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Marc Swan

I was appointed Clinical Director for the Spires Cleft Centre for both Oxford and Salisbury in January 2022.

Having trained as a plastic surgeon within the Oxford Deanery, I undertook specialist cleft training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and also at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

I undertake the primary surgical management of children referred to the Spires Cleft Centre and help to care for families from antenatal diagnosis to adulthood.

My interests include the wider scope of paediatric plastic surgery, trans-oral robotic cleft surgery and secondary cleft surgery including speech surgery and rhinoplasty. I am committed to training the cleft surgeons of the future – both here in the UK and in the developing world. I am also passionate about research, with a focus on improving aesthetic and functional outcomes in children with orofacial clefts, incorporating patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) into everyday clinical practice, and harnessing the potential for machine learning.