The Dream Team
The Cleft and Craniofacial Program brings together experts across disciplines, which allows us unique expertise to treat many pediatric craniofacial conditions.
Meet the team
The Craniofacial Program at Children’s National Health System brings together experts from 10 pediatric disciplines to provide complete care for children with craniofacial disorders. Our multidisciplinary pediatric team helps more than 400 children every year.
When your child needs reconstructive surgery for a congenital deformity or other physical abnormality, only pediatric plastic surgeons are uniquely qualified to care for the psychological and physical needs of young patients.
Children’s National has three full-time pediatric plastic surgeons. Nationwide, there are only a handful of plastic surgeons who dedicate their entire practice to care for children.
Children with craniofacial deformities often have multiple problems that require the expertise of several specialists. Our world-class, multi-specialty care team is located in one place, so you and your child can see many doctors all in one convenient appointment. The program includes pediatric specialists in:
The Craniofacial Program is a leader in the use of innovative technology and techniques to provide unsurpassed care for children, from pain-distraction therapy to resorbable implants. These advanced therapies help to reduce pain, anxiety and recovery times, allowing kids to get back to being kids a little faster.
View our photos
Building Community Through Common Ground
Patients and families connected and relaxed on a bright fall day during the first annual Children's National Cleft and Craniofacial Festival.
Watch our video
Relaxing Fall Fun for Families
Our first annual Cleft and Craniofacial Fall Festival featured activities like face painting and drum circles for patients, their families and care providers.
Craniofacial Program Team