Remembering Kenneth Salyer, MD

Distinguished AO CMF member and founder of WorldCF Foundation passes

28 January 2021

It is with great sorrow that we announce Kenneth E. Salyer, MD, a long-time AO CMF North America faculty member, passed peacefully on December 28, 2020 from complications following a stroke. He was surrounded by his loving wife and children.

Alexander (Sandy) Macnab, Executive Director, World Craniofacial Foundation, expressed "while no one will ever fill his shoes, his work continues through the Foundation at the centers he helped establish throughout the world and in the skilled hands and hearts of the dedicated physician surgeons he mentored and trained." 

As a young doctor, he was in the Dallas ER when JFK was brought in. In 2003, Dr. Salyer led the team that separated conjoined Egyptian twins, Ahmed and Mohamed, a 34-hour operation that made international headlines.

Dr. Salyer started his AO North America faculty career in 2001. He lectured in Davos and at the spry age of 83 lectured at one of our new online LIVE events, "Diagnosis and Treatment of Craniosynostosis.”

He started the WorldCF Foundation in 1989, an organization that links families in great need with medical professionals on every continent to ensure that children receive the excellent surgical and medical care they deserve. His work moves forward. Donations may be sent to the WorldCF Foundation here.

Learn more about Dr. Salyer here.

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