Ulrich Meyer, DMD, MD, MSc, PhD, started to work in the field of craniofacial surgery in the 1990s, at the Department of Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Münster, Germany. He completed his specialization in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1998 and was appointed Senior Physician at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Münster in 2000, being promoted to Chief Senior Physician in 2002. He performed pioneering research work in craniofacial distraction osteogenesis and tissue engineering. In 2004 he founded the interdisciplinary open-access journal Head and Face Medicine. In 2005 he was appointed university professor for life and senior consultant and deputy clinic director at the West German Maxillary Clinic (Westdeutsche Kieferklinik), Department of Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf. In the course of his work in Münster and Düsseldorf, Dr. Meyer developed a broad spectrum of surgical techniques. More recently, he founded the interdisciplinary Craniofacial Center (Kieferklinik Münster) in Münster, where his main focus is the treatment of patients suffering from craniofacial deformities or diseases, in very close cooperation with geneticists, biologists, pediatricians, neurosurgeons, ENT specialists, orthodontists, and others.