Peds CMF (C&CF) CAQ

Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (Cleft and Craniofacial)

The ABOMS CAQ in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (Cleft and Craniofacial) is a secure, valid examination administered to Board applicants that tests their knowledge in central principles of the specialty. The examination is made up of 100 questions and is administered every other year during the AAOMS Annual Meeting. The examination contains 45 questions in cleft surgery, 35 questions in craniofacial surgery and 20 questions on associated conditions. These topics are broken down in detail in the CAQ Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (Cleft and Craniofacial) Blueprint

All applicants (whether holding an unlimited or time-limited Diplomate Certification) that successfully pass the CAQ examination will be issued a 10-year time-limited CAQ certificate. The effective date of the certificate will be January 1st of the year following the examination. 

For more information, see the 2022 CAQ Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (Cleft and Craniofacial) Handbook


Meet the Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial (Cleft and Craniofacial) CAQ Committee 

John Caccamese

Baltimore, MD

Bernard James Costello

Pittsburgh, PA

Sean Edwards

Ann Arbor, MI

Michael Gentile

Haymarket, VA

G.E. Ghali

Shreveport, LA

Bonnie Padwa

Boston, MA

Ramon Ruiz

Orlando, FL

Kevin Smith

Oklahoma City, OK

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