Pediatric Craniofacial Services

Center for Craniofacial Disorders

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Center for Craniofacial Disorders provides care for children with cleft lip and palate, facial trauma and rare craniofacial syndromes, including Crouzon syndrome and craniosynostosis. Our highly trained doctors and staff treat children and young adults from birth to age 21 from metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia, as well as from across the country, using advanced pediatric technology.

Children's is one of the highest volume center in the country for inpatient admissions of children with cleft lip and palate.* Our pediatric plastic surgeons and neurosurgeons partner on more than 100 cases each year (photos), providing a unique multi-specialty surgical collaboration offered by few pediatric hospitals in the Southeast.

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The Children's Center for Craniofacial Disorders recognizes that children with congenital or acquired problems require special attention and expertise. The Center is involved in extensive, outcome-based research and treatment to define appropriate interventions and maximize each child's quality of life.


Children's Center for Craniofacial Disorders surgeons named 2013 Top Atlanta Doctors by Atlanta Magazine
Fernando Burstein, M.D. and Joseph K. Williams, M.D.

How to Help

You can help provide specialized medical care to children with a craniofacial disorder by making a donation to the Children's Center for Craniofacial Disorders. The Save a Smile Foundation was created recently to increase awareness of cleft lip and/or cleft palate birth defects, and to help raise funds for the Center.

*Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), 2010; the PHIS hospitals are 43 of the largest and most advanced children's hospitals in America and constitute the most demanding standards of pediatric service in America.