Titiaan Dormaar is a Cranio-Maxillofacial and Cleft surgeon currently working in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at UZ Leuven. He obtained his MD from Maastricht University, where he was involved in a research project focusing on liquid ventilation in neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. He obtained his DDS from the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands). Before continuing his specialist training he spent 2 years in the UK, where he worked as a senior house officer in ENT and OMFS in Guildford and London. He completed his OMFS training at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). During his training in Utrecht he was the lead surgeon in an animal model research project on alveolar bone grafting with beta-TCP bone substitute in alveolar clefts. Following this he did a 3 year Fellowship in Cleft Surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London (UK), whilst he also provided regular on-call duties at King's College Hospital, a tertiary trauma centre.