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Plastic surgeon joins ACPA Board of Directors

Published on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Published on February 11, 2016

An assistant professor of plastic surgery has been appointed to an international cleft palate-craniofacial organization.  

Plastic surgeon earns international board appointment


Dr. Michael T. Friel, assistant professor of plastic surgery, has been appointed to the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association's (ACPA) Board of Directors.

Friel's specialties include treatment of pediatric cleft palates.

The ACPA is an international nonprofit medical society of health-care professionals who treat and/or perform research on oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. For more than 65 years, ACPA members have provided optimal care for children and adults with cleft lip, cleft palate and craniofacial abnormalities.

A multidisciplinary organization of more than 2500 members representing more than 30 disciplines in 60 countries, the ACPA fosters communication and cooperation among professionals from all specialties.