Cleft & Craniofacial Program

Meet Our Team

Mary Pavan, M.D. Pediatric Developmental Medicine

Dr. Pavan is the medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Cleft and Craniofacial Center. She earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve and at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Dr. Pavan is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, working with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Cathy Conley, RN, CPSN

Cathy Conley, RN, CPSN Nursing/Team Coordinator

Cathy is our Team Nurse Coordinator. She is a former President of the Florida Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association and has over 20 years of experience coordinating care for children with cleft and craniofacial diagnoses. She has long been a resource and educator for area hospitals, physicians, teachers, nurses and parents. Her training and experience enable her to quickly determine how to best access the care your child needs as well as provide education, feeding assistance, referrals and insurance coordination.

S. Alex Rottgers, M.D. Plastic Surgery

Dr. Rottgers practices in the pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery programs and is chief of the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. His areas of special interest are vascular anomalies and in the treatment of cleft and craniofacial conditions including cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, hemifacial microsomia, microtia, and other abnormalities of the face and jaw.
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Ernesto Ruas, M.D. Plastic Surgery

Dr. Ruas specializes in plastic surgery and cleft and craniofacial surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and is the director of plastic surgery resident education. He joined the hospital staff in 1990.
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Tina Adams, AuD, CCC-A Audiology

Robin Edmianston, AuD, CCC-A Audiology

Susan Spirakis, AuD, F/AAA, CCC-A Audiology

Amy Anderson, DDS Orthodontics

Randy Feldman, DDS, MS Orthodontics

Gerald Francati, DDS Orthodontics

Stephen Ruso, DDS, MS Orthodontics

Frank Sierra, D.M.D. Pediatric Dentistry

Elizabeth Staves, D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry

Nina Bagby-Bishop, LCSW Psychology/Social Work

Kimberly Enns, MA, CCC-SLP Speech and Language Pathology

Julie Blanshan Brett, MA, CCC-SLP Speech and Language Pathology

Lee Harrison, MS, CCC-SLP Speech and Language Pathology

Jessica Keller, MA, CCC-SLP Speech and Language Pathology

Jennifer Ziemak, MS, CCC-SLP Speech and Language Pathology