Director of Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery

George Zakhary, DDS, MD

Director of Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Dentistry

Medical School

B.S. – Biology – Creighton University
Medical School – DDS – University of Oklahoma
MD – Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport


General Surgery Internship – LSU Health Shreveport
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – 6 year Certificate – LSU Health Shreveport


Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery – LSU Health Shreveport

Board Certified

American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Awards and Recognition

Expertise in cleft lip and palate repair, craniofacial syndromes, facial and mandibular distraction, craniosynostosis, cranial vault reconstruction, orthognathic surgery and facial trauma.
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Fellow of the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association


Spending time with family, traveling, and tennis.