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Cleft and Craniofacial Program

Contact number | 202-476-2157
craniofacial patient

The Dream Team

The Craniofacial Program brings together experts across disciplines, which allows us unique expertise to treat many pediatric craniofacial conditions.

The Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Children’s National Hospital brings together experts from 10 pediatric disciplines to provide complete care for children with craniofacial disorders. Our multidisciplinary pediatric team helps more than 400 children every year.

When your child needs reconstructive surgery for a congenital deformity or other physical abnormality, our pediatric plastic surgeons are uniquely qualified to care for the psychological and physical needs of young patients.

Children’s National has three full-time pediatric plastic surgeons. Our pediatric plastic surgeons are part of the few surgeons nationwide that dedicate their entire practice to care for children.

Children with cleft and craniofacial differences often have multiple problems that require the expertise of several specialists. Our world-class, multi-specialty care team is located in one place, so you and your child can see many doctors all in one convenient appointment. Our Cleft and Craniofacial Program involves a multidisciplinary team which includes:

Through coordinated treatment with our multidisciplinary team, we ensure that our patients receive well-rounded care that ensures their optimal growth and development.

Contact Us

For appointments with the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, please contact the Administrative Coordinator, Amanda Pesantez at 202-476-2778 or contact the Research Coordinator, Esperanza Mantilla. For clinical and/or patient care questions for the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, email Elizabeth Benitez, PA-C.


Cleft and Craniofacial Program Team

  • Gary Rogers

    Gary Rogers
    Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Albert Oh

    Albert Oh
    Director, Cleft and Craniofacial Program
    Director, Plastic Surgery Fellowship
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

  • Michael Boyajian

    Michael Boyajian
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

  • Erik Scheifele

    Erik Scheifele
    Division Chief, Oral Health

  • Children's National Hospital

    Linda Hallman

  • Natasha Shur

    Natasha Shur
    Medical Geneticist

  • Robert Keating

    Robert Keating
    Division Chief, Neurosurgery

  • John Myseros, MD, Neurosurgeon

    John Myseros
    Vice Chief, Neurosurgery

  • Chima Oluigbo

    Chima Oluigbo
    Pediatric Neurosurgeon

  • Children's National Hospital

    Jason Marrazzo
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Children's National Hospital

    Georgi Obeid
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Maria Pena

    Maria Pena
    Director, Quality Improvement and Safety
    Co-Director, Complex Sinusitis Program

  • Brian Reilly

    Brian Reilly
    Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program

  • Randi Streisand

    Randi Streisand
    Division Chief, Psychology and Behavioral Health
    Vice Chair, Institutional Review Board

  • Children's National Hospital

    Meagan Ledder
    Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Elizabeth Benitez, PA-C

    Elizabeth Benitez
    Clinical Coordinator, Cleft and Craniofacial Program
    Physician Assistant