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Craniofacial Anomalies & Cleft Palate

The MUSC Children's Health Craniofacial Anomalies and Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate team is comprised of physicians and other care providers dedicated to the care of children with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial abnormalities. The MUSC Children's Health team is recognized by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and includes representatives from the following fields.

  • Audiology
  • Genetics
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Plastic and reconstruction surgery
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Other disciplines, such as neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery, are available to patients as needed

Services We Offer

Our team provides medical and surgical care for a wide range of craniofacial disorders. Prenatal counseling is also available. Team care is provided in a multidisciplinary setting as recommended by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.

Craniofacial & Cleft Palate Conditions We Treat

  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Microtia
  • Pierre Robin sequence
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency/incompetency
  • Hemifacial microsomia
  • Treacher Collins syndrome
  • Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (22q11.2 deletion syndrome)
  • Other congenital anomalies


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Charleston, SC 29425

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Our Care Team

More Care Team Members

Heather McGhee, CCC-SLP | Speech-language Pathologist

Melissa Montiel, CCC-SLP | Speech-language Pathologist

Sherry Cannon | Clinic Coordinator

Susan Hargrave, RN | Children’s rehabilitative services