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Craniofacial Center



Our Expertise PhotoAs one of the country's first and leading craniofacial centers, the Craniofacial Center at CHAM attracts patients from around the country and abroad, offering patients access to internationally recognized physicians and our highly skilled multidisciplinary team, a range of leading-edge advancements in craniofacial care and information to put both parents and children at ease. The Craniofacial Center’s team of specialists is among the most recognized and respected in the world. They’ve helped thousands of children born with birth anomalies, complex craniofacial tumors and post-traumatic craniofacial deformities. 

Though renowned as medical innovators, our team is equally respected for careful attention to each child's medical needs, family-centered care that empowers and helps both parents and child, and producing the highest quality outcomes possible. 

Our specialists have helped us to become one of the most respected craniofacial programs in the world, thanks to the pioneering care they provide for children with defects and deformities of the head and neck. 


Oren Tepper, MD

Patients count on us for leading-edge treatment. Technology is important in plastic surgery as creativity and innovation are involved in building, restoring and renovating the human body. At CHAM, we’ve embraced technology.

Oren Tepper, MD

Director of the Craniofacial Surgery Program, Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery), Montefiore Einstein


Our multidisciplinary craniofacial team at CHAM includes:

  • Plastic surgeons
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Geneticists
  • Cardiologists
  • Maxillofacial surgeons
  • ENT specialists
  • Pediatric dentists
  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Speech pathologists
  • Pediatric nurses
  • Social workers
  • Rehabilitation specialists
  • Prosthodontists


For nearly 60 years, the Craniofacial Center at CHAM has been helping thousands of children with birth anomalies, including abnormal development of the skull (craniosynostosis), ear (microtia), jaw (microsomia), cleft lip/palate and other complex craniofacial deformities. 

We provide comprehensive services to treat children with the following conditions:

  • Cleft lip and/or cleft palate
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Hemifacial microsomia
  • Vascular malformation
  • Hemangioma
  • Deformational (or positional) plagiocephaly


The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is part of one of the nation's premier academic medical centers, internationally recognized as a leader of science-driven, patient-centered care, research and education. We have pioneered some of the most innovative and exciting techniques and methodology in the past decade.

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