Our Approach

Our center offers surgical reconstruction, genetic testing, speech therapy, hearing evaluations, dental and orthodontic treatment, psychological evaluation, and more. Care is coordinated through team clinics and conferences in order to provide the best treatment plan for each individual patient. We are accredited by the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association.

Conditions and Services 

At The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Craniofacial Center, we provide surgical reconstruction and medical care for children who have a medical condition affecting the head or face. Our multidisciplinary care team works together with each family to determine the most effective treatment plan for their child’s needs. Conditions we treat and services we provide include:

  • Cleft lip and/or palate: Opening in the upper lip and/or the roof of the mouth 
    - Nasal alveolar molding (NAM)
  • Pierre Robin Sequence
  • Treacher Collins Syndrome
  • Craniofacial Microsomia
  • Microtia: Partial or total absence of the ear
  • Craniosynostosis: A type of premature fusing of the skull that inhibits normal growth & development
  • Craniosynostosis syndromes: Including Crouzon, Apert, & Pfeiffer Syndrome

What to Expect At Your Initial Team Visit

During your initial team visit, you will be meeting with several dedicated specialists. Our Craniofacial Nurse Coordinator will reach out to you prior to your visit to let you know what to expect, get some initial information, and make your visit more efficient. Because you will be seeing multiple specialists throughout the day, your initial visit will likely take approximately three hours. We want to avoid unnecessary delays or repetition, so don’t forget to bring all of your child’s medical records, including the names of all individuals involved in your child’s health care and all medical reports, x-rays, and CT scans or MRIs.

After your visit, all the specialists will meet in a care conference. This allows for coordination of care and development of an individualized treatment plan. A report with the team’s recommendations is drafted and sent to you as well as your pediatrician.

While you may see some of the individual specialists more frequently depending on your child’s needs, most families usually return for a full team evaluation every one to two years. If you are traveling a long distance and need overnight accommodations, our program coordinator will work with our social worker to help you find options.

Craniofacial Coordinator

DeAnna Roso, RN Craniofacial Coordinator

CranioFacialCoordinator@christushealth.org

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NOTE: A representative from CHRISTUS Health will contact you between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm CDT to help you schedule an appointment.

Our Team

Peter Wang

Peter Wang, MD

Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Alejandra Garcia

Alejandra Garcia, MD

Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery

Kim Terry

Kimberly Terry, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Section Chief for the Department of Neurosurgery

PatriciaMancuso

Patricia Mancuso, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Micam Tullous

Micam Tullous, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Linh Reeves

Linh Reeves, MPAS, PA-C

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Scott McLean Genetics

Scott McLean, MD

Genetics

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Geneticist

Elizabeth Roeder

Elizabeth Roeder, MD

Genetics

Section Chief, Genetics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Kaushik is currently the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Peds for Complex Needs clinic.

Ruchi Kaushik, MD, MPH, FAAP

Pediatrician

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine, Medical Director, Comprehensive Peds for Complex Needs

Mark Boston ENT

Mark Boston, MD

Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat

Surgeon-in-Chief
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine

Lisa Buckmiller

Lisa Buckmiller, MD

Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat

Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Associate Professor with Baylor College of Medicine

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Eric Barone, PA

Ear, Nose and Throat

Yolanda Holguin  Audiologist at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio

Yolanda Holguin, Au.D.

Pediatric Audiology

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Majo Cervantez, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry

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Alexis Liu, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry

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Peter Gakunga, DDS

Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry

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Esther Garcia, LSW

Social Worker

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DeAnna Roso, RN

Program Coordinator

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Wendy Elliott, SLP

Speech Therapist

Morgan Taylor Fordham

M. Taylor Fordham, MD

Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine