DR. GAURAV MAHESH GUPTA  Cleft Center: Agra (Uttar Pradesh)  Mob No.9760030263                
Project Location: Jai Devi Hospital and Research Centre Beni Madhav Sarkar RdDelhi Gate Professors Colony, Civil Lines Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282002

Dr. SHYAM sheth

Cleft Center: Ahmedabad (Gujarat)  Mob No. 9825077232

Project Location: Thakershy Charitable Hospital Near Omiya Vijay Bus stand Shivranjani Crossroad Satellite, Ahmedabad - 380 015


Cleft Center: Bangalore (Karnataka)  Mob No. 9632519000

Project Location: Rangadore Memorial Hospital 1st Cross, Shankarapuram, Basavanagudi Bengaluru, Karnataka-560004


     DR. PRAMOD SHARMA       

Cleft Center: Bhopal (M.P.)                    Mob No. 9826351967

Project Location: Chirayu Medical College & Hospital Bhainsakhedi, Near Bairagarh, Bhopal-Indore Highway, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462030


Cleft Center: Bhubaneswar, Odisha    Mob No.933555777

Project Location: SSB Hospital 44, Satya Nagar Bhubaneshwar 751003 Odisha

dr. jayanth b.s.

Cleft Center: Coorg (Karnataka)      Mob No. 9632519000

Project Location: Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, KK Village, Maggula Village Virajpet - 571 218, South Coorg, Karnataka


Cleft Center: Delhi-Noida (U.P.)       Mob No. 9310309090

Project Location: Kailash Healthcare LtdKailasgh HospitalH-33, H Block, Sector 27Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301


Cleft Center: GoaMob No. 

Project Location: Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim Goa-403202

dr. a. vijay Kumar

Cleft Center: Hyderabad (Telengana)  Mob No. 9885549009

Project Location: AVR Dentofacial Hospital 1-7-70/9, Adj. Swati Tiffin Centre Street No 8, Habsiguda Hyderabad - 500007

Dr. Arjun Malhotra      

Cleft Center: Jammu (J&K)Mob No. 9717085858

Project Location: Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital Kakryal, (Vill & Post) Katra, Tehsil-Reasi, District-Katra, Jammu and Kashmir 182320

 DR. R S KURUDEKAR        Cleft Center: Jodhpur (Rajasthan)    Mob No. 9972508437
Project Location: Medipulse Hospital E4, MIA, Basni II Phase, Opposite AIIMS Campus, Jodhpur, Rajasthan-342005

Cleft Center: Kolkata (West Bengal)  Mob No. 9874545325

Project Location: Shree Jain Hospital & Research Centre 57A, 493B, Grand Trunk Road, Shibpur, Howrah, South 24 Parganas, Kolkata 711102, West Bengal


Cleft Center: Mangalore (Karnataka)  Mob No. 9845008355

Project Location: Father Muller Medical College, Fr Muller Road, Kankanady, Mangalore - 575 002, Karnataka


Cleft Center: Mumbai (Maharashtra)  Mob No. 9702014422

Project Locations: Navneet Hitech Hospital LT Rd, Dahisar East, Mumbai Maharashtra 400068,

Satelite centre: B.K.L Walawalkar Hospital Diagnostic & Research Centre Shreekshetra Dervan, Tal.-Chiplun Dist, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra 415606


Cleft Center: Mumbai (Maharashtra)  Mob No. 9886815407

Project Location: Dr D Y Patil Vidyanagar, Sector 5, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400706

Dr. manu prasad s    

Cleft Center: Mysore, KarnatakaMob No. 9886701781

Project Location: St Joseph's Hospital, SH17, Bannimantap, Mysuru, Karnataka-570015

Dr. uma shankar  

Cleft Center: Patna (Bihar)                  Mob No. 9431254187

Project Location: Rajeswar                    Hospital, Opposite Bahadurpur              Petrol Pump, Kankarbagh, Patna,          Bihar-800020

dr. samrat sabhlok      

Cleft Center: Pune (Maharashtra)Mob No. 8303059830

Project Location: Saishree Hospital, 251/252, Opp. Telephone Exchange, Near Parihar Chowk, Aundh, Pune, Maharashtra-411007


Cleft Center: Pune   (Maharashtra)  Mob No. 9823047888

Project Location: Vishwaraj Hospital Solapur Road, Rajbaug, Loni Kalbhor, Pune, Maharashtra 412201


        Dr. Nirved jain        

Cleft Center: Raipur (Chhatisgarh)  Mob No. 9827106414

Project Location: Jeewan Memorial Hospital, New Shanti Nagar, Raipur, Chhatisgarh-492001

       Dr. nehal patel          

Cleft Center: Surat (Gujarat)Mob No. 9376661819

Project Location: K.P. Sanghvi Hospital, Behind Centre Point, Opposite Ring Road, Sagrampura, Surat, Gujarat-395002

Dr. sivanagendra reddy 

Cleft Center: Visakhapatnam (A.P.)    Mob No. 8019998999

Project Location: Durga Hospital,   36-91-108, Beside SBI, Urvasi Jn.,  Kancharapalem, N.H.-5,  Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh-530008


Cleft Center: Visakhapatnam (A.P.)  Mob No. 9949866411

Project Location: Apollo Hospital,  Survey No 68P & 76, Healthcity,  Arilova,Chinagadali, Visakhapatnam-530040, Andhra Pradesh 

JSPL Foundation

Cleft Center: Raigarh (Chhatisgarh)Mob No. 8019998999

Project Location: Fortis O.P.Jindal Hospital and Research Centre Kharasia Road, Raigarh, Chhatisgarh

(Project concluded in 2016)

Dr.C.CHARAN Kumar Reddy

Cleft Center: Hyderabad (Telegana)Mob No. 9985404647

Project Location: Ramdev Rao HospitalH.N.1-6, National Highway No. 9, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072

Dr. Ravi Kant Singh

Cleft Center: Varanasi (Uttar PradeshMob No. 8808888872

Project Location: Peace Point Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Brahma Kumari Ln, Jawahar Nagar Colony, Bhelpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh-221010

Dr. mohammed shakeel 

Cleft Center: Srinagar(J&K)Mob No. 9419415528

Project Location: New City Hospital and Nursing Home, Hazratbal near Kashmir University, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir-190006                   (Project concluded in August 2015)


ABMSS provides both long-term and short-term fellowship opportunities to aspiring cleft surgeons to enhance their medical skills in the field of cleft care. Under fellowship programmes, fellows are offered the opportunity to attend a medical programme where they will gain invaluable experience working alongside experienced Medical professionals of ABMSS.

Fellowship Training for Indian surgeons: A twelve-month programme to assist at one of our partner cleft projects and to get to know the nuance of cleft care management. The trainee must be a recently passed out graduate with a BDS and MDS degree and with a passion to commit to social service after the training period either in association with the organization or any other non profit or on an individual basis. A stipend of Rs. 15,000 per month will be offered.

Short term: Fellowship for International surgeons (developed nations)- A three-month course is being formulated for surgeons from Europe et al to learn and understand the modalities of cleft care in the developing world. There is no fee for this course, but the participant has to bear all his travel and living expenses while in India.

Fellowship for surgeons interested in cleft care (developing nations): This course will be supported by our donor organization, Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe and will be for a 3 month duration.



Dr Ujjval Mehrotra

Dr Swetha Kanchanapally

Dr. Amrita Sah

Dr. Debolina Pramanik

Dr. Harish K

Dr. Prithvi S Bachalli

Dr. Shreyas Orvakonde

Dr. Kamran Tahir Khan

Dr. Charan Kumar Reddy

Dr. Arvind Nair

Dr. Laiphrakpam Girindra Singh

Dr. Anushree N

Dr. Akshatha Rao

Dr. Amit Adimane

Dr. B.E. Varun Kumar

Dr. Pankaj Kumar Panda

Dr. G. Sridhar



December 2018 to November 2019

November 2018 to October 2019

November 2018 to October 2019

September 2018 to August 2019

August 2018 to August 2019

October 2017 to (ongoing)

February 2017 to January 2018

May 2016 to April 2017

September 2015 to May 2017

August 2015 to July 2016

July 2015 to June 2016

July 2015 to June 2016

September 2014 to August 2015

June 2014 to October 2014

April 2013 to May 2014

December 2012 to August 2014

April 2011 to June 2012

cleft centre


Hyderabad (AVR)

















I would like to thank the Wolfgang-Müller- Osten Stiftung and ABMSS for providing me the the platform to better understand the aspect of cleft care and to hone my surgical skills.


I wish from my heart that the programme will facilitate the training of many more junior surgeons. We serve as multipliers and are the future of the Indian health systems.

DR. CHARAN REDDY, Fellow, Vishakhapatnam



Search and awareness camp for identifying cleft patients

To maximize the positive impact we have in the lives of the cleft children, ABMSS strives to create knowledge and acceptance among general public.. For this reason, we conduct cleft awareness camps in the rural pockets as well as in urban slums of India. 

Our dedicated Project animators go village to village, meet with the Anganwadi workers, ASHA Health workers, conduct awareness programmes in schools, public places to educate people about the cleft condition and tell them about our free cleft surgery services.  


speech therapy

A Speech Pathologist plays an active role in assessing and treating the children with cleft lip and palate from the time they enter the centre. The children are assessed by the speech pathologist in the aspects of oral examination by which we can make out the movements of lips, tongue, velo pharynx before the surgery and encourage the child to do normal movements by discouraging the self adaptive mechanism which might hinder the speech/voice clarity in the future.

This assessment session also helps the children and the therapist to build up the rapport between each other, even after the surgery the child will allow the therapist to touch since they experienced a regular play therapy session. The adults are also assessed with their oral movements before surgery and given instruction on to how the result of surgery going to be and given demonstration of exercises to be followed after the surgery.

Since the follow up’s of the patients to the centre after the surgery is a big problem this pre assessment and treatment demonstration will help the patient to understand the importance of speech therapy exercises, speech clarity after the surgery will be better if they start following the exercises within 10 days after surgery.


Children and adults with cleft lip and palate are observed to have problems with their body posture also which is hindering their improvement indirectly. For example: A child suffering from cleft lip and palate might bend the spine while sitting which will reduce his breathing capacity and in turn oral resonance, leading to nasal voice. To treat these kind of postural problems we trained few speech therapists. In a new approach called myo-functional therapy and K.O.S.T in Germany and Switzerland.

Myo-functional therapy is a kind of muscle trainer which will help the patients attain their normal muscle tonicity and organ function to its best. We are trained to use gadgets like face formers, ballo-vents, and tongue-trainers to improve the breath, lip closure and tongue strengthening. There exercises can be used on children and adults as soon as they are identified. Complete body correction help the patients to gain their confidence in achieving maximum results possible. For example, they don’t need to get used to bending the body inward’s or hiding the face towards the cleft side.


We always believed in Speech therapy and encouraged the professionals by giving them free hand. We also succeeded in solving the problem of ‘follow up speech therapy sessions ‘. We are proud to state that we have kick started a programme called ‘Intensive Speech Therapy’ in which around 10 patients are selected as a batch per month and given admission as an ‘in patient’ for 10 days and provided with food for patient and the attenders free of cost. These 10 days the speech therapist will assess the child’s improvement regularly and update the necessary changes in the treatment. Within these 10 days we record the pre therapy speech or voice sample and post therapy sample. These samples will help patient’s gain confidence and understand the importance of speech therapy.

The greatest achievement is the patients showing interest to join intensive speech therapy programme. The ‘Intensive speech therapy’ project could get started in all the branches very fast all over INDIA. We sincerely thank our team and sponsors for treating the needed people by utilizing the speech therapy facilities.



As a supplement to our cleft program, vitamin supplement program has been added as it is believed that lack of folic acid in pregnant mothers is one of the causes of cleft. Hence, we try to solve this by supporting some young women with vitamin and mineral supplements. Stunting is an internationally accepted indicator to denote the nutritional status of a geography. Recent evidence clearly suggests that stunting takes place in the first two years of a child’s birth. It is irreversible.

Pilot Project: ​ A pilot project was undertaken under the support of Robert Bosch Stiftung and Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe e.V. to support a few young women in the Andhra Pradesh region surrounding Visakhapatnam. The right nutrition during this 2 year period can have a profound impact on a child’s brain development, immune system, ability to grow, learn, and rise out of poverty. It can also shape a society’s prosperity.


In the operation theatre, errors are frequent and often consequential. Enhancing operation theatre efficiency ensures patient safety and boosts the confidence of surgeons and the supporting staffs. At ABMSS, we thrive to provide quality treatment to our toddlers affected by a cleft and hence, provide additional support to the cleft centres to enhance the safety inside the operation theatres (OTs).

List of Equipment supported to cleft centres between 2015-2018

Types of Equipment
Grantee cleft centre/s
Anaesthesia workstationJai Devi Hospital and Research Centre-Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences-Coorg, Karnataka
AVR Dentofacial Hospital-Hyderabad Telengana
St Joseph's Hospital-Mysore
DSLR Camera
SSB Hospital- Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Jeewan Memorial Hospital-Raipur, Chhatisgarh
AVR Dentofacial Hospital-Hyderabad Telengana
Navneet Hitech Hospital-Mumbai, Maharashtra
St Joseph's Hospital-Mysore
Durga Hospital-Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Operation theatre (OT) light
St Joseph's Hospital-Mysore, Karnataka
Karl Storz Instruments
PAN India-24 centres
Intubation fiberscope
Jai Devi Hospital and Research Centre-Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Durga Hospital-Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Speech and Functional therapy Unit
St Joseph's Hospital-Mysore, Karnataka
Durga Hospital-Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
CLP Surgical instruments
SSB Hospital- Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Father Muller Medical College-Mangalore, Karnataka
St Joseph's Hospital-Mysore, Karnataka
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences-Coorg, Karnataka
AVR Dentofacial Hospital-Hyderabad Telengana
Jai Devi Hospital and Research Centre-Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Rangadore Memorial Hospital-Bangalore, Karnataka
SSB Hospital-Bhubaneswar, Odisha
St Joseph's Hospital-Mysore, Karnataka
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences-Coorg, Karnataka
AVR Dentofacial Hospital-Hyderabad Telengana
Navneet Hitech Hospital-Mumbai, Maharashtra
Shree Jain Hospital-Kolkata, West Bengal
Durga Hospital-Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Rajeswar Hospital-Patna, Bihar