Yale Airway and Sleep Disorders Program

Our expert Airway and Sleep Disorders team aims to provide the most comprehensive and the highest-level of surgical, clinical, and ancillary care. Depending on you or your loved one's condition and needs, our core Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team will work with you in conjunction with the appropriate members of our multidisciplinary team.

Our Multidisciplinary Team

Otolaryngology [ENT]
Pediatric Sleep and Pulmonary

Our Core Plastic and Reconstructive Team

Derek Steinbacher, DMD, MD

Director: Yale Airway and Sleep Disorders Program

Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic)

Director of Dental Services, Oral Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgery


Dr. Steinbacher is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who specializes in cleft, craniofacial, and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests also include cosmetic surgery of the face and body, rhinoplasty, facial reanimation for palsy, and facial reconstruction. His research encompasses tissue engineering and regeneration, fat grafting, distraction osteogenesis, stress shielding, and 3-dimensional analysis and planning.

Dr. Steinbacher obtained his MD from Harvard Medical...

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Laura Ludoviconi

Craniofacial Coordinator

Deanna Hribko

Orthognathic Coordinator

Heather Zell

Clinical Instructor in Nursing