AO CMF North America fellows portal

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

Congratulations on your selection as an AO CMF North America Fellow for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. I hope this message finds you well, and your Fellowship is progressing smoothly, and you are having a challenging surgical case load and diversity.  Please allow me to use this letter as an introduction—my name is Dave Powers and I am the AO North America Fellowship Committee Director.  We will have multiple communications with you over the course of your Fellowship advising you of upcoming AO events, courses and learning opportunities.  One of these events is a monthly Online Seminar - of which the North America CMF Fellows will have an integral role to play.  Once every three months there will be a Case Presentation/Point-Counterpoint Webinar about specific CMF Trauma topics.  Each of you are expected to present something on one of these Webinars over the course of your 12-month Fellowship.  In the near future, the Chair of the Online Webinar will be reaching out to you for inclusion in one of these seminars.  Our goal is to have you present one of your actual cases from Fellowship or Residency and have an international audience weigh in on the various treatment options available for the management of these cases.  So please be on the lookout for an email from one of the identified Webinar Chairs—Drs. Dedhia, Pawar, Budden or Englestad—who will be working with you on these projects.

On a personal level, I am always available to answer any questions you have regarding the AO Fellowship, educational opportunities and involvement in the AO.  Again, welcome to the AO and I look forward to hopefully meeting each of you at a future AO event.


Important resources

Upcoming events

  • 2024 CMF Fellow’s Forum and the Contemporary Management of Orbit and Midface (CMOM) Trauma Symposium April 19-21, 2024 Raynham, Massachusetts 
  • Check back for registration in the fall

In-person events

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.

Orthognathic Surgery: Current Trends and Clinical Perspective

March 16, 2024, Dallas, TX   


Hot Topics in Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction

May 31-June 2, 2024, New York, NY 

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

Alaina Onesti

Program Coordinator: CMF & VET

Brenda Lowry

Sr. Education Development Manager: CMF & VET