DR Jordan Deschamps-Braly

Jordan Deschamps-Braly MD FACS

Plastic and Craniofacial Surgeon

[ Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery ]

Tradition + Innovation
Since 1973


Thank you for taking the time to visit our office. We feel you should know your surgeon’s background to help you make your decision to proceed with surgery.


Dr. Deschamps-Braly is a Board Certified plastic and craniofacial surgeon at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. He is also a clinical assistant professor of plastic surgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Dr. Deschamps-Braly graduated from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine followed by general surgery and plastic surgery training at the same hospital. Dr. Deschamps-Braly then completed a craniofacial surgery fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with Dr. Arlen Denny.


He then went on to do even further training in craniofacial and plastic surgery in Paris, France, as a fellow of Dr. Daniel Marchac – a pioneer of craniofacial surgery.  He then undertook a fellowship in Zurich, Switzerland at University Hospital Zurich with Professor Joachim Obwegeser in craniomaxillofacial surgery with a strong emphasis on orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery.

Dr. Deschamps-Braly has been at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, and UCSF Children’s Hospital in Oakland since 2012. He is one of the first surgeons in the United States to adapt advanced 3D surgical simulations using virtual surgical planning for aesthetic contouring of the craniofacial skeleton in adults, and adapting this technology to cranial vault surgery in children.



Dr. Deschamps-Braly graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma Honors College with an advanced degree in Biochemistry.

While working on his thesis (development of molecular nano-motors), he taught undergraduate courses in chemistry and biochemistry. He then completed his medical degree, general surgery, and plastic surgery training at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center (a 750-bed facility and center of medical excellence between Dallas and Chicago). Following that, he completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedert Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Deschamps-Braly then spent six months in Paris working with Dr. Daniel Marchac – a pioneer of craniosynostosis surgery and plastic surgery in general. Working in Paris allowed Dr. Deschamps-Braly to gain experience with a broad scope of techniques.

“I felt very privileged to be operating in Paris, as it is the birthplace of craniofacial surgery and modern facial aesthetic surgery. I worked directly with Dr. Daniel Marchac and Dr. Eric Arnaud at Hospital Necker – both pioneers in plastic and craniofacial surgery.  Although, Dr. Marchac has now passed away, I still consider all of my mentors as close friends and colleagues.”

Following his time in Paris, Dr. Deschamps-Braly moved to Zurich, Switzerland, for a fellowship at the University Hospital Zurich in the Craniomaxillofacial Department. Zurich is one of the highest volume and leading edge centers for this type of surgery anywhere on the planet. He worked directly under Professor Joachim Obwegeser – from whom he learned facial skeletal analysis and various techniques of upper and lower jaw surgery, craniofacial surgery, and aesthetic facial skeletal surgery.


Dr. Deschamps-Braly has been in private practice in San Francisco since leaving Zurich. His practice is located in downtown San Francisco, in the iconic 450 Sutter Street building. Patients visit his San Francisco practice from across the US and internationally. His multi-lingual team speaks English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese (Cantonese).

He operates at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where he works with children with complex congenital and acquired facial anomalies. He also works as a clinical faculty member at the University of Oklahoma’s Division of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Deschamps-Braly


Most recently, Dr. Deschamps-Braly has had the privilege of continuing the practice of Douglas Ousterhout MD, DDS. Dr. Ousterhout has been practicing plastic surgery in San Francisco since July 1973, making our practice one of the oldest continuing plastic surgery practices on the west coast.

Dr. Ousterhout was the first American to train in craniofacial surgery with Paul Tessier in Paris.  Dr. Ousterhout started the Craniofacial Anomalies unit at UCSF, and was a full professor there.  This was the first craniofacial center in the United States. He went on to invent and pioneer the entire field of Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS).

His in-depth knowledge and wide range of experience allows for a greater range of options, he has also innovated and authored new surgical techniques in the arena of plastic surgery and aesthetic contouring of the craniofacial skeleton. Whether it be rejuvenating an aging face, restoring the face of a child or young adult with a congenital deformity, or transforming the face of an individual who is making a transition in life, his broad skill set delivers the best possible patient outcomes.

Dr. Deschamps-Braly’s diverse training brings together a world of experience in the service of our patients. It allows for a broader range of options and techniques to address various problems, and it allows us to better treat our patients, whether it be restoring a youthful face or restoring the face of a child or young adult with congenital deformity.


Dr. Deschamps-Braly is a delegate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  He is also a member of:

Alongside his busy surgical schedule and private practice, he has maintained an academic career authoring numerous papers on craniofacial surgery and presenting at various national and international meetings on a range of topics within the sphere of craniofacial surgery.



HappySkulls.org was founded by Dr. Deschamps-Braly to provide treatment for children with craniofacial conditions who otherwise couldn’t afford, nor have easy access to, world-class craniofacial care.

The goal of HappySkulls.org is to improve care and facilities for those in the States and also internationally within a team-based environment. Read more about HappySkulls.org.