Dr. David Yates, DMD, MD, FACS is passionate about serving children with Cranial and Facial deformities and Cleft Lip and Palate. He is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and was recently awarded the inaugural “Physician of the Year” award by El Paso Children’s Hospital.
He is the Division Chief of Cranial and Facial Surgery at El Paso Children’s Hospital and has been critical in bringing complex craniofacial surgery to the region. In addition to being a partner with High Desert Oral and Facial Surgery, he directs the craniofacial clinic at El Paso Children’s Hospital and the craniofacial clinic at Providence Memorial Hospital. He has also been integral in starting a clinic for children with Cleft Lip and Palate in Juarez, Mexico at the Hospital De La Familia (FEMAP).
He serves on the national committee for Cleft, Craniofacial, and Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a reviewer for the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Journal. He regularly participates in international humanitarian trips for cleft lip and palate and craniofacial surgery, and has been featured in multiple news stories about the children he has impacted. He gives numerous presentations at conferences around the country and has operated on kids from all over the world.
Division Chief of Cranial and Facial Surgery, El Paso Children’s Hospital
Fellowship Director: El Paso Cleft and Craniofacial Fellowship
Director: Craniofacial Clinic EPCH
Director: Craniofacial Clinic Providence Memorial Hospital
Co-director: Las Cruces Cleft Lip and Palate Team
Co-director: Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic (FEMAP) Juarez, Mexico
AAOMS National Committee for Cleft, Craniofacial, and Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Vice Chair of the Pediatric and Cleft and Craniofacial Clinical Interest Group at AAOMS
Member: El Paso Cleft Lip and Palate Team
Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
“Physician of the Year” El Paso Children’s Hospital 2018
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the TTUHSC, El Paso
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
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One of our patients with severe craniosynostosis of nearly all cranial sutures! Doing Great - Check out his recent photo in the photo gallery!!!
Malik came from Palestine all the way to El Paso Children's Hospital for lifechanging facial surgery!!!!!!
A great overview of our clinic at El Paso Children's Hospital - one correction we are the only ACPA approved craniofacial clinic between Phoenix and San Antonio this is about 982 miles but the closest other clinic being phoenix is about 350 miles
Check out this great video about our craniosynostosis symposium
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