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William Hoffman, M.D.

Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. William Hoffman, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, is a specialist in pediatric plastic surgery. His area of expertise includes the treatment of children with congenital and acquired deformities, such as cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis and other craniofacial syndromes, hemangioma and vascular anomalies, and giant nevi. His research interests include fetal cleft repairs, gene expression in hemangioma and outcomes of specific procedures for cleft palate.

Hoffman is a graduate of Yale University and earned a medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained in general surgery and plastic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco and completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University. Hoffman is a professor of clinical surgery at UCSF.

Clinics

Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center
1701 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7800

Center for Craniofacial Anomalies
513 Parnassus Avenue, S-747
San Francisco, CA 94143-0570
Phone: (415) 476-2271

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor, Suite A655
San Francisco, CA 94143-0932
Phone: (415) 353-4201

Conditions & Treatments

More about William Hoffman

Education

University of Rochester School of Medicine 1977

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, General Surgery 1983
UCSF Medical Center, Plastic Surgery 1985

Fellowships

Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University, Craniofacial Surgery 1986

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Vogel SA, Hess CP, Dowd CF, Hoffman WY, Kane AJ, Rajaii R, Frieden IJ. Early versus later presentations of venous malformations: where and why? Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Sep-Oct; 30(5):534-40.
  2. Oberoi S, Hoffman WY, Chigurupati R, Vargervik K. Frequency of surgical correction for maxillary hypoplasia in cleft lip and palate. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Nov; 23(6):1665-7.
  3. Ohtani J, Hoffman WY, Vargervik K, Oberoi S. Team management and treatment outcomes for patients with hemifacial microsomia. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2012 Apr; 141(4 Suppl):S74-81.
  4. Oberoi S, Hoffman WY, Vargervik K. Craniofacial team management in Apert syndrome. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2012 Apr; 141(4 Suppl):S82-7.
  5. Maine RG, Hoffman WY, Palacios-Martinez JH, Corlew DS, Gregory GA. Comparison of fistula rates after palatoplasty for international and local surgeons on surgical missions in Ecuador with rates at a craniofacial center in the United States. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Feb; 129(2):319e-326e.
  6. Chang EI, Leon P, Hoffman WY, Schmidt BL. Quality of life for patients requiring surgical resection and reconstruction for mandibular osteoradionecrosis: 10-year experience at the University of California San Francisco. Head Neck. 2012 Feb; 34(2):207-12.
  7. Chang EI, Galvez MG, Padilla BE, Freise CE, Foster RD, Hoffman WY. Ten-year retrospective analysis of incisional herniorrhaphy following renal transplantation. Arch Surg. 2011 Jan; 146(1):21-5.
  8. Maguiness SM, Hoffman WY, McCalmont TH, Frieden IJ. Early white discoloration of infantile hemangioma: a sign of impending ulceration. Arch Dermatol. 2010 Nov; 146(11):1235-9.
  9. Oberoi S, Gill P, Chigurupati R, Hoffman WY, Hatcher DC, Vargervik K. Three-dimensional assessment of the eruption path of the canine in individuals with bone-grafted alveolar clefts using cone beam computed tomography. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2010 Sep; 47(5):507-12.
  10. Paydar KZ, Hansen SL, Chang DS, Hoffman WY, Leon P. Implantable venous Doppler monitoring in head and neck free flap reconstruction increases the salvage rate. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Apr; 125(4):1129-34.
  11. Vargervik K, Oberoi S, Hoffman WY. Team care for the patient with cleft: UCSF protocols and outcomes. J Craniofac Surg. 2009 Sep; 20 Suppl 2:1668-71.
  12. Oberoi S, Chigurupati R, Gill P, Hoffman WY, Vargervik K. Volumetric assessment of secondary alveolar bone grafting using cone beam computed tomography. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2009 Sep; 46(5):503-11.
  13. Porwal R, Ousterhout DK, Hoffman WY, Vargervik K, Oberoi S. Hemimaxillofacial dysplasia: a variable presentation. J Craniofac Surg. 2008 Nov; 19(6):1554-7.
  14. Hansen SL, Foster RD, Dosanjh AS, Mathes SJ, Hoffman WY, Leon P. Superficial temporal artery and vein as recipient vessels for facial and scalp microsurgical reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Dec; 120(7):1879-84.
  15. Hansen SL, Dosanjh A, Young DM, Boudreau N, Hoffman WY. Hemangiomas and homeobox gene expression. J Craniofac Surg. 2006 Jul; 17(4):767-71.
  16. Mathes EF, Haggstrom AN, Dowd C, Hoffman WY, Frieden IJ. Clinical characteristics and management of vascular anomalies: findings of a multidisciplinary vascular anomalies clinic. Arch Dermatol. 2004 Aug; 140(8):979-83.
  17. Foster RD, Williams ML, Barkovich AJ, Hoffman WY, Mathes SJ, Frieden IJ. Giant congenital melanocytic nevi: the significance of neurocutaneous melanosis in neurologically asymptomatic children. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001 Apr 1; 107(4):933-41.
  18. Mathes SJ, Steinwald PM, Foster RD, Hoffman WY, Anthony JP. Complex abdominal wall reconstruction: a comparison of flap and mesh closure. Ann Surg. 2000 Oct; 232(4):586-96.
  19. Lopoo JB, Hedrick MH, Chasen S, Montgomery L, Chervenak FA, Goldstein R, Hoffman WY, Harrison MR, Longaker MT. Natural history of fetuses with cleft lip. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1999 Jan; 103(1):34-8.
  20. Stelnicki EJ, Vanderwall K, Harrison MR, Longaker MT, Kaban LB, Hoffman WY. The in utero correction of unilateral coronal craniosynostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1998 Feb; 101(2):287-96.

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