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Craniofacial Anomalies

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Doctors Who Treat Craniofacial Anomalies

A baby or child diagnosed by a pediatrician with a craniofacial anomaly may be referred to a craniofacial program or directly to an experienced neurosurgeon with expertise in pediatric neurosurgery and craniofacial abnormality. The neurosurgeon, sometimes in consultation with a plastic surgeon or reconstructive surgeon, will conduct an evaluation and make a recommendation on a course of treatment tailored specifically to each patient.

The Craniofacial Program at the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to each case, ensuring that every child receives an individualized treatment plan for the best results. Our faculty includes some of the very best world-renowned craniofacial specialists:

Dr. Caitlin HoffmanCaitlin Hoffman, M.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. She has completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery and has performed extensive research on the molecular mechanisms of progression of brain tumors. Dr. Hoffman is the co-director of the Weill Cornell Medicine interdisciplinary Craniofacial Program and directs a CME course each year to train other surgeons on advanced surgical techniques for repair of craniosynostosis. Dr. Hoffman has appointments at both NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell More about Dr. Hoffman

Dr. Mark SouweidaneMark Souweidane, M.D. vice chairman of the Weill Cornell Department of Neurological Surgery and director of the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center, is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of pediatric neurosurgery. He has been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly, and is regularly included on lists of the nation’s Best Doctors and Super Doctors. A pioneering champion of minimal access neurosurgery, Dr. Souweidane has specialized endoscopic surgical skills that attract patients and practitioners that benefit from his talents. He has appointments at both NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Weill CornellRead more about Dr. Souweidane.

Jeffrey Greenfield, PhD, MDJeffrey Greenfield, M.D. is Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and a pediatric neurosurgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield specializes in minimally invasive (endoscopic) pediatric neurosurgery as well as in the treatment of hydrocephalus. He has appointments at both NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell. Read more about Dr. Greenfield.

Vikash Modi, M.D., Co-Director of the Craniofacial Program, is a board-certified Pediatric Otorhinolaryngologist  with advanced training in airway reconstructive procedures, pediatric sinus surgery using computer-aided image guidance technology, and the management of speech and language disorders caused by cleft palate or velopharyngeal insufficiency.

Thomas Imahiyerobo, M.D., is a plastic surgeon specializing in craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Imahiyerobo received both his B.A. and M.D. from Harvard University, then complete the combined Plastic Surgery Residency at New York Presbyterian/Columbia and New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. He has appointments at both NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell.

Henry Spinelli, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and board-certified in both ophthalmology and plastic surgery. His expertise includes reconstructive surgery and he has advanced training in craniofacial surgery and microsurgery.

Dr. Jeffrey Ascherman is Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery and Director of the Cleft/Craniofacial Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.  

For more information about the Craniofacial Program, please contact:
Craniofacial Clinical Coordinator
Weill Cornell Medicine
Pediatric Brain and Spine Center
525 E. 68th Street, Box 99, Room 2206
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-746-1274 
The surgeons and clinical professionals of the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center have the state-of-the-art facilities of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the #1 hospital in New York, available to them for their lifesaving work. The combined resources and expertise of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center allow us to offer the very best in patient care, with excellent outcomes.

Find out more about our Craniofacial Program.

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