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Michael Friel, MD

Surgical Director of Ochsner’s Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Program

Dr. Michael Friel is the Surgical Director of Ochsner’s Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Program at Ochsner Hospital for Children.

Dr. Friel is a triple-board certified surgeon (American Board of Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery Hand Subspecialty). He has participated in multiple Operation Smile medical missions and serves on the Board of Directors of the Cleft Palate Foundation. Dr. Friel is very active within leadership positions of the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association and brings contemporary reconstructive treatment options for patients with congenital and posttraumatic plastic surgery needs.

A graduate of both Tulane University and Medical School, Dr. Friel is delighted to provide care to patients in the New Orleans area.

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