Cleft and Craniofacial Team

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Craniofacial team
The multidisciplinary team of the Craniofacial Program includes specialists from a wide range of disciplines, including neurosurgery, pediatric ENT, genetics, dentistry, plastic surgery, speech therapy, and more.

The Craniofacial Program takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating craniofacial disorders and anomalies. Co-directed by Dr. Caitlin Hoffman of  Pediatric Neurological Surgery and Dr. Vikash Modi of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the program is dedicated to ensuring a successful outcome for every child and family. This includes a thorough evaluation of the case, selecting the best option, and utilizing the most advanced technology. The team understands that the trust developed before surgery is equally important after surgery in order to support the child through a positive recovery. 

The Craniofacial Program brings together a team of experts that offer the very best of non-operative and surgical treatment for children with congenital (inborn) or acquired skull abnormalities. Because disorders of the face and skull can involve more than just the child's appearance, systemic evaluation, genetic analysis, and familial planning are all available when appropriate. 

Those children in need of surgical modification and correction receive input from a broad team of specialists from a variety of disciplines:

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• Pediatric neurosurgery
• Pediatric otolaryngology
• Pediatric dentistry
• Pediatric oral maxillofacial surgery
• Pediatric orthodontics
• Pediatric prosthodontics
• Plastic and reconstructive surgery
• Anesthesia
• Pediatric sleep medicine
• Pediatric speech and language pathology
• Genetics
• Social work
• Child Life
• Occupational and physical therapy
• Developmental pediatrics
• Feeding

The team safely performs advanced procedures aimed at improving deformities, optimizing functional capacity, and ultimately reducing any social implications. 

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 


Amanda NeilanAmanda Neilan MS, RN, CPNP

Board-certified Pediatric Nurse
Practitioner of Otolaryngology in Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medicine

428 East 72nd Street, Oxford Building, Suite 100
New York, NY 10021

Phone 646-962-4321



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