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Cleft Surgeon Dr. Mark Boustred

Dr. Mark Boustred
Prior to moving to Fort Collins, Colorado, Dr. A. Mark Boustred worked for many years as full-time Professor in University hospitals taking care of children with clefts, and training surgeons in all aspects of their surgical treatment. He has published original articles on the treatment of Cleft Lip and Palate, and lectures on this subject.

Dr. Boustred previously worked at the famous Lancaster Cleft Clinic, the first multi-disciplinary cleft clinic in the world. He performs international medical missions with the goal of training surgeons in developing countries to manage children with Cleft Lip and Palate, and has helped children on 5 continents.

You can also view patient before and after photos that illustrate Dr. Boustred's expertise in cleft repair surgery.

To find out more about Dr. Boustred and the PVH Cleft Clinic, contact our cleft palate team coordinator at 970.495.8421 or email

Previous cleft-related appointments

Associate Professor Plastic Surgery Penn State University
Co-Director Craniofacial Unit Penn State University
Lancaster Cleft Clinic, PA

Associate Professor Plastic Surgery University Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Co-Director Craniofacial Unit Christchurch University Hospital

Consultant Red Cross Children's Hospital and University Cape Town Cleft Unit

Cleft-related professional associations/memeberships

Member, American Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Association
Member, American Society Maxillofacial Surgeons

Cleft-related professional leadership positions

Past President Pennsylvania Federation of Cleft Clinics
Committee Member American Cleft and Craniofacial Association

Dr. Boustred is board-certified in Plastic Surgery by the South African College of Medicine and by the Medical Council of New Zealand. He is also board-certified in General Surgery by the South African College of Medicine and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

All of which are earned by rigorous examination and qualifications. Dr. Boustred trained American plastic surgeons at Penn State University for 7 years, but for him to hold a certificate by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, they required his surgery training be completed in the USA.

He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an Associate Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Boustred is also a member of the following Societies for Plastic Surgeons in the USA: Jurkiewicz Society (Emory University), American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association, Ivy Society Plastic Surgeons (Pennsylvania), Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Christian Medical and Dental Society. He is also a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

Dr Boustred was born and raised in South Africa. He received his medical degree at the University Witwatersrand (a 6 year course) followed by internship at the Johannesburg academic hospital. His surgical residency of 5 years was at the University of Cape Town/Groote Schuur Hospital. A Neurosurgery fellowship completed this phase of his training and prepared him for medical mission work in Lesotho.

He returned to a faculty position at the University of Cape Town academic hospital as an attending surgeon. After several years in this position, he decided to train in Plastic Surgery, completing another 3 years of residency at the same university hospital, including a full year in Pediatric Plastic Surgery. He completed additional (optional) training in Plastic Surgery at the prestigious unit at Emory University Hospital under the mentorship of Professors John Bostwick and Foad Nahai.

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