World-Renowned Team

  • Our Cleft and Craniofacial Center team works together to provide our patients and their families with high-quality, innovative medical and surgical care. Our providers are recognized as experts not just in our region and in our nation, but around the world.
  • The team is made up of physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, registered nurses, geneticists, and other specialists who collaborate on a daily basis to provide the best care possible.
  • We use a multidisciplinary approach, with care team members from a wide variety of disciplines working together to improve the quality of life for the children we treat.
  • We have the experience and capability to care for patients with craniofacial anomalies from infancy to adulthood.

Customized Treatments

Our treatment plans are specific to each patient we see. After a patient has been diagnosed with a craniofacial anomaly, physicians must decide upon the most effective strategy to treat that problem. We meet as a team to discuss possible treatment options and create a comprehensive plan based on your child’s individual needs.

Surgical Expertise

  • Our surgeons are highly experienced and have special training in the treatment of craniofacial anomalies. They are board-certified and have completed residencies in addition to further fellowship training in their specialties.
  • We offer treatment for the full scope of craniofacial conditions, whether your child needs a cleft lip repair, ear reconstruction, jaw distraction surgery, or other surgical procedure whether minor or complex.
  • Our team uses minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible as well as pre-surgical techniques to help minimize scarring.

Volumes and Outcomes

  • We evaluate 1,500 patients each year for craniofacial anomalies, including cleft lip and cleft palate.
  • We actively study ways to improve treatments through research.
  • We routinely evaluate our outcomes, discussing them with each other in order to come up with better solutions to problems.


As part of our mission to improve the lives of children with craniofacial anomalies, the Cleft and Craniofacial Center is involved in research to learn more about causes of and treatments for these conditions. Our scientists translate new research knowledge as we test and refine innovative approaches that will enable our patients to achieve the best clinical and functional outcomes.

International Involvement

Our craniofacial team is dedicated to spreading their knowledge to others and has made a major commitment to overseas philanthropic work. They regularly perform pro bono physician training and patient care in developing countries including Sudan, Honduras, Jordon, Israel, Palestinian territories, and Lebanon. The goal is to teach other care providers craniofacial surgical techniques so they can become self-sufficient and provide the same comprehensive treatment that we do, but locally for their own population.