Compassionate Care for Children with Craniofacial Abnormalities

When your child has a congenital head or facial abnormality, the array of specialists who provide care and treatment can seem complex and overwhelming. The Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Cincinnati Children’s brings together experts from several subspecialties in one place, providing a single resource for comprehensive diagnosis of your child’s condition and assistance for your primary care physician in providing the most appropriate, up-to-date care for your child and family.

Preparing for a Baby with a Cleft Lip/Palate

A mother holds her child.
Read a blog post by Dr. John Van Aalst about how to prepare for a baby with cleft lip/palate. Read More

Videos and Resources

See and hear our patients share their stories and connect with information and support resources for children with craniofacial malformations and their families. > Videos and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Review answers to common questions about congenital craniofacial malformations and their treatment. > Frequently Asked Questions


Research at Cincinnati Children's.
The Cleft and Craniofacial Center strives to advance understanding of craniofacial malformations through our basic science and clinical research. > Advances in Research

Contact / Refer

Contact the Cleft and Craniofacial Center with questions or to schedule an appointment, or learn how to refer patients to us. > Contact / Refer