This is a one-year fellowship designed to provide an in-depth experience in craniofacial plastic surgery, with emphasis on diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of pediatric craniofacial anomalies.

Prerequisite training/selection criteria

To qualify for our craniofacial fellowship, the applicants must have successfully completed residency training in Plastic Surgery in the United States or from a teaching institution outside of the US with completion of the ECFMG or USMLE examinations. He or she must be licensed and qualified to participate in clinical activities as mandated by the Division of Education.

Goals and objectives for training

The fellow will spend the year doing craniofacial surgery both in the pediatric and adult population under the supervision of the teaching faculty at both Cleveland Clinic and Akron Children’s Hospital. All patients who are admitted for craniofacial surgical procedures will be seen and evaluated by the fellow along with the resident on the service, and followed closely in the postoperative period. A concurrent management of the patient by both of the resident and fellow would improve the service to the patient.

Educational program - basic curriculum

The fellow will work with all members of the staff of Cleveland Clinic's Department of Plastic Surgery and Akron Children’s Hospital. The fellow will report directly to Dr Frank Papay, Dr Bahar Bassiri Gharb and Dr Antonio Rampazzo while training at Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Ananth Murthy while training at CHMCA. The year is designed to provide a broad exposure to craniofacial surgery and research for applicants intending to pursue a career in plastic surgery with an emphasis on craniofacial surgery. The fellow will gain experience both in adult craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery, but the primary emphasis of this program is to provide the trainee with experience in managing pediatric congenital craniofacial anomalies.

The year is spent alternating time between Cleveland Clinic, and Akron Children’s Hospital where the trainee will gain proficiency in diagnosing, evaluating and treating pediatric patients with both congenital and traumatic craniofacial disorders. Trainees will gain proficiency both through didactic and practical training under the direction of the full time teaching faculty at both institutions.

Program Director
Frank Papay, MD
Chairman, Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute
Program Director, Craniofacial Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic

Associate Program Director
Ananth Murthy, MD
Program Director, Craniofacial Fellowship
Akron Children's Hospital

Contact information 

Jodi Ours
Administrative Program Coordinator
Phone: 216.445.4724
Email: oursj1@ccf.org

To apply to the Cleveland Clinic Craniofacial Fellowship Program, please submit your application to the SF Match at www.sfmatch.org.

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