Parent Advocates

Parent advocate are parents who, like you, have a child with a craniofacial difference. They will share with you their experiences and offer valuable advice. They are available for emotional support as well as information regarding insurance coverage, state laws that protect children with craniofacial conditions, parent support group meetings, craniofacial summer camp, and other needs you may have.

Patient advocates are past patients of the Craniofacial Center who can offer support and guidance to parents and patients. Their experiences as patients provide a valuable perspective to families learning to navigate the aspects of craniofacial differences.

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Meet Dr. Chad Perlyn
Chad Perlyn, MD is a pediatric plastic surgeon and the Co-Director of the operating room at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
Emily was born with Pierre-Robin sequence, a condition present at birth which tends to cause a small jaw, a tongue that is displaced back towards the throat and a cleft palate. She was brought her to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, where she underwent surgery to repair her cleft palate, and since then her life has completely turned around.