Christopher F. Viozzi, M.D., D.D.S.

Christopher F. Viozzi, D.D.S., M.D., is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with specific clinical interests and expertise in:

  • Cleft lip and palate surgery including alveolar cleft grafting, cleft orthognathic surgery, and distraction osteogenesis
  • Surgery for obstructive sleep apnea including maxillomandibular advancement
  • Complex orthognathic surgery
  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Virtual surgical planning for complex orthognathic and craniofacial surgery
  • Temporomandibular joint reconstruction (total joint reconstruction of the TMJ)

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Viozzi is active in surgical education and clinical research. He routinely provides mentorship to Oral and Maxillofacial surgery residents as well as residents from other surgical disciplines. He also travels internationally on medical mission trips to care for underserved children with cleft lip and palate deformities.

He is active in the specialty on a national level, including as a Section Chair of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and as Chair of the AAOMS Obstructive Sleep Apnea Clinical Interest Group. He has acted as an Accreditation Site Visitor evaluating other OMS residency programs in the United States.

Dr. Viozzi has published numerous scientific manuscripts on a multitude of topics pertaining to Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. He has also authored multiple text book chapters.

  1. Cleft lip
  2. Cleft palate
  3. Facial deformity
  4. Jaw tumors and cysts
  5. Malocclusion
  6. Mouth cancer
  7. Mouth injury
  8. Mouth tumor
  9. Obstructive sleep apnea
  10. Tongue-tie
  1. Bone graft surgery
  2. Bone reconstruction
  3. Cleft palate repair
  4. Facial fracture repair
  5. Facial reconstruction
  6. Jaw surgery
  7. Laser surgery
  8. Reconstructive surgery
  • Cleft lip and palate surgery including bone grafting
  • Alveolar cleft reconstruction and bone grafting
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Cleft orthognathic surgery including distraction osteogenesis
  • Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Temporomandibular joint surgery including alloplastic total joint reconstruction
  • Facial trauma management and reconstruction
  • Diagnosis and management of maxillofacial pathology
  • Outpatient sedation and anesthesia
  1. 1999
    Resident - Integrated Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAllegheny General Hospital
  2. 1998
    Internship/Residency - General SurgeryAllegheny General Hospital
  3. 1996
    MDMedical College of Pennsylvania
  4. 1991
    DDSNorthwestern University Dental School
  5. 1985
    BS - Mechanical EngineeringPennsylvania State University


  1. 2001
    Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeryAmerican Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2011
    Teacher of the Year Award, Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  2. 2007
    Teacher of the Year Award, Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  3. 1991
    Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor SocietyNorthwestern University Dental School
  4. 1991
    Hodson Memorial Award in Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryNorthwestern University Dental School
  5. 1991
    Outstanding Senior Student AwardNorthwestern University Dental School

Professional memberships

  1. 2013 - present
    Board ExaminerAmerican Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  2. 2010 - present
    Site VisitorCommission on Dental Accreditation (RRC for US Dental Education Programs)
  3. 2010 - present
    MemberMinnesota Dental Association
  4. 2009 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Dental Association
  5. 2008 - 2009
    ChairSpace Subcommittee, Department of Surgery
  6. 2007 - present
    Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  7. 2007 - present
    MemberMinnesota Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  8. 2006 - 2010
    MemberAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine
  9. 2005 - 2012
    MemberSurgical Electronic Environment Work Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  10. 2005 - present
    MemberTrauma Performance Improvement Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  11. 2005 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  12. 2005 - present
    MemberSurgical Adminstrative Committee, Department of Surgery
  13. 2005
    MemberMayo Clinic Trauma Program Steering Group, Mayo Clinic Trauma Program, Department of Surgery
  14. 2004 - 2010
    MemberAcademy of Osseointegration
  15. 2002 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Dental Society
  16. 2001 - present
    DiplomateAmerican Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  17. 2001 - present
    FellowAmerican Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons


Research activities

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