Craniofacial Center

  • Craniofacial Specialists

    The Craniofacial Center is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.

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    Director

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    Howard M. Saal, MD, FACMG
    Director, Clinical Genetics

    513-636-2438

    howard.saal@cchmc.org

    Howard M. Saal, MD, FACMG

    Director, Clinical Genetics

    Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory

    Co-Director, 22Q-VCFS Center

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2438

    Fax: 513-636-7297

    Email: howard.saal@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Craniofacial disorders, community genetics, growth disorders, 22Q-VCFS

    Research Interests

    Genetic etiologies and natural histories of craniofacial disorders and new syndrome delineation

    Biography

    Howard M. Saal, MD, a highly respected clinical geneticist and dysmorphologist, is the head of the section of Clinical Genetics in the Division of Human Genetics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In addition to being board certified in clinical genetics and pediatrics, Dr. Saal is a board certified cytogeneticist.

    Early in his career, he was the Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he was also the associate director of the Craniofacial Disorders Team.

    Dr. Saal is interested in the genetic causes of craniofacial disorders, especially cleft lip and cleft palate. He also has a significant interest in the natural history of genetic conditions, and has authored or co-authored numerous publications centering on the natural history and management of various genetic conditions, with special attention to neurofibromatosis, cleft lip, cleft palate, Pierre Robin sequence and 22Q-VCFS.

    After leaving Connecticut, Dr. Saal went to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he was the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Medical Genetics and co-director of the Craniofacial Center. His clinical activities included establishment of the Neurofibromatosis Clinic, the Biochemical Genetics Clinic, and the multidisciplinary Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic with his colleagues at Children's National Medical Center. His interest in community activities led to his being named to the Health Professionals Advisory Committee and later to the Board of Directors of the National Capital Area March of Dimes.

    Dr. Saal joined the staff at Cincinnati Children's in 1993 as the Head of Clinical Genetics. He has been an active participant in numerous clinical settings and has established the Hereditary Cancer Program, a unique local resource for families with familial and inherited cancers.

    Dr. Saal is involved in community activities and has established urban genetics outreach clinics at three sites in Hamilton County. He has also been appointed as acting director of the Craniofacial Center at Cincinnati Children's, where he continues to cultivate his interests in the care of children with craniofacial disorders.

    Education and Training

    MD: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1975-1979.

    Internship: University of Connecticut Integrated Program in Pediatrics, Farmington, CT, 1979-1980.

    Residency: University of Connecticut Integrated Program in Pediatrics, Farmington, CT, 1980-1982.

    Fellowship: University of Washington School of Medicine Division of Medical Genetics, Seattle, WA, 1982-1984.

    Certification: American Board of Medical Genetics in Cytogenetics and Clinical Genetics, 1984; American Board of Pediatrics, 1985.

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    Hospital-Based Faculty

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    David A. Billmire, MD, FACS, FAAP
    Director, Plastic Surgery

    513-636-7181

    David A. Billmire, MD, FACS, FAAP

    Director, Plastic Surgery

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7181

    Fax: 513-636-7182

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Craniofacial problems; cleft lip and palate surgery; craniosynostosis surgery 

    Research Interests

    Cellular signaling in craniosynostosis 

    Biography

    David A. Billmire, MD, has practiced plastic surgery in the Cincinnati area since 1983. He has centered his practice around pediatric patients, although he accepts select adult patients.

    He received his BS and MD from Ohio State University. He completed training in general surgery and plastic surgery at the University of Cincinnati. His fellowship training included pediatric and craniofacial surgery at the Foundation for Craniofacial Deformities at the Baylor University Hospital and Children's Hospital of Dallas, Texas and aesthetic surgery training in Miami, Fla.

    Dr. Billmire is the director of Plastic Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He has been at the forefront of craniofacial surgery, introducing craniofacial bone distraction to the Cincinnati area in 1994. He is well known and respected by his colleagues and has organized an annual regional meeting for the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

    He has served as the president of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a as guest examiner for the qualifying exam of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

    Dr. Billmire's current clinical research centers on facial bone growth after severe burns and chemical signaling defects in craniosynostosis

    Education and Training

    MD: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1975.

    Residency: General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Plastic Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Fellowship: Aesthetic Surgery, Miami, Florida; Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

    Certification: Surgery, 1983; Plastic Surgery, 1985.

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    Richard E. Campbell, DMD, MS
    Director, Orthodontics

    513-636-4683

    richard.campbell@cchmc.org

    Richard E. Campbell, DMD, MS

    Director, Orthodontics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4683

    Email: richard.campbell@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cleft lip and cleft palate; craniofacial deformities

    Education and Training

    DMD: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1985.

    Residency: General Practice, Veterans Administration Center, Louisville, KY; Orthodontics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.


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    Barbara Chini, MD
    Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

    513-636-6771

    barb.chini@cchmc.org

    Barbara Chini, MD

    Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

    Assistant Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6771

    Fax: 513-636-4615

    Email: barb.chini@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN, 1986.

    MD: Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN, 1990.

    Internship: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center Pediatrics, Rochester, NY, 1991.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1993.

    Fellowships: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1994; Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

    Publications

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    Kerry R. Crone, MD

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4726

    Email: kerry.crone@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Minimal access surgery; including endoscopic surgery; chiari malformations; brain tumors; design and implementation of patient safety initiatives and clinical outcomes studies

    Research Interests

    Chiari malformations; brain tumors; telemedicine 

    Biography

    Dr. Kerry Crone is a professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He was director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center beginning in July 1999.

    Dr. Crone's specialty interests include minimal access surgery and its applications for children with brain tumors, hydrocephalus and complex cysts within the brain. He has lectured extensively and taught other neurosurgeons these techniques at national and international meetings and courses and written numerous scholarly articles about the use of endoscopy and other tools to allow for these minimally invasive operations and has even been instrumental in designing some of the tools used by neurosurgeons around the world in visualizing and navigating during these operations.

    He also has developed a very large and well renowned practice specializing in pediatric patients from infancy to young adulthood with Chiari malformations, offering not only the latest in imaging and surgical approaches, but expertise based on extensive research in this field.

    The design of our neurosurgical operative suite, which was the first of its kind in the world, and incorporates intraoperative MRI with specially designed pediatric operating beds and computer guided navigation instruments to allow for maximal safety during resection of brain tumors and other complex operations of the brain and spine, was guided by his experience and expertise.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1978.

    Residency: Neurosurgery, Bowman-Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1986.

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    Christopher B. Gordon, MD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Surgery

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    Biography

    Christopher Gordon, MD, sees patients at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Burnet Campus, Children's Outpatient Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Children's Mason Campus. His clinical interests include distraction of the facial skeleton for obstructive apnea, aesthetic jaw surgery, novel approaches to the treatment of cleft lip and palate and endoscopic craniofacial surgery. Dr. Gordon's research focuses on the molecular biology of bone growth and the genetic basis for facial clefting.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1989.

    Residency: Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993; University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1995; Chief Resident, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1996.

    Fellowships: Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 1994; Craniomaxillofacial / Minimally invasive Plastic Surgery, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, 1997; Craniofacial and Aesthetic Surgery, Hospital M. Gea Gonzalez, Mexico City, Mexico, 1998.

    Certification: Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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    William A. Greenhill, DMD
    Adjunct Assistant Director of Residency Training

    513-636-8288

    william.greenhill@cchmc.org

    William A. Greenhill, DMD

    Adjunct Assistant Director of Residency Training

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8288

    Fax: 513-636-8283

    Email: william.greenhill@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Craniofacial patients; infant oral health; prevention; trauma

    Research Interests

    Oral trauma after local anesthetic in the operating room; young maternal age and prevalence of dental caries in children; enamel hypoplasia in patients with acute otitis media

    Education and Training

    DMD: University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, Jackson, MS, 1989. 

    Residency: Advanced Education in General Practice Residency, Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, VA, 1990.  Pediatric Dentistry, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-95. 

    Certification: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 2001.

    Publications


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    Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F
    Senior Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    513-636-4341

    ann.kummer@cchmc.org

    Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F

    Senior Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4341

    Fax: 513-803-3376

    Email: ann.kummer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Speech and resonance disorders secondary to cleft palate; craniofacial and orofacial anomalies; velopharyngeal dysfunction

    Biography

    Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, is senior director of the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Under her direction, the speech-language pathology program at Cincinnati Children’s has become the largest pediatric program in the nation and one of the most respected. Dr. Kummer is also professor of clinical pediatrics and professor of otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine.

    Dr. Kummer does many lectures and seminars on a national and international level in the areas of cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies, resonance disorders, velopharyngeal dysfunction, and on business practices in speech-language pathology. She has written numerous professional articles and over 20 book chapters in speech pathology and medical texts. She is the author of the book entitled Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: The Effects on Speech and Resonance, 3rd Edition (Cengage Learning, 2014) and one of the authors of the text entitled Business Practices: A Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists (ASHA, 2004).

    Dr. Kummer is the co-developer of the Simplified Nasometric Assessment Procedures (SNAP) test (1996) and author of the SNAP-R (2005) that is incorporated in the Nasometer equipment (KayPENTAX). She holds a patent on the nasoscope, which is marketed as the Oral & Nasal Listener (Super Duper, Inc.). She was one of the main developers of workflow software that won the 1995 International Beacon Award through IBM/Lotus. (Derivative software is marketed by Chart Links.)  

    Dr. Kummer has received numerous honors, including: Honors of the Southwestern Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1995); Honors of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSLHA) (1997); distinguished alumnus award from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cincinnati (1999); Honors for Distinguished Service, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati; Distinguished Alumnus Award, College of Allied Health, University of Cincinnati (2012), Elwood Chaney Outstanding Clinician Award from OSHLA (2012); elected Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) (2002); and received the Media Outreach Champion award from ASHA (2014). She was named one of the top 25 most influential therapists in the United States by Therapy Times (2006); and named one of the 10 Most Inspiring Women in Cincinnati (2007).

    Education and Training

    BA: Speech Pathology and Audiology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 1972.

    MAT: Speech Pathology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 1973.

    PhD: Speech Pathology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1986.

    Certificate of Clinical Competence: Speech-Language Pathology  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1974.

    Publications

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    Janet H. Middendorf, MA, CCC-SLP
    Clinical Manager, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    513-636-4341

    janet.middendorf@cchmc.org


    Brian S. Pan, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7181

    Email: brian.pan@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: Biology, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2000.

    MD: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2004.

    Residency: Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency,  University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH, 2009; Chief Plastic Surgery Resident University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

    Fellowships: Aesthetic Surgery Visiting Fellowship,  Miami, FL 2009; Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Visiting Fellowship The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, Ontario, 2011; Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    Publications

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    Cynthia A. Prows, MSN, CNS
    Genetics Clinical Nurse Specialist, Division of Human Genetics

    513-636-7963

    cindy.prows@cchmc.org


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    Gayle Riemer, MA, CCC-A, F-AAA
    Audiologist III, Division of Audiology

    513-636-4236

    gayle.riemer@cchmc.org

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    Iris H. Sageser, RDH, MS
    Administrator, Craniofacial Center

    513-636-4539

    iris.sageser@cchmc.org

    Iris H. Sageser, RDH, MS

    Administrator, Craniofacial Center

    Field Service Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4539

    Fax: 513-636-7297

    Email: iris.sageser@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Management of multidisciplinary craniofacial services

    Biography

    Iris Sageser, RDH, MS, has been instrumental with the growth of the Craniofacial Center. She has overseen the addition of new team members and new specialties. The most recent specialty to join the Craniofacial Center is Pulmonary Medicine. Ms. Sageser has been an active member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) where she has served on a number of committees. Currently she is the chair of the International Outreach Committee. Ms. Sageser has given numerous presentations at the annual ACPA meetings about coordinated team care and team communication challenges. She has collaborated with other team members on research projects. She is currently participating in a Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved Craniofacial Center Registry.

    Education and Training

    MS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1977.

    BS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1975.

    Licensure: Registered Dental Hygienist, 1974

    Ann R. Schwentker, MD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7181

    Email: ann.schwentker@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Brachial plexus reconstruction; facial nerve reconstruction; microtia (ear) reconstruction; cleft lip and palate; congenital hand surgery

    Biography

    Ann R. Schwentker, MD graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1990, and completed a Fullbright fellowship the following year in Vienna, Austria. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, receiving an American Heart Association fellowship for research in wound healing. During her residency in plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, she completed an additional two years of basic science wound healing research.

    During her fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Dr. Schwentker’s clinical research received the outstanding nerve paper award at the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. She then began a pediatric plastic surgery practice with a teaching appointment at Emory University in Atlanta. She founded the Center for Brachial Plexus and Facial Nerve Reconstruction at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and developed expertise in ear reconstruction and cleft lip and palate repair. Dr. Schwentker joined Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2011.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1996.

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

    Fellowship: Paediatric Plastic Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.

    Certification: Plastic Surgery, 2006.

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    Timothy W. Vogel, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Neurosurgery

    Phone: 513-636-4726

    Email: timothy.vogel@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Biography

    Tim Vogel, MD, joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s in 2013 as an assistant professor of neurosurgery and developmental biology. Dr. Vogel is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Vogel completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2011. He then completed a minimally invasive fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital at Harvard University, followed by a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at St Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Dr. Vogel specializes in craniofacial surgery and the use of endoscopy in the minimally invasive treatment of children. He also utilizes endoscopy and his expertise with minimally invasive surgery to treat hydrocephalus and certain tumors of the brain.

    In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Vogel is a principal investigator in the Division of Developmental Biology focused on human and molecular genetics of hydrocephalus and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Vogel has completed postdoctoral fellowships for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Iowa and at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vogel is focused on cilia (hair like structures in the brain) and their contribution to hydrocephalus during development. He utilizes basic and translational applications to study cellular signaling in hydrocephalus with the goal of developing innovative treatment strategies for this disease.

    Dr. Vogel is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, the American Society of Human Genetics, the Ciliopathy Alliance, and the Congress of Neurological Society and the Society of Neuroscience.

    Education and Training

    MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 2005.

    Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 2011.

    Research Fellowship: Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2013.

    Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship: St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, St. Louis, MO, 2013.

    Minimally Invasive Fellowship: Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University, Department of Neurosurgery, Boston, MA, 2012.

    Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2012.

    Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2010.

    Publications

    Grants

    Primary cilia signaling in CNS progenitors and their role in neonatal hydrocephalus. Principal Investigator. K12 Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP); National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Jan 2014 – Jan 2017.

    Role of neural progenitor cells in the development of neonatal hydrocephalus. Principal Investigator. Hydrocephalus Association’s CSF Production, Flow and Regulation, Therapeutics and Diagnostics Award. Sep 2013-Sep 2016.

    Role of progenitor cells in the development of congenital hydrocephalus. Collaborator. National Institutes of Health. Sep 2013-Sep 2016.


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    J. Paul Willging, MD
    Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic

    513-636-4355

    paul.willging@cchmc.org

    J. Paul Willging, MD

    Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4355

    Fax: 513-636-8133

    Email: paul.willging@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.

    Hearing loss issues; cleft lip and palate patients, ear, nose and throat; ENT anomalies

    Biography

    Jay P. Willging, MD, is certified to practice in Ohio and Kentucky. He is a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

    Dr. Willging enjoys all areas of otolaryngology and has a special interest in congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.

    A member of several multi-disciplinary teams, the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Craniofacial Team, the Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic and the Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic, he is highly respected for his expertise.

    The Craniofacial Team brings together Pediatric Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Child Psychology, Human Genetics, Speech Pathology and Nutrition to extensively evaluate and manage children with cleft lip and cleft palate issues, as well as other children with craniofacial anomalies.

    The Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic brings together Otolaryngology, Speech-Language Pathology and Human Genetics to evaluate children with complex speech difficulties.

    The Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic (FEES) brings together Otolaryngology and Speech-Language Pathology to evaluate children with swallowing disorders.

    In addition to ongoing research, Dr. Willging performs surgery and sees children at numerous locations, making treatment more convenient and accessible for his patients.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1985.

    Residency: Department of General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1985 to 1987; Otolaryngology Residency, Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1987 to 1991.

    Fellowship: Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1991 to 1992.

    Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 1992.

    Community-Based Faculty

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    Janet R. Schultz, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-4336

    janet.schultz@cchmc.org

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    Janet R. Schultz, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Email: janet.schultz@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Psychosocial and educational aspects of children affected with a craniofacial deformity, including a special interest in velo-cardio-facial syndrome

    Biography

    Janet R. Schultz, PhD, has served as the psychology member of the Craniofacial Team since 1981. Dr. Schultz is a current member of the medical-dental staff at Cincinnati Children's. She is also the former Director of Psychology at Cincinnati Children's.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Clinical Psychology, Miami University, 1980.

    Post-doctoral training: Psychology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1981.

    Certification: Clinical Psychology, 1988;  Child Clinical Psychology, 2004.

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    Frederick L. Steinbeck, DDS, MD
    Oral Surgeon

    859-781-0500

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    Frederick L. Steinbeck, DDS, MD

    Oral Surgeon

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 859-781-0500

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    Specialties

    Cleft lip / palate; craniofacial abnormalities; juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; oral surgery with dental implants

    Biography

    Frederick L. Steinbeck, DDS, MD, has served as the Oral Surgery member on the Craniofacial Team since 1988. Dr. Steinbeck has also participated in two Operation Smiles medical missions. He has been a teaching professor at the University of Cincinnati since 1988.

    Education and Training

    DDS: Indiana University, 1983.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, 1990.

    Residency: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Cincinnati, 1988.


    Nursing

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    Dawn Rothchild, MSN, APRN, RN PCNS-BC, CWCN
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Division of Plastic Surgery

    513-636-5931

    dawn.rothchild@cchmc.org

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    Stacey L. Ruth, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Plastic Surgery / Craniofacial Center

    513-636-7181

    stacey.ruth@cchmc.org

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    Stacey L. Ruth, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Plastic Surgery / Craniofacial Center

    Phone: 513-636-7181

    Email: stacey.ruth@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MSN:  Northern Kentucky University, KY, 2008.

    BSN:  Northern Kentucky University, KY, 2006.