Mark Stalder, MD is a fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in craniofacial microsurgery in children and adults; treatment of cleft lip and palate; and reconstructive and aesthetic procedures of the face.

Dr. Stalder is an Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He is the Director of Plastic Surgery at University Medical Center in New Orleans and a member of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.

Fellowship-Trained Craniofacial Surgeon

A native of New Orleans, Dr. Stalder completed both his medical degree and his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency training at the LSU School of Medicine. There he gained expertise in all areas of the field, including a significant experience in advanced microsurgical procedures under the tutelage of renowned microsurgeons Dr. Robert Allen, Dr. Charles Dupin, and Dr. Hugo St. Hilaire.

With the goal of advancing his knowledge and skills in the field of craniofacial reconstructive surgery, he pursued a comprehensive fellowship in Miami at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital with the legendary Dr. S. Anthony Wolfe. This training allowed him the opportunity to add expertise in the most advanced techniques used today to treat cleft lip and palate, congenital differences of the craniofacial skeleton, complex secondary reconstruction of facial trauma and neoplastic disease, as well as orthognathic surgery and rhinoplasty.

Clinical Research

Dr. Stalder is also actively involved in advancing the fields of craniofacial surgery and microsurgery, and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters focused on the treatment of craniosynostosis, cranial defects, complex facial trauma, oncologic diseases of the head and neck, vascular anomalies of the head and neck, and advanced perforator flap breast reconstruction.

The focus of his current study is improving the aesthetic outcomes of complex facial reconstructive surgery by developing techniques that avoid visible scars, and minimize secondary surgical morbidity.

Dr. Mark Stalder in New Orleans

Dr. Stalder feels honored to be able to practice in his hometown and make use of his many years of training to treat his friends, family, and the members of the extended community of his beloved city. He lives in the New Orleans with his two dogs and is engaged to be married to a beautiful local girl. Together, they love nothing more than being able to enjoy the incredible variety of music, food, and cultural activities that New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast have to offer.