Meet Dr. Sawh-Martinez

Overview

Dr. Raj Sawh-Martinez is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who offers superior cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to patients of Lake Mary and the greater Orlando, FL regions. His private practice, Craniofacial & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, is a state-of-the-art facility where he focuses on helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals with artistic precision. Dr. Sawh-Martinez has diligently researched advances to the plastic surgery industry with his interests leading to the authorship and co-authorship of over 30 peer-reviewed publications, multiple national and international research presentations, and several book chapters. Currently, he maintains positions on the editorial boards of the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery & The Open Access Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open Journal.

Education & Training

After graduating with honors from New York University with a bachelor's in Neural Science, Dr. Sawh-Martinez attended the Yale University School of Medicine. It was at Yale that he earned a coveted position within the university’s plastic and reconstructive surgery residency program with a Chief Resident appointment at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Sawh-Martinez later became the inaugural Yale University Craniofacial Surgery Fellow, serving with an appointment as a Clinical Instructor of the plastic and reconstructive surgery department.

During medical school at Yale, Dr. Sawh-Martinez spent two years as an NIH Research Fellow in the Vascular Tissue Engineering Laboratory that was the first in the world to implant tissue-engineered blood vessels into human infants to repair their congenital heart defects.

Skills & Specialties

While he is highly skilled as a multifaceted aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Sawh-Martinez is especially passionate about the performance of cleft lip and palate procedures, jaw and jaw distraction surgery, rhinoplasty, and craniosynostosis. While performing orthognathic (jaw) surgery, Dr. Sawh-Martinez utilizes virtual surgical planning and custom 3D-printed plates and splints to further customize the outcome. This use of highly advanced, state-of-the-art technology sets him apart from other reconstructive surgeons in central Florida and further assists his ability to put his patients first.

Surgical Aid Trips

Dr. Sawh-Martinez and his wife, Dr. Sabrina Pavri, travel annually across the globe to provide surgical aid to underprivileged communities. Some of their most notable, life-changing trips include:

  • Entebbe, Uganda (2017)
    Craniofacial Cleft Lip Surgical Aid
     
  • Umphang, Thailand (2016)
    Craniofacial Cleft Lip and Palate Surgical Aid
     
  • Managua, Nicaragua (2015)
    Congenital Hand Surgical Aid
     
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (2009)
    Congenital Hand Surgical Aid

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.