Victoria Palermo, MD, DDS is an Oral Maxillofacial and Pediatric Craniofacial surgeon who is excited to join Dr. Pat Ricalde in proving services for patients with craniofacial differences. She is a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, where she received Magna Cum Laude designation.
Dr. Palermo completed her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where she also pursued her medical degree at Thomas Jefferson Medical College and completed a post-graduate internship in General Surgery. Her surgical training provided a firm foundation in management of orthognathic and obstructive sleep apnea cases, in addition to diverse exposure to full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Palermo brings multifaceted experience in the surgical management of trauma, benign tumors of the head and neck with emphasis on reconstruction, dentoalveolar surgery and implant rehabilitation with strengths in virtual case analysis and planning, among others. During her General Surgery Internship, Dr. Palermo gained tremendous experience in managing medically complex patients in a multidisciplinary setting and in critical situations, such as in the acute care setting of the surgical ICU. Her tireless dedication and exceptional performance lead to a nomination for the Lauren B. Erhlich Trauma Clinical Excellence Award, which was the first time at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital that an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon was nominated for such an honor.
Dr. Palermo’s experience includes rotations at Nemours Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, where she fostered her love of and dedication to helping pediatric patients. Dr. Palermo completed additional training in Craniomaxillofacial surgery at Florida Craniofacial Institute and returns to join the surgical team in providing broad scope, cleft, craniofacial and reconstructive services to our community. One of her professional goals is to foster and strengthen relationships with colleagues in pediatric specialties in order to promote collaboration and optimize patient-centered multi-specialty care. Dr. Palermo is also passionate about providing medical care to underserved populations and has participated in medical, dental and surgical missions to the Appalachian region of the US, Mexico and Vietnam.