For Professionals

The following resources are available to referring physicians and other Craniofacial professionals:


Referrals can be made via phone, online form or using our downloadable form:

  • Phone: available 24 hours a day by calling 404-785-KIDS (5437).
  • Online: fill out the online form. After it is filled out, sign and fax it to 404-785-3706, along with the current clinical records.
  • Downloadable Form: download and fill out the formsign and fax it to 404-785-3706, along with the current clinical records.

The nurse coordinator will assess the initial information and address any questions.

We must receive the relevant clinical information before we can schedule an appointment.


Speech Pathology Lab


Research Initiative Receives National Award
Lauren Buono, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Center for Craniofacial Disorders, and a group of her peers won the 2008 Best Paper Award from The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. The award-winning paper is titled Neurodevelopment of Infants with Single-Suture Craniosynostosis: Presurgery Comparisons with Case-Matched Controls, and it was published in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®.  Kara Kenkel, speech language pathologist, Children's Center for Craniofacial Disorders, was also instrumental in the research and development of the paper.

"Application of the Spanning Plate Concept to Frontal Orbital Advancement: Techniques and Clinical Experience in 60 Patients" 
Authors: Fernando D. Burstein, M.D., Barry Eppley, M.D., Ph.D., Roger Hudgin, M.D., Joseph K. Williams, M.D., William Boydston, M.D., Ph.D., Andrew Reisner, M.D., Kevin Stevenson, M.D.

"Resorbable Distraction of the Midface and Orbits and Frontal Bone: Indications and Operative Technique" 
Author: Fernando D. Burstein, M.D.