University Hospital Craniofacial Center of New Jersey

University Hospital Craniofacial Center of New Jersey was formed to provide state of the art care for children and adults afflicted with craniofacial disorders. Our center is based out of University Hospital, the largest academic tertiary care medical center in the State of New Jersey. The treatment of Craniofacial Syndromes (for example, cleft lip/palate, Crouzon's syndrome, Apert's Syndrome) requires a multidisciplinary approach. As such, the New Jersey Cleft and Craniofacial Center is comprised of specialists from multiple areas of expertise. The center meets on the third Wednesday of every month, at which time patients referred to the center are evaluated and a treatment plan developed. Further information and appointments to the University Hospital Craniofacial Center of New Jersey may be obtained by calling 973-972-1985 or email the Centers Administrator: Nadra Micheaux,

Disciplines involved in the Center

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
  • Pediatrics and Genetics
  • Social Work
  • Speech Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Neurologic Surgery
  • Psychology

Humanitarian Medical Missions

Drs. Vincent Ziccardi and Dr. Shahid Aziz have traveled to various underserved locations throughout the world to provide free surgical care to children with cleft lip and palate deformities. These surgical missions are comprised of surgeons, residents, anesthesiologists and nursing staff from RBHS and other institutions on a voluntary basis. Funding for these trips are through donations. For more information, please contact:

Rutgers University
Kisha Wesley
110 Bergen St, Rm B854
Newark, NJ 07103

Bangladesh featured in NJ Star Ledger - Sunday 1/13/2008

Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, August 2009 article on RBHS cleft missions to Bangladesh