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Henry Kawamoto, MD
Henry Kawamoto, MD

The Kawamoto Best Paper Award

Several years ago, the ASCFS began a tradition of recognizing outstanding craniofacial papers presented during the annual meeting. An annual Best Paper Award, was named in honor of Henry Kawamoto, a founding father of the organization and leader in craniofacial surgery. The Kawamoto Best Paper Award provides recognition for the best craniofacial paper presented at the ASCFS annual meeting.

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Previous Best Paper Award Winners


Joseph G. McCarthy, MD
Joseph G. McCarthy, MD

The J.G. McCarthy Visiting Scholar Award

The ASCFS Board welcomes applications from the current ASCFS fellows for the J.G. McCarthy Visiting Scholar award. The fixed stipend award will support the recipient to visit a craniofacial center of their choice during their first year of practice, with the purpose of expanding their appreciation of craniofacial surgery. The award is given in tribute to the tremendous impact Dr. Joseph G. McCarthy has had on the advancement of craniofacial research and clinical surgery through his innovation, dedication, and tireless energy. The award will be granted to the applicant who best demonstrates these personal qualities with the goal to use their talents in the pursuit of excellence in academic craniofacial surgery.

Application deadline: December 31st
Award decision: March 1st
Award presentation: The successful recipient is expected to attend the ASCFS-ACPA conference to receive the award in person during the award ceremonies.

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Linton A. Whitaker, MD
Linton A. Whitaker, MD

The Linton A. Whitaker Lecture

Given during the ASCFS Annual Meeting, the Lecturer is given by a person whose work or career exemplifies the very best in the art and science of craniofacial surgery.

Dr. Whitaker had a distinguished career as a master clinician, educator and researcher, which spanned over four decades at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Stemming from his time spent with Paul Tessier, he was responsible for introducing craniofacial surgery to North America along with Ken Salyer, Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, Ian Munro, Ian Jackson, Henry Kawamoto and Tony Wolfe. Along with these other giants of craniofacial surgery, he founded the premier organization within craniofacial surgery, the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery.

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Previous Lecturers

ASCFS Foundation

The American Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ASCFS) created the ASCFS Foundation to serve as the education, research and philanthropic arm of the organization.

The mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life of craniofacial patients through education, research and development.

The Foundation will accomplish its mission by supporting education and research through grant and award programs, including lectureships and research scholarships.

We hope that you will consider a donation to the ASCFS Foundation. You may select to give to the general Foundation Fund or you may support one of the current initiatives, created to honor the esteemed founders of the specialty.

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