The Cleft-Craniofacial program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan provides comprehensive care for children with cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, head shape abnormalities, hemifacial microsomia and other facial syndromes.

The team is led by a pediatric plastic surgeon/craniofacial surgeon on staff, and includes professionals in all of the following subspecialties required to treat children with these conditions: Ear/nose/throat, speech therapy, audiology, orthodontic, oral surgery, prosthodontics, nutrition, psychology, neurosurgery, pediatric imaging and interventional radiology.

The Cleft-Craniofacial Program Children's Hospital of Michigan treats approximately 80 new patients a year, with 800 patients seen in active follow-ups out of a total treatment population of 2,000. Primary cleft lip and palate repairs are performed on about 60 patients a year, 40 jaw surgeries and 40 patients with craniosynostosis are operated on per year.

Cleft Conditions and Treatments

The following are common conditions and treatments for cleft/craniofacial anomalies:

  • Cleft-related Hearing Disorders
  • Cleft Speech/Velopharyngeal Incompetence Management
  • Cleft Dentistry
  • Cleft Orthodontics

For further information or to schedule an appointment call (313) 745-KIDS or toll-free at (888) 362-2500.

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Children's Hospital of Michigan - Main Campus

(313) 745-KIDS

3901 Beaubien Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48201

Specialty Clinics

Aerodigestive Clinic - 2nd Floor Carls Bldg.
Audiology - 3rd Floor Carls Bldg.
Burn Clinic - 2nd Floor Carls Bldg.
Cardiology - 4th Floor Carls Bldg.
Cardiovascular Surgery - 4th Floor Carls Bldg.
Craniofacial Anomalies/Oral Cleft - 3rd Floor Carls Bldg.
EEG Testing, 3rd Floor Main Hospital
ENT/Otolaryngology - 3rd Floor Carls Bldg.
Hematology/Oncology - 3rd Floor Carls Bldg.
Michigan Congenital Heart Center, 4th Floor Carls Bldg.
MRI - Ground Floor Main Hospital
Neurosurgery - 2nd Floor Carls Bldg.
Ophthalmology - 1st Floor Carls Bldg.
Orthopaedic Surgery - 1st Floor Main Hospital
Pain Management Clinic - 2nd Floor Carls Bldg.
Pediatric Surgery - 2nd Floor Carls Bldg.
PET Center - Ground Floor Main Hospital
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - 3rd Floor Carls Bldg.
Sickle Cell - 3rd Floor Carls Bldg.
Sleep Center - 3rd Floor Main Hospital
Speech Therapy - 3rd Floor Carls Bldg.
Ultrasound - 1st Floor Tower
Urology - 2nd Floor Carls Bldg.

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Tuesday: Open 24 hrs
Wednesday: Open 24 hrs
Thursday: Open 24 hrs
Friday: Open 24 hrs
Saturday: Open 24 hrs
Sunday: Open 24 hrs

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Our Services

Transplant Center


Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery

Diagnostic Imaging


Emergency Room

General Pediatrics

Pediatric Surgery

Laboratory Medicine



Hematology and Oncology


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Care

Sleep Center


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