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Children's Hospital, New Orleans



Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial
Appointments:
(504) 896-9857
(504) 895-7200
Office Hours:8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Craniofacial/Reconstructive Surgery:
Neurosurgery:
Otolaryngology:
Genetics:
Oral Surgery:
Demarcus Smith, IV, DDS
Michael Ferguson, DDS, MD
Pediatric Dentistry:
Stephen Holmes, DDS
Claudia Cavallino, DDS
Orthodontics:
William Ledoux, DDS
Mark Coreil, DDS
Nurse Coordinator:
Mary Ellen Alexander, RN, MN
Speech Pathology:
Patrice Haywood, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Audiology:
Amanda Giles, MCD, CCC-A
Social Services:
Roxanne Stegall, GSW, LMSW

The Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Team provides diagnosis and treatment for practitioners in the specialties of Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Plastic Surgery, Genetics, Audiology, Speech Pathology, Neurosurgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Nursing and Social Services. The specially trained staff is experienced in the complexities of the care for infants, children and adolescents with cleft lip and craniofacial anomalies. This team approach ensures that all of the health care providers work together to implement a single, coordinated treatment plan for each child. The plan is shared with the family, the child’s pediatrician and all other pertinent providers.
Management expertise includes, but is not limited to:
  • Cleft lip Cleft palate
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Craniosynostosis (fused skull, abnormal head shape, abnormal skull sutures)
  • Hypernasality
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency
  • Velocardiofacial syndrome(also called VCF)
  • DiGeorge syndrome
  • 22q deletion
  • Treacher-Collins
  • Crouzon
  • Apert syndrome
  • Saethre-Chotzen
  • Hemifacial Microsomia
  • FAV spectrum
  • Microtia
  • Malocclusion
  • Micrognathia
  • Pierre-Robin
  • Stickler's syndrome
  • Van der Woude syndrome
  • Plagiocephaly

The Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Clinic is located in the Ambulatory Care Center at Children's Hospital.

For additional information, visit http://www.neworleanscleftteam.org/.

Michael H. Moses, MD
Director, Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Team, Children’s Hospital

Professional School:
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Specialty Training:
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Special Interests:
Cleft lip and palate and craniofacial surgery

In Area Since: 1985
In Practice Since: 1985
Hugo St. Hilaire, MD, DDS
Plastic Surgeon, Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Specialty Training:
Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Special Interests:
Craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery, microsurgery

In Area Since: 2008
In Practice Since: 2001

Lori McBride, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery,
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Specialty Training:
University of Colorado, Denver
Children's Medical Center, Dallas

Special Interests:
Neurotrauma/critical care, endoscopic neurosurgery and spasticity
Michael Hagmann, MD Michael Hagmann, MD
Otolaryngologist, Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Specialty Training:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Special Interests:
Pediatric diseases of the ear, nose and throat

In Area Since: 1989
In Practice Since: 1989

Anita S. Jeyakumar, MD, FACS
Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, LSU Health Sciences Center
Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Professional School:
Meharry Medical College

Specialty Training:
Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Otolaryngology, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
 
Special Interests:
Pediatric hearing loss including cochlear implantation; Pediatric ear disease including otitis media, chronic ear disease; cholesteatoma; Pediatric thyroid disease and neck masses; craniofacial anomalies

In Area Since: 2011
In Practice Since:2006

Yves Lacassie, MD, FACMG
Director, Genetic Services, Children’s Hospital
Professor & Head, Division of Clinical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
University of Chile

Specialty Training:
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Board Certification:
Clinical genetics

Special Interests:
Clinical genetics, birth defects, genetic syndromes, chromosomal disorders, connective tissue disorders, dermatoglyphics and diagnosis, and nosology of genetic diseases

In Area Since: 1986
In Practice Since: 1969

To access Dr. Lacassie's publications click here.
Michael Marble, MD Michael Marble, MD
Clinical geneticist and biochemical geneticist
Medical Director of the Metabolic Laboratory, Children's Hospital
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Specialty Training:
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Board Certifications:
Clinical genetics and clinical biochemical genetics

Special Interests:
Birth defects, genetic syndromes, chromosomal disorders, connective tissue disorders, metabolic diseases and newborn screening

In Area Since: 1993
In Practice Since:1986
Regina Zambrano, MD
Clinical geneticist
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
Universidad del Norte, Colombia

Specialty Training:
McKusicak-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Special Interests:
Clinical genetics, birth defects, genetic syndromes, chromosomal disorders, connective tissue disorders, skeletal dysplasias, metabolic diseases and newborn screening

In Area Since: 2010
In Practice Since: 2010