UF Health Craniofacial Center

UF Health Craniofacial Center
Florida Cleft Craniofacial Network:
1549 Gale Lemerand Drive
2nd Floor Pediatric Specialties
Gainesville, FL 32608
Hours of Operation
Monday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The UF Craniofacial Center is dedicated to the care of individuals with cleft palate and other craniofacial conditions. As a University Center we are very active in clinical service, teaching and research.

In 1981, the Florida Board of Regents approved establishment of the Craniofacial Center as a means for providing focus to the many efforts underway at the University of Florida to serve children and adults with craniofacial malformations. The University was already a leader in this arena, having for many years maintained a clinical program for affected individuals throughout Florida and having assembled scholars who were recognized world-wide for their contributions to the body of research relating to these clinical entities.


The University of Florida Craniofacial Center's interdisciplinary team approach consists of many specialists working together to provide the best possible integrated care. Our team consists of health professionals from pediatrics, surgery, clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, otolaryngology, audiology, nursing, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and maxillofacial. Other specialties available for consultation to the team include genetics, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and specialists in education.

Contacts and Referrals

A referral for an evaluation by the UF Craniofacial team can be made by a physician or health professional who is concerned that a child may need an evaluation related to his or her craniofacial difference.

Make a Referral

  • Holly Shenk, RN, CPN
    UF Health Craniofacial Clinic Coordinator
    Phone: 352-627-9326
    Fax: 352-627-4564
  • UF Health Craniofacial Center
    Division of General Pediatrics
    1699 SW 16th Avenue
    Gainesville, FL 32608

Links & Resources

Request an Appointment


Medical Records

To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Craniofacial Center, please contact 352-265-7916 for clinic records and 352-594-0909 for hospital records.

Pay your bill

If you have questions or wish to pay in person, please consult our billing section.

Accepted Insurance

Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.

Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.

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Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.