Chad Perlyn, MD - Plastic, Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgery

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Chad A. Perlyn, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP, MBA
Senior Vice President of Surgical Services
Plastic, Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgeon
Dr. Chad A. Perlyn serves as senior vice president of Surgical Services for Nicklaus Children's Health System. He is also a practicing pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeon.

Since joining Nicklaus Children’s Health System as a pediatric plastic surgeon in 2009, Dr. Perlyn has served in various leadership roles, including president of Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System; medical director of Surgical Services for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital; chief of the NCPS Section of Plastic Surgery; member of the NCPS board of directors and chairman of the board of the Nicklaus Children’s Ambulatory Center. Dr. Perlyn is also an associate professor and chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

As a pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Perlyn’s practice is dedicated solely to caring for children and young adults with congenital or acquired anomalies and injuries. His clinical interests are in cleft lip and palate, congenital anomalies, macroglossia, and vascular lesions. 

After receiving his undergraduate degree in English literature from Northwestern University, Dr. Perlyn attended medical school at the University of Miami where he graduated with honors. He then completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, one of the country’s oldest and most established plastic surgery training programs. During his residency, Dr. Perlyn was the recipient of an American College of Surgeons Fellowship, allowing him to spend three years at the University of Oxford in England completing a doctorate degree in craniofacial molecular biology. While at Oxford, Dr. Perlyn studied why children are born with particular facial birth defects, and as a result of his efforts, he received several national and international awards. Following the completion of his plastic surgery training, Dr. Perlyn went on to study craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery as a fellow under the tutelage of Dr. Jeffrey Marsh in St. Louis. He also completed his MBA degree from the University of Miami Herbert Business School.  

Dr. Perlyn is board certified in plastic surgery. He has published numerous scientific papers and articles, lectured nationally and globally, and frequently provides commentary to the media as a subject-matter expert on physician leadership, the delivery of pediatric healthcare, and pediatric plastic surgery. 

As a Miami native, Dr. Perlyn enjoys being back in South Florida and working at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, which he credits with saving his little brother’s life in 1977.

Marsh, J.L., Perlyn, C. (2023). Beckwith-Widemann Macroglossia: The Role of Surgical Tongue Reduction. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal, 61(4), 599-609. View in Pubmed

Geisler, E.L., Jeffers, J., Salhi, S., Perlyn, C. (2022). Reduction Glossectomy for Macroglossia in Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome: Is Post-Op Intubation Necessary?. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal, 59(1), 126-131. View in Pubmed

Bhatti, S.L., Daly, L.T., Mejia, M., Perlyn, C. (2021). Ear Abnormalities. Pediatrics in review, 42(4), 180-188. View in Pubmed

Chakraborty, A., Staudinger, C., ..., Perlyn, C., et al (2021). Galectin-9 bridges human B cells to vascular endothelium while programming regulatory pathways. Journal of autoimmunity, 117(), 102575. View in Pubmed

Salyakina, D., Sharmeen Roy, S., Wang, W., ..., Perlyn, C., et al (2019). Results and challenges of Cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) testing in an ethnically diverse South Florida population. Molecular genetics & genomic medcine, 7(9), e922. View in Pubmed

Hines, E., Jones, M.N., Julie F Harvey, J.F., Perlyn, C., et al (2019). Crouzon syndrome mouse model exhibits cartilage hyperproliferation and defective segmentation in the developing trachea . Science China. Life Sciences, 62(10), 1375-1380. View in Pubmed

Dabus, G., Linfante, I., Benenati, J., Perlyn, C.A., Martínez-Galdámez, M. (2017). Interventional management of high-flow craniofacial vascular malformations: a database analysis and review of the literature. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 9(1), 92-96. View in Pubmed

Murphy, B.D., Ajabshir, N., Altman, N., Wolfe, S.A., Perlyn, C. (2017). Squamosal Suture Synostosis: Incidence, Associations, and Implications for Treatment. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 28(5), 1179-1184. View in Pubmed

Tashiro, J., Perlyn, C.A., Melnick, S.J., Gulec, S.A., Burnweit, C.A. (2014). Non-pigmented melanoma with nodal metastases masquerading as pyogenic granuloma in a 1-year old. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 49(4), 653-655. View in Pubmed

Snyder-Warwick, A.K., Perlyn, C.A. (2012). Coordinated events: FGF signaling and other related pathways in palatogenesis. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 23(2), 397-400. View in Pubmed

Burke, R.M., Morin, R.J., Perlyn, C.A., Laure, B., Wolfe, S.A. (2011). Special considerations in vascular anomalies: operative management of craniofacial osseous lesions. Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 38(1), 133-142. View in Pubmed

Greene, A.K., Perlyn, C.A., Alomari, A.I. (2011). Management of lymphatic malformations . Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 38(1), 75-82. View in Pubmed

Perlyn, C.A. (2010). Decision Making in Plastic Surgery. St. Louis, MO. Quality Medical Publishing, Inc.. Decision Making in Plastic Surgery.

Perlyn, C.A., Nichols, C., Woo, A., Becker, D., Kane, A.A. (2009). Le premier siècle: one hundred years of progress in the treatment of Apert syndrome. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 20(3), 801-806. View in Pubmed

Nathan, N., Latham, K., Cooper, J., Perlyn, C., Gozlan, I., Thaller, S.R. (2008). Anthropometry of the external ear in children with cleft lip and palate in comparison to age-matched controls. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 19(), 1391-1395. View in Pubmed

Perlyn, C.A., Marsh, J.L. (2008). Craniofacial dysmorphology of Carpenter syndrome: lessons from three affected siblings. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 121(3), 971-981. View in Pubmed

Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Plastic Surgery
3100 SW 62 Avenue ACB #2230
Miami, FL 33155
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Chief Resident - Barnes Hospital
Fellowship - St. John's Hospital
Residency - Barnes Hospital
Medical School - University of Miami
Graduate Training - University of Oxford

Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery - Certified