Meet Dr. Steinbacher

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Hamden

Meet Dr. Steinbacher


Guilford, CT


Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with University of Pennsylvania, 2010

Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

John Hopkins Hospital with University of Maryland, 2009

Residency in General Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital, 2006

Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital, 2002

Doctor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School, 2004

Doctorate in Dental Medicine

Master of Science

University of Pennsylvania, 2001

Bachelor of Science

James Madison University, 1997

Academic Titles and Affiliations:

Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery

Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Director of Cleft and Craniofacial Program

Chief of Dentistry

Yale University School of Medicine

Yale New Haven Hospital


In addition to seeing patients at Hamden -Shoreline, Derek Steinbacher, DMD, MD, FACS, is the director of craniofacial surgery for Yale Medicine, and chief of oral maxillofacial surgery and dentistry. A plastic surgeon with almost 20 years of experience, he specializes in cleft, craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery. This includes surgeries for babies born with cleft lip and palate, and adults disfigured from trauma or disease, in addition to performing rhinoplasty, cosmetic surgery and other facial reconstruction.

Certifications and Board Certifications:

Basic Life Support

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Advanced Pediatric Life Support

Diplomate Board of Plastic Surgery

Diplomate American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Dr. Steinbacher lives in Guilford with his wife & two daughters.