Gerhard S. (Sol) Mundinger, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.

Gratis Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery

Gratis Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
1542 Tulane Avenue, Room 741
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Phone:504-568-4752 ext #2
Fax: 504-568-2726





Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital / University of Maryland Medical Center Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program, Baltimore, MD (2007-2015)



Craniofacial Surgery, Seattle Children's Hospital / Harborview Medical Center / University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2015-2016)



Tulane University Freeman School of Business Masters of Business Administration with Concentration in Entrepreneurship (2020)


Research Education:

Clinical Research Training Program, National Institues of Health, Bethesda, MD (2005-2006)

Research Resident, Plastic, Reconstructive, and Craniofacial Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital / University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD (2009-2011)



2007: Doctor of Medicine: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2001: Bachelor of Science with Highest Distinction, Biology: College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2001: Bachelor of Science with Distinction, Resource Ecology and Management: School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2001: Bachelor of Science with Distinction, Environmental Policy: School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Board Certification:

Board certified in Plastic Surgery by The American Board of Plastic Surgery

Board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery






Gerhard S. (“Sol”) Mundinger, M.D., is board certified in both Plastic Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery. He has additional fellowship training in pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery.

A native of Madison, Mississippi, Dr. Mundinger graduated from St. Andrew’s High School in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He completed three undergraduate degrees at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before earning his Medical Doctorate at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.  During medical school, he completed the year-long Clinical Research Training Program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Mundinger trained in the Johns Hopkins Hospital / University of Maryland / Shock Trauma integrated plastic surgery residency program with pioneering craniofacial surgeon Dr. Paul Manson. In further pursuit of his research interests during residency, he completed two years of clinical and basic science research training with craniofacial microsurgeon Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, focusing on face and hand transplantation (vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation), as well as clinical outcomes in pediatric and adult craniofacial trauma. During this time he was co-investigator on grants awarded by the Office of Naval Research and principal investigator on a Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Fellowship.

Seeking further expertise in craniofacial surgery, he completed a comprehensive pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery fellowship with pioneering surgeons Drs. Joseph Gruss and Richard Hopper at Seattle Children’s Hospital / Harborview Medical Center / University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. During this fellowship, he not only augmented prior surgical training in cleft lip, cleft palate, orthognathic, craniosynostosis, reconstructive microsurgery, facial reanimation, and craniofacial trauma, but also learned visionary distraction techniques for correction of airway constriction and mid-face deformities in syndromic craniofacial conditions, including Treacher Collins, Apert, Cruzon, Sathre-Chotzen, and Pfieffer, among others.

Dr. Mundinger is licensed in the states of Louisiana, Texas, and Colorado. His clinical practice focuses on all aspects of pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery. An author of over 90 peer-reviewed original publications and 9 book chapters, he has been an invited speaker at multiple national and international conferences focusing on plastic surgery, transgender surgery, craniofacial surgery, and cosmetic surgery.

Though he has transitioned into private practice, he maintains gratis faculty appointments at LSU in both Plastic Surgery and Anatomy/Cell Biology. 

Dr. Mundinger and his wife, Shannon, live in Austin, Texas with their two children.

Clinical Interests

  • Facial Feminization Surgery
  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Craniofacial genetic syndromes
  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Mandible distraction
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Facial trauma
  • Post-traumatic facial reconstruction
  • Virtual surgical planning
  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Micotia and other ear deformities
  • Microsurgery
  • Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Facial reanimation
  • Head and neck reconstruction after tumor resection
  • Pediatric plastic surgery
  • Cranioplasty and skull reconstruction
  • Face and hand transplantation
  • Transgender surgery

Research Interests

  • Facial feminization surgery
  • Transgender surgery
  • Craniofacial surgcial outcomes
  • Speech outcomes after cleft lip / cleft palate surgery
  • Population-based studies of craniofacial trauma
  • Socioeconomic disparities in access to care for cleft lip / cleft palate, craniofacial syndromes, and craniofacial trauma
  • Simultaneous solid organ and vascularized bone allotransplantation
  • Chimerism and tolerance in vascularized composite tissue alltransplantation
  • Engineereed bone scaffolds for craniofacial reconstruction

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities


  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
  • American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
  • American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
  • AO North America
  • AO CMF

Selected Publications

Click here for a list of Dr. Mundinger's peer-reviewed publications.




Affiliated Hospitals & Clinics

The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center

Arise Austin Medical Center

St. David's North Austin Medical Center

University of Texas Austin Ambulatory Surgery Center

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