Craniofacial Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers a comprehensive one-year craniofacial fellowship registered with . As one of the largest craniofacial centers in the nation, our fellows gain comprehensive experience in the full scope of craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery.

Moreover, with the incorporation of oral and maxillofacial surgery within our Division, this is one of the only fellowships that provide comprehensive orthognathic training. This fellowship is designed for those destined for a career in academic craniofacial surgery.

Fellowship Training Locations

The fellows operate at several hospitals with the following distribution:

  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (90%)
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (10%)

Areas of Interest

Fellows may choose to focus on his or her particular areas of interest from a broad scope of surgical procedures, including:

  • ALT flap for soft tissue coverage
  • Alveolar bone grafting
  • Bilateral sagittal split osteotomy
  • Box osteotomies
  • Cleft lip nasal revision
  • Cleft lip repair
  • Cleft rhinoplasty
  • Closed reduction cranio maxillo mandibular fixation
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Excision of lesions
  • Extraction of teeth
  • Eyelid ptosis reconstruction
  • Fat injection for soft tissue defects
  • Free gracilis transfer for facial reanimation
  • Lateral canthopexy
  • LeFort I single and multi-segment advancement/distraction
  • LeFort III advancement/distraction
  • Mandibular distraction
  • Medial canthopexy
  • Medpor ear reconstruction
  • Monobloc advancement/distraction
  • Mustarde cheek advancement
  • Neonatal mandibular distraction
  • Open reduction craniomaxillofacial trauma
  • Orthognathic splint fabrication
  • Otoplasty
  • Palatoplasty
  • Placement of dental implants
  • Surgical rapid palatal expansion
  • Tissue expansion

How to Apply


  • Must be registered with Craniofacial Fellowship Match at .
  • Completion of an ACGME accredited residency in Plastic Surgery
  • Eligible for medical licensure in the State of California Duration
  • One year from Aug. 1 - July 30

Application Process

Please contact Nataly Montenegro for the application deadline:

  • A copy of the Certificate of Registration showing your match number from .
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A one-page personal statement describing your career goals following fellowship
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from the Chairperson of your Plastic Surgery Residency


Please contact Nataly Montenegro at for interview dates.