The Craniosynostosis Specialist Directory

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Our trusted organization has partnered with some of the leading specialists in this country to provide expedited consultations for your child

Dr. Samir Mardini
Dr. Mardini is a Professor of Surgery and Consultant in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. At present Dr. Mardini is Program Director, Division of Plastic Surgery, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.
Ann M. Ritter, M.D.
Ann M. Ritter, MD, is a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon with the Harold F. Young Neurosurgical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Ritter earned her medical degree and completed her residency in general surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed a residency in neurosurgery at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, where she now serves as an associate professor. After completing a neuroscience research fellowship at Baylor, Ritter completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate
Dr. Chaiyasate is a board certified, fellowship trained surgeon. He treats many children with craniofacial anomalies, specializing in plagiocephaly, craniosynostosis and cleft lip and palate. He collaborates with the experts at the Ian Jackson Craniofacial and Cleft Palate Clinic to provide innovative comprehensive care to children with congenital, developmental and acquired conditions.
Dr. Catherine Mazzola
Dr. Catherine Mazzola is the founder of the Craniofacial Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, the Pediatric Brain and Spine Tumor Center (now called GNOP) and the Spasticity and Gait Disorder Center of Goryeb Children’s Hospital.  She has been the Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurological Surgery since 2005.  Dr. Mazzola serves Morristown Medical Center on the Operating Room Committee and she is a Member-at-Large of the Morris County Medical Society Executive Board.
Albert S Woo, MD
Dr. Woo’s is an expert in the field of endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery and craniofacial reconstruction. He has pioneered a new technique for cleft palate repair that improves speech outcomes in both primary and secondary operations.
Frederick A. Boop, MD
Dr. Boop is a member of the Treasure of the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, Secretary of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and a board member of the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgeons. Accomplishments include being recognized in US News & World Report Top Doctors, American’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Memphis Magazine Top Doctors and American College of Surgeon’s Health Policy Fellow.