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:

Child and Adolescent Psychologist



Pediatric Geneticists


Locations:
Miami
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Pediatric Neurosurgeons


Locations:
Aventura,Miami,Naples
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Locations:
Aventura,Miami,Palm Beach Gardens
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Pediatric Orthodontists


Locations:
Miami
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Locations:
Miami
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Locations:
Key Biscayne,Miami
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Locations:
Miami
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Pediatric Otolaryngologists (ENT)


Locations:
Miami
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Locations:
Aventura,Miami
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Locations:
Miami
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Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:

Locations:
Miami
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Locations:
Aventura,Miami
Clinical Interests:

Locations:
Miami
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Pediatric Plastic Surgeons


Locations:
Miami
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Locations:
Aventura,Miami,Palm Beach Gardens
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Genetics Counselor

Katherine Schain, M.S., CGC is a board certified genetic counselor. She has a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from Northwestern University. She has served as the genetic counselor for the Craniofacial Center and Clinical Genetics at Nicklaus Children's Hospital since 2000 and has extensive experience in working with prenatal and pediatric populations.

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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 Los médicos identificados con el logotipo de Especialistas Pediátricos de América (PSA por sus siglas en Inglés) son empleados de PSA, que es parte del Sistema de Salud de Miami Children’s, y no son empleados de Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Todos los demás médicos en este sitio Web tienen prácticas médicas privadas.

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