Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship

Program Overview

Welcome to the Pediatric Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Fellowship Program in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville. This is a 12-month fellowship program.

Our department provides patient care for a wide spectrum of conditions affecting the maxillofacial region. Our fellows receive full training in all aspects of maxillofacial surgery. Our physicians are consultants for the hospital’s Level I trauma center, with the most critical trauma patients from Northeast Florida and South Georgia. Our faculty and fellows provide comprehensive treatment for all aspects of pediatric soft and hard tissues, and abnormalities of the maxillofacial and craniofacial region.

In addition to the outstanding surgical training, our residents enjoy the many amenities of Jacksonville coastal living.

Thank you for your interest in our fellowship program and feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

Operative Experience

The fellow will participate in all pediatric (15 years and younger) surgical cases. Participation with other surgeons (plastics and ENT) involved with pediatric head and neck surgical care is expected. The fellow will also operate with the assistant program director — Nathan Ranalli, MD, of the UF Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery — on certain intracranial noncraniofacial cases. The scope consists of all aspects of pediatric maxillofacial and craniofacial procedures. The fellow generally operates on 24 to 30 transcranial craniofacial cases yearly and the level of participation is commensurate with experience and technical abilities. The service (attending and fellow) covers all pediatric cranio-maxillofacial trauma at UF Health Jacksonville and Wolfson Children's Hospital. A mission trip to Vietnam is also offered to the fellow, where approximately 50 cleft cases are treated.

Call Responsibilities

The fellow will be on call for only the cases operated on by the pediatric craniomaxillofacial service. 

Clinic Responsibilities

Fellows attend various clinics throughout the week with the preceptor and will be involved in the evaluation, work-up, operative procedure and postoperative follow-up of the patient. In addition, the fellow will attend the full multidisciplinary cleft and craniofacial clinic two times per month.


The fellow is expected to participate in clinical studies or collaboration with others, encouraging a presentation to a national organization or publication in a scientific journal.


  • $85,820.00



  • Medical
  • Prescription drug
  • Bridge to a Healthy Future coverage for children
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Basic leave and accidental death and dismemberment
  • Supplemental term life
  • Voluntary universal life
  • Voluntary critical illness
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Supplemental accidental death and dismemberment
  • Disability (STD and LTD)
  • Voluntary long-term care
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement
  • Work cell phone
  • Free parking
  • Office space
  • Administrative support
  • Lab coat/jacket
  • Reimbursement for licensure, DEA, CDS, required courses (PALS, BLS)
  • Personal computer in office, online access

Paid Leave

  • Four weeks vacation per year (PTO)
  • CME: five days/year plus $1,750 for expenses

Other Benefits

  • Health Risk Assessment: Provided to all FT and PT Associates at no cost. Program consists of an online health risk assessment and access to a health coach (care counselor).
  • Nurse Help Line: Provided to all FT and PT Associates and their families at no cost. Program provides toll-free access to a registered nurse, 24/7, for health care questions and advice.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Program provides confidential, short-term counseling to Associates and their dependents experiencing problems that may be affecting their work or other important areas of their life.

Train With Recognized Leaders

If you’re looking for a rewarding program built on academic excellence and family-centered care, Nemours offers outstanding medical, surgical, pharmacy, nursing, therapy and psychology programs. Train with faculty who are respected leaders in their fields, with a patient care model that stands apart, and gain access to groundbreaking research.

Meet Our Clinical Leadership

Barry Steinberg, MD, PhD, DDS, FACS

Program Director, Pediatric Craniofacial Fellowship
Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville
Learn More About Dr. Steinberg


Nathan Ranalli, MD, FAANS, FAAP 

Associate Program Director
UF Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery 

How to Apply

The academic year begins July 1 and ends June 30.

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by May 31, one year preceding the program start date.

Visit the AACMFS MATCH website. All applications to Nemours Children’s programs must sent to the Program Director and include the following:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Letters of Recommendations

Appointments are made through the AACMFS MATCH. Candidates must follow the timeline given on the AACMFS MATCH website to be considered.

Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between July and June each year.

Questions About Applying?

Stephanie Bowen
Program Coordinator
(904) 697-3367