We believe everyone should have access to life-saving and life-transforming medical treatment, no matter where they live, no matter their ability to pay.


We have proven over more than a quarter-century that even the very poor can receive excellent medical care.

Founded in 1989 by Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D., the World Craniofacial Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides:


  • Access to innovative surgical care  for children and adults with abnormalities of the head and/or face.
  • Emotional support to patients and their families
  • Funding (cash or in-kind gifts) for transportation, lodging, meals and ancillary needs of patients and their families as they pursue treatment
  • Funding/fellowship programs for physicians undergoing advanced craniofacial training
  • Education about craniofacial abnormalities and treatment to patients, their families, government agencies, insurance companies, physicians in training and the public
  • Support for and distribution of craniofacial research to the medical community, government agencies, insurance companies, patients and their families
  • Advocacy for superb craniofacial patient care worldwide

Our Vision

Transforming Lives. Restoring Hope.

The World Craniofacial Foundation provides help, hope and healing for children with craniofacial abnormalities and their families.


We work tirelessly so that, some day, all people with craniofacial abnormalities will receive transformative care—regardless of geography or socio-economic class.


The WorldCF is the global leader in advocacy for excellent craniofacial patient care, education and research, as well as the primary resource for philanthropic support.

Please help us give every needy child a normal face.

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Dr. Kenneth Salyer

Dr. Kenneth Salyer

Founder & Chairman

Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D., is internationally recognized as a pioneer and leader in craniofacial surgery. He has contributed over 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has authored, co-authored or edited eleven books. Dr. Salyer has given over 1,000 presentations and teaching-courses at national and international congresses. He has been visiting professor at more than fifty universities and medical schools around the world, and has received numerous honorary memberships, professorships, and degrees including a lifetime achievement award from the Friends of the National Institutes of Health. He is currently Clinical Professor of Biomedical Research, Texas A&M University, Dallas.

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Board of Directors

Derek Bruce, M.D.

Sally Fryer Dietz, DPT, CST-D

Professor of Neurosurgery,

George Washington University Medical School

Founder & Director

Integrative Physical Therapy

Mark Dietz

Rena D’Souza, D.D.S., Ph.D.


The Dietz Design Group

Associate Vice Provost for Research

University of Utah School of Dentistry

Chris Fashek

Michael Hatfield


Atteris Healthcare

Vice President and General Counsel

Catapult Energy Services

Alexander Macnab


Alexander Macnab & Co.

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Medical Directors

Derek Bruce, M.D.

David Chong, M.D.

Arun Gosain, M.D.

Diego Steinberg, M.D.

Akira Yamada, M.D.

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World Craniofacial Foundation

7777 Forest Lane, Suite C-616

Dallas, Texas 75230 USA

Office: +1 972 566 6669

Toll free in the USA:

800 533 3315



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