Pat Ricalde, MD, DDS, FACS is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, specializing in cleft and craniofacial surgery. She 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. Dr. Ricalde continued her education in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland. She then completed a fellowship with Dr. Jeffrey C. Posnick in Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery.
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 clinical research projects to improve surgical care for patients, and is an associate professor at the University of South Florida. She is also the Director of the Fellowship for Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery at the Florida Craniofacial Institute, and the Director of St. Joseph’s Cleft and Craniofacial Center.
She has volunteered with many international non-profit organizations, and is the founding Director of Every Smile Has A Story, a Tampa Bay non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of children with facial differences.