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Dr. Tessa Hadlock

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Dr. Tessa Hadlock is director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School.  She is a 1990 graduate of Bowdoin College and a 1994 graduate of the joint Harvard Medical School / M.I.T. HST program.  She interned in general surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals, followed by residency in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard.  Her training included a two year research fellowship in tissue engineering at the Children’s Hospital in Boston.  She has subspecialty training in microvascular head and neck reconstruction, and since 2002, has been on staff at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear infirmary, where she directs the Facial Nerve Center.  As a clinician-scientist, she is the author of over 110 original articles, as well as invited writings and non-print materials, and has edited two textbooks.  She serves as the principle investigator for an NIH-funded R-01 research grant titled “The Surgical and Rehabilitative Management of Facial Nerve Injury”.  Her primary interest is in comprehensive management of the paralyzed face.

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