David Khechoyan, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Idaho State University (ID) (2001)
Internship:
  • University of Washington Program (2006)
Residency:
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery (2011)
Fellowships:
  • Hospital for Sick Children, Canada, Craniofacial Surgery (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Recognition & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, AOA (2014)
  • Best Clinical Research Presentation Award, University of Toronto Department of Surgery - The Hospital for Sick Children (2012)
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario 2012 Annual Peri-operative Services Research Competition Presentation Title: "The Use of Pre-fabricated Templates in Cranial Vault Remodeling."
  • Graduation with Honors in Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine (2005)
  • Exceptional Research Presentation in Hematology & Oncology, WSMRF - Western Student Medical Research Forum (2003)
    Presentation Title: "Expression of Lineage-specific Developmental Genes in Pediatric CNS Tumors."

Research Interests

My primary research focus is on evaluating surgical outcomes in reconstruction for children born with craniosynostosis, cleft lip/palate, and other craniofacial conditions.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (2016)
    School of Medicine, Surgery
    I am actively involved in the education of medical students and surgical residents in the CU Department of Surgery. I also frequently lecture at the CU School of Dentistry to the dental students and orthodontic residents.

Publications

  • Nguyen PD, Khechoyan DY, Phillips JH, Forrest CR. Custom CAD/CAM implants for complex craniofacial reconstruction in children: Our experience based on 136 cases(?). J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2018 Nov;71(11):1609-1617. PubMed PMID: 30220563
  • Palejwala AH, Fridley JS, Garcia K, Vasudevan SA, Khechoyan D, Rednam S, Koh CJ, Jea A. Hemisacrectomy with preservation of the contralateral sacral nerve roots and sacroiliac joint for pelvic neurofibrosarcoma in a 7-year-old child: case report with 2-year follow-up. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Jan;19(1):102-107. PubMed PMID: 27689246
  • Trinh BB, French B, Khechoyan DY, Deleyiannis FW. Designing a Fibular Flow-Through Flap with a Proximal Peroneal Perforator-Free Flap for Maxillary Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Nov;5(11):e1543. PubMed PMID: 29263953
  • Lloyd MS, Trost JG, Khechoyan DY, Hollier LH Jr, Buchanan EP. Identical Twins with Crouzon Syndrome: Eight-Year Follow-up, Genetic Considerations, and Operative Management. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2017 Dec;10(4):286-291. PubMed PMID: 29109840
  • Wagner RD, Wolfswinkel EM, Buchanan EP, Khechoyan DY. Surgical Outcomes for Speech Surgery in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: The Dilemma of Persistent Velopharyngeal Insufficiency After Pharyngeal Flap Operation. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Jul;28(5):1320-1324. PubMed PMID: 28582304
  • Palejwala AH, Fridley JS, Garcia K, Vasudevan SA, Khechoyan D, Rednam S, Koh CJ, Jea A. Hemisacrectomy with preservation of the contralateral sacral nerve roots and sacroiliac joint for pelvic neurofibrosarcoma in a 7-year-old child: case report with 2-year follow-up. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Jan;19(1):102-107. PubMed PMID: 27689246
  • Trost JG Jr, Lin LO, Clark SJ, Khechoyan DY, Hollier LH Jr, Buchanan EP. Separation of Thoraco-Omphalo-Ischiopagus Conjoined Twins: Surgical Planning, Management, and Outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Nov;138(5):1064-1072. PubMed PMID: 27783004
  • Lloyd MS, Buchanan EP, Khechoyan DY. Review of quantitative outcome analysis of cranial morphology in craniosynostosis. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2016 Nov;69(11):1464-1468. PubMed PMID: 27642164
  • Wagner RD, Wang EK, Lloyd MS, Lam SK, Khechoyan DY. Cranial Fasciitis: A Systematic Review and Diagnostic Approach to a Pediatric Scalp Mass. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Jan;27(1):e65-71. PubMed PMID: 26703041
  • Kaufman MG, Cassady CI, Hyman CH, Lee W, Watcha MF, Hippard HK, Olutoye OA, Khechoyan DY, Monson LA, Buchanan EP. Prenatal Identification of Pierre Robin Sequence: A Review of the Literature and Look towards the Future. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2016;39(2):81-9. PubMed PMID: 25967128
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Member
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS), Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA), Member
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA), Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0800

Memorial Hospital for Children
1400 East Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719-365-5000

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-478-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Springs
4090 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-305-1234

CU Plastic Surgery
12348 E. Montview Blvd
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, 2nd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-8700

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • UCHealth Memorial Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Plastic Surgery, Board Certification (2013, 2013)
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Board Certification (2013)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Surgery - Hand Surgery
  • Surgery - Orthognathic Surgery (Corrective Jaw Surgery)
  • Surgery - Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Transgender Health
Clinical Interests
My many clinical interests comprise the full spectrum of Pediatric & Adult Plastic Surgery: Cleft Lip/Palate, Craniosynostosis, Craniofacial Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Facial Paralysis (Moebius Syndrome), Facial Trauma, Vascular Anomalies, and General Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the highest quality and personal care for my patients that is grounded in the most up-to-date evidence and innovations in medicine. I strongly believe in treating each child in the context of the entire family and having both child and family as active participants in the decision-making and care.

Personal Interests
In my free time, I enjoy hiking and camping with my wife and three children and exploring beautiful Colorado.

Public Speaking
Yes
2016 Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Idaho State University (ID) (2001)
Internships:
  • University of Washington Program (2006)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery (2011)
Fellowships:
  • Hospital for Sick Children, Canada, Craniofacial Surgery (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
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