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Jeffrey Robert Marcus, MD

Chief, Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery
Director, Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program
Professor of Surgery
Professor in Pediatrics
Professor in Head & Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Office: 142 Brown Zone, Duke South, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3974 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

My research parallels our specialized clinical programs at Duke. I am involved in clinical research looking comprehensively at outcomes of cleft care to develop standards for evaluating a team’s overall success. Based on a recent grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are also participating with several centers to look specifically at academic, psychosocial, and surgical outcomes for all children with clefts born in North Carolina. We are committed to the technique of nasoalveolar molding for children with clefts and are engaged in analyzing its benefits. In rhinoplasty, we have developed a model for nasal respiratory physiology, and we are looking at the effects of specific surgical procedures on nasal airflow and resistance. Our Craniofacial imaging lab has developed sophisticated software to analyze cranial shape, and we use these techniques to define abnormal conditions and their treatment relative to normal. Lastly, our craniomaxillofacial trauma team continues to look at factors associated with facial trauma in North Carolina in order to implement techniques and processes to deliver optimal care and results.

Education and Training

  • Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 2000 - 2001
  • Resident, Plastic Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1998 - 2000
  • Research Fellow, Plastic Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1997 - 1998
  • Resident-General Surgery, Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1995 - 1997
  • Intern-General Surgery, Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1994 - 1995
  • M.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994


Terrie, Y. C., and J. R. Marcus. “Contemporary options for the management of scars.” Pharmacy Times 75, no. 3 (March 1, 2009): 112–22.


Waldau, Ben, Leahthan F. Domeshek, Fawn A. Leigh, Kristian C. Lum, Herbert E. Fuchs, Jeffrey R. Marcus, Srinivasan Mukundan, and Gerald A. Grant. “Spontaneous resolution of a 13-mm Chiari malformation Type I in relation to differential growth of the posterior fossa volume.” J Neurosurg Pediatr 3, no. 2 (February 2009): 110–14.

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Erdmann, Detlev, Anthony D. Bruno, Keith E. Follmar, Tracey H. Stokes, Dennis L. Gonyon, and Jeffrey R. Marcus. “The helical arcade: anatomic basis for survival in near-total ear avulsion.” J Craniofac Surg 20, no. 1 (January 2009): 245–48.

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Baumeister, Steffen, Alberto Peek, Allen Friedman, L Scott Levin, and Jeffrey R. Marcus. “Management of postneurosurgical bone flap loss caused by infection.” Plast Reconstr Surg 122, no. 6 (December 2008): 195e-208e.

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Marcus, Jeffrey R., Leahthan F. Domeshek, Rajesh Das, Sean Marshall, Roger Nightingale, Tracey H. Stokes, and Srinivasan Mukundan. “Objective three-dimensional analysis of cranial morphology.” Eplasty 8 (April 9, 2008): e20.


Erdmann, Detlev, Keith E. Follmar, Marlieke Debruijn, Anthony D. Bruno, Sin-Ho Jung, David Edelman, Srinivasan Mukundan, and Jeffrey R. Marcus. “A retrospective analysis of facial fracture etiologies.” Ann Plast Surg 60, no. 4 (April 2008): 398–403.

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