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Ilana M Ickow, D.M.D., M.S.

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  • Director, Cleft-Craniofacial Orthodontics
  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Cleidocranial Dysplasia (CCD), Dentofacial Deformities, Developmental Disabilities, Nasoalveolar Molding, Orthodontics, Pediatric Craniofacial Disorders more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-9466
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Ilana Ickow is a craniofacial orthodontist in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Her areas of clinical expertise include nasoalveolar molding, interceptive orthodontics and comprehensive orthodontics for children with craniofacial anomalies. 

Dr. Ickow received an undergraduate degree in biology from Stern College at Yeshiva University. She earned her doctorate of medicine in dentistry from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and a Master of Science and certificate in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She completed a fellowship in cleft-craniofacial and special care orthodontics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and became a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2019.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Ickow was a clinical instructor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Ickow has served in various volunteer and teaching capacities and has received numerous awards. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. more


  • Director, Cleft-Craniofacial Orthodontics
  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Centers & Institutes

  • Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, Center for



  • DMD; Rutgers The State of New Jersey School of Dental Medicine (2016)


  • Cleft-Craniofacial and Special Care Orthodontics; Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (2019)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthodontics (Orthodontics) (2019)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Babich, H, Ickow, IM, Weisburg, JH, Zuckerbraun, HL, Schuck, AG. Cranberry juice extract, a mild prooxidant with cytotoxic properties independent of reactive oxygen species. Phytotherapy Research, 2012 Sep;26(9):1358-65.

Santos G, Ickow I, Job J, Brooker JE, Dvoracek LA, Rigby E, Shah N, Chen W, Branstetter B, Schuster LA. Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Incidental Findings in Individuals With Cleft Lip and Palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2020 Apr;57(4):404-411

Activities & Honors


  • American Association of Orthodontists Award, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, 2016
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, 2016
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, 2016
  • The Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Periodontics, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, 2016

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National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month 2020

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