Project Description

Liliana Camison, MD


Liliana Camison earned her MD degree from Universidad CES in her home city of Medellin, Colombia. Upon graduating, she accepted a position as a research fellow in the Craniofacial Laboratory of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph Losee, MD. During this time she pursued her research interests in pediatric plastic surgery, including basic science and clinical projects in craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, and traumatic cranial reconstruction. This was followed by an additional fellowship in the Adipose Stem Cell Center Laboratory at the same institution, under the leadership of Dr. J. Peter Rubin, MD. To date, she has co-authored 16 peer-reviewed publications and has more than 50 presentations at regional, national and international meetings. Liliana has a strong interest in international health, and has been an active participant in surgical mission trips to Latin America and Vietnam. Dr. Camison began her surgical training in the Department of Plastic Surgery in July of 2017.

Why Pitt?

When I first arrived to the University of Pittsburgh for research, I was impressed with the scope of the academic and training opportunities that the Department of Plastic Surgery had to offer. I quickly learned that they also truly valued camaraderie, and found great friends and dedicated mentors who made me feel welcome. Later on, when time came to interview for residency, I had the opportunity to see first-hand how Pitt Plastic Surgery clearly stood out amongst other places with its tradition, track record of excellence in training, wide breadth of surgical exposure, mentorship and research opportunities. Pitt and its people are exceptional, and I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of this family.