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Barbu Gociman
( out of 46 reviews )

Barbu Gociman, MD, PhD

Languages spoken: English, Romanian

Clinical Locations

Primary Children's Hospital

Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Salt Lake City
801-581-7719

Primary Children's Hospital Outpatient Services at Riverton

Riverton
801-581-7719

University of Utah Hospital

Plastic Surgery, Area E
Salt Lake City
801-581-7719
  • Dr. Barbu Gociman is is a board certified plastic surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery) specializing in all areas of craniofacial surgery including cleft lip, nose and palate deformities, craniosynostosis, and ear reconstruction, as well as general pediatric plastic surgery, post-traumatic facial reconstruction, and all aspects of aesthetic surgery.



    Dr. Gociman earned his MD degree from University of Medicine Carol Davila in Romania and his PhD in Human Genetics from the University of Utah. He completed his internship in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic and formal residency training in General Surgery at the University of Toledo. Subsequently, he returned to the University of Utah and completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and his fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery. He is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Utah.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Plastic Surgery
    American Board of Surgery
    National Board of Medical Examiners

    Patient Rating

    4.6 /5
    ( out of 46 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    April 25, 2024
    PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    La mejor atención y el tiempo para reunirse con el doctor Kestle (of Neurosurgery) y mi familia para explicarnos el proceso de mi bebe.

    April 03, 2024
    PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    Dr. Gociman is the most compassionate and intelligent surgeon. He treats our entire family with the upmost respect and always makes us feel included in the decision making process. He is cautious, calm and so incredibly talented at cranio facial surgery. He has been the leader of my son's surgical team for over a decade now and there is no one we trust more to care for our child. We owe so much to Dr. G for the miracles he has given our son. He is an amazing human being and this families hero.

    March 27, 2024
    PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    Very friendfull, professional doctor . He explained everything I need. Highly recommended.

    March 13, 2024
    PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    This was our consultation and first time to Primary Children's I thought he was very kind and explained what the next steps would be, my granddaughter has autism and he was very kind to her and made it not so scary thank you doctor

    March 06, 2024
    PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    He's an excellent surgeon and doctor! He great person! The best

    March 05, 2024
    PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    Muy buenos Dr y cirujano, estamos agradecidos por todo el trato hacia nuestro hijo

    August 23, 2023
    PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    Had to wait an hour and a half before he came in the room to only spend 5 to 10 minutes telling me that my son should be talking more and that he probably has a developmental issue

    August 12, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Gociman is very professional and patient, Im looking forward to our next meeting.

    July 27, 2023
    PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    I highly recommend Dr. Gociman. He was direct and informative. We had all questions answered, everything was explained to us. He kept us in the loop through the entire process, during my sons stay.

  • Dr. Barbu Gociman is is a board certified plastic surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery) specializing in all areas of craniofacial surgery including cleft lip, nose and palate deformities, craniosynostosis, and ear reconstruction, as well as general pediatric plastic surgery, post-traumatic facial reconstruction, and all aspects of aesthetic surgery.



    Dr. Gociman earned his MD degree from University of Medicine Carol Davila in Romania and his PhD in Human Genetics from the University of Utah. He completed his internship in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic and formal residency training in General Surgery at the University of Toledo. Subsequently, he returned to the University of Utah and completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and his fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery. He is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Utah.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Academic Divisions Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Board Certification
    American Board of Plastic Surgery
    American Board of Surgery
    National Board of Medical Examiners

    Education history

    Fellowship Craniofacial Surgery - University of Utah Medical Center Fellow
    Plastic Surgery - University of Utah Medical Center Resident
    Residency Plastic Surgery - Mayo Clinic Visiting Resident
    General Surgery - University of Toledo Medical Center Resident
    Internship General Surgery - Mayo Clinic Intern
    Human Genetics - University of Utah Ph.D.
    Professional Medical Medicine, “Carol Davila” - University of Medicine and Pharmacy M.D.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Jolly L, Sudduth JD, Marquez JL, White M, Collar-Yagas L, Yamashiro D, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2023). Novel Custom Maxillary Disimpaction Splint. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 11(5), e4976. (Read full article)
    2. King BW, Anderson EW, Sudduth JD, Marquez JL, Dunklebarger M, Collar-Yagas L, Gociman B (2023). A Simple Surgical Solution for Functional Improvement of Deforming Vascular Malformations with Lip Involvement. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 11(2), e4816. (Read full article)
    3. Maglic D, Sudduth JD, Marquez JL, Tieman J, Overschmidt B, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2023). Modified Antia-Buch Flap Incorporating an Extended Temporal Scalp Incision. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 11(2), e4797. (Read full article)
    4. Marquez JL, Sudduth JD, Ormiston L, Patel BC, Gociman B (2023). Multimodal Management of Facial Keloid with Tissue Expansion, Excision, and Injection of 5-FU and Triamcinolone. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 11(1), e4796. (Read full article)
    5. Abou-Al-Shaar H, Karsy M, Eli IM, Agarwal JP, Gociman B, Mahan MA (2023). Masseter-to-facial nerve transfer for facial nerve reanimation. Neurosurg Focus Video, 8(1), V6. (Read full article)
    6. Scott K, Sudduth JD, Ormiston L, Marquez JL, Jolly L, Zahid R, Siddiqi F, Yamashiro D, Gociman B (2022). A Custom Stabilizing Splint for the Management of BLCP with Protruding Premaxilla. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 10(11), e4653. (Read full article)
    7. King B, Veith J, Kim E, Kestle J, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2022). Frontofacial Reconstruction Technique Modification with Preservation of Blood Supply to the Monobloc Segment. J Craniofac Surg, 33(5), e519-e520. (Read full article)
    8. Aryanpour Z, Maglic D, Zahid R, Tuncer FB, Gociman BR, Siddiqi FA (2022). Mandibular Myofibroma and Severe Trismus: A Complex Case and Review of Complications. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 10(6), e4380. (Read full article)
    9. Kim EN, Moss WD, Kunkel RP, Yamashiro DK, Gociman BR (2022). Simultaneous Closure of the Cleft Alveolus and Hard Palate with Concomitant Bone Grafting. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 10(2), e4099. (Read full article)
    10. Moss W, Pires G, Zahid R, Tyrell R, Rhemtulla I, Gociman B (2022). Severe Cherubism Treated with Curettage, Osteotomy, and Bony Repositioning: A Case Series of Three Patients. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 10(1), e4079. (Read full article)
    11. Kim EN, Moss WD, Rosales MN, Lyon N, Lotz A, Yamashiro DK, Gociman BR, Siddiqi FA, Johns DN (2021). Multidisciplinary Presurgical Education: Clinical Impact on Children With Orofacial Clefts Undergoing Maxillary Distraction via Rigid External Distraction. Cleft Palate Craniofac J, 60(1), 10556656211055411. (Read full article)
    12. Choi YK, Mehta ST, Luo J, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2021). Management of Large Pediatric Wound Defects Using a Continuous External Tissue Expander. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 9(8), e3723. (Read full article)
    13. Ravindra VM, Awad AW, Baker CM, Lee A, Anderson RCE, Gociman B, Patel KB, Smyth MD, Birgfeld C, Pollack IF, Goldstein JA, Imahiyerobo T, Siddiqi FA, Kestle JRW, Synostosis Research Group SynRG (2021). Preoperative imaging patterns and intracranial findings in single-suture craniosynostosis: a study from the Synostosis Research Group. J Neurosurg Pediatr, 1-7. (Read full article)
    14. Pannucci CJ, Fleming KI, Bertolaccini C, Agarwal J, Rockwell WB, Mendenhall SD, Kwok A, Goodwin I, Gociman B, Momeni A (2021). Optimal Dosing of Prophylactic Enoxaparin after Surgical Procedures: Results of the Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled FIxed or Variable Enoxaparin (FIVE) Trial. Plast Reconstr Surg, 147(4), 947-958. (Read full article)
    15. Baker CM, Ravindra VM, Gociman B, Siddiqi FA, Goldstein JA, Smyth MD, Lee A, Anderson RCE, Patel KB, Birgfeld C, Pollack IF, Imahiyerobo T, Kestle JRW, Synostosis Research Group (2020). Management of sagittal synostosis in the Synostosis Research Group: baseline data and early outcomes. Neurosurg Focus, 50(4), E3. (Read full article)
    16. Tyrell R, Choi YK, Tuncer F, Maglic D, Holoyda K, Hosein R, Gociman B (2020). The Effects of Sequential Galeotomies and Galea Aponeurectomies on Scalp Flap Advancement. Plast Reconstr Surg, 147(2), 363e-364e. (Read full article)
    17. Veith J, Johns D, Mehta ST, Hosein R, Tuncer FB, Tyrell R, Kestle JRW, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2021). Serial Posterior Cranial Vault Distraction for the Treatment of Complex Craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg, 32(1), 32-35. (Read full article)
    18. Kim EN, Graham EM, Tuncer FB, Yamashiro DK, Siddiqi FA, Gociman BR (2020). Alveolar Bone Graft Stabilization with Custom Maxillary Splints. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 8(11), e3214. (Read full article)
    19. Tyrell R, Limoges N, Kestle J, Gociman B, Siddiqi F (2020). Sinus Pericranii in Posterior Cranial Vault Distraction. J Craniofac Surg, 31(7), e715-e717. (Read full article)
    20. Pfeifauf KD, Said AM, Naidoo SD, Skolnick GB, Kestle JRW, Lee A, Birgfeld C, Anderson RCE, Gociman B, Siddiqi FA, Pollack IF, Goldstein JA, Tamber M, Imahiyerobo T, Smyth MD, Patel KB, Synostosis Research Group (2020). Evaluation of the Patient-Practitioner Consultation on Surgical Treatment Options for Patients With Craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg, 31(5), 1186-1190. (Read full article)
    21. Holoyda KA, Kim EN, Tuncer FB, Maglic D, Hosein RC, Kestle JR, Siddiqi FA, Gociman BR (2020). Layered Closure of Lumbosacral Myelomeningocele Defects with Bilateral Paraspinous Muscle and Composite Fasciocutaneous Flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 8(6), e2884. (Read full article)
    22. Kunkel R, Kim E, Tuncer FB, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2019). Maxillary Distraction Osteogenesis in a Patient With Osteogenesis Imperfecta. J Craniofac Surg, 30(8), 2530-2532. (Read full article)
    23. Sharma J, Tuncer FB, Gociman B, Siddiqi F (2019). Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Pediatric Cranioplasty With Pre- and Postoperative Radiation Therapy. J Craniofac Surg, 30(7), e677-e679. (Read full article)
    24. Moores N, Conway H, Donato D, Gociman B, Pannucci CJ, Agarwal J (2018). Is release of the posterior lamella enough? A cadaveric exploration of posterior component separation techniques. Am J Surg, 218(3), 533-536. (Read full article)
    25. Sharma J, Tuncer FB, Gociman B, Siddiqi F (2019). Use of BMP in Pediatric Cranioplasty With Pre and Postoperative Radiation Therapy. J Craniofac Surg. (Read full article)
    26. Kestle JRW, Lee A, Anderson RCE, Gociman B, Patel KB, Smyth MD, Birgfeld C, Pollack IF, Goldstein JA, Tamber M, Imahiyerobo T, Siddiqi FA, Synostosis Research Group (2018). Variation in the management of isolated craniosynostosis: a survey of the Synostosis Research Group. J Neurosurg Pediatr, 22(6), 627-631. (Read full article)
    27. Simpson AM, Mehta ST, Siddiqi F, Yamashiro D, Gociman B (2018). Modified Lefort Distraction Osteogenesis for the Treatment of Nager Syndrome-Associated Midface Hypoplasia: Technique and Review. J Craniofac Surg, 29(6), e621-e623. (Read full article)
    28. Mehta S, Blagg R, Willcockson J, Gociman B, Yamashiro D, Siddiqi F (2018). Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Demineralized Bone Matrix and rhBMP-2 versus Autologous Iliac Crest Bone Grafting in Alveolar Cleft Patients. Plast Reconstr Surg, 142(3), 737-743. (Read full article)
    29. Simpson AM, Chen K, Bohnsack JF, Lamont MN, Siddiqi FA, Gociman B (2018). Pyoderma Gangrenosum-like Wounds in Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency: Case Report and Review of Literature. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 6(8), e1886. (Read full article)
    30. Garlick J, Willis R, Donato DP, Gociman B (August 2018). Cherubism in a 4-year-old boy managed with tumor curettage, mandibular osteotomies and repositioning. Plast Surg Int.
    31. Flores S, Maglic D, Moores N, Hossein R, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (July 2018). Successful reconstruction of bilateral oral commissure fusion secondary to Stevens Johnson syndrome. Plast Surg Int.
    32. Mehta ST, Agarwal C, Siddiqi F, Rockwell WB, Gociman BR (2018). The Benefit of a Formal Plastic Surgery In-Service Conference. J Surg Educ, 75(4), 1058-1061. (Read full article)
    33. Mehta ST, Moores N, Yamashiro D, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2017). Protection of the Temporomandibular Joint During Syndromic Mandibular Distraction With a Novel Condylar Offloading Device. J Craniofac Surg, 28(7), 1855-1856. (Read full article)
    34. 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. (Read full article)
    35. Anstadt EE, Johns DN, Kwok AC, Siddiqi F, Gociman B (2016). Neonatal Ear Molding: Timing and Technique. Pediatrics, 137(3), e20152831. (Read full article)
    36. 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. (Read full article)
    37. 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. (Read full article)
    38. Stewart CM, Garlick J, Mcmullin J, Siddiqi F, Crombie C, Rockwell WB, Gociman B (2014). Surgical Excision of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in an Elderly Veteran's Affairs Population. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 2(12), e277. (Read full article)
    39. 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. (Read full article)
    40. McRae R, Lambert L, Lee J, Gociman B, Scaife E, Eckhauser A (05/05/2014). Repair of a wide sternal cleft in a young female. J Pediatr Surg Case Rep, 2(6), 277-279.
    41. 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. (Read full article)
    42. 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. (Read full article)
    43. Gociman B, Agko M, Moran SL (2009). Caption: a filtration-based platelet concentration system. Expert Rev Med Devices, 6(6), 607-10. (Read full article)

    Patent

    1. Ackerman M., Bhola V., Polei M., Rhodes N., Gociman B (2015). Implantable bone grafting devices, systems, and methods. U.S. Patent No. WO2015157554A1. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.