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A Surprise To Honor Dr. T

Raised toward our $50,000 Goal
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Project ended on September 01, at 12:00 PM CDT
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A Surprise To Honor Dr. T

Thank you to all our generous donors. We are thrilled to announce that we have raised over $100,000!!! We are grateful for your support and the opportunity to honor Dr. T’s legacy in such a meaningful way. Please visit the "Updates" section to watch as we surprise Dr. T with this special gift at his retirement party!




About Dr. T

For more than two decades, John F. Teichgraeber, MD, affectionately known as "Dr. T," has devoted his career to serving children born with cleft lip/palate and craniofacial deformities. As Co-Director of the Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Clinic at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Dr. T has been passionately committed to training future generations of pediatric plastic surgeons to provide hope and healing for families around the world. 


A Surprise Endowment

As a tribute to Dr. T’s legacy of selfless service, we plan to surprise him at his formal retirement dinner in August 2019 by raising $50,000 to establish the Dr. John F. Teichgraeber Educational Endowment in the Division of Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery at McGovern Medical School. Since we want to surprise Dr. T with news of this fund at his retirement dinner, please do not disclose anything to him. Earned income from this endowment will support research efforts, distinguished visiting lecturers, and attendance at conferences, while its corpus will live in perpetuity—a source of renewing funds to advance the health of our communities. 


Become an Ambassador

If you would like to be even more integrally involved in this endeavor, please consider becoming an ambassador by emailing Kristyn Cheves at With a small investment of time and effort, ambassadors make a big impact by sharing this exciting opportunity with their friends, family, colleagues, and classmates via text, email, or social media (Dr. T is not on social media, which allows the initiative to remain a secret).


We invite you to make a gift or become an ambassador to honor this remarkable doctor. Together, we will help educate the next generation of pediatric plastic surgeons to deliver exceptional care to families in dire need—just like Dr. T.   


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