Dental and Medical School
Dr. Schlieder then graduated at the top of his class from dental school at Loma Linda University, as well as medical school at the Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He was inducted into the Omega Kappa Upsilon honor society and while at Loma Linda University had the highest national board score in his class as well as the 99th percentile nationwide.
Dr. Schlieder was accepted into the prestigious six-year oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, regarded as one of the best in the nation. It was here that he learned full-scope face and jaw surgery with an emphasis on orthognathic, cosmetic, trauma and reconstructive surgery. During this time, he completed a one-year internship in general surgery and served as chief resident during his final year.
After residency, he completed the fellowship for pediatric cleft and craniomaxillofacial surgery at the University of Florida in Jacksonville. Here, he was trained in the comprehensive rehabilitation of children born with congenital facial anomalies, including but not limited to facial clefting, craniosynostosis and ear microtia. During this time, he was intimately trained in a one-to-one fashion by craniofacial surgeons, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologic surgeons and pediatric neurosurgeons. His fellowship took place in a Level I pediatric hospital with a high-volume neonatal intensive care unit.
Air Force Service
Dr. Schlieder then took on his first role as an attending surgeon at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, where he served for three years as an active-duty military surgeon. Here, he had the distinct privilege of serving as the co-director of the BAMC craniofacial anomaly team. He will always consider it the honor of his lifetime to have been able to serve active-duty military members in the care of their children who were born with congenital facial differences.
Memberships and Academics
Dr. Schlieder is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. He has authored publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on pediatric trauma, prenatal cleft care, nasoalveolar molding (NAM), the management of total midface deficiency, and endoscopic management of craniosynostosis. Dr. Schlieder is a reviewer for the Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction. He has lectured at the national level, most recently at the annual American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons national meeting. He has participated in medical outreach programs to Vietnam, Brazil and Nicaragua as well as underserved American populations.
Dr. Schlieder values compassion and teamwork above all else when facing challenging surgical cases. When not caring for patients, he is happiest spending time in nature with his beautiful wife and daughter. His goal this winter is to take an avalanche safety course and begin backcountry skiing.