Mitchell Stotland

Mitchell Stotland
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Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery; Division Chief of Plastic, Craniofacial and Hand Surgery Years Of Experience: 26
  • About the Physician

    Dr. Mitchell Stotland is the Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Division Chief of Plastic, Craniofacial, and Hand Surgery, and Medical Director, Perioperative Services at Sidra Medicine in Doha, Qatar. Completed his medical school education and plastic surgery residency at McGill School of Medicine in Montreal, Canada, and craniofacial surgery fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles (1997). Began his clinical practice in 1997 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, founding a multidisciplinary craniofacial anomalies program in 2000. In 2007, obtained a Master of Science degree in Evaluative Clinical Sciences from the renowned Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

    In 2014, Dr. Stotland moved to Doha, Qatar, becoming the founding division chief of Plastic, Craniofacial, and Hand Surgery at Sidra Medicine; was appointed Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar in 2019 as Medical Director, Perioperative Services, and in 2021 Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Sidra Medicine. Has introduced a number of new and complex plastic surgical procedures – and a multidisciplinary approach to craniofacial care – to Qatar.

    Dr. Stotland’s main areas of clinical interest include management of cleft lip and cleft palate, isolated and syndromic forms of craniosynostosis, facial trauma, and total ear reconstruction. His research has focused primarily on the assessment and measurement of facial difference, including through the development of novel machine learning models. In May 2023 Dr. Stotland chaired the Inaugural “Artificial Intelligence and Medicine – Bringing Digital Breakthroughs to the Bedside” symposium at Sidra Medicine.


    Languages Spoken

    English, French

    Years Of Experience
    • BSc. (Physiology), McGill University (1985)
    • MD,CM McGill University School of Medicine (1989)
    • MS (Evaluative Clinical Sciences), Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (2007)
    • Certificate of completion (AI and Machine Learning. Building Data Science Systems) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (4 months, 2023)
    • Sidra Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar: 2014-present (senior consultant and associate professor of clinical surgery)
    • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth: 1997-2016 (senior attending and associate professor of surgery)
    • University of California at Los Angeles: 1996-1997  (clinical instructor)
    Areas of Clinical Interest
    • cleft lip and cleft palate
    • total ear reconstruction
    • isolated and syndromic forms of craniosynostosis
    • rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction
    • facial trauma reconstruction
    Educational Interests
    • artificial intelligence/machine learning research
    • data science
    Medical Publications
    1. Hayajneh A, Shaqfeh M, Serpedin E, Stotland MA “Unsupervised Anomaly Appraisal of Cleft Faces Using Style Based GAN Model Adaptation Technique”. PLoS One, 2023,18(8), p.e0288228 and arXiv preprint arXiv:2211.06659. 2022 Nov 12.
    2. Al-Kurbi AA, Aliyev E, AlSa’afin S, Aamer W, Palaniswamy S, Al-Maraghi A, Kilani H, Akil AA-S, Stotland MA, Fakhro KA. A Complex Intrachromosomal Rearrangement Disrupting IRF6 in a Family with Popliteal Pterygium and Van der Woude Syndromes. Genes. 2023; 14(4):849.
    3. Abuelezz I, Qaraqe MK, Stotland MA, “Parents of Children with Cleft Lip Exhibit Heightened Visual Attention to The Perioral Area” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open Feb;11(2):e4790 2023
    4. Glass, GE, Mohammedali, S, Sivakumar, B, Stotland MA, Abdulkader, F, Prosser, DO, Love, DR. “Poland-Möbius syndrome: a case report implicating a novel mutation of the PLXND1 gene and literature review”. BMC Pediatr 22, 745 (2022)
    5. Boonipat T, Abu-Ghname A, Lin J, Garcia-Gonzalo E, Bite U, Stotland MA. “Impact of Surgical Rejuvenation on Visual Processing and Character Attribution of Periorbital Aging”. Plas Reconstr Surg. 2022 Sep 1;150(3):539-48.