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Pediatric Cranial Reconstruction Center

Drs. Jordan Steinberg, Eric Jackson and Alan CohenPediatric plastic reconstructive surgeon Jordan Steinberg and pediatric neurosurgeons Eric Jackson and Alan Cohen.

The Johns Hopkins Pediatric Cranial Reconstruction Center (PCRC) combines the expertise and precision of pediatric specialists in neurosurgery, craniofacial plastic surgery, genetics, ophthalmology, neuroradiology, anesthesiology and rehabilitation to help children who have visible defects to their skull caused by trauma, craniofacial anomalies or due to previous brain surgery. 

Working collaboratively at a multidisciplinary clinic in the Children’s Center, our PCRC team meets with children and their families to evaluate and develop an individualized treatment plan to repair the skull and protect the brain, while taking into account the child’s future growth.

Our PCRC team uses the latest technology; including MRI, low-dose CT scans and 3D cameras, to help plan surgical procedures and provide the most appropriate and safest treatment for the patient. Depending on the age of the child, the surgical team will perform the reconstruction using the child’s own bone or a custom-made implant constructed of titanium, thermoplastics or other materials. Honoring our heritage as leaders in research, our team studies and develops new innovative surgical approaches for children with craniofacial anomalies.

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Our Team

Photo of Dr. Alan R Cohen, M.D.

Cohen, Alan R, M.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neurosurgery
Carson-Spiro Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Photo of Dr. Megan Elizabeth Collins, M.D., M.P.H.

Collins, Megan Elizabeth, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Photo of Dr. Nicholas Michael Dalesio, M.D.

Dalesio, Nicholas Michael, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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Hoover-Fong, Julie Elizabeth, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Genetic Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias
Photo of Dr. Eric Michael Jackson, M.D.

Jackson, Eric Michael, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Photo of Dr. Richard James Redett, III, M.D.

Redett, Richard James, M.D. III

Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Professor of Pediatrics
Interim Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Center
Clinical Director, Genitourinary Transplant Program
Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Associate Director, Pediatric Burn Program
Photo of Dr. Jordan Philip Steinberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Steinberg, Jordan Philip, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director of Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
Photo of Dr. Aylin Tekes, M.D.

Tekes, Aylin, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Division Director, Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology
Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship Director
Natalie Beck

Beck, Natalie, C.G.C.

Genetics Counselor

Kimberly Seifert

Seifert, Kimberly, R.N.

Clinic Coordinator

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment or refer a patient, call 443-997-9466.

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