Craniofacial Center

The Craniofacial Center treats all types of conditions affecting the face, head and neck, whether they were present at birth or acquired from a trauma or tumor. The most common conditions include cleft lip, cleft palate and craniosynostosis syndromes, which involve the early fusing of one or more of the bones in the skull and face during fetal development.

The center has been caring for individuals with craniofacial differences since 1954 and is dedicated to the early diagnosis and treatment of craniofacial conditions. In turn, the center combines the most advanced surgical and therapeutic techniques with respectful and sensitive team care.

Since most conditions affect an individual both medically and socially, the center uses experts from many disciplines to address the special needs of our patients. Team members include specialists in plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, otolaryngology, prosthodontics, dermatology, speech pathology, genetics, nursing and social work. Together, the team seeks to improve the health and physical appearance of our patients as well as promote their overall well being through education and support.

For more information, please visit the Craniofacial Center's website.

Please call the number below for information about making an appointment.

Getting Here

Craniofacial Center
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5C
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-2271
Fax: (415) 476-9513

Hours: Monday and Tuesday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

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Parking at Mission Bay

Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:

Weekdays: $3.75/hour
Daily Maximum: $30/day

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Download a Mission Bay campus map

Public Transportation

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

More Information

(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
SFMTA website

UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.

More Information

Shuttle routes and timetables
Shuttle system map
Shuttle hotline: (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)

Referring Physicians

For information on referring a patient to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco, please visit the "Make a Referral" webpage.

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Clinic Team

William Hoffman
Dr. William Hoffman,
plastic and reconstructive surgeon
Jason Pomerantz
Dr. Jason Pomerantz,
plastic and reconstructive surgeon
Anne Slavotinek
Dr. Anne Slavotinek,
pediatric medical geneticist
Ophir Klein
Dr. Ophir Klein,
pediatric medical geneticist
Snehlata Oberoi
Dr. Snehlata Oberoi,
Chirag Patel
Dr. Chirag Patel,
oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Karin Vargervik
Dr. Karin Vargervik,
Susanna Upton
Susanna Upton,
speech language pathologist
Kristina Rosbe
Dr. Kristina Rosbe,
pediatric head and neck surgeon
Anna Meyer
Dr. Anna Meyer,
pediatric head and neck surgeon
Nalin Gupta
Dr. Nalin Gupta,
pediatric neurosurgeon
Ilona Frieden
Dr. Ilona Frieden,
pediatric dermatologist
Anne Boekelheide
Anne Boekelheide,
pediatric nurse practitioner
Margaret Langham
Margaret Langham,
pediatric nurse practitioner
Karina  Marini-Lieben
Karina Marini-Lieben,
social worker
Hazel Perry
Hazel Perry,
genetic counselor