Cleft and Craniofacial

We are pleased to announce that the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s has received the national distinction of receiving full approval by the Commission on Approval of Teams of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Cleft Palate Foundation (ACPA-CPF)! The purpose of the commission is to assure patients and families that the teams to which they are referred meet the standards for teams as set forth by the ACPA-CPF.

Our Mission

The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s provides a specialized, multidisciplinary and family-centered approach to treat patients with craniofacial differences. We are committed to diagnosing and treating your child as they develop and grow throughout every developmental stage. We hold our treatment standards to the highest possible level. Each health care provider is dedicated to using science and evidence-based research as a foundation for clinical decisions in the treatment of our patients. We are equally committed to treating your child with the highest compassion and supporting you throughout the entire process.

Craniofacial Conditions

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Positional plagiocephaly
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Pierre Robin sequence
  • Ectodermal dysplasia
  • Hemifacial microsomia
  • Treacher Collins syndrome
  • Trauma
  • Apert syndrome
  • Crouzon syndrome

Craniofacial Services

  • Audiology
  • Case Management
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Dermatology
  • Developmental assessment
  • Feeding and speech therapy
  • Genetics
  • Nasoalveolar molding (NAM)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral & maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Plastic & craniofacial surgery
  • Prenatal Counseling
  • Prosthodontics
  • Psychology

The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary's

Our Mission

The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s provides a specialized, multidisciplinary, and family-centered approach to treat patients with craniofacial conditions. We are committed to diagnosing and treating your child throughout every developmental stage. We hold our treatment standards to the highest possible level, and use science and evidence-based research as a foundation for clinical decisions. We are equally committed to treating your child with the highest compassion and supporting you throughout the entire process.

Our Team

The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s represents a group of specialists dedicated to delivering comprehensive, multidisciplinary, individualized care to patients with cleft lip and palate, as well as other craniofacial differences. Under the leadership of Dr. Isaac L. Wornom III, past president of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA), a team of  hand-picked, pioneering specialists in surgery, dentistry, speech therapy and psychology has been created. The team is honored to receive full approval by the Commission on Approval of Teams of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Cleft Palate Foundation(ACPA-CPF).

St. Mary’s Hospital

 St. Mary’s Hospital offers an extensive variety of pediatric services. The pediatric (PICU) and neonatal (NICU) critical care units provide state-of-the-art technology while delivering compassionate care. Our dedicated coordinator, Linda Shait, will be there every step of the way for you.

Linda Shait, RN, BSN
Pediatric Specialty Care Coordinator
804-287-7396; fax 804-287-7722
Linda_Shait@bshsi.org

Contact Us

5801 Bremo Road
Richmond, VA 23226
804-287-7396