Craniofacial surgery

Norton Children’s board-certified neurosurgeons are led by Thomas M. Moriarity, M.D., Ph.D., a recognized leader in the field with deep experience and specialized training. Our physicians in Louisville and Southern Indiana have more than nine decades of expertise in craniofacial surgeries (those involving abnormalities of head and face) so your child can get back to being a kid.

Specialists in ‘craniofacial anomalies’

In the 1920s, our hospital became the first in the Midwest to develop a “craniofacial anomalies team” to treat children with facial deformities. It has continued to grow that expertise and provide quality care ever since. Today, Mark E. Chariker, M.D., chief of plastic surgery at Norton Children’s Hospital, and a team of specialists with Norton Children’s Neurosurgery help hundreds of kids with craniofacial deformities every year. They are prepared to deal with any condition, from the relatively common ones like cleft lip and palates to extremely rare neurological conditions that affect only 1 in 50,000 babies.

Treacher Collins syndrome

One recent patient, 11-year-old Victoria, suffers from Treacher Collins syndrome and was born without fully formed ears. Dr. Chariker and team performed dozens of operations to help shape her ears, giving the girl a better chance at living a normal life. Victoria’s mom said her daughter remained positive during the repeated surgeries in part because of the quality care and compassion she felt from her Norton team.

Whether your child is dealing with a congenital abnormality or one acquired through trauma, our passionate team is ready.


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