Dr. Raj Sawh-Martinez was the inaugural Yale University Craniofacial Surgery Fellow, serving with an appointment as a Clinical Instructor in the Yale University section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  He graduated with honors from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Neural Science, and attended the Yale University School of Medicine. He earned a coveted position in the Yale University Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program, with a Chief Resident appointment at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

During medical school at Yale, Dr. Sawh-Martinez spent two years as an NIH Research Fellow in the Vascular Tissue Engineering Laboratory that was the first in the world to implant tissue engineered blood vessels into human infants to repair their congenital heart defects. His research interests dovetailed into his passion for plastic surgery, amounting to authorship and co-authorship of over 30 peer-reviewed publications, multiple national and international research presentations, and several book chapters.  He has served as a resident blogger for PRS Resident Chronicles and was a former resident ambassador to the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, and currently maintains positions on the editorial boards of the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery & the open access Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open Journal. 

Dr. Sawh-Martinez returns home to central Florida to provide the latest innovations in surgical care matched by his dedication to putting patients interests first.  

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My passion in life is to treat everyone like family & restore my patients form and function with an unyielding dedication to their aesthetic ideals.
— Dr. Raj Sawh-Martinez

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship - Yale University Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New Haven, CT 

Plastic Surgery Residency -  Yale University Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New Haven, CT

Medical School - Yale University School of Medicine - MD, MHS

Undergraduate - New York University, BS in Neural Science with Honors 


SURGICAL AID TRIPS

Dr. Raj and his wife, Dr. Sabrina Pavri during their trip to Uganda, 2017

Dr. Raj and his wife, Dr. Sabrina Pavri during their trip to Uganda, 2017

Uganda - Entebbe, Uganda (2017)
Craniofacial Cleft Lip and Palate Surgical Aid

Thailand - Umphang, Thailand (2016) 
Craniofacial Cleft Lip and Palate Surgical Aid

Nicaragua - Managua, Nicaragua (2015) 
Congenital Hand Surgical Aid

Honduras - San Pedro Sula, Honduras (2009) 
Congenital Hand Surgical Aid 


GET PERSONAL WITH DR. RAJ

Raj and Sabrina during their residency at  Yale-New Haven Hospital

Raj and Sabrina during their residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital

Busy working & teaching!

Busy working & teaching!

Raj, Sabrina and their son! 

Raj, Sabrina and their son!