Certificate of Added Qualifications in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (Cleft and Craniofacial)

The ABOMS CAQ in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (Cleft and Craniofacial) is a secure, valid examination administered to test the applicant's knowledge in central principles of the specialty. The examination is made up of 100 questions and is administered every other year. The examination contains 45 questions in cleft surgery, 35 questions in craniofacial surgery and 20 questions on associated conditions. These topics are broken down in detail in the CAQ Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (Cleft and Craniofacial) Blueprint

All applicants (whether holding an unlimited or time-limited Diplomate Certification) that successfully pass the CAQ examination will be issued a 10-year time-limited CAQ certificate. The effective date of the certificate will be January 1st of the year following the examination. 

For more information, see the 2024 CAQ Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (Cleft and Craniofacial) Handbook

Meet the Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial (Cleft and Craniofacial) CAQ Committee 

Kyunghoon Chung

Phoenix, AZ

Michael Gentile

Haymarket, VA

Carlo Guevara

Ford Lauderdale, FL

Richard Kapitan

Charlotte, nc

Caitlin Magraw

Portland, OR

Mark Miller

mount pleasant, nc

Bonnie Padwa

Boston, MA

Curtis Schmidt

Garden Ridge, tx

David Wilson

Kalamazoo, MI



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