Faculty & Staff

The University of Florida Craniofacial Center team is comprised of highly skilled, talented individuals whose background, education, and experience place them among the most qualified in the nation and the world. Whether your child needs simple restorative surgery or more complex medical procedures, the UF team is ready to serve with an unsurpassed commitment to quality, safety, and compassionate care.

Jessica Ching
Department: MD-SURGERY-PLASTIC

Jessica Ching MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 265-7257
Calogero Dolce
Department: DN-ORTHODONTICS GENERAL

Calogero Dolce DDS, PhD

Professor & Chair Of Orthodontics
Phone: (352) 273-7960
Lucia Garlin
Department: MD-PEDS-GENERAL

Lucia Garlin MSW

Family Partner
Phone: (352) 278-8381
Lance S Governale
Department: MD-NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Lance S Governale MD, FAANS, FAAP

Chief And Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-9000
Shelley C Heaton
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Shelley C Heaton Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor & Neuropsychologist, UFHealth Psychology Specialties
Phone: (352) 265-0294
Emily C Hickey
Department: MD-PEDS-ADMINISTRATION

Emily C Hickey BS

Research Coordinator, Pediatric Research Hub
Phone: (352) 273-9868
Divakar Karanth
Department: DN-ORTHODONTICS

Divakar Karanth BDS, MDS, MS, MOrth RCS

Program Director – Graduate Orthodontics
Phone: (352) 273-5693
Holly Shenk
Department: MD-PEDS-GENERAL

Holly Shenk RN, CPN, CLC

Craniofacial Clinic Coordinator
Phone: (352) 627-9326
Reachelle Skipper
Department: MD-PEDS-GENERAL

Reachelle Skipper

Administrative Support AST I
Phone: (352) 627-9326
Heather J Stalker
Department: Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism

Heather J Stalker M.Sc.,C.G.C

Genetic Counselor, Assistant In Pediatrics
Phone: (352) 294-5050
Yamily Valdes
Department: MD-PEDS-GENERAL

Yamily Valdes MD

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 265-7240

Speech Pathologist

Barbara D. Kirby, M.A., CCC-SLP

Barbara Kirby

Eric Perez, MA, CCC-SLP

Eric Perez