Helping children and their families is wonderful in its own right; in addition, the procedures and techniques are also challenging and rewarding.

MEDIA

Bentley - Part One

Bentley - Part Two

Bentley - Part Three

Bentley - Part One

Part One: Meet Bentley

Bentley - Part Two

Part Two: Rehearsing a tricky operation

Bentley - Part Three

Part Three: Inside the operating room

Bentley - Part Four

Violet - Part One

Violet - Part Two

Bentley - Part Four

Part Four: Bentley returns home

Violet - Part One

Part one - The journey begins

Violet - Part Two

Part two: Meet Violet’s team of doctors

Violet - Part Three

Violet - Part Four

Violet - Part Three

Part three: Inside the Operating Room

Violet - Part Four

Part four: Violet returns home

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EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

BS
  • University of Notre Dame , 1986 , Notre Dame , IN

Medical School

MD
  • University of Michigan Medical School , 1990 , Ann Arbor , Michigan

Medical School

DMD
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine , 1993 , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Graduate Degree

MBA
  • Melbourne Business School , 2004 , Melbourne , Australia

Internship

General Surgery
  • University of Michigan , 1991 , Ann Arbor , MI

Residency

Otolaryngology
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary , 1997 , Boston , MA

Residency

Plastic Surgery
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital / Boston Children's Hospital , 1999 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Craniofacial Surgery
  • Royal Children's Hospital , 2000 , Melbourne , Australia

Philosophy of Care

I enjoy working with children - they are full of potential and hope. Craniofacial reconstruction repairs congenital and traumatic conditions and restores children and their families with new hope and a better future. Helping children and their families is wonderful in its own right; in addition, the procedures and techniques are also challenging and rewarding. Craniofacial surgery is certainly based on science and technology, but there is an artistic component as well. Patients all have different and complex conditions that require a flexible, problems solving mindset - there is no standard formula. As a result our team is constantly creating and innovating new and better ways to restore and reconstruct and redefine problems and solutions. This requires a multidisciplinary approach - calling on the best from all caregivers in our team.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. John Meara is the Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief and an expert in cases of cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, encephalocele, and complex Tessier facial cleft. Dr. Meara is the Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgery (FRACS)
  • Honorary Fellow Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow ((Hon) FRCS Glasgow)