BARBU RAZVAN GOCIMAN portrait
  • Associate Professor, Surgery
  • Assistant Professor, Surgery
801-581-4322

Research Statement

Dr. Gociman is currently running a large genetic research project, trying to identify the genetic component of multiple craniofacial anomalies. He has been awarded the Primary Children’s Early Career Development Research Grant and has been collaborating on this project with Dr. Robert Weiss in the Department of Human Genetics. The goal is to identify the genetic basis of non-syndromic craniosynostosis, cleft lip, cleft palate, and microtia, using next generation sequencing techniques. An extensive tissue and blood collection effort involving the patients affected by these conditions and their families is under way.

Other areas of active research include development of medical devices to allow early postnatal tissue molding for ear and cleft lip and palate deformities.

In addition, Dr. Gociman is involved in the development of resorbable custom scaffolds for correction of cranial bone defects and complex facial bone defects. Bioengineering and mechanical engineering graduate students are involved in these efforts through the Bench to Bedside and BioInnovate programs.

Lastly, Dr. Gociman is actively involved in clinical outcome research in multiple areas of Craniofacial Surgery and Pediatric Plastic Surgery. Particular interest is focused on minimally invasive craniectomies, distraction osteogenesis of the cranial vault and facial bones, and cleft lip and palate repair. A variety of projects are available to interested medical students, residents and fellows.

Research Keywords

  • Genetics, Medical
  • Craniosynostoses
  • Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Surgery

Presentations

  • The Use of Distraction Osteogenosis in Craniofacial Surgery, Childrens Craniofacial Association Educational Symposium. , , 2018.
  • Cleft Lip Repair. The Second Annual Craniofacial Syndromes Conference Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2017.
  • Case Studies in Traumatic Avulsion Injury, Trauma Update Workshop, Primary Children Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2017.
  • Management of Cleft Lip and Palate- Complex craniofacial reconstruction. The Inaugural Craniofacial Syndromes Conference Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2016.
  • Cranial Vault Distraction. The Inaugural Craniofacial Syndromes Conference Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2016.
  • Until We Heal, Operation Smile Safe Surgery Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2016.
  • Surgical indications in neurofibromatosis, 6th Annual Utah NF Symposium. , , 2015.
  • Updates in Management of Facial fractures, Trauma Conference Primary Children Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2015.
  • Genetics of Microtia, Primary Children's Hospital, Microtia Atresia Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2014.
  • Introduction to Craniofacial Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group Meeting. , , 2016.
  • B Gociman. Introduction to craniofacial surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Interest Group, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2016.
  • Cleft Lip and Palate, Park City Woman's Athenaeum, March 25, 2014. , , 2014.
  • Introduction to Craniofacial Surgery, St. Mark's Hospital, Salt Lake City, March 14, 2014. , , 2014.
  • Cleft palate and Pierre- Robin sequence February 10, 2014. , , 2014.
  • Comprehensive Cleft Care, University of Medicine Francisco Marroquin Guatemala City, Guatemala. , , 2013.
  • Introduction to Craniofacial Surgery, Grand rounds University of Toledo Medical Center Toledo, OH. , , 2013.
  • Mandibular fractures, Trauma Conference Primary Children Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2013.

Languages

  • English, Fluent.
  • Romanian, <Not Specified>.

Publications

  • Aryanpour Z, Maglic D, Zahid R, Tuncer FB, Gociman BR, Siddiqi FA (date unknown). Mandibular Myofibroma and Severe Trismus: A Complex Case and Review of Complications. Vol. 10, e4380. Accepted, .
  • Moss W, Pires G, Zahid R, Tyrell R, Rhemtulla I, Gociman B (date unknown). Severe Cherubism Treated with Curettage, Osteotomy, and Bony Repositioning: A Case Series of Three Patients. Vol. 10, e4079. Accepted, .
  • Kestle JRW, Lee A, Anderson RCE, Gociman B, Patel KB, Smyth MD, Birgfeld C, Pollack IF, Goldstein JA, Tamber M, Imahiyerobo T, Siddiqi FA, Synostosis Research Group. (date unknown). Variation in the management of isolated craniosynostosis: a survey of the Synostosis Research Group. Vol. 22, 627-631. Accepted, .
  • Kim EN, Graham EM, Tuncer FB, Yamashiro DK, Siddiqi FA, Gociman BR (date unknown). Alveolar Bone Graft Stabilization with Custom Maxillary Splints. Vol. 8, e3214. Accepted, .
  • Kim EN, Moss WD, Rosales MN, Lyon N, Lotz A, Yamashiro DK, Gociman BR, Siddiqi FA, Johns DN (date unknown). Multidisciplinary Presurgical Education: Clinical Impact on Children With Orofacial Clefts Undergoing Maxillary Distraction via Rigid External Distraction. 10556656211055411. Accepted, .
  • Kunkel R, Kim E, Tuncer FB, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (date unknown). Maxillary Distraction Osteogenesis in a Patient With Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Vol. 30, 2530-2532. Accepted, .
  • Gociman B, Blagg R, Agko M, Goodwin I, Kestle JR, Siddiqi F (date unknown). The metopic angle: a novel assessment tool of the trigonocephalic frontal deformity and its correction. Vol. 25, 2101-4. Accepted, .
  • Gociman B, Agko M, Moran SL (date unknown). Caption: a filtration-based platelet concentration system. Vol. 6, 607-10. Accepted, .
  • Tyrell R, Limoges N, Kestle J, Gociman B, Siddiqi F (date unknown). Sinus Pericranii in Posterior Cranial Vault Distraction. Vol. 31, e715-e717. Accepted, .
  • Sharma J, Tuncer FB, Gociman B, Siddiqi F (date unknown). Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Pediatric Cranioplasty With Pre- and Postoperative Radiation Therapy. Vol. 30, e677-e679. Accepted, .
  • Mehta ST, Moores N, Yamashiro D, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (date unknown). Protection of the Temporomandibular Joint During Syndromic Mandibular Distraction With a Novel Condylar Offloading Device. Vol. 28, 1855-1856. Accepted, .
  • Moores N, Conway H, Donato D, Gociman B, Pannucci CJ, Agarwal J (date unknown). Is release of the posterior lamella enough? A cadaveric exploration of posterior component separation techniques. Vol. 218, 533-536. Accepted, .
  • Mehta S, Blagg R, Willcockson J, Gociman B, Yamashiro D, Siddiqi F (date unknown). Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Demineralized Bone Matrix and rhBMP-2 versus Autologous Iliac Crest Bone Grafting in Alveolar Cleft Patients. Vol. 142, 737-743. Accepted, .
  • Simpson AM, Mehta ST, Siddiqi F, Yamashiro D, Gociman B (date unknown). Modified Lefort Distraction Osteogenesis for the Treatment of Nager Syndrome-Associated Midface Hypoplasia: Technique and Review. Vol. 29, e621-e623. Accepted, .
  • Johns D, Anstadt E, Donato D, Kestle J, Riva-Cambrin J, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (date unknown). Early Posterior Vault Distraction Osteogenesis for the Treatment of Syndromic Craniosynostosis. Vol. 9, 219-23. Accepted, .
  • Johns D, Blagg R, Kestle JR, Riva-Cambrin JK, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (date unknown). Distraction Osteogenesis Technique for the Treatment of Nonsyndromic Sagittal Synostosis. Vol. 3, e474. Accepted, .
  • Simpson AM, Chen K, Bohnsack JF, Lamont MN, Siddiqi FA, Gociman B (date unknown). Pyoderma Gangrenosum-like Wounds in Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency: Case Report and Review of Literature. Vol. 6, e1886. Accepted, .
  • Choi YK, Mehta ST, Luo J, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (date unknown). Management of Large Pediatric Wound Defects Using a Continuous External Tissue Expander. Vol. 9, e3723. Accepted, .
  • Garlick J, Willis R, Donato DP, Gociman B (date unknown). Cherubism in a 4-year-old boy managed with tumor curettage, mandibular osteotomies and repositioning. Accepted, .
  • Sharma J, Tuncer FB, Gociman B, Siddiqi F (date unknown). Use of BMP in Pediatric Cranioplasty With Pre and Postoperative Radiation Therapy. Accepted, .
  • Pfeifauf KD, Said AM, Naidoo SD, Skolnick GB, Kestle JRW, Lee A, Birgfeld C, Anderson RCE, Gociman B, Siddiqi FA, Pollack IF, Goldstein JA, Tamber M, Imahiyerobo T, Smyth MD, Patel KB, Synostosis Research Group. (date unknown). Evaluation of the Patient-Practitioner Consultation on Surgical Treatment Options for Patients With Craniosynostosis. Vol. 31, 1186-1190. Accepted, .
  • Flores S, Maglic D, Moores N, Hossein R, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (date unknown). Successful reconstruction of bilateral oral commissure fusion secondary to Stevens Johnson syndrome. Accepted, .
  • King B, Veith J, Kim E, Kestle J, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (date unknown). Frontofacial Reconstruction Technique Modification with Preservation of Blood Supply to the Monobloc Segment. Accepted, .
  • Ravindra VM, Awad AW, Baker CM, Lee A, Anderson RCE, Gociman B, Patel KB, Smyth MD, Birgfeld C, Pollack IF, Goldstein JA, Imahiyerobo T, Siddiqi FA, Kestle JRW, Synostosis Research Group (SynRG). (date unknown). Preoperative imaging patterns and intracranial findings in single-suture craniosynostosis: a study from the Synostosis Research Group. 1-7. Accepted, .
  • Holoyda KA, Kim EN, Tuncer FB, Maglic D, Hosein RC, Kestle JR, Siddiqi FA, Gociman BR (date unknown). Layered Closure of Lumbosacral Myelomeningocele Defects with Bilateral Paraspinous Muscle and Composite Fasciocutaneous Flaps. Vol. 8, e2884. Accepted, .
  • McRae R, Lambert L, Lee J, Gociman B, Scaife E, Eckhauser A (date unknown). Repair of a wide sternal cleft in a young female. Vol. 2, 277-279. Accepted, .
  • Gociman B, Agko M, Blagg R, Garlick J, Kestle JR, Siddiqi F (date unknown). Endoscopic-assisted correction of metopic synostosis. Vol. 24, 763-8. Accepted, .
  • Gociman B, Marengo J, Ying J, Kestle JR, Siddiqi F (date unknown). Minimally invasive strip craniectomy for sagittal synostosis. Vol. 23, 825-8. Accepted, .
  • Pannucci CJ, Fleming KI, Bertolaccini C, Agarwal J, Rockwell WB, Mendenhall SD, Kwok A, Goodwin I, Gociman B, Momeni A (date unknown). Optimal Dosing of Prophylactic Enoxaparin after Surgical Procedures: Results of the Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled FIxed or Variable Enoxaparin (FIVE) Trial. Vol. 147, 947-958. Accepted, .
  • Baker CM, Ravindra VM, Gociman B, Siddiqi FA, Goldstein JA, Smyth MD, Lee A, Anderson RCE, Patel KB, Birgfeld C, Pollack IF, Imahiyerobo T, Kestle JRW, Synostosis Research Group. (date unknown). Management of sagittal synostosis in the Synostosis Research Group: baseline data and early outcomes. Vol. 50, E3. Accepted, .
  • Sivakumar W, Goodwin I, Blagg R, Johns D, Riva-Cambrin J, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (date unknown). Pancraniosynostosis following endoscopic-assisted strip craniectomy for sagittal suture craniosynostosis in the setting of poor compliance with follow-up: a case report. Vol. 9, 64. Accepted, .
  • Anstadt EE, Johns DN, Kwok AC, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (date unknown). Neonatal Ear Molding: Timing and Technique. Vol. 137, e20152831. Accepted, .
  • Kim EN, Moss WD, Kunkel RP, Yamashiro DK, Gociman BR (date unknown). Simultaneous Closure of the Cleft Alveolus and Hard Palate with Concomitant Bone Grafting. Vol. 10, e4099. Accepted, .
  • Tyrell R, Choi YK, Tuncer F, Maglic D, Holoyda K, Hosein R, Gociman B (date unknown). The Effects of Sequential Galeotomies and Galea Aponeurectomies on Scalp Flap Advancement. Vol. 147, 363e-364e. Accepted, .
  • Stewart CM, Garlick J, Mcmullin J, Siddiqi F, Crombie C, Rockwell WB, Gociman B (date unknown). Surgical Excision of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in an Elderly Veteran's Affairs Population. Vol. 2, e277. Accepted, .
  • Veith J, Johns D, Mehta ST, Hosein R, Tuncer FB, Tyrell R, Kestle JRW, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (date unknown). Serial Posterior Cranial Vault Distraction for the Treatment of Complex Craniosynostosis. Vol. 32, 32-35. Accepted, .
  • Mehta ST, Agarwal C, Siddiqi F, Rockwell WB, Gociman BR (date unknown). The Benefit of a Formal Plastic Surgery In-Service Conference. Vol. 75, 1058-1061. Accepted, .
  • Gociman B, Johns D (date unknown). It takes a great medical team to navigate the cleft journey. Accepted, .