Craniofacial Airway Orthodontics Clinical Instructorship

For Prospective Applicants

How to Apply


Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a brief statement outlining clinical and research interests (if any), and three professional letters of recommendation to Sabrina Alinejad at

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The start date for the position will be July 1, 2024. Active California Dental Board license at start of program strongly preferred but will accept applicants who are eligible to apply for a California dental license.

Our Program


Pediatric Plastic Surgery Service is proud to support a one-year Craniofacial Airway Orthodontic Clinical Instructor position dedicated to advanced craniofacial airway orthodontics in the dental, medical, and surgical management for pediatric craniofacial patients. As a Clinical Instructor you will work closely with Orthodontics and Plastic and Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Faculty. Clinical research is an integral part of this position.

Goals & Objectives

The objective of the one-year clinical instructorship is to provide advanced training in craniofacial airway orthodontics with a focus on neonatal and pediatric patients with craniofacial and airway anomalies. This position will provide focused training for those considering pathways to academic, hospital or specialty orthodontic careers. Dedicated teaching faculty is Dr. HyeRan Choo who holds dual specialties in craniofacial orthodontics and dental sleep medicine. The individual in this position will interact with a wide breadth of other Stanford Medicine Children’s Health services such as the Aerodigestive and Airway Reconstruction Center, Cleft and Craniofacial Center, Pediatric Nutrition Center, Pediatric Radiology, Pediatric Rehab services, and the Pediatric Sleep Center.


Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Craniofacial Airway Orthodontists are available for outpatient care from 8:30am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, and on-call for inpatient consults in the NICU[MM1] . Clinical duties will comprise of consults, diagnostic analyses, and devising treatment plans, as well as providing full scope pre-surgical, post-surgical, and non-surgical orthodontic treatment and retention for non-acute pediatric patients with craniofacial and airway anomalies at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Clinical instructors will also be responsible for coordination and follow-up care for orthodontic patients. Teaching duties will include being the primary liaison for rotating medical students and plastic surgery residents for research and clinical coordination. The Clinical Instructor will also participate in clinical research, interdisciplinary hospital projects, and present at national and international conferences.

Orientation will be held at the Stanford Palo Alto Campus the week prior to the start of the instructorship. The Craniofacial Airway Orthodontic Clinical Instructor will receive a stipend pursuant to University regulations. The estimated pay range is $80,000 - $100,000.


The Department of Surgery, division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University value educators who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.


HyeRan Choo, DDS, DMD, MS
Director, Craniofacial Airway Orthodontics Clinical Instructorship Program


Sabrina Alinejad
Craniofacial Airway Orthodontics Clinical Instructorship Coordinator