holds a current Tenure Professorship with the University of Miami Division of Plastic Surgery. He joined the division as Chief in 1995 after receiving extensive multi-disciplinary training including craniofacial fellowship training at the University of California Los Angeles under Dr. Henry Kawamoto. Since then, Dr. Thaller has worked to expand the UM-PRS in all relevant arenas of patient care. His background, which includes training in oral and maxillofacial surgery, has led him to encourage facial trauma treatment’s inclusion of plastic surgery. He has also sought to establish proper management protocols for emergent hand surgery cases at affiliated hospitals and to stress the presence of plastic surgery in his surgical management. Dr. Thaller held the position of Chief until March 2017 as well as Program Director.