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Children's Hospital, New Orleans

Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial
(504) 896-9857
(504) 895-7200
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Craniofacial/Reconstructive Surgery:
Oral Surgery:
Demarcus Smith, IV, DDS
Michael Ferguson, DDS, MD
Pediatric Dentistry:
Stephen Holmes, DDS
Claudia Cavallino, DDS
William Ledoux, DDS
Mark Coreil, DDS
Nurse Coordinator:
Mary Ellen Alexander, RN, MN
Speech Pathology:
Patrice Haywood, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Amanda Giles, MCD, CCC-A
Social Services:
Roxanne Stegall, GSW, LMSW

The Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Team provides diagnosis and treatment for practitioners in the specialties of Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Plastic Surgery, Genetics, Audiology, Speech Pathology, Neurosurgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Nursing and Social Services. The specially trained staff is experienced in the complexities of the care for infants, children and adolescents with cleft lip and craniofacial anomalies. This team approach ensures that all of the health care providers work together to implement a single, coordinated treatment plan for each child. The plan is shared with the family, the child’s pediatrician and all other pertinent providers.
Management expertise includes, but is not limited to:
  • Cleft lip Cleft palate
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Craniosynostosis (fused skull, abnormal head shape, abnormal skull sutures)
  • Hypernasality
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency
  • Velocardiofacial syndrome(also called VCF)
  • DiGeorge syndrome
  • 22q deletion
  • Treacher-Collins
  • Crouzon
  • Apert syndrome
  • Saethre-Chotzen
  • Hemifacial Microsomia
  • FAV spectrum
  • Microtia
  • Malocclusion
  • Micrognathia
  • Pierre-Robin
  • Stickler's syndrome
  • Van der Woude syndrome
  • Plagiocephaly

The Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Clinic is located in the Ambulatory Care Center at Children's Hospital.

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     Michael H. Moses, MD
Director, Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Team, Children’s Hospital

Professional School:
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Specialty Training:
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Special Interests:
Cleft lip and palate and craniofacial surgery

In Area Since: 1985
In Practice Since: 1985