Genetics Northern California

Craniofacial Program

Our Mission Statement: The Kaiser Northern California Craniofacial Program is a Regional Center of Excellence that utilizes an integrated, multidisciplinary, culturally sensitive, family-centered care model to provide optimal personalized care and make lives better for our members with craniofacial conditions.

About Our Program:  The Northern California Kaiser Permanente Craniofacial Program is accredited through The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA), which is an international non-profit medical society of health care professionals who care for people with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. The Northern California Kaiser Permanente Craniofacial Program is certified to the highest level by the ACPA, including both the Cleft Palate team and the Craniofacial team levels.

Currently the Craniofacial Program provides coordinated care to approximately 1,700 babies, children, and adults.

Co-Directors of the Northern California Regional Craniofacial Program 
    Medical Director: Katherine Dawson, MD
    Surgical Director:  Robert Menard, MD, FACS

Coordinators and Craniofacial Care Managers:

Craniofacial Speech Pathologists:

The Craniofacial Program provides team evaluations at Oakland, Sacramento and Santa Clara 

OAK-MosswoodRegional Craniofacial Clinic at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Main Phone: (510) 752-5101     Clinic secretary: Medelene Obligacion
Location and Parking: Clinic is held at 3505 Broadway (Mosswood Building). The closest parking lot is directly across Broadway at 3510 Broadway.

This clinic is intended for individuals with more complicated medical, surgical and/or developmental concerns.
Throughout the year, there are speciality/focused clinics including clinics for 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, Craniosynostosis, and Microtia/Craniofacial Microsomia.

Families and providers come from all over the Kaiser Northern California Region. Many of the providers from the Oakland Craniofacial Clinic, Sacramento Craniofacial Clinic and Santa Clara Craniofacial Clinic attend on a regular basis.

Meet the Regional Craniofacial Team:
Craniofacial Speech and Language Pathologists 
    Sandra Sulprizio, MS, CCC-SLP
    Heather Shiozaki, MS, CCC-SLP
    Erin Poma, MS, CCC-SLP
    Alison Vander Veen, MS, CCC-SLP
Nurses 
    Ellen Peterson, RN, CPNP, MSN
    Jennifer Bond, RN, CPNP, CNS, MSN
    Kristine Miu, RN, MSN, PNP
Plastic Surgeons 
    Robert Menard, MD, FACS
    Karen Yokoo, MD
    Charles Shih, MD
    Brian Rubinstein, MD 
Pediatric Head and Neck Surgeons/ Otolaryngologists
    Charles Shih, MD
    Luke Schloegel, MD
    Tianjie Shen, MD
    Dong (Joseph) Lee, MD
    Megan Durr, MD
Audiologist 
    Nicole Blanck, AuD 
Medical Geneticists 
    Katherine Dawson, MD
    Leslie Manace, MD
    Billur Moghaddam, MD
Genetic Counselors
    Dalisay Delgado, MS, LCGC
    Robin Imagire, MS, LCGC
Social Workers
    Josey Baker, MSW
    Sarah Grenham, MSW
    Chris Camozzi, LCSW 
Developmental Pediatricians
    Jean Sakimura, MD
    Russell Reiff, MD
Pediatric Neurologist 
    Jean Hayward, MD
Maxillofacial Surgeons
    Felice O'Ryan, DDS
    Heshaam Fallah, DDS
    Bradford Williams, DDS, MD
    Nikhil Desai, DMD, MD
    Peter Bui, DDS, MD
    Nicholas Breig, DDS, MD
    Erica Shook, DDS
Consulting Orthodontist
    Michelle Agazzi, DDS
    James Chen, DDS, PhD
    Karishma Jumani, DDS
Consulting Pediatric Dentist
    (currently none)
Nutritionist 
    Andrea Curran, RD
  Clinic Coordinator: Ellen Peterson, RN, CPNP, MSN

Oakland Craniofacial Clinic
Main Phone: (510) 752-5101    Clinic secretary: Bethany Easiley
Clinic is held at the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, 3505 Broadway (Mosswood Building). The closest parking lot is directly across Broadway at 3510 Broadway.

Clinic Day Experience

Meet the Oakland Craniofacial Team:
Craniofacial Speech and Language Pathologists 
    Sandra Sulprizio, MS, CCC-SLP
    Heather Shiozaki, MS, CCC-SLP
    Erin Poma, MS, CCC-SLP
Nurses 
    Jennifer Bond, RN, CPNP, CNS, MSN
    Kristine Miu, RN, MSN, PNP
    Ellen Peterson, RN, CPNP, MSN     
Plastic Surgeons 
    Karen Yokoo, MD
    Charles Shih, MD
Pediatric Head and Neck Surgeons/ Otolaryngologists
    Charles Shih, MD
    Luke Schloegel, MD
    Megan Durr, MD
Medical Geneticists 
    John Baker, MD
Genetic Counselors
    Ann Stembridge, MS, LCGC
    Andrea Fishbach, MS, MPH, LCGC
    Ann Bourguignon, MS, LCGC
    Shandra Jeffries, MS, LCGC
    Sarah Whitmer, MS, LCGC
    Viviana Oliva-Kraft, MS, LCGC
Social Workers
    Josey Baker, MSW
    Sarah Grenham, MSW
    Chris Camozzi, LCSW 
Maxillofacial Surgeons
    Felice O'Ryan, DDS
    Heshaam Fallah, DDS
    Bradford Williams, DDS, MD
    Erica Shook, DDS
Consulting Orthodontist
    Michelle Agazzi, DDS
    James Chen, DDS, PhD
    Karishma Jumani, DDS
Consulting Pediatric Dentist
    (currently none)
Nutritionist 
    Andrea Curran, RD
  Clinic Coordinator: Jennifer Bond, RN, CPNP, CNS, MSN

Sacramento Craniofacial Clinic
Main Phone: (916) 614-4075
Clinic is held at Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center, 1600 Eureka Road, Medical Office Building 2C

Throughout the year, there are specialty/focused clinics including: Microtia and Hemifacial Microsomia Clinic, Microtia Baby Group, Neurosurgery Clinic, and 22q11.2 Deletion Clinic.

Meet the North Valley Craniofacial Team:
Craniofacial Speech and Language Pathologists
    Erin Poma, MS, CCC-SLP
    Alison Vander Veen, MS, CCC-SLP
Nurse
    Dennis Palmquist. RNP
Pediatric Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon/ Facial Plastic Surgeon
    Brian Rubinstein, MD
Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon
    Nima Pahlavan, MD, DDS
Otolaryngologist/Neurotologist
    Ben Balough, MD
Audiologists
    Analisa Reed AuD, CCC-A
    Julie Adamson, AuD
Medical Geneticist
    Billur Moghaddam, MD
Genetic Counselor
    Caitlin Olmstead, MS
Social Worker
    Elle Tadina-Saiu, MSW
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
    Sean McNatt, MD
Maxillofacial Surgeons
    Lam Hoang, MD, DDS
    Jae Jun, MD, DDS
    Sean Digman, DDS
Consulting Orthodontists
    CC Chiang, DDS
    Andrea DeLurgio, DDS
    Don Rollofson, DDS
  Clinic Coordinator: Robin Imagire, MS, LCGC 

We have additional providers scheduled for some of the specialty/focused clinics:

North Valley Specialty/Focused Clinic Providers

Infectious Disease Specialist/Immunologist 
    Tara Greenhow, MD 

Pediatric Neurosurgeon
    Sean McNatt, MD
Oculoplastic Surgeon 
     Rattehalli Sudesh, MD
Otologist/Neurotologist 
    Noriko Yoshikawa, MD
Plastic/Microsurgeon 
    Oscar Ho, MD


SCL-WelcomeSanta Clara Craniofacial Clinic
Main Phone: (510) 752-5101    Clinic secretary: Bethany Easiley
Clinic is held at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, 710 Lawrence Expressway, Medical Office Building, 2nd floor, Department 290

Meet the Santa Clara Craniofacial Team:
Craniofacial Speech and Language Pathologists  
    Heather Shiozaki, MS, CCC-SLP
    Erin Poma, MS, CCC-SLP 
Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon 
    Robert Menard, MD, FACS 
Pediatric Head and Neck Surgeon/ Otolaryngologists 
    Dong (Joseph) Lee, MD  
Nurses
    Kristine Miu, RN, MSN, PNP
    Marie Waters, RN, MSN, CNS
 Medical Geneticists
    JoAnn Bergoffen, MD
Genetic Counselors 
    Rachel Pinger, MS, LCGC
Social Workers 
    Chris Camozzi, LCSW 
Psychologist  
    Julie Rashkis, PsyD
Maxillofacial Surgeons 
    Peter Bui, DDS, MD 
    Nikhil Desai, DMD, MD
    Nicholas Breig, DDS, MD  
Consulting Orthodontist 
    Kenneth Shimizu, DDS, MSD
    Dennis Widman, DDS
Consulting Pediatric Dentist
    Charles Kao, DDS
Clinic Coordinator: Dalisay Delgado, MS, LCGC

Regional Craniofacial Program Follow-Up Clinics
The Regional Craniofacial Program offers several types of Specialty Follow-Up Clinics:

Infant Cleft Palate Clinic (For unrepaired cleft palate)
This clinic focuses on the medical needs of infants with a cleft palate before palate surgery is done. In Oakland, it is scheduled as a group visit. In Sacramento, it is scheduled as an individual visit.
ICP clinic is held 4 times per year at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. The format of this clinic is a group/class for parents and infants 6-9 months of age with a cleft palate or submucous cleft palate (with or without a cleft lip). The families meet with the Social Worker, Registered Dietician, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Speech Pathologist in a group setting. This is a 2-hour clinic. Recommendations are provided for speech development, hearing, weight gain, feeding, surgical planning, long-term planning and follow-up.

Craniofacial Program-Speech-Audio-Nursing Clinic (Ages 1 year to 4 years)
Speech clinic is for follow-up and/or post-op speech evaluations. These speech evaluations can be scheduled at any of our satellite clinics (Kaiser Oakland, San Jose, San Rafael or Sacramento). Speech recommendations and speech therapy plans are given to the family and other specialists/providers involved in the child’s care. Follow-up appointments are scheduled, as needed (typically every 6 months to 2 years).

Craniofacial Speech Clinic
Speech clinic is for follow-up and/or post-op speech evaluations. These speech evaluations can be scheduled at any of our satellite clinics (Kaiser Oakland, San Jose, San Rafael or Sacramento). Speech recommendations and speech therapy plans are given to the family and other specialists/providers involved in the child’s care. Follow-up appointments are scheduled, as needed (typically every 6 months to 2 years).

Craniofacial Nasoendoscopy Clinic (Ages 4 years and older)
Nasoendoscopy Clinics take place at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center. Patients are referred for Nasoendoscopy when they have been evaluated by their Craniofacial Speech Pathologist and exhibit “hypernasal resonance” or “palate dysfunction” (i.e., air leaking through the nose when talking). Patients must be at least 4 years of age to be scheduled for Nasoendoscopy. This is an imaging procedure in which a small endoscope is inserted into one side of the patient’s nose to view the velopharyngeal mechanism from above, showing movement of the soft palate (velum) and the posterior and lateral pharyngeal walls as the patient is talking. The endoscope is attached to video and audio recording equipment. The video is reviewed with the team of surgeons 1 week later, and surgical recommendations are made.

RESOURCES
Cleft Lip and Palate
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) http://www.cleftline.org/

Cleft palate: Feeding your baby
http://www.cleftline.org/who-we-are/what-we-do/feeding-your-baby/
http://www.cleftline.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/FDG-01bw-text-update.pdf

Microtia
Ear Community http://earcommunity.org/microtiaatresia/

22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
22q and You Center http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/22q-and-you-center
The International 22q11.2 Foundation Inc. http://www.22q.org
The 22q Family Foundation http://22qfamilyfoundation.org/
MIND Institute http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/research/cabil/22q_video.html

Supporting Facial Differences
ACPA Family Services - Preparing Your Child for Social Situations
http://www.cleftline.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Social-Situations-20173.pdf

Positive Exposure https://positiveexposure.org/
Children’s Craniofacial Association https://ccakids.org/
Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation of Smiles http://www.cleftsmile.org/
AboutFace http://www.aboutface.ca/
https://www.stopbullying.gov/

Last updated: January 31, 2018
Reviewed by:
Dalisay Delgado, MS, LCGC
Kimberly Barr, MS, LCGC