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Consultants/Specialists

In addition to our experienced craniofacial surgeons and speech pathologist, the International Craniofacial Institute partners with a team of consulting specialists who provide the all-encompassing care a craniofacial difference requires.

Below learn more about our consultants and specialists.

 

Anesthesiologists (Pediatric)

Medical doctors who help children remain comfortable during surgical procedures, using a carefully balanced combination of medications tailored to each child’s age, weight, and metabolism, and monitor, manage, and ease post-operative discomfort for children.
Michael Bannon, MD; Katie Blakeley, MD; Bruce Fitzgerald, MD; Annie Kahn, MD;
John M. Kampine, MD
; Red Starks, MD; J.R. Sykes, MD

 

Cardiologists (Pediatric)

Medical doctors who diagnose and treat problems with the heart and blood vessels.
Jane Kao, MD; Henry Kort, MD; Pennock Laird Jr., MD; Tracy Laird, MD

 

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Medical doctor and surgeon who specializes in heart and lung surgery for individuals with defects present at birth.
Eric Mendeloff, MD

 

Geneticists

Medical doctors who evaluate family medical history and examine individuals to assist with accurate diagnosis and council family regarding risk of craniofacial problems in family’s future children.
Angela Scheuerle, MD; Golder Wilson, MD

 

Intensivists (Pediatric)

Medical doctors who track a child’s development as he/she grows and coordinate multiple specialists involved in patient’s care.
Michelle Papo, MD; Sharon Sandell, MD

 

Medical Photographer

The medical photographer helps document the progression of treatment with before and after photos. Surgeons often use photographs of the patient to guide them throughout the surgery.
Max Sturdivant

 

Neuroradiologists

Medical doctors who use various imaging tools to look at patients and interpret their images for diagnosis.
Crys Sory, MD; Ellis Robertson, MD

 

Neuro Ophthalmologist (Pediatric)

Medical doctor who identifies, consults, and repairs visual problems of children, stemming from nervous system conditions rather than from a problem with the eyes.
Zev Shulkin, MD

 

Neurosurgeons (Pediatric)

Medical doctors and surgeons who understand children’s nervous systems and the implications of the nervous system’s effects on craniofacial structures and who work with the other surgical specialists to develop an effective treatment plan to maximize the proper functioning of a child’s brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
Angela Price, MD; David Sacco, MD; Dale Swift, MD; Bradley Weprin, MD

 

Neurotologist

Medical doctor who provides diagnostic, medical, and surgical care for patients and who is knowledgeable in the sciences of hearing, balance, nerve function, infectious disease, and anatomy of the head and neck.
Robert Peters, MD

 

Ocularist

Specializes in fabricating and fitting ocular prostheses for individuals who have no eye (or eyes).
Wm. Randy Trawnick, BCO

 

Ophthalmologists (Pediatric)

Medical doctors who identify and treat eye problems a child may have in relationship to his/her craniofacial condition.
David Stager Jr., MD; Zev Shulkin, MD

 

Orthodontist

Doctor of dental surgery who evaluates the position and alignment of teeth and coordinates a treatment plan with the surgeon and other specialists. Works with a variety of oral-maxillofacial conditions and corrective procedures. Most cleft lip/palate patients are under the joint care of the team orthodontist and craniofacial surgeon.
Jeff Genecov, DDS, MSD, FICD, FACD; Deji V. Fashemo, DDS, MPH

 

Otolaryngologists

Medical doctors who evaluate and treat inner ear infections and disorders, structurally and neurologically based hearing loss, voice and swallowing disorders, and nose and sinus disorders.
Paul Bauer, MD; Andy T. Chung, MD; Thomas Hung, MD

 

Periodontist

Doctor of dental surgery who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases and surgical placement and maintenance of dental implants.
Dr. Blake Braidfoot

 

Social Workers/Child Life

Certified/licensed professionals who spend time getting to know patients and their families. Work to understand their particular concerns and areas of stress related to the child’s condition. Offer counsel and practical solutions where possible, and establish connections to other people or organizations in the community for further help, as needed.