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Originally founded in 1971 by well-known surgeon Dr. Kenneth Salyer, the International Craniofacial Institute is now led by Dr. David G. Genecov, who serves as Director. Recognized nationwide as one of the most advanced centers for craniofacial and cleft lip and palate repair, we have treated over 17,000 patients from more than 30 countries.

Our doctors train surgeons from all over the world in advanced craniofacial surgery techniques and share their knowledge and experience with the world’s surgical community through lectures and publications. For each patient, we strive to provide aesthetic and functional correction, practical instruction, and the real hope we’ve been offering to patients and their families for almost 40 years. Correcting craniofacial differences demands a high level of specific surgical expertise, detailed treatment and planning, and years of experience. Because our patients have a variety of medical, dental, surgical, and psychosocial needs, we have brought together the finest team representing over 15 different areas of specialty and skill.

 

DGG2016David G. Genecov, MD, FACS, FAAP

“Patients are, first and foremost, people. So that’s where my work begins: I treat every person with individual consideration to get a clear understanding of their specific circumstances. Once we’ve determined the appropriate treatment goals and methods, I apply my skills and experience to create both functional and aesthetic restoration. And as the field advances, I’m committed to ongoing improvement of my own skills as well so that I can do whatever it takes to improve my patients’ quality of life.”

– Dr. David G. Genecov

 

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Carlos Raul Barcelo, MD

“My life goal as a physician is to treat each patient with the same professional expertise, consideration, and personal concern as I would my own family members. And my family is my most valued asset.” 

– Dr. Carlos Raul Barcelo