Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Center for Craniofacial Disorders offers a pediatric craniofacial surgery fellowship at one of the largest and busiest pediatric hospitals in the country. The fellowship offers the following:
Experience in the Field
Children's is one of the highest volume centers in the country for cleft surgical volumes.* In addition to treating clefts, fellows will treat children with a variety of facial traumas and rare craniofacial syndromes, including:
- Apert syndrome
- Crouzon syndrome
Annually, Children's surgeons complete approximatley 400 cleft related surgeries, 1,900 total plastic surgeries, and 1,000 Craniofacial Team clinic visits.
Fellows will be treating patients from birth to age 21 from metro Atlanta, Georgia and across the country by using advanced pediatric technology, including:
- Mandibular Distraction
Mandibular distraction is an option that provides relief by opening the airway and improving the child’s ability to eat.
- Nasal Alveolar Molding (NAM)
Prior to surgery to repair a cleft, some patients will require orthodontic treatment in order to guide the growth of the mouth in the right direction, eventually aiding in the correction process.
- Laser Treatment of Hemangiomas
While some involution can be expected, hemangiomas often require treatment for functional and aesthetic problems.
- Bone Substitutes (Hydroxyapatite Cement)
Bone substitutes may prevent the need for harvesting bone grafts from the patient’s own body.
- Endoscopic Torticollis Treatment
Torticollis, or wry neck, is a condition that occurs when the sternocleidomastoid muscle of the neck becomes scarred and shortened.
Additionally, the fellow will participate in ongoing research projects at the Georgia Institute of Technology Craniofacial and Pediatric Laboratories. Our expectation is to offer the appropriate training for a physician to be able to provide all aspects of care in the areas of pediatric and craniofacial surgery, in anticipation of his continued activity in this specialty.
Applying for the Fellowship
Qualified applicants should first register online with the San Francisco Matching program by visiting www.sfmatch.org beginning June 1st, 2013 for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Next, applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation including one from their current program director and a personal statement (via mail or email) to:
Children’s at Scottish Rite
1001 Johnson Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30342-1613
For questions about the fellowship, you may email our current fellow, ChiChi Berhane, M.D., or GME Coordinator, Christina Fields 404-785-3782.