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Cleft Palate Clinic

Location Speech Pathology Department / Child Assessment Centre
Appointments Ph: (02) 9845 2079
Fax: (02) 9845 2078
Consultants Dr. P. Hayward - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon (Head of Team)
Dr. R. Gates - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. J. Vandervord - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. S. Roman - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. J. Curotta - Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon
Dr. K. Chan - Specialist Orthodontist
Dr. A. Pistolese - Specialist Orthodontist (Honorary)
D. Fitzsimons - Speech Pathologist
A. Simon - Speech Pathologist
N. Coburn - Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Surgery Clinical Nurse Consultant
S. Trapani- ENT specialty nurse
R. Douglas - Audiologist
K. O'Brien- Audiologist
P. de Sensi - Clinical Photographer
J. Barbuto - Department Secretary
Clinic Days Thursday
Method of referring Telephone contact with Cleft Palate Clinic Secretary, followed by written referral from medical officer faxed or forwarded to the Cleft Palate Clinic. Appointments cannot be arranged until the referral has been received and triaged.
Function of the clinic Assessment and management of children with cleft lip and/or palate and velopharyngeal dysfunction.
Special interests or
sub-specialty clinics
Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic
The VPI Clinic is a satellite clinic of the Cleft Palate Clinic and provides Speech Pathology assessments for patients with suspected velopharyngeal insufficiency. Medical referrals are required for this Clinic and appointments can be arranged as above.

Click here Adobe PDF Document for the clinic referral form and email to

This document was updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2012.

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