Hopper, Richard (United States)

Dr. Richard Hopper is the Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Surgical Director of the Craniofacial Center, a 50 member interdisciplinary team dedicated to cleft and craniofacial care. Dr. Hopper completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Toronto, and his craniofacial fellowship at New York University Medical Center. He is the Marlys C. Larson Professor of Craniofacial Surgery at the University of Washington with a clinical practice that focuses on the surgical treatment of cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, and rare and severe birth deformities of the craniofacial skeleton. His research interests include image-based craniofacial outcome studies and device design for cleft and craniofacial care. Dr. Hopper is the past President of the American Society for Craniofacial Surgery and sits on the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery Council. On the Smiletrain Global Medical Advisory Board his focus is on ways to document palatoplasty quality in partner hospitals. He is co-sponsor of the Partners in African Cleft Team Training (PACT) program that has worked with African cleft teams in Ghana, Nigeria and Ethiopia since 2008 to increase Sub-Saharan capacity for sustainable care of patients with cleft lip and palate.