Pat Ricalde, DDS, MD, 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 pediatric cleft and craniofacial surgery fellowship with Dr. Jeffrey C. Posnick, who is internationally renowned for his work with children born with facial differences. Dr. Ricalde is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Her advanced training includes bone grafting, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial pathology in children, and craniofacial trauma.
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 a Collaborative Associate Professor, Clinical with the Department of Pediatrics 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 Tampa Bay Cleft and Craniofacial Center.
She has volunteered with many international non-profit organizations, and is the founding Board Member of Every Smile Has A Story, a Tampa Bay non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of children with facial differences.