Meet Ed Buchanan

Meet Dr. Ed Buchanan, a pediatric plastic surgeon specializing in cleft lip and palate surgery
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Meet Ed Buchanan

Hello. My name is Edward Buchanan. I’m a pediatric plastic surgeon who specializes in cleft lip, cleft palate, and cranio-facial surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. I spent time at Stanford and Seattle Children’s Hospital before this during my training. And I enjoy living in Houston very much. When I’m not at work in Houston, I spend my time traveling to different parts of the world educating physicians in countries and doing plastic surgery in other countries, including Vietnam, Africa, and Mexico. My hobbies include running, exercising, socializing with friends. I like to travel. I recently wrote a children’s book on the power of positive thinking. And my brother Matthew illustrated it with me. We’ve gotten a lot of great reviews from that. And that’s been a very fun adventure.
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Meet Dr. Ed Buchanan, a pediatric plastic surgeon specializing in cleft lip and palate surgery


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Edward Buchanan

Pediatric Plastic Surgeon & Author

Dr. Edward P. Buchanan is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He is the Chief of Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. Before coming to Houston, he trained in Plastic Surgery at Stanford University and did further training in Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial Surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington.  Although he performs all kinds of Plastic and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, his main focus of practice is Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery as well as Craniofacial Surgery.When he is not in Houston, Dr. Buchanan enjoys traveling to countries across the globe to teach and learn from other surgeons.  His most recent trip was to Lilongwe, Malawi, where he was a member of the Texas Children’s Hospital Global Surgical Initiative to help perform and teach Cleft and Pediatric Plastic Surgery.He recently wrote a children’s book entitled, “The Adventures of the Prickly Pear and the Happy Hoglet: Beginning the Journey of the Mental Ninja.” The book is intended to help children begin to develop a healthy self-image so that they can begin their Journey to becoming Mental Ninja’s (  The story was inspired by the children and family’s Dr. Buchanan has cared for over the years. 

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