This team of experts comes together for the purpose of evaluating your child’s current medical, dental, and psychosocial development. The team will make recommendations for how to best to coordinate care and develop a treatment plan for your child. The goal of our Team is to provide the best treatment that is available today so that your child will be good-looking and healthy.
John F. Teichgraeber MD, FACS
Co-Director, Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Clinic
Professor, Division of Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery
John Teichgraeber, MD, is the Director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School. He attended Stanford University and Williams College for his undergraduate education. While attending Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration he switched his career path to medicine. He graduated from Emory University Medical School and completed his ENT residency at Emory University Hospitals followed by an ENT fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He decided to continue his training to specialize in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery doing an additional residency at UT Medical School and then another year of training in craniofacial surgery. He has served as Director of the UT Cleft and Craniofacial Team since 1996. He is Board Certified in both Otolaryngology and in Plastic Surgery. Among his many honors and awards are Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards, Best Doctors in America (2005-2006, 2011-2012) and the House of Charity Humanitarian of the Year Award. He continues to go on medical mission trips to treat children born with cleft lips and palates.
Dr. Teichgraeber has many loves in addition to his wife and two daughters. He is an avid golfer and a gourmet cook. Before settling on a career in medicine, he had worked as a US Park Ranger and remains an outdoor enthusiast. He is committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes for children born with craniofacial disorders and proud of the wonderful team of specialists who are part of the UT Cleft and Craniofacial Team.