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Meet the Craniofacial Team

The members of the Craniofacial team work together to develop and deliver a coordinated plan of care to meet each child’s individual needs. The multidisciplinary team is comprised of specialists in the following disciplines:

Pediatric Plastic Surgeons

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S. Anthony Wolfe, MD

Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department:
Plastic Surgery
Locations:

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 Chad Adam Perlyn, MD

Director, Craniofacial Surgeon
Department:
Plastic Surgery

Pediatric Otolaryngologists (ENT)

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Octavio Carreño, MD

Department:
Otolaryngology
Locations:

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 Sandeep P. Davé, MD

Department:
Otolaryngology
Locations:

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Andres F. Orjuela, MD

Department:
Otolaryngology
Locations:

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Michael H. Owens, MD

Department:
Otolaryngology
Locations:
Miami

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Rafael R. Portela, MD

Department:
Otolaryngology
Locations:

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 Yamilet Tirado, MD

Department:
Otolaryngology
Locations:
Main Campus, Aventura

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Fred F. Telischi, MD

Department:
Otolaryngology
Locations:
Miami

Pediatric Orthodontists

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Carmen A. Garcia-Paul, DMD

Department:
Orthodontics
Locations:
Miami

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Leonard H. Rothenberg, DDS

Department:
Orthodontics
Locations:
Miami

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Idalia Lastra, DMD

Department:
Orthodontics
Locations:
Miami, Key Biscayne

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Elaine S. de Roode, DDS

Department:
Orthodontics
Locations:
Miami

Pediatric Neurosurgeons

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 John Ragheb, MD

Director, Division of Neurosurgery
Department:
Neurosurgery
Locations:

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 Sanjiv Bhatia, MD

Department:
Neurosurgery

Pediatric Geneticists

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Mislen S. Bauer, MD

Department:
Clinical Genetics & Metabolism
Locations:

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Katherine Schain, MD

Department:
Clinical Genetics
Locations:

Child and Adolescent Psychologist

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Maria Valcourt, Psy.D

Department:
Clinical Psychology
Locations:

Dental Team

  • Pediatric Dentist - Our dentist will provide comprehensive routine dental care and monitor dental progress. Evaluation of teeth and facial growth will be made during team meetings and dental care will be provided in the Dental Clinic, located at the Nicklaus Children's Doral Outpatient Center.
  • Dental Implant Reconstruction -  The dental implant reconstruction physician is specially trained to support children who have craniofacial anomalies that may require dental implants, facial reconstruction, or bone grafting. They work together with the plastic surgeon and orthodontist. 
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery - The oral maxillofacial surgeon is specially trained to perform reconstructive dental and maxillofacial surgery for children with craniofacial anomalies. 
  • Orthodontics -  The pediatric orthodontist is a dentist who is specially trained to straighten and align your child's teeth. Children with craniofacial anomalies usually need to have their teeth straightened as they get older.
  • Prosthodontics  - Our pediatric prosthodontist specializes in dental appliances and implants.

Pediatric Audiologists


Mike Bermudez, M.A., CCC-A

Bianca Castro, Au.D., CCC-A

Maria, Serrano, M.S., CCC-A

Sandra Yampolsky, Au.D.-CCCA


Speech and Language Pathologists

Our speech and language pathologists will initially6 assist you with learning how to feed your infant. In subsequent visits to the team, the speech pathologist will evaluate speech and language, and will make recommendations that will help your child speak clearly. 


Lynn L. Graff, MA, MS, CCC-SLP

Jennifer Rodriguez, M.A., CCC-SLP

Michelle C. Prüss, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jo Ann Vargas, MA, CCC-SLP

Claryza Pujol, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jeanette Perez, M.S., CCC-SLP


Office Staff

  • Leyna Orta, Office Admnistrator
  • Teresa Abregu, Office Administrator
  • Anna Pelligra, MSN, ARNP, Craniofacial Center Coordinator
  • Evelyn Gonzalez, M.S.W., Social Worker
  • Ana Sanchez, Medical Support Assistant

Other specialties that work in concert with the Craniofacial Center include:


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