Craniofacial Anomalies

You aren’t alone in dealing with the challenges of having skull or facial deformity thanks to our team of widely experienced and skilled experts in the Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center. We provide highly specialized care to treat both children and adults, and we offer access to the latest technology and advanced treatment options, as a result of our active involvement in research studies done in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Disorders We Treat

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Craniofacial anomalies (irregularities) and syndromes
  • Craniosynostosis and syndromic craniosynotosis (Apert, Pfeiffer, Muenke, Crouzon, Saethre-Chotzen, etc.)
  • Facial clefts and tumors
  • Ear anomalies
  • Misalignment of the jaws
  • Misalignment of the eye sockets
  • Pierre Robin syndrome and anomalies
  • Post-traumatic deformities of the orbits, jaws and skull
  • Treacher-Collins syndrome
  • Congenital or acquired speech anomalies

Specialized Procedures

Specialized procedures we perform include:

  • Advanced surgical techniques including, virtual surgical planning and 3-D printing model to assist in surgical and reconstruction procedures
  • 3-D CT scans
  • Nasal endoscopy (to examine the interior of the nose and sinus)
  • Video fluoroscopy (to help diagnose swallowing disorders)
  • Hearing test before speech is developed
  • Cephalometrograms (side view X-ray of the face)
  • Long-term monitoring of facial growth, development and function

Meet Jack. Born with a cleft lip and palate, Jack underwent multiple surgeries to repair his deformities and is now a happy, playful toddler. Hear what his mom has to say about the care he received at UMass Memorial’s Children’s Medical Center.




Appointments: 855-UMASS-MD


Children's Medical Center
University Campus, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Memorial Campus, 119 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01605

Children's Hospital Association 

The National Children's Study