We are committed to increasing our knowledge and improving our care through continuous research. Our research is multifaceted and includes genetics, translational and clinical outcomes projects.

One of the most of important research projects is a large genetic research project aim to identify the genetic basis of non-syndromic craniosynostosis, cleft lip, cleft palate, and microtia. All patient affected by these conditions have the opportunity and are encouraged to participate. 

Conference Presentations 

  • Johns D, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (April 20, 2015). Distration osteogenesis for sagittal synostosis. ACPAs 72nd Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA.
  • Kestle J, Johns D, Anstadt E, Riva- Cambrin J, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (09/14/2015). Early posterior vault distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of syndromic craniosynostosis . The 16th Congress International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Swistun L, Moores N, Mehta S, Gociman B, Siddiqi F (03/03/2016). Long term follow up of endoscopic strip craniectomy for sagittal craniosynostosis . Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgeons 1st Annual Scientific Meeting March 3-6, 2016.
  • Johns D, Anstadt E, Riva-Cambrin J, Kestle J, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (03/03/2016). Early posterior vault distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of syndromic craniosynostosis. Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgeons 1st Annual Scientific Meeting March 3-6, 2016.
  • Blagg R, Johns D, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (03/03/2016). Distraction Osteogenesis Technique for the Treatment of Nonsyndromic Sagittal Synostosis. Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgeons 1st Annual Scientific Meeting, March 3-6, 2016.
  • Mehta S, Yamashiro D, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (03/03/2016). Protection of the Temporomandibular Joint During Syndromic Mandibular Distraction with a Condylar Off- loading Device [Abstract]. Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgeons 1st Annual Scientific Meeting March 3-6, 2016.
  • B Gociman, F Siddiqi, L Swistun (01/22/2017). Long Term Follow-up of Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy for Sagittal Craniosynostosis. 1st American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons-American Society of Craniofacial Surgery Joint Session, Maui, Hawaii.
  • J Kestle, B Gociman, F Siddiqi (1/22/2017). The Synostosis Research Group (SynRG): variation in the management of isolated sagittal synostosis 1st American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons-American Society of Craniofacial Surgery Joint Session, Maui, Hawaii.
  • S Mehta, B Gociman, F Siddiqi (1/22/2017). Protection of the Temporomandibular Joint During Syndromic Mandibular Distraction with a Novel Condylar Off-loading Device. 1st American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons-American Society of Craniofacial Surgery Joint Session, Maui, Hawaii.
  • F Siddiqi, S Mehta, B Gociman (1/22/2017). Serial Posterior Cranial Vault Distraction Osteogenesis for Treatment of Complex Craniosynostosis. 1st American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons-American Society of Craniofacial Surgery Joint Session, Maui, Hawaii.
  • Gociman B, Siddiqi F (03/17/2017). The Use of Distraction Osteogenesis in Craniofacial Surgery. Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgeons, Park City, Utah.
  • Gociman B, Siddiqi F (03/17/17). Comparing Outcomes and Cost of Three Surgical Treatments for Sagittal Synostosis: A Retrospective Study Including Procedure-Related Cost Analysis. Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgeons, Park City, Utah.
  • Mehta S, Gociman B, Siddiqi F (03/18/2017). Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Deminderalized Bone Matrix and rhBMP-2 vs. autologous iliac crest grafting in Alveolar Cleft Patients. American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Mehta S, Gociman B, Siddiqi F (03192017). Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Demineralized Bone Matrix and rhBMP-2 vs. autologous iliac crest grafting in Alveolar Cleft Patients. Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgeons, Park City, Utah.
  • Choi Y, Mehta S, Gociman B, Siddiqi F (03/19/2017). Management of Large Wound Defects in Pediatric Population Using External Tissue Expanders. Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgeons, Park City, Utah.
  • Wright T, Donato D, Mehta S, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (03/19/2017). Seriel Posterior Cranial Vault Distraction Osteogenesis for the Treatment of Complex Craniosynostosis. Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgeons, Park City, Utah.
  • Mehta S, Siddiqi F, Moores N, Yamashiro D, Gociman B (10/24/2017). LEFORT 2.5 OSTEOTOMY WITH MIDFACE DISTRACTION FOR THE TREATEMENT OF NAGER SYNDROME. XVII Congress of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery.
  • Mehta S, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (03/11/2018). Use of bone allograft during palatoplasty of the hard palate. Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Willis R, Garlick J, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (03/11/2018). Cherubism in a 4-year-old boy managed with tumor debulking and mandibular osteotomies and repositioning. Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting.

Selected Publications

  • Gociman B, Marengo J, Ying J, Kestle JR, Siddiqi F (2012). Minimally invasive strip craniectomy for sagittal synostosis. J Craniofac Surg, 23(3), 825-8.
  • Gociman B, Agko M, Blagg R, Garlick J, Kestle JR, Siddiqi F (2013). Endoscopic-assisted correction of metopic synostosis. J Craniofac Surg, 24(3), 763-8.
  • Gociman B, Blagg R, Agko M, Goodwin I, Kestle JR, Siddiqi F (2014). The metopic angle: a novel assessment tool of the trigonocephalic frontal deformity and its correction. J Craniofac Surg, 25(6), 2101-4.
  • Sivakumar W, Goodwin I, Blagg R, Johns D, Riva-Cambrin J, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2015). Pancraniosynostosis following endoscopic-assisted strip craniectomy for sagittal suture craniosynostosis in the setting of poor compliance with follow-up: a case report. J Med Case Rep, 9, 64.
  • Johns D, Blagg R, Kestle JR, Riva-Cambrin JK, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2015). Distraction Osteogenesis Technique for the Treatment of Nonsyndromic Sagittal Synostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 3(7), e474.
  • Anstadt EE, Johns DN, Kwok AC, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2016). Neonatal Ear Molding: Timing and Technique. Pediatrics, 137(3), 1-4.
  • Johns D, Anstadt E, Donato D, Kestle J, Riva-Cambrin J, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2016). Early Posterior Vault Distraction Osteogenesis for the Treatment of Syndromic Craniosynostosis. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr, 9(3), 219-23.