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    Dr. Vella is a craniofacial surgeon certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery and fellowship trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He received his medical degree (MD) and doctorate (PhD) in biomedical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, during which he was awarded a yearlong post-doctoral research fellowship funded by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons developing 3D printed bone tissue scaffolds. He completed facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at the State University of New York- Upstate. He has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts and book chapters. He has also traveled with several surgical missions to South and Central America to provide surgery to children with craniofacial anomalies.

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