Craniofacial Fellowship

Craniofacial Fellowship

Number of positions: 1
Surgical specialties eligible to apply: Neurosurgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Duration: 1 year
Site: Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool
Principle supervisor: Mr Christopher Parks

The Alder Hey Children’s Craniofacial Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship. The start date for the next post is November 2023 but is negotiable dependant on candidate suitability. The fellowship is designed to deliver a structured program, allowing the individual to become familiar with all aspects of paediatric craniofacial surgery. Doctors trained within neurosurgery, maxillofacial surgery and plastic surgery are eligible to apply.

The appointed fellow will be immersed in a hands-on experience and will have the opportunity to integrate in a multi-disciplinary team. All aspects of paediatric craniofacial surgery will be covered: simple and complex craniosynostosis, facial dysmorphisms, encephaloceles, orbital dysostosis, oculo-auricular-vertebral syndrome (craniofacial microsomia), orthognathic planning, facial clefts, microtia, temporo-mandibular disorders. In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in theatre activity within the adult sectors for adult craniofacial cases, including cranioplasty, tissue expander insertions, pan-facial trauma, orthognathic surgery. 

The fellow is expected to participate in: on call, teaching responsibilities, participate fully in surgeries and clinics and conduct the weekly multidisciplinary team meetings. It is also expected that the fellow initiate and complete a research project for the 12-month period.

The Craniofacial Fellowship is recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons and the Surgical Advisory Committee of UK. Applications are reviewed on an individual basis and applied directly to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Trust. The post is advertised on NHS Jobs http://www.jobs.nhs.uk annually. A salary of £50,000 - £65,000 per annum + on-calls is administered. The fellow is responsible for all other expenses and accommodation. 

We welcome fellows from all parts of the world. The Alder Hey Children’s Craniofacial Fellowship is a unique fellowship which offers significant hands-on experience and exposure to multiple specialists, including neurosurgeons, maxillofacial surgeons and plastic surgeons. It is one of the highest volume craniofacial centres internationally. We are a dynamic and dedicated team who work together cohesively. This fellowship is suited for anyone who wants to pursue a career in craniofacial surgery and/or want to develop skills in managing craniofacial deformity and trauma. 

If you require any further information, contact us on: craniofacial@alderhey.nhs.uk 

Previous Craniofacial Fellows

Clinical Fellow: Emily Yassie    
Country of origin: New Zealand    
Subspecialty: Plastic Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Anusha Hennedige    
Country of origin: UK    
Subspecialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Fellow: David Laraway    
Country of origin: UK    
Subspecialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Andrew Weeks    
Country of origin: USA    
Subspecialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Ben Robertson    
Country of origin: Australia    
Subspecialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Jon Ellenbogen    
Country of origin: UK    
Subspecialty: Neurosurgery
Clinical Fellow: Richard Graham    
Country of origin: UK    
Subspecialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Andrew Webb    
Country of origin: UK    
Subspecialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Joern Wittig    
Country of origin: Germany    
Subspecialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Patricia Broadbar    
Country of origin: Australia    
Subspecialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Paul Sillifant    
Country of origin: Australia    
Subspecialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Janavikulam Thiruchelvam    
Country of origin: UK    
Subspecialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Partha Vaiude    
Country of origin: UK    
Subspecialty: Plastic Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Dean Kissun    
Country of origin: UK    
Subspecialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Helena Pappa    
Country of origin: Greece    
Subspecialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Anne Begley    
Country of origin: UK    
Subspecialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Fellow: Ajay Sinha
Country of origin: UK
Subspecialty: Neurosurgery
Clinical Fellow: Rob Campbell    
Country of origin: Australia    
Subspecialty: Neurosurgery
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