William P. Magee, 2017-04-24T04:40:13+00:00


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William P. Magee, MD, DDS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
CHL Mail Stop 96 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 4544


William Magee, III, MD, DDS, brings a unique, global background to the Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, which he joined in 2008. Dr. Magee is the oldest son of the founders of Operation Smile and was exposed to the challenges of children with craniofacial anomalies at an early age. Since he was 13, he has assisted Operation Smile teams all over the world in various roles.

Dr. Magee is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. He earned his dental degree at the University of Maryland and then went on to obtain his medical degree at George Washington University. His introduction to Los Angeles began in 2001 when he entered the combined Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program at the University of Southern California, where he has remained. After completing the six-year program, he focused his attention in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

Dr. Magee offers an energy and drive for pediatric work that extends beyond the boundaries of Los Angeles, which will help our department grow into the areas of service and education for children around the world.


Hammoudeh JA, Fahradyan A, Gould DD, Liang F, Imahiyerobo T, Urbinelli L, Nguyen JT, Magee W, Yen S, Urata MM. A Comparative Analysis of rhBMP-2/DBM vs. ICBG for Secondary Alveolar Bone Grafts in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate: Review of 501 Cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar 31. View in: PubMed

McCullough MC, Roubard M, Wolfswinkel E, Fahradyan A, Magee W. Ectropion in Facial Tissue Expansion in the Pediatric Population: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Mar; 78(3):280-283. View in: PubMed

Swanson JW, Yao CA, Auslander A, Wipfli H, Nguyen TH, Hatcher K, Vanderburg R, Magee WP. Patient Barriers to Accessing Surgical Cleft Care in Vietnam: A Multi-site, Cross-Sectional Outcomes Study. World J Surg. 2017 Jan 24. View in: PubMed

Tian H, Feng J, Li J, Ho TV, Yuan Y, Liu Y, Brindopke F, Figueiredo JC, Magee W, Sanchez-Lara PA, Chai Y. Intraflagellar transport 88 (IFT88) is crucial for craniofacial development in mice and is a candidate gene for human cleft lip and palate. Hum Mol Genet. 2017 Jan 09. View in: PubMed

Carlson LC, Stewart BT, Hatcher KW, Kabetu C, VanderBurg R, Magee WP. A Model of the Unmet Need for Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. World J Surg. 2016 Dec; 40(12):2857-2867. View in: PubMed

Yao CA, Swanson J, Chanson D, Taro TB, Gura B, Figueiredo JC, Wipfli H, Hatcher K, Vanderburg R, Magee WP. Barriers to Reconstructive Surgery in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Cross-Sectional Study of 453 Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Patients in Vietnam. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Nov; 138(5):887e-895e. View in: PubMed

El-Sabawi B, Magee W. The evolution of surgical telementoring: current applications and future directions. Ann Transl Med. 2016 Oct; 4(20):391. View in: PubMed

Zhou SB, Zhang GY, Xie Y, Zan T, Gan YK, Yao CA, Chiang CA, Wang J, Liu K, Li H, Zhou J, Yang M, Gu B, Xie F, Pu LQ, Magee WP, Li QF. Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation Promotes Mechanical Stretch Induced Skin Regeneration: A Randomized Phase I/II Clinical Trial. EBioMedicine. 2016 Oct 1. View in: PubMed

Yao CA, Swanson J, McCullough M, Taro TB, Gutierrez R, Bradshaw A, Campbell A, Magee WP, Magee WP. The Medical Mission and Modern Core Competency Training: A 10-Year Follow-Up of Resident Experiences in Global Plastic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep; 138(3):531e-8e. View in: PubMed

Gardner OK, Haynes K, Schweitzer D, Johns A, Magee WP, Urata MM, Sanchez-Lara PA. Familial Recurrence of 3MC Syndrome in Consanguineous Families: A Clinical and Molecular Diagnostic Approach With Review of the Literature. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2016 Jun 29. View in: PubMed

Jones CM, Campbell CA, Magee WP, Ayala R, Mackay DR. The Expanding Role of Education and Research in International Healthcare. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 May; 76 Suppl 3:S150-4. View in: PubMed

Yao CA, Magee WP, Chai G. Reply: Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding for Cleft Lip and Palate: The Application of Digitally Designed Molds. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 May; 137(5):904e-5e. View in: PubMed

Yao CA, Taro TB, Wipfli HL, Ly S, Gillenwater JT, Costa MA, Gutierrez RD, Magee W. The Tsao Fellowship in Global Health: A Model for International Fellowships in a Surgery Residency. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Mar; 27(2):282-5. View in: PubMed

Burg ML, Chai Y, Yao CA, Magee W, Figueiredo JC. Epidemiology, Etiology, and Treatment of Isolated Cleft Palate. Front Physiol. 2016; 7:67. View in: PubMed

Taro T, Yao C, Ly S, Wipfli H, Magee K, Vanderburg R, Magee W. The Global Surgery Partnership: An Innovative Partnership for Education, Research, and Service. Acad Med. 2016 Jan; 91(1):75-8. View in: PubMed

Figueiredo JC, Ly S, Magee KS, Ihenacho U, Baurley JW, Sanchez-Lara PA, Brindopke F, Nguyen TH, Nguyen V, Tangco MI, Giron M, Abrahams T, Jang G, Vu A, Zolfaghari E, Yao CA, Foong A, DeClerk YA, Samet JM, Magee W. Parental risk factors for oral clefts among Central Africans, Southeast Asians, and Central Americans. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2015 Oct; 103(10):863-79. View in: PubMed

Chai G, Tan A, Yao CA, Magee WP, Junjun P, Zhu M, Bogari M, Hsu Y, Xu H, Zhang Y. Treating Parry-Romberg Syndrome Using Three-Dimensional Scanning and Printing and the Anterolateral Thigh Dermal Adipofascial Flap. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Sep; 26(6):1826-9. View in: PubMed

Shen C, Yao CA, Magee W, Chai G, Zhang Y. Presurgical nasoalveolar molding for cleft lip and palate: the application of digitally designed molds. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jun; 135(6):1007e-15e. View in: PubMed

Carlson LC, Hatcher KW, Vanderburg R, Ayala RE, Mbugua Kabetu CE, Magee WP, Magee WP. A Health Systems Perspective on the Mission Model for Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery: A Matter of Sustainability or Responsibility? J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jun; 26(4):1079-83. View in: PubMed

Costa MA, Yao CA, Gillenwater TJ, Taghva GH, Abrishami S, Green TA, Magee WP. Telemedicine in Cleft Care: Reliability and Predictability in Regional and International Practice Settings. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jun; 26(4):1116-20. View in: PubMed

Figueiredo JC, Ly S, Raimondi H, Magee K, Baurley JW, Sanchez-Lara PA, Ihenacho U, Yao C, Edlund CK, van den Berg D, Casey G, DeClerk YA, Samet JM, Magee W. Genetic risk factors for orofacial clefts in Central Africans and Southeast Asians. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Oct; 164(10):2572-80. View in: PubMed

Nagengast ES, Ramos MS, Sarma H, Deshpande G, Hatcher K, Magee WP, Campbell A. Surgical education through video broadcasting. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Sep; 25(5):1619-21. View in: PubMed

Campbell A, Restrepo C, Mackay D, Sherman R, Varma A, Ayala R, Sarma H, Deshpande G, Magee W. Scalable, sustainable cost-effective surgical care: a model for safety and quality in the developing world, part I: challenge and commitment. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Sep; 25(5):1674-9. View in: PubMed

Campbell A, Restrepo C, Mackay D, Sherman R, Varma A, Ayala R, Sarma H, Deshpande G, Magee W. Scalable, Sustainable Cost-Effective Surgical Care: A Model for Safety and Quality in the Developing World, Part III: Impact and Sustainability. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Sep; 25(5):1685-9. View in: PubMed

Campbell A, Restrepo C, Mackay D, Sherman R, Varma A, Ayala R, Sarma H, Deshpande G, Magee W. Scalable, Sustainable Cost-Effective Surgical Care: A Model for Safety and Quality in the Developing World, Part II: Program Development and Quality Care. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Sep; 25(5):1680-4. View in: PubMed

Nagengast ES, Caterson EJ, Magee WP, Hatcher K, Ramos MS, Campbell A. Providing more than health care: the dynamics of humanitarian surgery efforts on the local microeconomy. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Sep; 25(5):1622-5. View in: PubMed

Costa MA, Borzabadi-Farahani A, Lara-Sanchez PA, Schweitzer D, Jacobson L, Clarke N, Hammoudeh J, Urata MM, Magee WP. Partial craniofacial duplication: A review of the literature and case report. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2014 Jun; 42(4):290-6. View in: PubMed

Patel A, Sawh-Martinez RF, Sinha I, Watkins JF, Magee WP, Persing JA. Establishing sustainable international burn missions: lessons from India. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Jul; 71(1):31-3. View in: PubMed

De A, Don DM, Magee W, Ward SL. Vallecular cyst as a cause of obstructive sleep apnea in an infant. J Clin Sleep Med. 2013; 9(8):825-6. View in: PubMed

Lanteri AC, Parcells BW, Lizarraga AK, Magee W, Bermudez L. A Cross-sectional Comparison of Cleft Lip Severity in 3 Regional Populations. Eplasty. 2012; 12:e10. View in: PubMed

Magee WP, Raimondi HM, Beers M, Koech MC. Effectiveness of international surgical program model to build local sustainability. Plast Surg Int. 2012; 2012:185725. View in: PubMed

Campbell A, Sullivan M, Sherman R, Magee WP. The medical mission and modern cultural competency training. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jan; 212(1):124-9. View in: PubMed

Magee WP. Evolution of a sustainable surgical delivery model. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Sep; 21(5):1321-6. View in: PubMed

Campbell A, Sherman R, Magee WP. The role of humanitarian missions in modern surgical training. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jul; 126(1):295-302. View in: PubMed

Bermudez L, Carter V, Magee W, Sherman R, Ayala R. Surgical outcomes auditing systems in humanitarian organizations. World J Surg. 2010 Mar; 34(3):403-10. View in: PubMed

Magee WP, Vander Burg R, Hatcher KW. Cleft lip and palate as a cost-effective health care treatment in the developing world. World J Surg. 2010 Mar; 34(3):420-7. View in: PubMed

McQueen KA, Magee W, Crabtree T, Romano C, Burkle FM. Application of outcome measures in international humanitarian aid: comparing indices through retrospective analysis of corrective surgical care cases. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2009 Jan-Feb; 24(1):39-46. View in: PubMed

Garner WL, Magee W. Acute burn injury. Clin Plast Surg. 2005 Apr; 32(2):187-93. View in: PubMed

Marcus JR, Fisher DM, Lenz GJ, Magee WP, Zuker RM. Inadequate gingivolabial sulcus remains an avoidable problem after bilateral cleft lip repair. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Jan; 115(1):220-5. View in: PubMed

Magee WP, Ajkay N, Freda N, Rosenblum RS. Use of fast-setting hydroxyapatite cement for secondary craniofacial contouring. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Aug; 114(2):289-97. View in: PubMed

Tracey WR, Treadway JL, Magee WP, Sutt JC, McPherson RK, Levy CB, Wilder DE, Yu LJ, Chen Y, Shanker RM, Mutchler AK, Smith AH, Flynn DM, Knight DR. Cardioprotective effects of ingliforib, a novel glycogen phosphorylase inhibitor. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2004 Mar; 286(3):H1177-84. View in: PubMed

Tracey WR, Magee WP, Oleynek JJ, Hill RJ, Smith AH, Flynn DM, Knight DR. Novel N6-substituted adenosine 5'-N-methyluronamides with high selectivity for human adenosine A3 receptors reduce ischemic myocardial injury. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003 Dec; 285(6):H2780-7. View in: PubMed

Harwood HJ, Petras SF, Shelly LD, Zaccaro LM, Perry DA, Makowski MR, Hargrove DM, Martin KA, Tracey WR, Chapman JG, Magee WP, Dalvie DK, Soliman VF, Martin WH, Mularski CJ, Eisenbeis SA. Isozyme-nonselective N-substituted bipiperidylcarboxamide acetyl-CoA carboxylase inhibitors reduce tissue malonyl-CoA concentrations, inhibit fatty acid synthesis, and increase fatty acid oxidation in cultured cells and in experimental animals. J Biol Chem. 2003 Sep 26; 278(39):37099-111. View in: PubMed

Magee WP, Deshmukh G, Deninno MP, Sutt JC, Chapman JG, Tracey WR. Differing cardioprotective efficacy of the Na+/Ca2+ exchanger inhibitors SEA0400 and KB-R7943. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003 Mar; 284(3):H903-10. View in: PubMed

Magee WP, Ajkay N, Githae B, Rosenblum RS. Use of octyl-2-cyanoacrylate in cleft lip repair. Ann Plast Surg. 2003 Jan; 50(1):1-5. View in: PubMed

Chapman JG, Magee WP, Stukenbrok HA, Beckius GE, Milici AJ, Tracey WR. A novel nonpeptidic caspase-3/7 inhibitor, (S)-(+)-5-[1-(2-methoxymethylpyrrolidinyl)sulfonyl]isatin reduces myocardial ischemic injury. Eur J Pharmacol. 2002 Dec 5; 456(1-3):59-68. View in: PubMed

Denk MJ, Ajkay N, Yuan X, Rosenblum RS, Freda N, Magee WP. Surgical treatment of nasal hemangiomas. Ann Plast Surg. 2002 May; 48(5):489-94; discussion 494-5. View in: PubMed

Sandberg DJ, Magee WP, Denk MJ. Neonatal cleft lip and cleft palate repair. AORN J. 2002 Mar; 75(3):490-8; quiz 501-4, 506-8. View in: PubMed

Magee W, Hettwer W, Badra M, Bay B, Hart R. Biomechanical comparison of a fully threaded, variable pitch screw and a partially threaded lag screw for internal fixation of Type II dens fractures. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Aug 01; 32(17):E475-9. View in: PubMed

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