Meet Our Team

The clinic at SIU was started by the Division of Plastic surgery, in the Department of Surgery, and was formerly called the congenital head and neck anomalies clinic.  In January 2019, it expanded becoming a cooperative effort between Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery providing comprehensive cleft and craniofacial care.  We are now able to provide a wide range of same day services for a complete evaluation and testing in a single visit. The program Director of SIU cleft and craniofacial clinic is plastic surgeon Brian Mailey, MD. Assistant director of the clinic is facial plastic and craniofacial surgeon Dr. Matthew Johnson. Both surgeons provide excellence in cleft care. Dr. Stacie Gregory provides pediatric otolaryngology care. Our Orthodontist is Dr. Jason Aleman. A local oral surgery group provides care as well. 

Speech-Language Pathology services for speech and feeding are provided by Jennifer Pollock and Myra Tosh.  They work with younger patients on feeding strategies; and all of our older patients regarding speech assessments and therapy. 

Our pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Leslie Acakpo-Satchivi, is available for consultation in patients with craniosynostosis and other craniofacial conditions.  Dr. Satchivi and Dr. Johnson are able to provide current options in craniofacial treatment from endoscopic, distraction osteogenesis, limited cranial vault reconstruction, and complete cranial vault reconstruction.  Through a multidisciplinary approach, they provide patient specific treatment. 

Genetic evaluations provide comprehensive support through SIU pediatrics with Dr. Julie Fleischer and her team. 





Brian Mailey, MD


Plastic Surgery

Matthew D. Johnson, MD

Assistant Director 

Facial Plastic and Craniofacial surgery
Stacie Gregory, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Jason Aleman, DDS Orthodontics
Jennifer Pollock, MA CCC-SLP Speech Therapy
Myra Tosh, MS CCC-SLP Speech Therapy




David Fisher, DDS



Mark Stephens, DMD



Jordan Williams, DMD

Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
<photo> Melissa Jostes, MA CCC- SLP

Speech and Hearing consultant

llinois Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC)

<photo> Ali Waters, RN Clinic Coordinator
Penny Praia Administration



Ali Waters is our clinical coordinator.  She is an amazing resource in helping patients navigate care. Our patients and their families can reach her by phone, 217-545-8000

Our clinic administrator, Penny Praia, provides excellent support in facilitating our team's functions and scheduling.

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