Taha Z. Shipchandler, MD
Resident Program Director
Specialty: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Taha Z. Shipchandler, MD, FACS, is the Division Chief of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the IU School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Having joined Indiana University School of Medicine faculty in 2010 after training at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Shipchandler is a nationally recognized expert in treating nasal breathing problems, facial paralysis, skin cancers and facial reconstruction, facial trauma, facial and nasal abnormalities, scars, ear anomalies, and general ENT disorders.
Dr. Shipchandler also leads the department’s Facial Cosmetic Center, where he and his team provide a comprehensive approach to improving the appearance of individuals with cosmetic needs. He performs more than 300 nose operations annually and sees patients for a variety of skincare concerns.
Dr. Shipchandler currently spearheads the training of the IU School of Medicine Otolaryngology surgical residents in his role as Residency Program Director. He enjoys teaching residents and medical students, and has been honored with the Faculty Teacher of the Year Award.
Dr. Shipchandler participates in numerous medical mission trips for cleft lip and palate, and is involved in various research endeavors related to facial nerve regeneration, facial trauma and stem cell/skin regeneration. He has presented at numerous national meetings, appears in a variety of media for his medical expertise, and was recognized as a Top Doc in Indianapolis Monthly magazine.
Otolaryngology & H/N Surgery
Fesler Hall 400 1130 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Titles & Appointments
- Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
- Division Director, Facial Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Residency Program Director
- Director, Center for Facial Paralysis
- Co-Director, IU Health Nose and Sinus Center
Facial nerves (animal studies)
Eyelid reconstruction and treatments
Nasal breathing problems
CT-associated sinonasal anomalies
Stem Cell Research
Head and neck reconstruction
Functional and Anatomical Outcomes of Facial Nerve Injury With Application of Polyethylene Glycol in a Rat Model.
Outcomes From Lateral Eyelid Coupling for Facial Paralysis Using the Modified Tarsoconjunctival Flap.
Corrigendum to "Combined medial canthopexy and lateral tarsal strip for floppy eyelid syndrome" [Am J Otolaryngol 37 (2016) 240-244].
Posterior conjunctival plication to correct secondary ptosis after eyelid retraction repair in Graves disease.
The effects of alar batten grafts on nasal airway obstruction and nasal steroid use in patients with nasal valve collapse and nasal allergic symptoms: a prospective study.
Use of fracture size and soft tissue herniation on computed tomography to predict diplopia in isolated orbital floor fractures.
International Medical Mission Trips: Nicaragua and Kenya: for treating Cleft Lip and Palate patients as well as facial trauma and facial reconstruction
American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American College of Surgeons
AO North America Craniomaxillofacial Division Faculty
Indianapolis Medical Society
Society of University Otolaryngologists
American Board of Otolaryngology - Otolaryngology
Desc: Faculty Teacher of the Year