Congenital Anomalies and Craniofacial Program

The Congenital Anomalies and Craniofacial Program has long been a valuable resource for children and adults with congenital or acquired abnormalities, especially those of the head, neck, and limbs. Patients are most often referred for genetic testing and diagnosis for multiple congenital anomalies or syndromes. They are seen by clinical geneticists that are experts in dysmorphology.

This program is affiliated with the Mount Sinai Cleft and Craniofacial Program of the Mount Sinai Health System and the Kravis Children’s Hospital. The Program was the first of its kind in the New York metropolitan area and one of the oldest in the country. Patients are seen and examined by physicians and clinicians with expertise in the care of patients with facial clefts, as well as complex craniofacial anomalies. Our goal is to develop a carefully coordinated treatment plan that minimizes the physical and psychological consequences of such anomalies, giving children access to a fuller, more satisfying life.

The Cleft and Craniofacial Program is certified by the American Cleft Palate Association (ACPA) and recognized by FACES: The National Craniofacial Association. We work closely with gynecologists, pediatricians, and perinatal specialists who care for children with cleft and craniofacial anomalies. Patients are seen by a multidisciplinary team of geneticists, pediatricians, speech therapists, dentists, otolaryngologists, plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgeons, neurosurgery, and ophthalmologists.

Common reasons for referral to a clinical geneticists:

  • Isolated cleft lip
  • Isolated cleft palate
  • Clefts of the lip and palate
  • Facial clefts
  • Craniosynostosis (sagittal, coronal, metopic, lambdoid)
  • Frontonasal dysplasia
  • Microtia
  • Branchial cleft cysts and sinuses
  • Jaw malocclusion
  • Pierre Robin sequence
  • Hemifacial microsomia
  • Goldenhar syndrome
  • Nager and Miller syndrome
  • Treacher-Collins syndrome
  • Apert syndrome
  • Crouzon syndrome
  • Pfeiffer syndrome
  • Saethre-Chotzen syndrome
  • Moebius syndrome
  • Oculodentodigital syndrome
  • Roberts syndrome
  • Syndactyly
  • Polydactyly

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Tel: 212-241-6947
Fax: 212-860-3316

The Mount Sinai Health System
1428 Madison Ave (at 99th Street)
Atran Building, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10029

Mailing Address:
Division of Medical Genetics
Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1497
New York, NY 10029-6574

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