Pat Ricalde, MD, DDS, FACS

Pat Ricalde, MD, DDS, FACS is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, specializing in maxillofacial reconstruction.  Her area of expertise is pediatrics, and she offers patients office sedation as well as hospital-based care.

Dr. Pat Ricalde is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate training at Eastern Michigan University, then attended both dental and medical school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

She graduated magna cum laude and received numerous performance awards including the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities Award, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award and the Nathan David Gold Memorial Award. She was also inducted into the Gorgas Odontological Honor Society as well as the OKU Honorary Dental Society.

Dr. Ricalde continued her education in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the prestigious University of Maryland and the UMD Shock Trauma Center, one of the best residency programs in the country. Her advanced training includes dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants, bone grafting, orthognathic surgery, head/neck pathology, craniofacial trauma, and reconstructive surgery.

She then completed a fellowship with Dr. Jeffrey C. Posnick, who is internationally renowned for the treatment of patients with cranial abnormalities. In addition to Board Certification, she is also the only Fellowship Certified Craniofacial Surgeon in the Tampa Bay area.

Dr. Ricalde is the author of numerous publications, and lectures both nationally and internationally on the subject of pediatric craniofacial anomalies. She is the lead investigator in research projects to improve surgical care for patients, and maintains academic affiliations with the Universities of South Florida and Maryland to educate future maxillofacial and craniofacial surgeons.

Dr. Ricalde has volunteered with many international non-profit organizations dedicated to providing surgical assistance to less fortunate patients with cleft lip/palate anomalies. She is also the Founder and Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, and holds privileges at most area hospitals.