The surgeons in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provide surgical treatment of congenital and acquired conditions of the jaws, teeth and face. We provide a range of inpatient and outpatient services, including surgical correction of jaw deformity, cleft lip and palate and craniofacial abnormalities.

Maxillofacial trauma, head and neck infection and pathology of the oral cavity and jaws are also managed. The division also offers minor oral surgery for medically compromised children. Our staff has extensive experience caring for children of all ages with disabling conditions. We work closely with orthodontists and surgeons from other specialties to provide comprehensive, coordinated treatments to improve facial function and appearance by creating facial symmetry, properly aligning the jaws and ensuring proper placement of teeth. Research in the division focuses on facial growth, distraction osteogenesis and cleft management.

Leadership and Faculty

Sidney M. Gospe, MD, PhD, Chief


Academic Title: Herman and Faye Sarkowsky Endowed Chair Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics

Dr. Sidney M. Gospe, Jr. is the Head of the Division of Neurology at Children's and holds the Herman and Faye Sarkowsky Endowed Chair in Child Neurology at the University of Washington. He has over 25 years of experience in the evaluation and care... cont.