The Department of
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery also offers a one-year fellowship in Cleft Lip
and Palate/Craniofacial Surgery. This fellowship program was established in
2008 by Dr. Kevin Smith. This fellowship is in response to a large volume of
cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial cases that are done by the
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
The fellowship is
intimately involved with the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program and the
fellow's primary duties include being responsible for cases done that involve
cleft lip and palate, distraction osteogenesis, craniofacial surgery, and other
major facial deformities.
to the department include the J.W. Keys Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic, which
meets on a monthly basis with an interdisciplinary team venue in which all
major specialties are represented to care for children with cleft and
craniofacial deformities. Additionally, a cleft lip and palate clinic is
staffed at the University of Tulsa on a monthly basis, where audiologists,
speech pathologists, orthodontists, pediatricians, and surgeons meet to
evaluate and recommend treatment to children with cleft and craniofacial
Requirements for the
fellow include attendance to the American Cleft Lip and Palate Association
meeting, obtaining PALS certification, rotation on pediatric airway management
on the ORL service, rotation on the Pediatric surgery service, and rotation at a
distant site craniofacial clinic.
fellows are required to produce at least one publishable paper based on a
research project that was accomplished during the fellowship. The fellow is
also responsible for initiating a second project that will be finished by the
There is income enhancement for the Fellow by providing routine OMS for other patients.