Cleft-Craniofacial Center Providers and Staff

At UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, our Cleft-Craniofacial Center's specialists are trained to address all aspects of a patient's diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Management of cleft-craniofacial conditions includes a variety of health care professionals because the skills of many different specialties are needed to help treat all areas of need in cleft and craniofacial patients.

Clinical Coordinator

Matthew D Ford, MS, CCC-SLP

Matthew D. Ford, MS, CCC-SLP


Jesse A Goldstein, MD

Director, Cleft-Craniofacial Center
Associate Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency
Program Director, Craniofacial Fellowship
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Bernard James Costello, DMD, MD

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Alene Marie D'Alesio, DMD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Noel Jabbour, MD

Director, Congenital Ear Center
Faculty Member, Cleft-Craniofacial Center
Faculty Member, Vascular Anomalies Center
Fellowship Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Joseph E. Losee, MD

Chief, Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency
Ross H. Musgrave Endowed Chair in Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Suneeta Madan-Khetarpal, MD

Clinical Director, HHT Center of Excellence
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Ken K Nischal, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, and Adult Motility, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, UPMC Children's Telemedicine Program
Director, Pediatric Program Development, UPMC Eye Center
Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Ian Pollack, MD

Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Co-director, Brain Tumor Center, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Leland Albright Professorship in Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Deepa Soundara Rajan, MD

Clinical Director, Program for the Study of Neurodevelopment in Rare Disorders
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Alexis Danielle Rodgers, PhD

Psychologist, Plastic Surgery, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Psychologist, Developmental Medicine, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Lindsay Schuster, DMD, MS

Orthodontist, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 
Associate Clinical Professor, Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Faculty, Cleft and Special Care Orthodontic Fellowship
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Contact the Cleft-Craniofacial Center at UPMC Children's

To make an appointment or learn more about our program, call us at 412-692-8650.