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Paul N. Manson, M.D., Joseph S. Gruss, M.D., and Larry H. Hollier, Jr., M.D.
01 October 2002 (online)
I want to thank Drs. Joseph S. Gruss, Paul N. Manson, and Larry H. Hollier, Jr., for responding to the challenge of shared responsibility as guest editors for this issue of Seminars in Plastic Surgery entitled ``Craniomaxillofacial Trauma: State of the Art.'' I am also especially grateful to the invited authors for sharing their knowledge and expertise in the field of craniofacial trauma.
I have the pleasure of introducing these three devoted physicians who are all leaders in their field.
Dr. Paul N. Manson is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery, The John Hopkins Hospital, and Division of Plastic Surgery, The John Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Manson received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his plastic surgery residency at The John Hopkins Hospital. Throughout his career, he has been a leader in the field of facial trauma, and his contributions have significantly improved the care of these patients.
Dr. Joseph S. Gruss is Professor and Chief of Craniofacial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Gruss received his medical education at the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Gruss' exceptional achievements in the field of facial trauma have been recognized nationally and internationally.
Dr. Larry H. Hollier, Jr., is Assistant Professor and full-time faculty member in the Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and serves as Associate Editor of Seminars in Plastic Surgery. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Hollier completed his residency training in plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. In addition, he is fellowship trained in craniofacial surgery and hand and microvascular surgery.
The guest editors have put together a comprehensive issue touching on problematic areas in facial trauma and on recent advances in the field. We are indebted to them for this work.