Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery

Children’s of Alabama is a state and regional leader in the care of children with craniofacial anomalies.  Our clinic is one of the largest, most active clinics in the Southeast and we utilize a multidisciplinary approach to care for each child seen in our Craniofacial Clinic as an individual.  Fellowship trained specialists in plastic surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, speech therapy, neuropsychology and genetics work together with parents to design a customized plan for every child.

Our surgical team has expertise in both open and endoscopic treatment of craniosynostosis, as well as experience in non-operative management of plagiocephaly.  We have published and shared our extensive experience with complex congenital anomalies of the skull base called encephaloceles.  Specialists in genetics and neuropsychology provide counseling and long term support for children and their families.

Conditions and Treatments

  • Apert Syndrome
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Crouzon’s Syndrome
  • Moebius Syndrome
  • Pfeiffer Syndrome
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Encephaloceles
  • Endoscopic repair

Multi-discipline Team Members – UAB Cleft and Craniofacial Program

Dr. John H. Grant III, MD.

Cleft Lip/Palate Clinic

Sub-specialty interests

Dr. James M. Johnston

Dr. Curtis J Rozzelle

Dr. Jeffrey P. Blount













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McCarthy JG, Warren SM, Bernstein J, Burnett W, Cunningham ML, Edmond JC, Figueroa AA, Kapp-Simon KA, Labow BI, Peterson-Falzone SJ, Proctor MR, Rubin MS, Sze RW, Yemen TA; Craniosynostosis Working Group. Parameters of care for craniosynostosis. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2012 Jan;49 Suppl:1S-24S.