In the mid-1980s, Dr. Salyer and his hand-picked team of fellow surgeons, medical professionals, and staff set out to develop a craniofacial surgical institute of unparalleled international quality in Dallas. In 1986, the International Craniofacial Center opened its doors.
Three years later, Dr. Salyer established the World Craniofacial Foundation to help treat children around the globe with no medical or financial resources. The foundation helped many hundreds of children over the following years. And when an article about Dr. Salyer’s work appeared in the December 1996 issue of Parade magazine, the foundation’s support and influence grew exponentially.