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Craniofacial Program

What we do

The Hospital For Sick Children's (SickKids) Centre for Craniofacial Care and Research has been caring for children with craniofacial differences since the early 1970's. The Centre has been using the sophisticated techniques for craniofacial repair established by Dr. Paul Tessier, in Paris, France, that have been refined and enhanced over the years by the leaders in craniofacial surgery. Over the last 30 years SickKids has established an international reputation with regards to clinical excellence and research in this field. Dr. Christopher R. Forrest is the Medical Director of the SickKids Centre for Craniofacial Care and Research and coordinates all of the ongoing patient care and research related activities. Dr. John Phillips is the associate Craniofacial Surgeon and is also a Co-Director of the Vascular Malformation Clinic (VMC), which is the only pediatric VMC in Ontario.

Currently there are over 5000 patients who are being followed on an active basis each year through the SickKids Centre for Craniofacial Care and Research. The centre sees over 500 new patients each year, which makes the SickKids Centre for Craniofacial Care and Research one of the largest centres in the world in caring for children with craniofacial conditions.