Michael Bezuhly

Associate Professor


Email: mbezuhly@dal.ca
Phone: 902-470-8168
Research Topics:
  • Cleft lip and palate surgery
  • Nonsyndromic craniosynostosis
  • Craniofacial syndromes
  • Microtia reconstruction and congenital ear abnormality surgery
  • Pediatric burn surgery
  • Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy reconstruction
  • General pediatric plastic surgery

Hospital affiliations

  • IWK Health Centre
  • Capital District Health Authority, Halifax Infirmary Site


  • Assistant professor (Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
  • Director of research (Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)


  • Pediatric craniofacial fellowship, Dr. Eric Arnaud (Hôpital Necker-Enfant Malades, Paris, France)
  • Clinical pediatric plastic surgery fellowship (University of Toronto)
  • MSc epidemiology (Harvard University)
  • MSc anatomy and neurobiology (Dalhousie University)
  • Clinical Investigator Residency Program (Dalhousie University)
  • Plastic surgery residency (Dalhousie University)
  • MD (University of Toronto)
  • BSc (McGill University)

Research interests

  • Cleft lip and palate outcomes research
  • Craniofacial surgery outcomes research
  • Autologous fat grafting and adipose-derived stem cell biology
  • Skin fibrosis and anti-scarring therapy development
  • Breast cancer and melanoma metastasis research

Selected publications

  • Phipps K, Gebremeskel S, Gillis J, Hong P, Johnston B, Bezuhly M. Alternatively activated M2 macrophages improve autologous fat graft survival in a mouse model via induction of angiogenesis. Plast Reconstr Surg. In press. 2014 August
  • Gebremeskel S, LeVatte T, Liwski RS, Johnston B, Bezuhly M. The reversible P2Y12 inhibitor ticagrelor inhibits metastasis and improves survival in mouse models of cancer. Int J Cancer. 2014 May 5. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28947. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Bezuhly M. Rapid intraoperative fabrication of an inexpensive, reliable nasal stent for use after primary cleft nasal repair. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2014 Sep;51(5):e110-2. doi: 10.1597/13-205. Epub 2014 Apr 15
  • Bishop A, Hong P, Bezuhly M. Autologous fat grafting for the treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency: state of the art. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014 Jan;67(1):1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2013.09.021. Epub 2013 Sep 20
  • Bezuhly M, Fisher DM. Single-stage repair of asymmetrical bilateral cleft lip with contralateral lesser form defects. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Mar;129(3):751-7. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182402f50