AO CMF North America fellows portal

Your one-stop resource for everything related to AO CMF NA fellowships

On behalf of the AO CMF North America (AO CMF NA) Fellowship Committee, we welcome you as an AO CMF NA fellow for the 2022-23 academic year.  My name is David Powers and I am the AO CMF North America Board Director responsible for oversight of the AO CMF Fellowship Program.

If you aren’t already aware, your current institution has been recognized as an AO CMF NA fellowship site. There are currently only 17 approved fellowship sites within the US and Canada as it is a highly competitive process and therefore a prestigious honor to be recognized as an AO CMF NA site. 

As an AO CMF NA Fellow, you will receive many opportunities and benefits to help you through your fellowship year.

Upcoming events

  • Fellows forum – March 17-20, 2023
  • Check back for registration in the fall

In-person events

AO CMF NA Fellows Forum 

10-13 November 2022 – Tampa, FL

Takes place during the Computer Assisted Maxillofacial Surgery course

*Events starts Thursday night and ends Sunday afternoon

AO CMF NA Advanced Courses

As part of your AO CMF NA Fellowship, you are required to take one AO CMF NA Advanced Course. These should be funded independent of AO CMF NA or with the funds that your institution receives as part of the fellowship award. Here are two Advanced Cadaveric Training Educational Activities to consider.

Computer Assisted Maxillofacial Surgery

11-13 November 2022 – Tampa, FL


Maxillofacial Reconstruction: A Focus on Ballistic Injury Management

6-8 January 2023 – Rosemont, IL

Funding awards and opportunities

Fellows Research Grant

Funding for worthwhile clinical and translational CMF-oriented research projects to be performed by fellows at AO CMF NA-sponsored sites.

Young Investigator Research Grant Award

Funding for surgeons early in their career interested in performing high-quality, clinically-relevant CMF research.

AO CMF research (international)

Explore research opportunities available to global AO CMF community

AO CMF NA fellowship committee

David Powers, MD, DMD, FACS, FRCS(Ed)

Duke University Medical Center

Raj Dedhia, MD

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Curtis Budden, MD, MEd, FRCSC

University of Alberta, Edmonton

Mark Engelstad, DDS, MD, MS

Oregon Health & Science University

Sachin S. Pawar, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

Your AO NA contacts

Allison Babb

Coordinator, CMF Research & Fellowships

Jonathan O’Neal

Coordinator, Trauma & Spine Fellowships

Josh Block

Manager, Professional Services

Brenda Lowry

Sr. Education Development Manager: CMF & VET