Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Fellowship Program

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, offers a one-year accredited fellowship. The fellowship is designed to produce highly trained surgeons, preparing them for a full-time academic career or allowing them to enter a position at a center or within a group, which has a significant need for this experience.

The fellow develops extensive surgical experience in pediatric, adolescent, and adult congenital craniofacial, primary and secondary cleft, orthognathic, reconstructive, esthetic, implant, and pediatric craniofacial trauma surgery. Research opportunities in the areas of tissue engineering, molecular genetics, pediatric trauma, cleft, and congenital craniofacial anomalies are also available and encouraged as a critical component to the fellowship program. Research involvement, presentations at scientific meetings of national scope and merit, and publications in peer-reviewed journals are encouraged and supported.

The fellow accepted each year is regularly taken from among the best prepared and most qualified oral and maxillofacial surgery residents in the nation. Our graduates accept positions in both outstanding surgical practices and university attending positions at major medical centers.


Applicants are screened for interviews that take place in the fall. Eligible applicants include those who have graduated or will graduate from a CODA accredited residency in OMS. Please contact the Oral and Maxillofacial Fellowship and Residency Coordinator for further information.


Fellows receive a full UPMC Health System post-graduate trainee stipend for the year of the program that is commensurate with their experience level. Health and disability insurance benefits are provided.



The clinical fellowship training program in pediatric craniomaxillofacial surgery is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) [and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements (1)"]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United Stated Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653, or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611. The Commission's web address is