Cleft & Craniofacial Center


The Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Boston Children’s Hospital is world renowned for comprehensive treatment and innovative research. Every year, our craniofacial specialists treat more than 1,800 patients—from infants to adults—living with craniofacial conditions that are either present at birth or developed later in life.

Our Center includes:

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Program: Boston Children’s Cleft Lip and Palate Program is one of the largest and most respected of its kind anywhere in the world. Our combination of specialized training, innovative treatments and compassionate, family-centered care has made us a national leader in this field.

  • Craniofacial Program: The largest of its kind in the United States, our Craniofacial Program offers specialization in rare and complex syndromes, as well as unmatched expertise in diagnosing and treating more common conditions.


Our Cleft and Craniofacial Center includes some of the world’s most experienced neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, oral and maxillofacial specialists, dentistry professionals, psychologists and social workers. Our strength in these related subspecialties ensures that we fully address every aspect of your child’s care, from initial physical examinations through surgery and follow-up.


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For an appointment, more information or to obtain a second opinion for your child,

please call us at 617-355-6309 or email


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