NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity organization, today announced Dr. Larry Hollier as the new Chairman of the Smile Train Medical Advisory Board.
"Having served on Smile Train's Medical Advisory Board for the past four years, I am honored to now take on the role of Chairman," said Dr. Hollier. "With Smile Train's focus on sustainability and commitment to helping solve the single, correctable problem of cleft, I look forward to continuing to help transform the lives of millions of children who unnecessarily suffer."
"Since joining the Board in 2010, Dr. Hollier has brought the highest level of expertise and commitment to our cause," said Smile Train Chairman and Founder Charles Wang. "As Chairman, we're confident that he'll propel us forward in our mission to provide high-quality, efficient and safe surgical care to cleft patients across the world."
Dr. Hollier is the Chief of Plastic Surgery Service at Texas Children's Hospital. He is also a professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery and program director for the plastic surgery residency program at Baylor College of Medicine. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hollier specializes in pediatric craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, facial fractures, cranial vault remodeling and midfacial and mandibular distraction.
Dr. Hollier earned his medical degree from Tulane University and completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at New York University Medical Center.
The Smile Train Medical Advisory Board is comprised of the best and the brightest cleft experts in the world, from maxillofacial surgeons to anesthesiologists to speech pathologists. The board sets the standards for safety and quality for every Smile Train partner and program.
About Smile Train
Smile Train is an international children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Millions of children in developing countries with unrepaired clefts live in shame, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Smile Train's sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their own communities. To learn more about how Smile Train's sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit SmileTrain.org.
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