Wayne F. Larrabee Jr., MD, FACS
Dr. Larrabee has served as President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies, The American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery), and The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a Clinical Professor in Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle and a longstanding Fellowship Director for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is Editor in Chief of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Larrabee also has a Master’s degree in Public Health (Epidemiology) and has invested his humanitarian efforts toward global health throughout his entire career.
Jonathan Sykes, MD
Dr. Sykes is Professor and director of Facial Plastic Surgery at University of California, Davis as well as past President of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since his first trip to repair children’s cleft palates and facial deformities in an impoverished Honduras village, Dr. Sykes has remained committed to delivering care to children in medically underserved countries. In the past 17 years, Dr. Sykes has made over 20 trips to provide pro bono care to children who would otherwise have no access to corrective surgery. He has travelled to Belize, Bolivia, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, Mexico, Russia, Korea and China.
Travis Tollefson, MD
Dr. Tollefson is an Assistant Professor in the Cleft and Craniofacial Program at University of California, Davis. Since his appointment at UC Medical Center, he has participated in over a dozen surgical trips with Smile China and Operation of Hope and provided care for hundreds of children in four provinces of China, three cities in Ecuador, and in Hare, Zimbabwe. He currently serves as the Associate Medical Director for Operation of Hope and returns to South America and Africa annually for surgical correction of facial deformities in children and adults.