Alan Seyfer, M. D.

Alan Seyfer, M. D.

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Name: Alan Seyfer, M. D.

Department of Primary Appointment: Anatomy, Physiology & Genetics
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Distinguished Professor

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Office Phone: (301) 295-9365


  • U.S, Military Academy, West Point, 1967; Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 1973

Dr. Seyfer graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point and after serving in the US and Southeast Asia as a platoon leader and battery commander of a missile unit, entered the medical profession. He graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, completed a general surgery residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (Denver) and then completed plastic surgery training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Washington, DC) and a hand surgery/microsurgery fellowship at Duke University (Durham, NC) and Walter Reed. He was assigned to Walter Reed and served as Chief of the Plastic Surgery Training Program as well as Chief of the Hand Surgery Training Program in Orthopedic Surgery before retiring from the US Army and accepting a position in the State of Oregon.

Alan E. Seyfer, surgical photo

As Professor of Surgery and Anatomy at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he served as the Division Chief and Program Director of the Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery and Hand/Microsurgery Programs; Co-Director of the Gross Anatomy Course; Chief of Maxillofacial Trauma; and as a Staff General Surgeon in the OHSU Level I Trauma Unit.

His research interests have been in the field of bone morphogenetic proteins and biocompatible bone regeneration materials. His clinical interests have been in the treatment of congenital and acquired disorders of the hand, craniofacial disorders, and chest wall reconstruction.

He has published over 100 articles and chapters and authored a surgical textbook/atlas on chest wall reconstruction. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery and received the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. He has served on the Advisory Council for Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons, and represented the College on the Residency Review Committee for Plastic Surgery. He has also been active in national surgical societies and has served on the editorial boards of national surgical journals.

He serves as the USUHS School of Medicine Course Director of Gross Anatomy, Imaging, and Embryology (Introduction to Structure and Function B & C) and as a surgical consultant at Walter Reed.