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Robert Joseph DeFatta M.D. PhD

Rima Abraham DeFatta M.D.

Dr. Robert J. DeFatta is a board certified ear, nose, and throat and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He earned his medical degree and PhD from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA and completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He received his fellowship training in cosmetic surgery of the face and neck with Dr. Edwin Williams at Williams Plastic Surgery Specialists in Latham, NY.

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Societies

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Head and Neck Society
  • Fellow of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member of the Pan American Allergy Society
  • Member of the Wisconsin Society of Otolaryngology
  • Member of the Wisconsin Medical Society


  • Cancer Gene Therapy Based on Translational Control of a Suicide Gene (2004), United States Patent # 6,759,394

Reviewer for Medical Journals

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Journal
  • Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction
  • International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
  • International Journal of Otolaryngology
    • Invited lead guest editor for special issue on advances in head and neck trauma reconstruction
  • Journal of Voice
  • Scientific World Journal

Selected Publications – Book Chapters

  • Decision Process In Choosing Costal Cartilage For Use In Revision Rhinoplasty
    DeFatta R, Advanced Rhinoplasty: Art, Science, and New Clinical Techniques, Publisher: Springer – 2013.
  • Lip Reconstruction
    DeFatta RJ and Williams EF III, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Publisher: Thieme – 2009.
  • Repair of Acute Nasal Fractures
    DeFatta RJ, Ducic Y, and Sabatini PR, Textbook of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Publisher: Editorial Medical Panamericana, Madrid, Spain, 2nd edition – 2009.
  • Current Therapies and Future Treatment Modalities for Oral Cavity Cancer
    Zhou CO, DeFatta RJ, Ducic Y, Progress in Oral Cancer Research, Publisher: NOVA – 2007.
  • Controversies in Salivary Gland Diseases
    DeFatta RJ, Truelson J, Bailey’s Head and Neck Surgery – Otolaryngology, Fourth Edition, Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Williams, Bailey BJ, Calhoun KH, et al, eds – 2006.

Selected Publications – Peer Reviewed Medical Journals


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