We are pleased to share the news that Dr. Diego Steinberg, a former WorldCF fellow and a craniofacial surgeon based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, who helped develop the WorldCF center at Austral Hospital, has accepted a position as the foundation’s first medical administrator. Dr. Steinberg will join WorldCF founder and board chairman Dr. Kenneth Salyer in overseeing the admission of new patients, planning their surgeries and additional treatments, and leading our education and training efforts at WorldCF-affiliated centers around the world.
“Our current team of medical directors are five world-class surgeons dedicated to excellence and the foundation’s mission to offer good lives to children born with craniofacial challenges,” explains Dr. Salyer. “In his new position, Dr. Steinberg will become their leader and will coordinate the foundation’s medical programs with them. I think the world of Diego and know that he is well-prepared to assume greater responsibilities as I begin to plan for my eventual retirement.”
Dr. Steinberg received his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1995. Following his training in plastic surgery, he was awarded the title of Specialist in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery from the Argentine Ministry of Health. In 2007, he became a WorldCF fellow, working under Dr. Salyer for a year before returning to Buenos Aires, where he continues to practice craniofacial surgery. He has authored more than twenty-five papers that have been presented at international meetings and published in scientific publications in Argentina and abroad. He is an international member of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons and volunteers around the world in consultation with Operation Smile.