Dr. Michael A. Lypka is a board certified plastic surgeon and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He graduated from the dental school at the University of Sasktchewan in Canada in 2000.
He assumed the role of Director of Operation San Jose Mission Trip / Cronin Brauer Cleft Lip / Palate Clinic following the retirement of Dr. Ernest Cronin in 2016. As Dr. Cronin's chief resident in Houston's Methodist Plastic Surgery program, Dr. Lypka attended his first trip with Operation San Jose in 2009, an experience he would never forget. He then volunteered on subsequent trips every year after that. Dr.
Lypka currently works full time at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. He has an appointment at the UMKC school of medicine, as well as the department of orthodontics at the UMKC school of dentistry. He focuses his efforts on craniomaxillofacial reconstruction.