Neonatal Craniofacial Program

The Neonatal Craniofacial Program at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh provides specialized care for newborns with complex craniofacial and airway disorders. It is part of the Cleft-Craniofacial Center within the Division of Plastic Surgery.

The Neonatal Craniofacial Program brings together an experienced team of specialists in neonatal head, neck, face, and airway disorders to provide world-class care before and after birth.

Learning that your child has or may have a skull or face difference can be stressful. We’re sure you have many questions. The Neonatal Craniofacial Program at UPMC Children’s Hospital is here for you.

Contact the Neonatal Craniofacial Program at UPMC Children's

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

About the Neonatal Craniofacial Program

Our program is part of the Cleft-Craniofacial Center. It is located within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and is jointly run by the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the UPMC Newborn Medicine Program.

We also work closely with the centers for Advanced Fetal Diagnostics and Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. These centers diagnose unborn children with craniofacial or airway disorders.

We work together with parents and the obstetrics teams from UPMC Magee and around the region to allow for:

  • The safest possible births.
  • Early care of infants who may have critical health issues.

Our care team includes doctors and other experts from these specialties:

Our Services at the Neonatal Craniofacial Program

We provide comprehensive, team-based care for neonatal patients with cleft, craniofacial and airway problems.

Our care team treats many disorders of the skull and face bones including:

  • Cleft lip and cleft palate.
  • Craniosynostosis and other problems that cause the skull to be misshapen.
  • 22Q deletion syndrome (DiGeorge or velocardiofacial syndrome).
  • Syndromes of the face, head, ears, or airway caused by other health conditions.
  • Pierre Robin sequence or other jaw disorders that obstruct breathing.
  • Tumors or lesions of the head, neck, nose, mouth, and throat.
  • Defects of the nose or sinuses.

Learn More About Craniofacial Disorders

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