Mark Urata

HCC 514 - HSC 9202
Phone: (323) 442-6229
Fax: (323) 442-5825

Mark Urata, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

Division Head, Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Director, Craniofacial Surgery, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, CA

Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Division Chair, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Biological Sciences

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

  • Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Keck School of Medicine USC, Los Angeles, CA

  • Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

    General Surgery

  • Keck School of Medicine USC, Los Angeles, CA
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
    Craniofacial Surgery

  • 2013 - Present - Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry - Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2013 - Present - Division Chair, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) - Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009 - Present - Chief - Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007 - Present - Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery - Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007 - Present - Division Head, Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery - Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
  • 2004 - 2007 - Director, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2003 - Present - Director, Craniofacial Surgery - Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, CA
  • 2003 - 2013 - Research Assistant Professor - Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2003 - 2007 - Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery - Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2002 - 2003 - Clinical Faculty - UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1993 - 1994 - Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 - Audrey Skirball-Kenis Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2009 - Elected Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (F.A.A.P.)
  • 2008 - Elected Fellow, American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)
  • 2007 - Elected Member, Association of Academic Surgeons
  • 1996 - Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society (A.O.A.)-Gamma Chapter
  • 1996 - Dean’s Scholar (Keck School of Medicine)
  • 1996 - Outstanding Graduate Recognition Award (Keck School of Medicine)
  • 1995 - Skull and Dagger Honor Society
  • 1995 - Diven Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • 1995 - Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholarship (ARCS)
  • 1989 - Pierre Fauchard Academy Research Award
  • 1989 - Omicron Kappa Upsilon Donald B. Curnette Academic Achievement Award (O.K.U.)
  • 1989 - American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Academic Award

Completed Grants

TGF-Beta Signaling In Palatogenesis - Grant #

  • Principal Investigator: Mark Urata, DDS, MD
  • Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
  • Period: 03/01/2008-02/28/2013
  • Goal: The major goal of this project is to determine the functional role of Msx1 in regulating the expression of cell cycle regulator p19INK4d to control proliferation and differentiation processes of CNC cells during palatogenesis.
  1. Johnson ZM, Yuan Y, Li X, Jashashvili T, Jamieson M, Urata M, Chen Y, Chai Y. (2021) Mesenchymal stem cells and three-dimensional-osteoconductive scaffold regenerate calvarial bone in critical size defects in swine. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2021 Aug;10(8):1170-1183. doi: 10.1002/sctm.20-0534. Epub 2021 Apr 1. PMID: 33794062; PMCID: PMC8284781.

  2. Yu M, Ma L, Yuan Y, Ye X, Montagne A, He J, Ho TV, Wu Y, Zhao Z, Sta Maria N, Jacobs R, Urata M, Wang H, Zlokovic BV, Chen JF, Chai Y. (2021) Cranial Suture Regeneration Mitigates Skull and Neurocognitive Defects in Craniosynostosis. Cell. 2021 Jan 7;184(1):243-256.e18. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.11.037. PMID: 33417861; PMCID: PMC7891303.

  3. Jing J, Feng J, Li J, Zhao H, Ho TV, He J, Yuan Y, Guo T, Du J, Urata M, Sharpe P, Chai Y. (2021) Reciprocal interaction between mesenchymal stem cells and transit amplifying cells regulates tissue homeostasis. Elife. 2021 Jan22;10:e59459. doi: 10.7554/eLife.59459. PMID: 33480845; PMCID: PMC7822593.

  4. Goel P, Fahradyan A, Wolfswinkel EM, Jacob L, Yen SL, Urata MM, Hammoudeh JA. (2021) Is Le Fort I Distraction Enough to Treat Severe Midface Hypoplasia? J Craniofac Surg. 2021 Jul-Aug 01;32(5):1716-1720. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000007448. PMID:33464771.

  5. Jing J, Feng J, Li J, Han X, He J, Ho TV, Du J, Zhou X, Urata M, Chai Y. (2019) Antagonistic interaction between Ezh2 and Arid1a coordinates root patterning and development via Cdkn2a in mouse molars. Elife. 2019 Jul 1;8. pii: e46426. doi:10.7554/eLife.46426. PubMed PMID: 31259687; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6602580.

  6. Giannobile WV, Chai Y, Chen Y, Healy KE, Klein O, Lane N, Longaker MT, Lotz JC, Mooney DJ, Sfeir CS, Urata M, Wagner WR, Wu BM, Kohn DH. (2018) Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Regenerative Medicine: Transforming Biotechnologies for Innovating Patient Care. J Dent Res. 2018 Apr;97(4):361-363. doi: 10.1177/0022034518761346. PubMed PMID: 29557734; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5863875.

  7. Wolfswinkel EM, Howell LK, Fahradyan A, Azadgoli B, McComb JG, Urata MM. (2017) Is Postoperative Intensive Care Unit Care Necessary following Cranial Vault Remodeling for Sagittal Synostosis? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Dec;140(6):1235-1239. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003848. PubMed PMID: 29176416.

  8. Wolfswinkel EM, Imahiyerobo TA, McComb JG, Sanchez-Lara PA, Urata MM. (2017) Proteus Syndrome With a Cranial Intraosseous Lipoma. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Nov;28(8):e771-e773. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003959. PubMed PMID: 28938315.

  9. Liang F, Yen SL, Imahiyerobo T, Sanborn L, Yen L, Yen D, Nazarian S, Jedrzejewski B, Urata M, Hammoudeh J. (2017) Three-Dimensional Cone Beam Computed Tomography Volumetric Outcomes of rhBMP-2/Demineralized Bone Matrix versus Iliac Crest Bone Graft for Alveolar Cleft Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Oct;140(4):767-774. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003686. PubMed PMID: 28953728.

  10. Hammoudeh JA, Fahradyan A, Gould DJ, Liang F, Imahiyerobo T, Urbinelli L, Nguyen JT, Magee W 3rd, Yen S, Urata MM. (2017) A Comparative Analysis of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 with a Demineralized Bone Matrix versus Iliac Crest Bone Graft for Secondary Alveolar Bone Grafts in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate: Review of 501 Cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Aug;140(2):318e-325e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003519. PubMed PMID: 28746285.

  11. Hammoudeh JA, Imahiyerobo TA, Liang F, Fahradyan A, Urbinelli L, Lau J, Matar M, Magee W 3rd, Urata M. (2017) Early Cleft Lip Repair Revisited: A Safe and Effective Approach Utilizing a Multidisciplinary Protocol. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Jun 26;5(6):e1340. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001340. eCollection 2017 Jun. PubMed PMID: 28740766; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5505827.

  12. Gardner OK, Haynes K, Schweitzer D, Johns A, Magee WP, Urata MM, Sanchez-Lara PA. (2017) Familial Recurrence of 3MC Syndrome in Consanguineous Families: A Clinical and Molecular Diagnostic Approach With Review of the Literature. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2017 Nov;54(6):739-748. doi: 10.1597/15-151. Epub 2016 Jun 29. PubMed PMID: 27356087.

  13. Park S, Zhao H, Urata M, Chai Y. (2016) Sutures Possess Strong Regenerative Capacity for Calvarial Bone Injury. Stem Cells Dev. 2016 Dec 1;25(23):1801-1807. PubMed PMID: 27762665; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5124738.

  14. Christian E, Imahiyerobo T, Johns A, Sanchez P, Krieger MD, McComb JG, Urata M. (2016) 310 Predictors of Preoperative Developmental Delay in Nonsyndromic Sagittal Craniosynostosis. Neurosurgery, Volume 63, Issue CN_suppl_1, August 2016, Page 189

  15. Tanna N, Smith BD, Zapanta PE, Karanetz I, Andrews BT, Urata MM, Bradley JP. (2016) Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Apr;137(4):1263-72. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002017. PubMed PMID: 27018680.

  16. Flath-Sporn SJ, Yorlets RR, Rangel SJ, Stey AM, Redett RJ, Urata MM, Meara JG, Taghinia AH. (2016) Focusing Quality Improvement Initiatives in Pediatric Plastic Surgery: A Descriptive Study Using the Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Mar;27(2):277-81. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002419. PubMed PMID: 26963296.

  17. Liang F, Yen S, Florendo E, Urata M, Hammoudeh J. (2015) 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography Volumetric Outcomes of rhBMP-2/Demineralized Bone Matrix vs. Iliac Crest Bone Graft for Alveolar Cleft Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4 Suppl):3-4. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000472273.84427.35. PubMed PMID: 26397483.

  18. Christian EA, Imahiyerobo TA, Nallapa S, Urata M, McComb JG, Krieger MD. (2015) Intracranial hypertension after surgical correction for craniosynostosis: a systematic review. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 May;38(5):E6. doi: 10.3171/2015.2.FOCUS14853. Review. PubMed PMID: 25929968.

  19. Zhao H, Feng J, Ho TV, Grimes W, Urata M, Chai Y. (2015) The suture provides a niche for mesenchymal stem cells of craniofacial bones. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Apr;17(4):386-96. doi: 10.1038/ncb3139. Epub 2015 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 25799059; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4380556.

  20. Hammoudeh JA, Howell LK, Boutros S, Scott MA, Urata MM. (2015) Current Status of Surgical Planning for Orthognathic Surgery: Traditional Methods versus 3D Surgical Planning. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Mar 6;3(2):e307. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000184. eCollection 2015 Feb. PubMed PMID: 25750846; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4350313.

  21. Srour MK, Fogel JL, Yamaguchi KT, Montgomery AP, Izuhara AK, Misakian AL, Lam S, Lakeland DL, Urata MM, Lee JS, Mariani FV. (2015) Natural large-scale regeneration of rib cartilage in a mouse model. J Bone Miner Res. 2015 Feb;30(2):297-308. doi:10.1002/jbmr.2326. PubMed PMID: 25142306.

  22. Wong AK, Joanna Nguyen T, Peric M, Shahabi A, Vidar EN, Hwang BH, Niknam Leilabadi S, Chan LS, Urata MM. (2015) Analysis of risk factors associated with microvascular free flap failure using a multi-institutional database. Microsurgery. 2015 Jan;35(1):6-12. doi: 10.1002/micr.22223. Epub 2014 Jan 16. PubMed PMID: 24431159.

  23. Slavkin HC, Sanchez-Lara PA, Chai Y, Urata M. (2014) A model for interprofessional health care: lessons learned from craniofacial teams. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2014 Sep;42(9):637-44. PubMed PMID: 25265730.

  24. Eisemann B, Eisemann M, Rizvi M, Urata MM, Lypka MA. (2014) Defining the role for submental intubation. J Clin Anesth. 2014 May;26(3):238-42. doi:10.1016/j.jclinane.2013.09.009. Epub 2014 May 9. Review. PubMed PMID: 24813811.

  25. Toranto JD, Ward SD, Lin A, Urata MM. (2014) Freeman-Sheldon syndrome and respiratory obstruction: a novel use of distraction osteogenesis. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 May;25(3):e287-9. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000000717. PubMed PMID: 24777016.

  26. Wong AK, Davis GB, Nguyen TJ, Hui KJ, Hwang BH, Chan LS, Zhou Z, Schooler WG, Chandrasekhar BS, Urata MM. (2014) Assessment of three-dimensional high-definition visualization technology to perform microvascular anastomosis. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014 Jul;67(7):967-72. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2014.04.001. Epub 2014 Apr 18. PubMed PMID: 24838275.

  27. Iwata J, Suzuki A, Yokota T, Ho TV, Pelikan R, Urata M, Sanchez-Lara PA, Chai Y. (2014) TGFβ regulates epithelial-mesenchymal interactions through WNT signaling activity to control muscle development in the soft palate. Development. 2014 Feb;141(4):909-17. doi: 10.1242/dev.103093. PubMed PMID: 24496627; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3912833.

  28. Fang J, Yang Z, Tan S, Tayag C, Nimni ME, Urata M, Han B. (2014) Injectable gel graft for bone defect repair. Regen Med. 2014 Jan;9(1):41-51. doi: 10.2217/rme.13.76. PubMed PMID: 24351005.

  29. Carey JN, Rommer E, Sheckter C, Minneti M, Talving P, Wong AK, Garner W, Urata MM. (2014) Simulation of plastic surgery and microvascular procedures using perfused fresh human cadavers. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014 Feb;67(2):e42-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2013.09.026. Epub 2013 Sep 23. PubMed PMID: 24094541.

  30. Costa MA, Borzabadi-Farahani A, Lara-Sanchez PA, Schweitzer D, Jacobson L, Clarke N, Hammoudeh J, Urata MM, Magee WP 3rd. (2014) Partial craniofacial duplication: a review of the literature and case report. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2014 Jun;42(4):290-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2013.05.016. Epub 2013 Aug 19. Review. PubMed PMID: 23969147.

  31. Heike CL, Hing AV, Aspinall CA, Bartlett SP, Birgfeld CB, Drake AF, Pimenta LA, Sie KC, Urata MM, Vivaldi D, Luquetti DV. (2013) Clinical care in craniofacial microsomia: a review of current management recommendations and opportunities to advance research. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2013 Nov;163C(4):271-82. doi:10.1002/ajmg.c.31373. Epub 2013 Oct 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 24132932.

  32. Francis CS, Mobin SS, Lypka MA, Rommer E, Yen S, Urata MM, Hammoudeh JA. (2013) rhBMP-2 with a Demineralized Bone Matrix Scaffold versus Autologous Iliac Crest Bone Graft for Alveolar Cleft Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May;131(5):1107-15. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182865dfb. PubMed PMID: 23385986.

  33. Sheckter CC, Kane JT, Minneti M, Garner W, Sullivan M, Talving P, Sherman R, Urata M, Carey JN. (2013) Incorporation of fresh tissue surgical simulation into plastic surgery education: maximizing extraclinical surgical experience. J Surg Educ. 2013 Jul-Aug;70(4):466-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2013.02.008. Epub 2013 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 23725934.

  34. Iwata J, Suzuki A, Pelikan RC, Ho TV, Sanchez-Lara PA, Urata M, Dixon MJ, Chai Y. (2013) Smad4-Irf6 genetic interaction and TGF-mediated IRF6 signaling cascade are crucial for palatal fusion in mice. Development. 2013 Mar;140(6):1220-30. doi: 10.1242/dev.089615. Epub 2013 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 23406900; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3585659.

  35. Sheckter C, Rommer E, Francis C, Block V, Chen J, Rizvi M, Urata MM, Hammoudeh J. (2013) Scalp erosion in ankyloblepharon-ectodermal defect-cleft lip and/or palate (AEC syndrome): treatment with acellular dermal matrix. J Craniofac Surg. 2013 Jan;24(1):e28-30. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3182688c32. PubMed PMID: 23348327.

  36. Mobin SS, Francis CS, Karatsonyi AL, Hammoudeh JA, Urata MM. (2012) Mandibular distraction instead of tracheostomy in Pierre Robin sequence patients: is it worth it? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov;130(5):766e-767e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318267da28. PubMed PMID: 23096654.

  37. Francis C, Rommer E, Mancho S, Carey J, Hammoudeh JA, Urata MM. (2012) Vector control in internal midface distraction using temporary anchorage devices. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Nov;23(7 Suppl 1):S58-61. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e318262d6c6. PubMed PMID: 23154368.

  38. Sheckter CC, Francis CS, Block V, Lypka M, Rizvi M, Urata MM. (2012) Multifocal lipoblastoma of the face. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Nov;23(6):e585-7. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31826bf012. PubMed PMID: 23172486.

  39. Soltani AM, Francis CS, Motamed A, Karatsonyi AL, Hammoudeh JA, Sanchez-Lara PA, Reinisch JF, Urata MM. (2012) Hypertrophic scarring in cleft lip repair: a comparison of incidence among ethnic groups. Clin Epidemiol. 2012;4:187-91. doi: 10.2147/CLEP.S31119. Epub 2012 Jul 26. PubMed PMID: 22879780; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3413167.

  40. Lypka M, Yen S, Urata M, Hammoudeh J. (2012) Solving convergent vector problems with internal maxillary distractors through the use of a fixed rapid palatal expander. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Jul;70(7):e428-30. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2012.03.013. PubMed PMID: 22698298.

  41. Borzabadi-Farahani A, Groper JN, Tanner AM, Urata MM, Panossian A, Yen SL. (2012) The nance obturator, a new fixed obturator for patients with cleft palate and fistula. J Prosthodont. 2012 Jul;21(5):400-3. doi:10.1111/j.1532-849X.2012.00853.x. Epub 2012 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 22738139.

  42. Iwata J, Hacia J, Suzuki A, Sanchez-Lara P, Urata M, Chai Y. (2012) Modulation of non-canonical TGF-beta signaling prevents cleft palate in Tgfbr2 mutant mice. J Clin Invest. 2012 Mar 1;122(3):873-85. doi: 10.1172/JCI61498. Epub 2012 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 22326956; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3287237.

  43. Iwata J, Tung L, Urata M, Hacia JG, Pelikan R, Suzuki A, Ramenzoni L, Chaudhry O, Parada C, Sanchez-Lara PA, Chai Y. (2012) Fibroblast growth factor 9 (FGF9)-pituitary homeobox 2 (PITX2) pathway mediates transforming growth factor beta (TGFb) signaling to regulate cell proliferation in palatal mesenchyme during mouse palatogenesis. J Biol Chem. 2012 Jan 20;287(4):2353-63. Epub 2011 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 22123828;PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3268397.

  44. Hammoudeh J, Bindingnavele VK, Davis B, Davidson Ward SL, Sanchez-Lara PA, Kleiber G, Nazarian Mobin SS, Francis CS, Urata MM. (2012) Neonatal and infant mandibular distraction as an alternative to tracheostomy in severe obstructive sleep apnea. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2012 Jan;49(1):32-8. Epub 2010 Nov 30. PubMed PMID: 21121766.

  45. Francis CS, Kim D, Chaudhry O, Rizvi M, Urata MM, Hammoudeh JA. (2011) Nasofrontal heterotopic ossification following lymphangioma resection. J Craniofac Surg. 2011 Nov;22(6):2381-4. PubMed PMID: 22134286.

  46. Lypka M, Urata M, Hammoudeh J. (2011) Delayed Middle Cranial Fossa Perforation After Autologous Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Jun;69(6):1613-6. Epub 2011 Mar 2. PubMed PMID: 21367501.

  47. Nazarian Mobin SS, Karatsonyi A, Vidar EN, Gamer S, Groper J, Hammoudeh JA, Urata MM. (2011) Is presurgical nasoalveolar molding therapy more effective in unilateral or bilateral cleft lip-cleft palate patients? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar;127(3):1263-9. PubMed PMID: 21088643.

  48. Lypka MA, Melrose R, Rizvi M, Urata M, Hammoudeh J. (2011) A Mandibular Mass in a Pediatric Patient. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Jun;69(6):1661-7. Epub 2011 Jan 8. PubMed PMID: 21216060.

  49. Sharma G, Mobin SS, Lypka M, Urata M. (2010) Heteropagus (parasitic) twins: a review. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Dec;45(12):2454-63. PubMed PMID: 21129567.

  50. Murphy DA, Shetty V, Herbeck DM, Der-Martirosian C, Urata M, Yamashita DD. (2010) Adolescent orofacial injury: association with psychological symptoms. Psychol Health Med. 2010 Oct;15(5):574-83. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2010.507770. PubMed PMID: 20835967; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3195415.

  51. Ray E, Wu T, Nazarian Mobin SS, Reinisch J, Urata MM. (2010) Review of options for burned ear reconstruction. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Jul;21(4):1165-9. doi:10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181e431d6. Review. PubMed PMID: 20613596.

  52. Hosokawa R, Oka K, Yamaza T, Iwata J, Urata M, Xu X, Bringas P Jr, Nonaka K, Chai Y. (2010) TGF-beta mediated FGF10 signaling in cranial neural crest cells controls development of myogenic progenitor cells through tissue-tissue interactions during tongue morphogenesis. Dev Biol. 2010 May 1;341(1):186-95. Epub 2010 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 20193675; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3336866.

  53. Iwata J, Hosokawa R, Sanchez-Lara PA, Urata M, Slavkin H, Chai Y. (2010) Transforming growth factor-beta regulates basal transcriptional regulatory machinery to control cell proliferation and differentiation in cranial neural crest-derived osteoprogenitor cells. J Biol Chem. 2010 Feb 12;285(7):4975-82. PubMed PMID: 19959467; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2836101.

  54. Nazarian-Mobin SS, Simms K, Urata MM, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Hammoudeh JA. (2010) Misleading presentation of an orbital lymphangioma. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010 Feb;109(2):e82-5. doi:10.1016/j.tripleo.2009.08.042. Epub 2009 Dec 23. PubMed PMID: 20031456.

  55. Murphy DA, Shetty V, Der-Martirosian C, Herbeck DM, Resell J, Urata M, Yamashita DD. (2009) Factors associated with orofacial injury and willingness to participate in interventions among adolescents treated in trauma centers. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 67(12):2627-35. PubMed PMID: 19925982; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2782766.

  56. Rovelo MO, Kim R, Mascarenhas L, Hammoudeh J, Urata MM. (2009) Recurrent and refractory giant cell tumor of the jaw. J Craniofac Surg. 2009 Nov;20(6):2245-8. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181bf866e. PubMed PMID: 19934683.

  57. Hosokawa R, Deng X, Takamori K, Xu X, Urata M, Bringas Jr. P, Chai Y. (2009) Epithelial-specific requirement of FGFR2 signaling during tooth and palate development. J. Exp. Zoology 312B(4):343-350. PubMed PMID: 19235875; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2896559.

  58. Hammoudeh JA, Kleiber GM, Nazarian-Mobin SS, Urata MM. (2009) Bilateral complex odontomas: a rare complication of external mandibular distraction in the neonate. J Craniofac Surg. 2009 May;20(3):973-6. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181a2e327. PubMed PMID: 19461348.

  59. Vachiramon A, Urata M, Kyung HM, Yamashita DD, Yen SL. (2009) Clinical applications of orthodontic microimplant anchorage in craniofacial patients. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 46(2):136-46. PubMed PMID: 19254050.

  60. Bindingnavele VK, Bresnick SD, Urata MM, Huang G, Leland HA, Wong D, Hammoudeh J, Reinisch J. (2008) Superior results using the islandized hemipalatal flap in palatoplasty: experience with 500 cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 122(1):232-9. PubMed PMID: 18594410.

  61. Lypka MA, Yamashita DD, Urata MM. (2008) Postoperative alopecia following orthognathic surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 66(9):1957-8. PubMed PMID: 18718409.

  62. Patel AC, Hammoudeh JA, Urata MM. (2008) Pneumosinus dilatans: a rare cause of frontal sinus expansion--case report and review of literature. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 66(11):2380-6. PubMed PMID: 18940511.

  63. Tarczy-Hornoch K, Smith B, Urata M. (2008) Amblyogenic anisometropia in the contralateral eye in unicoronal craniosynostosis. J AAPOS. 12(5):471-6. PubMed PMID: 18534879.

  64. Vachiramon A, Yen SL, Lypka M, Bindignavale V, Hammoudeh J, Reinisch J, Urata MM. (2007) A novel model surgery technique for LeFort III advancement. J Craniofac Surg. 18(5):1230-5. PubMed PMID: 17912119.

  65. Zehnaly A, Hosokawa R, Urata M, Chai Y. (2007) TGF-beta signaling and aplasia cutis congenita: proposed animal model. J Calif Dent Assoc. 35(12):865-9. PubMed PMID: 18240750.

  66. Lypka MA, Urata MM, Yamashita DD. (2007) Telogen effluvium following orthognathic surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 65(7):1393-5. PubMed PMID: 17577511.

  67. Lypka MA, Urata MM, Yen S, Yamashita DD. (2007) Facial nerve paralysis: a complication of distraction osteogenesis of the mandibular ramus in the treatment of temporomandibular joint ankylosis. J Craniofac Surg. 18(4):844-8. PubMed PMID: 17667675.

  68. Lypka MA, Urata MM. (2007) Images in clinical medicine. Cocaine-induced palatal perforation. N Engl J Med. 8;357(19):1956. PubMed PMID: 17989388.

  69. Hosokawa R, Urata M, Han J, Zehnaly A., Bringas Jr P, Nonaka K, Chai Y. (2007) TGF-beta mediated Msx2 expression controls occipital somites-derived caudal region of skull development. Dev Biol. 2007 Oct 1;310(1):140-53. Epub 2007 Aug 6. PubMed PMID: 17727833; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3337706.

  70. Sasaki T, Ito Y, Bringas Jr. P, Chou S, Urata M, Slavkin HC, Chai Y. (2006) TGF-beta-mediated FGF signaling is critical for regulating cranial neural crest cell proliferation during frontal bone development. Development 133, 371-381

  71. Xu X, Han J, Ito Y, Bringas P Jr., Urata MM, Chai Y. (2006) Cell autonomous requirement for Tgfbr2 in the disappearance of medial edge epithelium during palatal fusion. Dev. Biol. 297(1):238-48. PubMed PMID: 16780827.

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