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Juergen Schlabe

I was appointed as a consultant in cleft and oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) at the Spires Cleft Centre in January 2023.

Throughout my career, I have been passionate about improving the treatment and operative results of children with clefts.

I trained as a primary and secondary cleft surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, the Evelina London Children’s Hospital and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Siegen, Germany. I have completed an international volunteering mission to India to treat children with clefts, and joined as a delegate on a visiting scholarship to the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan.

My medical degree, dental degree and both of my doctoral theses were awarded by the University of Heidelberg. Part of my surgical education included internships to the Hôpital d’instruction des armées Percy, Paris, and to Duke University, North Carolina. I researched my first doctoral thesis at the Charité University Hospital, Berlin, and conducted my second doctoral thesis at the German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg. I am dual qualified in OMFS in both England and Germany and am bilingual in English and German.

My research has concentrated on different surgical techniques that advance the outcomes for cleft care. I regularly publish articles and speak at national and international cleft meetings, most recently at the quadrennial World Cleft Conference in 2022. Peer recognition has included, for a paper that I co-authored, an award of Best Craniofacial/Pediatric Paper 2022 from the Plastic and Reconstructive Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

I am a keen road cyclist and join charity rides to raise funds for cleft research.

Roles / Teams: Surgeons