Meet Dr. Steinbacher

Derek M. Steinbacher, DMD, MD, FACS | Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Hamden

Dr. Steinbacher


Guilford, CT


Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery 

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


Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 

John Hopkins Hospital with the 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 Coastal Connecticut Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 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. 

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