Richard E. Kirschner, MD, FAAP, FACS, is chief of the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, director of the Cleft Lip and Palate Center, and professor of Clinical Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is nationally recognized as a leading authority in cleft lip and palate and resonance disorders. He is co-editor of the text, Comprehensive Cleft Care and has been widely published in leading professional journals. Dr. Kirschner is co-founder and medical director of Casa Azul America, a non-profit foundation dedicated to the provision free cleft surgery to underserved children in central Mexico. View Dr. Kirschner's CV.