Considerations of the Unilateral Cleft Lip
During this lecture, Dr. David Fisher presents the complete cleft lip and palate protocol and summarizes key considerations of the unilateral cleft lip repair. He discusses the principal challenges to this deformity and describes the pros and pitfalls of the various primary unilateral lip repair techniques. Dr. Fisher illustrates key landmarks of the anatomic subunit repair and shares his results using this approach across varying degrees of cleft severity.
Santa Cruz, Bolivia 2023
David M. Fisher BSc, BFA, MFA, MB, BCh, FRCSC, FACS
Medical Director Cleft Lip and Palate Program, Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Fisher attended Queen’s University and obtained a BSc in Life Sciences. He received his Medical Degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, in 1990. He completed Residencies in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received American Board Accreditations in General Surgery (1997) and Plastic Surgery (2001). He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon of Canada in 1998. He undertook Craniofacial Fellowship training in Paris with Dr. Daniel Marchac, in Taiwan with Dr. Samuel Noordhoff and Dr. Yu-Ray Chen, and in Toronto at The Hospital for Sick Children. He joined the the staff of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in 2000 as Medical Director of the Cleft Lip and Palate Program and current President of ISAR.. He is currently His practice is entirely paediatric with a focus in Cleft Lip and Palate and Ear Reconstruction. He is a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Board of Surgery, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, and Operation Smile. He is President Elect of the International Society for Auricular Reconstruction. He completed a BFA at York University as well as an MFA at OCAD University.