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

  1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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. Facial fracture
  5. Facial injury
  6. Hemifacial microsomia
  7. Malocclusion
  8. Micrognathia
  9. Obstructive sleep apnea
  10. Open bite deformity
  11. Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea
  12. Pierre Robin syndrome
  1. Alveolar bone grafting
  2. Apertognathia surgery
  3. Bone graft surgery
  4. Bone reconstruction
  5. Chin surgery
  6. Cleft palate repair
  7. Cosmetic jaw surgery
  8. Craniofacial surgery
  9. Distraction osteogenesis
  10. Facial fracture repair
  11. Facial reconstruction
  12. Iliac crest bone graft
  13. Jaw surgery
  14. Mandibular osteotomy
  15. Maxillary osteotomy
  16. Maxillomandibular advancement surgery
  17. Pediatric craniofacial surgery
  18. Reconstructive surgery
  19. Total TMJ replacement
  • 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 Surgery (PGY I and II)Allegheny 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. 2021 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  2. 2018 - 2019
    Section HeadAmerican Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  3. 2017 - 2018
    Section Co-ChairAmerican Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  4. 2013 - present
    Executive Committee MemberAmerican Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  5. 2010 - 2016
    Site VisitorCommission on Dental Accreditation (RRC for US Dental Education Programs)
  6. 2010 - present
    MemberMinnesota Dental Association
  7. 2009 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Dental Association
  8. 2008 - 2009
    ChairSpace Subcommittee, Department of Surgery
  9. 2007 - present
    Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  10. 2007 - present
    MemberMinnesota Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  11. 2005 - 2012
    MemberSurgical Electronic Environment Work Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  12. 2005 - present
    MemberTrauma Performance Improvement Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  13. 2005 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  14. 2005 - 2015
    MemberSurgical Adminstrative Committee, Department of Surgery
  15. 2005
    MemberMayo Clinic Trauma Program Steering Group, Mayo Clinic Trauma Program, Department of Surgery
  16. 2002 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Dental Society
  17. 2001 - 2031
    DiplomateAmerican Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  18. 2001 - present
    FellowAmerican Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons


Research activities

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