M. Brent Seagle, M.D., an associate professor and chief of the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, is now head of the Florida Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
Seagle, who just served as secretary, was elected president during the organization’s annual meeting last month. This marks the second time he will serve as the association’s president.
The Florida Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is a statewide group of health-care specialists and parents who welcome opportunities to help children with facial anomalies.
Seagle, who has been with the UF department of surgery since 1986, also serves as co-director of the UF Craniofacial Center. His efforts to care for patients with cleft lips and palates extends beyond his practice at Shands at UF. This past fall, he led 20 medical professionals to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, where the team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and a pediatrician operated on more than 50 patients with disfiguring congenital birth defects. Seagle has made numerous medical mission trips throughout his years as a practicing surgeon.