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Mark M. Urata

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Mark M. Urata, MD, DDS, is board certified in both oral and maxillofacial surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery making him uniquely qualified to lead the Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery. Certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery (2005-present) and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2007-present), he specializes in the most complex craniofacial anomalies, including craniosynostosis, syndromic reconstruction, and jaw deformities. An accomplished author and speaker, he is an associate professor of plastic surgery in the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and a research assistant professor in the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology of the USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Urata trained for 18 years following his undergraduate education. He received his dental degree from the USC School of Dentistry and his medical degree from the USC Keck School of Medicine. He completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery before matriculating to general surgery and then completing a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at USC. He then moved across town where he completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. Recently, Dr. Urata received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the molecular mechanisms of cleft palate. He also received further NIH funding through a large multi-center study aimed at defining possible facial patterns in autism.
Field of Study
USC Keck School Of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School
LAC - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
General Surgery
LAC - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
LAC - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
USC School Of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
Dental School
Professional Associations
Professional Memberships:
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Craniomaxillofacial Trauma And Reconstruction
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Post-Traumatic Reconstruction
  • Vascular Anomaly
1301 20th Street
Suite 460

Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 315-0126
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center