Cleft and Craniofacial Center


The Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Boston Children’s Hospital is world renowned for comprehensive treatment and innovative research. Every year, our craniofacial specialists treat more than 1,800 patients — from infants to adults — living with craniofacial conditions that are either present at birth or developed later in life.

Our center includes:

  • Craniofacial Program: The largest of its kind in the United States, our Craniofacial Program offers specialization in rare and complex syndromes, as well as unmatched expertise in diagnosing and treating more common conditions.
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Program: Boston Children’s Cleft Lip and Palate Program is one of the largest and most respected of its kind anywhere in the world. Our combination of specialized training, innovative treatments, and compassionate, family-centered care has made us a national leader in this field.

Why Choose Boston Children’s Hospital for Craniofacial Treatment

Families from throughout Massachusetts, New England, and the world come to the Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Center at Boston Children’s for our:

  • Experience: We diagnose and treat the most complex and challenging craniofacial conditions, treating children other hospitals simply cannot. The Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery at Boston Children’s is one of the largest and most experienced pediatric plastic and oral surgery centers anywhere in the world.
  • Reputation: U.S. News & World Report continuously ranks Boston Children’s #1 in neurosurgery — as well as the nation’s #1 pediatric hospital overall.
  • World-renowned doctors: Our team includes some of the world’s most experienced neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, oral and maxillofacial (face and jaw) specialists, dentistry professionals, psychologists, and social workers — all working together to care for your child.
  • Advanced treatments and technologies: Our team is specially trained in surgical and medical procedures for children, with an emphasis on using minimally invasive tests and operations whenever possible.

Make an Appointment

For an appointment, more information, or to obtain a second opinion for your child, please call us at 617-355-6309 or email

International Patients

For families residing outside of the United States, please contact Boston Children's Hospital Global Services.