Craniofacial Center - Pediatric

About Us

The Pediatric Craniofacial Center, using an interdisciplinary team approach, provides comprehensive surgical, medical, dental and psychosocial treatment to infants and children with congenital or acquired craniofacial conditions. Comprehensive care is provided to patients with deformational plagiocephaly, non-syndromic craniosynostosis (coronal, sagittal, metopic, lambdoid), syndromic craniosynostosis (Apert, Crouzon, Pfeiffer, Saethre-Chotzen, craniofrontonasal dysplasia), Treacher Collins and Nager syndromes, craniofacial microsomia (aka, hemifacial microsomia) and Goldenhar syndrome, Robin sequence (aka, Pierre Robin sequence), and facial clefts by our team of medical, surgical, dental and psychosocial specialists. The physicians of the team hold faculty appointments at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Our patients are closely followed from infancy, through childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, until completion of their facial growth and final treatment. The complex needs of both the patient and their family (parents, siblings and grandparents) are always considered and incorporated into our plan of care.

Meet Our Team

David A. Staffenberg, MD Plastic Surgery
Roberto L. Flores, MD Plastic Surgery
David H. Harter, MD Neurosurgery
Howard L. Weiner, MD Neurosurgery
Jeff Wisoff, MD Neurosurgery
David L. Hirsch, MD, DDS Oral Surgery
Marc Lustig, MD Ophthalmology
Scott Rickert, MD  Otolaryngology
Barry H. Grayson, DDS  Craniofacial Orthodontics
Lawrence E. Brecht, DDS  Prosthodontics
Christina Carter, DDS Pediatric Dentistry
Pradip R. Shetye, DDS, BDS, MDS Craniofacial Orthodontics
Aileen Blitz, PhD Psychology
Noemi DeJesus Financial/Insurance Services
Elsa Reich, MS CGC  Genetics
Patricia Chibbaro, RN, MS, CPNP  Nursing
Shelley Cohen MA, CCC-SLP  Speech Pathology


Conditions We Treat

  • Craniofacial disorders or deformities resulting from previous surgery
  • Jaw disorders
  • Facial fractures
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Craniofacial microsomia
  • Treacher Collins syndrome
  • Proptosis/exorbitism
  • Facial difference resulting from trauma
  • Facial difference resulting from prior surgery such as tumor resection
  • Facial difference resulting from facial fractures

Appointments and Referrals

Selena Papaconstantinou
Clinical Coordinator