Craniofacial & Plastic Surgery Fellowship

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Fully comprehensive in nature, the Austin/Dell Children’s Medical Center Craniofacial Fellowship offers unique didactic opportunities in both adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery, while also providing exposure to pediatric plastic surgery, training in microsurgical techniques for craniofacial procedures and exposure to both congenital and acquired conditions in children and adults. Integrated with the multidisciplinary Dell Children’s Craniofacial Team, the goal of this fellowship is to develop knowledge and technical ability in treating craniofacial conditions. We are seeking applicants interested in pursuing academic medicine who have strong academic and research backgrounds and performed well in their residency.
The fellowship is based primarily at Dell Children’s Medical Center, one of only 17 Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in the US. Fellows will spend the other 25% of their time at University Medical Center Brackenridge, a Level I Trauma Center servicing Central Texas.  In addition, clinical and or basic science research is encouraged during the fellowship year.
As of July 2012, our program received AGME accreditation, making the Austin program one of only a handful of formally accredited programs in the US.
Fellowship Training Includes:


  • Cleft lip/palate care
  • Alveolar bone grafting
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Craniofacial distraction osteogenesis
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Craniofacial syndromes
  • Le Fort procedures
  • Monobloc advancement
  • Skull base tumors
  • Craniofacial Reconstruction/Microsurgery
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Tissue expansion and general reconstruction 
  • Autologous and Medpor ear reconstruction


  • Facial trauma
  • Secondary traumatic deformities
  • Head/neck cancer reconstruction
  • Craniofacial reconstruction/Microsurgery
  • Orthognathic surgery

Welcome from Dr. Raymond Harshbarger, Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the University of Texas Medical Branch Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship, conducted here at Dell Children's Medical Center, the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Central Texas.  As you explore the program information on this website, you will see that our fellowship offers exposure to a full spectrum of pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery and pediatric plastic surgery. The fellow will integrate with the multidisciplinary care team at the Dell Children's Craniofacial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Center, which serves the 46-counties surrounding Austin.  For exposure to adult craniofacial surgery, the fellow will work with the craniofacial team at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, based at University Medical Center Brackenridge, which is also a Level I Trauma Center servicing Central Texas.  As an integral part of the adult and pediatric teams, the craniofacial fellow will gain comprehensive experience in both clinical care and research.

We are pleased to announce that as of July 2012, our program received ACGME accreditation, making the Austin program one of only a handful of accredited programs in the US.

Please do not hesitate to contact our program office with questions.

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