Our Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Karen Wong, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Dr. Wong Riff is a surgeon-scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children. Her clinical practice focuses on cleft surgery and microsurgery. Her research program includes development and implementation of patient-reported outcome measures, and she is co-developer of the CLEFT-Q and FACE-Q Kids, both CIHR-funded studies. She is cross-appointed to the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. Dr. Wong Riff completed residency training at the University of Toronto, followed by fellowship training at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. She completed a PhD in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University. In the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Wong Riff is the Quality Improvement Coordinator and is responsible for division-wide Morbidity and Mortality Rounds.


Abimbola O AdewumiAbimbola Adewumi, BDS, FDSRCS
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
University of Florida

Jessica Ching, MDJessica Ching, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Florida

William Collins, M.D.William Collins, MD, FACS, FAAP
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Surgical Director of UF Health Operating Rooms
UF Health The Oaks Clinic Medical Director
University of Florida

DanelzAni Danelz, MA, CCC-SLP
Cleft and Craniofacial Speech Language Pathologist
Nemours Children’s Hospital

Kristen E. DeLuca - Craniofacial Speech Pathologist of Speech Language Pathology in Hollywood, Florida, United States of America | eMedEventsKristen Deluca, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Craniofacial-Rehab Department
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Calogero Dolce, DDSCalogero Dolce, DDS, PhD
Professor and Graduate Program Director
Department of Orthodontics
University of Florida

Danielle Freburg-Hoffmeister, Danielle Freburg-Hoffmeister, DDS, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Residency Program Director
College of Dentistry
University of Florida

Lance Governale, MD
Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and the L.D. Hupp Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Florida

Judy Hammer-Knisley, MA, AuD, CCC-SLP, CCC-A
Speech Language Pathologist
Wolfson Children’s Rehabilitation Services

Shelley Heaton, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Co-Director of the Pediatric Brain Injury Program
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
University of Florida

Sonia D MehtaSonia Mehta, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Florida

perezEric Perez, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist
UF Health Craniofacial Center

Tatianna L K PulciniTatianna Pulcini, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Pediatric Pulmonary Division
Department of Pediatrics
University of Florida

Photo of Dr. S. Alex Rottgers, M.D.S. Alex Rottgers, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Thomas SchrepferThomas Schrepfer, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Florida

Cameron R SmithCameron Smith, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Florida