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Pat Ricalde, DDS, MD


Pat Ricalde, DDS, MD
Director of the St. Joseph’s Children’s Craniofacial Center
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery

Dr. Pat Ricalde is from Ann Arbor, MI.  She received an academic scholarship to Eastern Michigan University then attended dental school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.  She received numerous performance awards including the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities Award, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award, Nathan David Gold Memorial Award and the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award.  She was recognized by Who's Who among students in American Universities and Colleges, and has been inducted into the Gorgas Odontological Honor Society, as well as the OKU Honorary Dental Society.

Dr. Ricalde continued her education in Baltimore, first completing medical school and then an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Maryland and Shock Trauma Center.  Her fellowship was completed with internationally renowned Dr. Jeffrey C. Posnick. Under his tutelage she received advanced training in the management of patients with cleft lip/palate, dentofacial malformations and pediatric craniofacial deformities.

Dr. Ricalde is the author of numerous publications and book chapters.  She lectures both nationally and internationally on the subject of pediatric craniofacial surgery.  She is the lead investigator in research projects to improve surgical care for patients, and maintains academic affiliations in order to educate future maxillofacial and craniofacial surgeons.

Dr. Ricalde has volunteered with many international non-profit organizations dedicated to providing surgical assistance to less fortunate patients with cleft lip/palate anomalies.  She is the Founder and Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, and holds privileges at most area hospitals.  Dr. Ricalde is dedicated to providing quality care to patients, especially to those with special needs.

To make an appointment with our team please call 813-870-4565, option 1.

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa • 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. • Tampa, FL 33607 • (813) 554-8500