Facial Reconstruction in Gender Affirmation Surgery

Monday, September 23, 2019
6 pm–7 pm
RWJ University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ Large Dining Room (2nd Floor)


Kayo Denda

Facial Reconstruction in Gender Affirmation Surgery 

Dr. Joseph Vella will reflect on his career as an otolaryngologist and plastic reconstructive surgeon. He will discuss the process of facial reconstruction in gender affirmation surgery, and the importance of providing a safe, caring, and responsive setting for each of his patients.      

Presenter: Dr. Joseph Vella, MD, PhD

  • Dual-Degreed, Fellowship-trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Otolaryngologist
  • Developed 3D printed bone tissue and scaffolds under a research fellowship funded by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Trailblazer in facial plastic and reconstructive service for gender confirmation surgeries

Accreditation Statement: The Monmouth Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Monmouth Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


At the end of this activity, participants will be able to discuss and recognize barriers to care for the transgender population.

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