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Providing free medical and surgical services to children with facial deformities.

Faces of Tomorrow’s mission is to provide medical and surgical services to children with facial deformities around the world. We are culturally responsive and compassionate to the patients, their families, and the communities in which the mission serves.
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Improving the Face of Charitable Health Care

Improving the Face of Charitable Health Care

Professionals from Auburn to Oakland fix cleft palates in developing countries Auburn Journal - Friday, March 28, 2014 auburnjournal.com

It could be easy to forget that in many parts of the world, health care is not a political issue but a humanitarian one. It’s a fact that 35 or so health care prof...

US Docs Bring Smiles to Bicol Children

US Docs Bring Smiles to Bicol Children

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – Faces of Tomorrow (FOT), a group of American medical practitioners, held a five-day mission at the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH), here.

Dr. Brian Rubinstein, FOT director, said 57 kids, the youngest being 18 months old, benefited from the corrective and s...

FOT's 6th Annual Fore for Faces Golf Tournament a Huge Success

FOT's 6th Annual Fore for Faces Golf Tournament a Huge Success

We would like to thank all the generous sponsors, donors, golfers and "casino" goers for making our 6th Annual Fore for Faces Golf Tournament a huge success. It can not be said enough how grateful we are for your support.

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Brian Rubinstein, M.D. Featured in Style Magazine

Brian Rubinstein, M.D. Featured in Style Magazine

Style Magazine features Dr. Brian Rubinstein. The content of the article folows:

We'd Like to Introduce You to Someone Interesting.

When he was still in medical school, Brian Rubinstein, M.D., imagined he’d become a general otolaryngologist, or head and neck surgeon.

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The Faces of Tomorrow Blog

  • Speech Team

    Day 1: What the heck does the speech team do on a mission trip? Speech samples are harder to obtain in Legazpi City, Philippines than in Quito, Ecuador because the children are so shy. The schooling here is social/play b ...
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  • Young Lives Changed Forever

    In my last message, I admitted confusion about the time change, which was a good thing because I was wrong.  Whenever you’re reading this in the States, it’s not yesterday in the Philippines, but tomorro ...
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  • The Most Rewarding Mission

    I have helped coordinate for FOT in the Philippines since the 2011 mission in Bohol.  I think this mission has been very successful.  I was able to connect with the government offices of Senator Binay and Gover ...
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  • Working together for a common ...

    I can’t believe the week of the mission went by so quickly!  This was clearly one of FOT’s best missions ever.  We had amazing help from the local, regional and national Philippine governments, and ...
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"Children Smile"

2010 Mission, Ecuador - Video

Our January 2010 mission to Quito, Ecuador as seen through the eyes of award winning journalist and KOVR 13 anchor, Sam Shane.

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"Saving Faces"

Channel 13 Video

Get to know the doctors behind Faces of Tomorrow as reported by Channel 13 in Sacramento.

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"Good People"

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Watch this brief news story from Channel 10's "Good People" feature...

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Faces of Tomorrow In the Press

Manila Bulletin ArticleLEGAZPI CITY, Albay – Faces of Tomorrow (FOT), a group of American medical practitioners, held a five-day mission at the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH), here.

Dr. Brian Rubinstein, FOT director, said 57 kids, the youngest being 18 months old, benefited from the corrective and surgical measures undertaken by his team.  Children born with cleft lip and palate abound in Bicol. Composed of volunteer surgeons, doctors, nurses, and other medical practitioners, FOT conducted 43 cleft lip operations and 14 cleft palate facial surgeries on patients who came from different parts of the region.

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Patient Stories

  • Marvin Contiri

    MarvinAfters-sm17 year old Marvin Contiri came to our screening clinic in 2011 to have his bilateral cleft lip and cleft palate repaired and unfortunately we had to turn him away. He learned about the mission late and by the time he arrived our schedule was jam packed and we could not take any more patients. He returned in 2012 and this was his year.

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  • Aireen - A Promise Kept

    Aireen-after-smDuring our 2011 mission to the Philippines we met 19 year old Aireen. Aireen has a severe cleft lip and palate. She also suffers from various neurological deficits leaving her severely delayed. She came to us with many family members as supporters. Our doctors examined her and as a team decided it would not be safe to operate on her because of unknown health risks.

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  • Kyle Patrick - Captain America

    kyle-patrick-sm11 year old Patrick "Captain America" touched the heart of every member of our team. He arrived at our clinic wearing a Captain America t-shirt and to our surprise speaking freely in English to our team. It was really special being able to communicate with him directly.

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