Libby Kutcipal, DDS
Dr. Libby Kutcipal grew up in a small town in northern Michigan. She attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, earning her degree in mathematics, with a minor in chemistry. She participated in many sports, but was heavily involved in competitive ski racing. She then attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (go Blue!) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A Dental general practice residency at the University of Washington brought her to Seattle. She was then accepted to the UW Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program, training at several hospitals in both Seattle and Portland, OR.
After residency training, she completed a fellowship in Pediatric and Craniofacial Surgery at the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital. This additional training provided more exposure to pediatric patients, pathology, orthognathic and reconstructive surgery. Libby then returned to Seattle in 2008 and began working at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She has also helped to educate and train the oral and maxillofacial surgery residents from the UW. In 2014, she began working part time in private practice in Laurelhurst, in addition to her commitments at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Outside of work, Libby enjoys walking her dog, hiking, and completing projects at her home. She still gets up to the mountains to ski in the winter, but has found a new hobby: flying trapeze.