Yale Craniofacial Team

Our expert Craniofacial team aims to provide the most comprehensive and the highest-level of surgical, clinical, and ancillary care. Depending on your child'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 Core Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Team

John A. Persing, MD- Section Chief, Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Derek Steinbacher, MD, DMD- Director, Yale Craniofacial Program

Heather Kaufman, APRN, CPNP  

Laura Ludiviconi [Craniofacial Coordinator]

Deanna Hribko [Orthognathic Coordinator]

Our Multidisciplinary Team

Dental and Orthodontics


Haskins Laboratories




Otolaryngology [ENT]

Pediatric Sleep and Pulmonary


Social Work

Speech Language Pathology

Speech Therapy