of FGFR2 signaling during tooth and palate development. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2009 Jun 15; 312B(4):343-50. PMID: 19235875.
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    63. Hammoudeh JA, Kleiber GM, Nazarian-Mobin SS, Urata MM. Bilateral complex odontomas: a rare complication of external mandibular distraction in the neonate. J Craniofac Surg. 2009 May; 20(3):973-6. PMID: 19461348.
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    64. Patel AC, Hammoudeh JA, Urata MM. Pneumosinus dilatans: a rare cause of frontal sinus expansion--case report and review of literature. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Nov; 66(11):2380-6. PMID: 18940511.
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    65. Lypka MA, Yamashita DD, Urata MM. Postoperative alopecia following orthognathic surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Sep; 66(9):1957-8. PMID: 18718409.
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    66. Bindingnavele VK, Bresnick SD, Urata MM, Huang G, Leland HA, Wong D, Hammoudeh J, Reinisch J. Superior results using the islandized hemipalatal flap in palatoplasty: experience with 500 cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Jul; 122(1):232-9. PMID: 18594410.
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    67. Tarczy-Hornoch K, Smith B, Urata M. Amblyogenic anisometropia in the contralateral eye in unicoronal craniosynostosis. J AAPOS. 2008 Oct; 12(5):471-6. PMID: 18534879.
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    68. Vachiramon A, Urata M, Kyung HM, Yamashita DD, Yen SL. Clinical applications of orthodontic microimplant anchorage in craniofacial patients. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2009 Mar; 46(2):136-46. PMID: 19254050.
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    69. Zehnaly A, Hosokawa R, Urata M, Chai Y. TGF-beta signaling and aplasia cutis congenita: proposed animal model. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2007 Dec; 35(12):865-9. PMID: 18240750.
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    70. Lypka MA, Urata MM. Images in clinical medicine. Cocaine-induced palatal perforation. N Engl J Med. 2007 Nov 08; 357(19):1956. PMID: 17989388.
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    71. Vachiramon A, Yen SL, Lypka M, Bindignavale V, Hammoudeh J, Reinisch J, Urata MM. A novel model surgery technique for LeFort III advancement. J Craniofac Surg. 2007 Sep; 18(5):1230-5. PMID: 17912119.
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    72. Hosokawa R, Urata M, Han J, Zehnaly A, Bringas P, Nonaka K, Chai Y. TGF-beta mediated Msx2 expression controls occipital somites-derived caudal region of skull development. Dev Biol. 2007 Oct 01; 310(1):140-53. PMID: 17727833.
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    73. Lypka MA, Urata MM, Yen S, Yamashita DD. Facial nerve paralysis: a complication of distraction osteogenesis of the mandibular ramus in the treatment of temporomandibular joint ankylosis. J Craniofac Surg. 2007 Jul; 18(4):844-8. PMID: 17667675.
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    74. Lypka MA, Urata MM, Yamashita DD. Telogen effluvium following orthognathic surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Jul; 65(7):1393-5. PMID: 17577511.
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    75. Xu X, Han J, Ito Y, Bringas P, Urata MM, Chai Y. Cell autonomous requirement for Tgfbr2 in the disappearance of medial edge epithelium during palatal fusion. Dev Biol. 2006 Sep 01; 297(1):238-48. PMID: 16780827.
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    76. Sasaki T, Ito Y, Bringas P, Chou S, Urata MM, Slavkin H, Chai Y. TGFbeta-mediated FGF signaling is crucial for regulating cranial neural crest cell proliferation during frontal bone development. Development. 2006 Jan; 133(2):371-81. PMID: 16368934.
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    77. Hosokawa R, Urata MM, Ito Y, Bringas P, Chai Y. Functional significance of Smad2 in regulating basal keratinocyte migration during wound healing. J Invest Dermatol. 2005 Dec; 125(6):1302-9. PMID: 16354202.
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