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Stephen A. Schendel, M.D., D.D.S

Education

Dr. Stephen Schendel graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental School in 1973. From there he went to the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas to complete a residency program. Between 1979 and 1980 Dr. Schendel studied in France as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Nantes. The emphasis of this study was cleft lip & palate surgery and dentofacial orthopedics, both under the tutelage of Dr. Jean Delaire.

Dr. Schendel then graduated from the University of Hawaii Medical School in 1983 and completed a General Surgery internship at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. He completed an additional two years of General Surgery training at Stanford University Medical Center, followed by completion of the Plastic Surgery training program at Stanford.

Dr. Schendel’s surgical interests are craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery, including sleep apnea and orthognathic surgery.

Work History

He spent 1987 to 1988 as an assistant to Dr. Paul Tessier in Paris, France. Dr. Schendel is Professor of Surgery Emeritus at Stanford University Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
Achievements and Milestones:

  • Recipient of a Chateaubriand French Research Fellowship
  • Full-time faculty of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University Medical School from 1989 until 2007.
  • Leader in the field of distraction osteogenesis for the correction of facial deformities.
  • Board-certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Former President of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Former board member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons from 1992 to 2002
  • Former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center and Chief of Pediatric Surgery
  • Chairman of the Department of Functional Restoration from 1994 to 2001
  • Director of The Craniofacial Anomalies Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital from 1994-2007
  • Full time faculty of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University Medical School from 1989 until 2007

Publications

He has published over 100 articles and chapters including a textbook on maxillofacial surgery.