In Memoriam

Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D.



On behalf of the board of directors, medical directors, and staff of the World Craniofacial Foundation, I am deeply saddened to announce that the world has lost a giant of a man, and we have lost a great friend.


Dr. Ken Salyer died peacefully December 28 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas of complications following a stroke. He was surrounded as he passed by the love of his wife Luci and his son and daughter.


Ken’s gifts will live on in the smiles of those he touched, and those who knew him.


Steven F. Murray

Vice Chairman

World Craniofacial Foundation



What if your child were among the one in every five- hundred kids around the world who are born with head or facial differences that, if left untreated, would almost certainly ruin their lives? Founded in 1989 by craniofacial surgery pioneer Dr. Kenneth Salyer, the WorldCF links families in great need with medical professionals on every continent to ensure that these children receive the excellent surgical and medical care they deserve, dramatically


improving their quality of life and restoring their dignity. The WorldCF needs your support to strengthen our network of multidisciplinary experts who work tirelessly to help every youngster who is afflicted with devastating craniofacial anomalies. With our unparalleled international expertise and medical resources, we transform these children’s faces and dramatically renew their lives.


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Like those of us who work in this field, craniofacial patients remain particularly sensitive throughout their lives to the truth that each person deserves not just to exist but to thrive. In valuing individual lives and striving to make them better, we value all of humanity.

Dr. Kenneth Salyer

Founder & Chairman


For more than 25 years, we’ve raised millions of dollars to help save and change thousands of lives. Our partners across the globe work daily to transform lives through access to the latest medical and surgical innovation, to ultimately restore hope for the patients we serve.

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We have worked hard to become the premiere international organization devoted to excellent care, transformed faces, and renewed lives for children with the most challenging cases and the greatest need on every continent.

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