Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery

Current Research

General overview of research aims

Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) & neuropsychological outcomes in pediatric patients diagnosed with craniosynostosis

Implementing the PedsQL as a standard-of-care quality of life measure in the craniofacial clinic: Methodology and preliminary results

Evaluating perceived perspective of care in a multidisciplinary craniofacial clinic

Perceptions of aesthetic outcomes in cleft lip: What matters to the surgeon and the parent?

Comparing perceptions of aesthetic outcomes of craniosynostosis 15 years post-op

Case report: Nasal encephalocele repair, craniotomy, and mini-bandeau in a 1 day old: Technique and lessons learned

Case report: Management of oral-sino-ocular fistula in a bilateral Tessier no. 4 cleft

Influence of radiographic soft tissue findings on clinical entrapment in pediatric patients with orbital fractures

Implementing a bone anchored implant early hearing intervention for children with cleft lip/palate 



Investigators & Research Team

Michael S. Golinko, MD

Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Assistant Professor


Clare E. Gargaro, PA, MSHA

Program Coordinator- Craniofacial and Cleft Program


Matthew E. Pontell, MD

Plastic Surgery Fellow



Michelle E. Aebi

Research Manager