In this interview series, we’ll introduce to you a selection of interesting AO CMF members from various backgrounds and hospitals all over the world. We're ready when you are... so, let's get acquainted!

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    April 21, 2021

    Getting to know: Belinda Beltrán-Salinas

    Belinda Beltrán-Salinas, head of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at “Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Bernardo Sepulveda” (San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, Mexico) is proof of AO CMF’s opportunities for women. She discusses her role as an AO CMF woman ambassador, as well as her career path, asserting that role models can play a significant part in young surgeons’ lives.

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    January 21, 2021

    Getting to know: Gangadhara Sundar

    An interview with oculoplastic surgeon AO CMF faculty member Gangadhara Sundar about his career path and the unique multispecialty orientation of AO CMF.

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    January 18, 2021

    Getting to know: Leonardo Righesso

    An interview with the adjunct member of the AO CMF Community Development Commission representing the Europe and Southern Africa region

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    November 24, 2020

    Getting to know: Florian Thieringer

    AO CMF Community Development Commission Vice Chairperson Florian Thieringer discusses the clinical division’s growing social medial presence—today at more than 17,000 followers and counting.

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    November 05, 2020

    Getting to know: Carlos Gaete

    An interview with the newly elected adjunct member of the AO CMF Community Development Commission (CDC)

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    July 15, 2020

    Getting to know: Nicolas Homsi

    New AO CMF Latin America Board Chair is passionate about patients, learning, and teaching

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    January 31, 2020

    Getting to Know: Rafael Cypriano

    AO CMF faculty member Rafael Cypriano was recently elected on the AO CMF Web Editorial Group, representing Latin America

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    October 28, 2019

    Passion for teaching

    India’s Dr Gopal Krishnan looks to the future of surgeon education in Asia Pacific

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    October 23, 2019

    Using technology to give young patients a second chance at life

    AO CMF faculty member Majeed Rana unites surgical expertise, compassion and technology in service of patients

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    October 07, 2019

    A desire to help inspires star surgeon to share patient stories on YouTube

    When AO CMF Web Editorial Group member Dr Milind N Naik started his YouTube channel ten years ago, his aim was modest: to explore social media as a vehicle putting his love for teaching into action. Naik never imagined the channel would grow to over 5,250 subscribers, including both health care providers and patients.

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    August 29, 2019

    A commitment to mentoring

    Stanford University’s Dr Jill Helms is paying her own achievements forward in all that she does

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    July 18, 2019

    Getting to know: Emily Nyamu

    Tackling challenges with compassion and determination in equal measures

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    January 13, 2019

    Getting to Know: Ana Tobón

    AO CMF faculty member and web editorial group member Ana Catalina Tobón Trujillo was the first woman in a decade to graduate from her university’s craniomaxillofacial program. 

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    October 11, 2018

    Getting to Know: Michael Turner

    Michael D Turner, MD, DDS, specializing in oral and maxillofacial surgery, is an assistant clinical professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Mount Sinai Health System’s Icahn School of Medicine in New York City, US