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Salisbury Team Profiles: Surgeons

Children born with a cleft lip and / or palate may face multiple health problems. Experience has shown that these problems are best supported by a team of specialists from many disciplines who work together with the family to provide for the social, emotional, psychological and educational needs of the child.

This means that, when you visit us, you may find yourself in a room with lots of clinicians – this is quite normal and nothing to worry about. If you feel uncomfortable with so many people in the room, please don’t be afraid to request that only key members of the team remain.

Nefer Fallico

Originally from Italy, I completed my medical degree in 2010 with the highest honours at Sapienza University of Rome. I proceeded to specialise in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, graduating in 2017 with double distinction. Continuing my training in speciality areas, I have completed a dedicated cleft lip and palate surgery fellowship at Evelina London […]

Ian Downie

I trained as a dentist in Liverpool. I moved south and, after working in Southampton and Salisbury, went to medical school in Southampton and graduated in 1981. I trained in general surgery before completing specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery on the South Coast Training Programme. I have been fortunate to spend time in […]

Marcel Geyer

I am an ENT surgeon, and am passionate about helping patients of all ages with ear, nose and throat disorders. I am the current head of the ENT department at Salisbury and am ENT lead for the Spires Cleft service. I also work with the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Centre. I am privileged to […]