ARTICLES - Dr. Bonilla

"Dr. Bonilla Transplants Ear of Human Cells, Made by 3-D Printer"

In a world's first, a patient undergoes microtia ear reconstruction using her own cartilage cells via a 3-D brioprinter. This FDA study is groundbreaking and may open the door to advanced techniques...

"A Class of His Own"

Growing up in San Antonio, Dr. Arturo Bonilla graduated from Central Catholic High School, and like his four siblings, he graduated from St. Mary’s University. His initial plan was to deliver babies and work with his father, who is an OB/GYN. Once he entered medical school at UT Medical School at Houston, Dr. Bonilla realized that he wanted to specialize in some sort of pediatric surgery. At the time, his older brother was..

"All in the family"

With five successful physicians following in the footsteps of their family patriarch, Dr. Jose Bonilla, medicine truly runs in the blood of the Bonilla family. It is not too often that almost an entire family pursues a medical career, but with a hardworking...

"Making an ear takes knife of an artist"

Where only a flap of skin existed before, Dr. Arturo Bonilla successfuly constructed an ear for a 5-year old boy from Egypt. Using the boy's own rib cartilage, Dr. Bonilla sculpted the cartilage...

"El Paso parents venture to China for adoption adventure"

It began as a desire to adopt a child. It then turned into an adventure for an El Paso family that took it on a 7,000-mile journey to China, where it adopted a boy with a physical condition called microtia.

"To hear anew"

Five children who were born without ears will undergo surgery this week by Dr. Arturo Bonilla, a pediatric microtia surgeon. Thanksgiving holiday will mark the start of a journey, as they begin a series of surgeries to reconstruct...

"The President of Panama supports boy's ear reconstruction by Dr. Arturo Bonilla"

Born with just a flap of skin for a right ear, 9-year-old Guido Benites has endured taunting for as long as he can remember. On his schoolyard in Panama, classmates poked fun at the boy who tried...

microtia-researchDr. Bonilla has authored multiple chapters and articles on pediatric microtia reconstruction in some of the world's most respected journals and textbooks.

"Top Doctors"

Through most of his career, Dr. Bonilla has been named as a Top Doctor voted by his peers.

"La sonrisa del niño después de la operación es mi recompensa"

El doctor José Arturo Bonilla se ha convertido en le esperanza para miles de niños que han nacido con un defecto congénito llamado microtia. Cirujano plástico y otorrino pediátrico con especialidad en microtia...

"Ronald McDonald House there for families with microtia and atresia"

Floridians, Cindy and Marcelo Lopez, were surprised when they discovered that their son, Leonardo Lopez, was born with a birth defect on his right ear. Soon, the Lopez family learned that Leonardo has microtia and atresia...

​Dr. Arturo Bonilla smiling in a lab coat

Microtia - Congenital Ear Institute ​Dr. Arturo Bonilla

Microtia - Congenital Ear Institute, led by Dr. Bonilla, is the largest exclusive pediatric microtia center in North America. Dr. Bonilla has been recognized as the leading pediatric microtia surgeon, performing thousands of surgeries for children all over the world. His affiliations include: American Medical Association | American Academy of Otolaryngology

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