The Cleft-Craniofacial Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC takes a team approach to evaluating and treating children with a wide variety of congenital or acquired craniofacial conditions. The team includes specialists from Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Medical Genetics, Dentistry, and Ophthalmology. The team strives to achieve optimal appearance, speech, hearing, and psychosocial development at the earliest possible age. For more than 50 years, the center has been a world-renowned pioneer in the treatment of patients with clefts and craniofacial anomalies. It is the largest facility of its kind in the region, seeing more than 3,000 patients a year for evaluation and treatment.
Regionally, nationally, and globally, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is a leader in the treatment of childhood conditions and diseases, a pioneer in the development of new and improved therapies, and a top educator of the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. Children's Hospital has fulfilled this mission since its founding in 1890. Children's is named consistently to several elite lists of pediatric health care facilities, including ranking 7th among children's hospitals and schools of medicine (FY 2011) in funding provided by the National Institutes of Health, and is one of 10 pediatric hospitals in the United States named to U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll of America's "Best Children's Hospitals" for 2013 - 2014.