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Case Western Reserve University Launches Craniofacial Fellowship


Case Western Reserve University has received a $150,000 gift from the Mt. Sinai Foundation to start a craniofacial fellowship in its School of Dental Medicine.

Craniofacial abnormalities and anomalies refer to deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones, presenting at birth and ranging from mild to severe.

Named the Mt. Sinai-Dr. Edward Reiter Fellowship program, the fellowship will advance care, treatment, and research surrounding craniofacial anomalies. The fellowship will benefit one of the school’s two fellows annually for three years.

“This recognizes the leadership of the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and elevates the status of our dental school as a leader in craniofacial care and education,” Manish Valiathan, the founding program director of the Craniofacial and Special Care Fellowship Program, said.

“Reiter Fellows will become leaders and members of local, national and global craniofacial teams and advance the field of care, leading to better treatment outcomes for patients and additional opportunities for research.”

The dental school’s Craniofacial Orthodontic Clinic serves nearly 400 children annually in Northeast Ohio. It currently advances care of these anomalies through its preexisting Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellowship Program, the first of its kind to be nationally accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA).

The school has selected Rany Bous, a Cairo University graduate and a current Case Western Reserve University orthodontic resident, as the first recipient of the fellowship.

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