At the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children's Hospital, we know that each child with a craniofacial condition has unique needs. Our interdisciplinary team of specialists creates individualized treatment plans to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient.

The team meets monthly to see patients, allowing for consultation and seamless coordination of treatment. We use leading-edge technology such as high-resolution 3-D imaging and printing to assist in planning for reconstructive surgery.

You can be confident in the experience and expertise of our team. Our subspecialty surgeons have completed fellowships in pediatric and craniomaxillofacial (skull, jaw, and face) surgery. They specialize in treating disorders of soft tissue and bones, whether congenital (present from birth) or acquired, such as facial trauma resulting from an accident or animal attack. 

The craniofacial team’s goal is to provide your child with an attractive appearance, healthy teeth, good hearing, understandable speech and language, and a smooth transition from home to school and other community settings.

The Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s and Rhode Island Hospital is one of the oldest in New England, established more than 50 years ago by the late Armand Versaci, MD.

Our Services

The center provides a wide range of diagnostic, treatment, and follow-up services for children and adults, including:

  • Plastic surgery to repair cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Plastic surgery and neurosurgery to treat other craniofacial disorders
  • Dental and orthodontic treatment for teeth 
  • Speech evaluation, diagnostic tests/imaging, and therapy
  • Testing and treatment for ear function and hearing problems

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment, please email or call Margaret Byrne, RN, BSN, nurse coordinator, at or 401-444-2299.