Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appoints Dr. Devinder Singh as Chairman of the State Board of Physicians

Singh is Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Baltimore.

By The American Bazaar Staff

WASHINGTON, DC: Dr. Devinder Singh, the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Baltimore, and the co-Director of the Kernan Hospital Cleft Lip & Palate Clinic, has been appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Chairman of the State Board of Physicians.

In 2011, Singh was appointed by O’Malley to the State Board of Physicians, and was then the only plastic surgeon serving on the board, which regulates all licensed physicians and allied health practitioners in Maryland.

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Singh, 37, is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and holds a part-time faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Singh attended Brown University for college, Columbia University for medical school, and Yale University for residency in plastic surgery. He is board certified in plastic surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Singh has delivered numerous academic lectures throughout the country on topics including abdominal wall reconstruction, negative pressure wound therapy, microsurgery, cleft care, and medical regulation, according to his bio at the University of Maryland Medical Center website. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed original scientific articles, multiple book chapters, and has received several grants supporting his research.

His clinical interests include complex reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, abdominal wall reconstruction, breast reconstruction, pediatric plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. In 2012 he was voted a “Top Doc” in cosmetic surgery by Baltimore Magazine.

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Singh has completed 12 international surgical missions to provide pro bono humanitarian cleft lip care to poor children all around the world, including Thailand, Vietnam, Colombia, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Uganda.