Dr. Bernard Costello is the Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He is also a Professor, the Chief/Division of Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery, and the Fellowship Program Director, in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He serves as Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, the Co-Director of the Dentofacial Interdisciplinary Team, and a Faculty Member of the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration for the School of Dental Medicine. At the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, he is a Surgeon in the Cleft and Craniofacial Center, and a Founding Member of both the Airway Treatment Center and Team and the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center (also at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC), and a Member of the Trauma Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Costello is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons. He also serves as a consultant for the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Club in conjunction with the team from UPMC Sports Medicine.
Dr. Costello earned his BS in Biological Science from the University of Scranton. He then achieved his DMD and MD from the University of Pennsylvania. Following his internship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Costello was awarded the Craniofacial Fellowship at the Posnick Center for Facial Surgery and at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Currently, Dr. Costello is the Co-Investigator on the grant entitled, “Magnesium Delivery System for Bone Reconstruction,” and was the Co-Investigator for the Craniofacial Regeneration Programs: “Bone Scaffolding,” “Temporal Release of Proteins,” and “Novel Synthetic Bone.” His primary research interests involve regenerative strategies for craniofacial deformities in children and adults.
Dr. Costello is active with many professional societies, organizations, and foundations, including the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association, the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Cleft Palate Foundation, and the American College of Surgeons, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He is a Section Co-Chair for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery--Section IV: Pathology, Reconstruction, Cleft. He is President of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons, and Vice-President-Elect of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
View a list of Dr. Costello’s publications here.