We help patients reach their maximum potential. Disorders of the face and head can cause issues with a person’s appearance, speech, hearing, facial function and self-esteem. That’s why we have a team of specialists that work together to make sure patients reach their maximum potential.
During our weekly clinics, we examine our patients, develop their treatment plans, and set up services for them in their community.
Our team includes specialists from across health care, such as nursing, pediatrics, oral and plastic surgery, orthodontics, genetics, otolaryngology, audiology, speech and language pathology and social work.
Our nurse clinician/coordinator may be the first person you meet on the team. She will provide support and information and will answer your questions about: clefting and craniofacial conditions, feeding your cleft-affected baby, what to expect and watch for, and other areas of concern or questions. She will coordinate your child's team care and guide you through the process.
Our program secretaries are the first line of communication in our program. They will take your call and answer your questions, or connect you with someone else on the team when needed. They coordinate and book all Cleft Palate/Craniofacial team appointments.
Our social worker assists our patients and their families with the social and emotional impacts of their medical conditions.Social work services may include individual family and group counselling; parent groups; financial/practical assistance, as well as liaison with community resources
Sandra Robertson, RN, BSN
T: 604 875 2345 ext 7057
T: 604 875 3146
T: 604 875 3146
Kelly Allison MSW RSW
T: 604 875 2345
ext 6551 (Tues)
Our pediatricians specialize in caring for infants, children and teens with cleft and disorders of the face and head.
Drs. Loock, Druker, Yong and Nguyen are involved in treatment from the time a patient is born until the time they are teens.
- Dr. Christine Loock
- Dr. Jenny Druker
- Dr. Colin Yong
- Dr. Tram Nguyen
Our audiologists and speech pathologists treat problems with hearing, speech and language.
Our audiologist, Ms. Barker, assesses and treats hearing issues from the time our patients are infants until early childhood. Ms. Palm, our speech pathologist, is involved with treating speech and language issues from the time our patients are toddlers to the time they are pre-teens.
Kathy Barker, MSc Audiology
Sheryl Palm MCISc, S-LP
T: 604 875 2000 ext 7045Our orthodontists treat problems with the position of patients' teeth and jaws.Drs. Helpard, Loo and Pocock are often involved in treating newborn patients before they have surgery, and when they reach pre-teen and teen ages.
- Dr. Paul Helpard
- Dr. Angie Loo
- Dr. Paul Pocock
Our otolaryngologists treat problems related to the ear, nose, and throat.
Drs. Ludemann, Kozak and Moxham are involved in treatment from the time patients are infants to the time they are teens/adults.
- Dr. Jeff Ludemann
- Dr. Fred Kozak
- Dr. Paul Moxham
Our oral and plastic surgeons perform operations to repair / improve the function and appearance of a patient's face and head.
Drs. Arneja, Courtemanche, Verchere and Reichman are involved in treatment from the time patients are infants to the time they are teens / adults.
- Dr. Jugpal Arneja
- Dr. Doug Courtemanche
- Dr. Cindy Verchere
Dr. Mark Reichman