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.
“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
“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
“My role as a Speech Pathologist on the craniofacial team is multi-faceted. I perform pre- and post-operative evaluations and make recommendations about the appropriate treatment of speech problems of children and adults who have clefts and craniofacial anomalies, velopharyngeal dysfunction for speech, and feeding and swallowing problems. This process also involves family and patient education, and the guidance through the various surgical interventions and therapy so that they not only understand the course of action, but can also become active participants in their medical care. Collaborative care with outside therapists and other craniofacial team members is a critical part of achieving an optimal outcome that will benefit the patient. My ultimate goal for every patient is to achieve maximum functional development to allow them to reach their full potential.”
–Dr. Elizabeth E. Sperry