Cleft & Craniofacial Center

Meet Our Team

Our surgeons are award-winning researchers, have trained doctors internationally, performed surgeries on generations of patients, and are fellowship trained at some of our countries most distinguished medical schools. 

Michael Gallant, M.D. Plastic Surgery

Dr. Gallant has helped Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital patients with cleft palate and many other medical problems for more than 30 years. Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he has operated on more than 4,000 patients at Johns Hopkins All Children's over more than three decades. A graduate of Yale Medical School, he came to Johns Hopkins All Children's upon completing his fellowship training in pediatric plastic surgery at Case Western Reserve University and founded the cleft palate program at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.
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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 in the treatment of cleft and craniofacial conditions include 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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