Christian J. Vercler, M.D. serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Craniofacial Surgery in the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan. He is a diplomate of both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Vercler received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Wheaton College (IL). He then attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed general surgery training at Emory University and plastic surgery at the Harvard Plastic Surgery program in Boston, Massachusetts. He then did an additional fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Vercler has a special interest in medical ethics, and also serves as Faculty of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences at the University of Michigan. He completed a Fellowship in Clinical Ethics at the Emory University Center for Ethics and earned a Masters of Arts degree in Bioethics from Trinity. He has served on ethics committees since 1998, and has taught medical ethics to residents and medical students at Emory University, Harvard, and the University of Michigan. Subsequently, he now serves on the Michigan State of Medical Society Ethics Committee.
Dr. Vercler is a member of many national specialty societies and currently serves as Chair of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as Ethics Committee of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and the Liaison to Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery Committee of the American College of Surgeons. He has won awards recognizing his humanism, leadership, professionalism, and teaching.
Dr. Vercler focuses primarily on pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial deformities in children and adults.