The Cleft Lip-Palate & Craniofacial Program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of specialists dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of children with these conditions, which can range from mild to complex. At Cleveland Clinic, a child with a cleft lip or cleft palate, as well as a craniofacial condition is specially cared for by a team of experts that includes a pediatric plastic surgeon, pediatrician, orthodontist, dentist, speech and language specialist, hearing specialist, otolaryngologist, psychologist, genetic counselor and nurse.
New treatment programs offer the latest advances in the field, including nasoalveolar molding for patients with cleft lip and palate. It is our objective to provide an environment of personal attention and collaboration while maintaining the highest level of clinical care and innovative treatments.
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What We Treat
Our team provides pre- and postoperative management of infants, children, and adolescents with a range of problems, such as:
- Cleft lip and palate.
- Congenital ear abnormalities.
- Congenital hand abnormalities.
- Craniosynostosis and craniofacial anomalies.
- Facial paralysis.
- Pediatric microsurgery.
- Vascular anomalies and giant nevi.
The Cleft Lip-Palate & Craniofacial Program brings together a team of specialists to provide comprehensive care for children with these conditions.
Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
Advanced Practice Providers
- Megan Kelly, CNP
- Jessica Zubik, RN
- Jeff Chapa, MD
- Carrie Budzar, RN-BSN
- Ken Lawrence, DDS
- Marisa Pavia, MA, CCC-SP
- Liz Prada, MS, CCC-SLP
Pediatric Behavioral Health
- Allison Schreiber, MS, LGC
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Pediatric Sleep Medicine
- Marie Capadona-Hansley
- Christine Arnica, MS
- Manish Valiathan, DDS
Please call 216.445.2252 if you would like to make an appointment with a cleft lip-palate or craniofacial expert at Cleveland Clinic.