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Top Doc 2013

A Team Approach, A Coordinated Effort

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Under the leadership of Dr. Jennifer L. Rhodes, Medical Director, Pediatric Plastic Surgeon and Ruth Trivelpiece MEd, Program Coordinator, the Center for Craniofacial Care is made up of health care providers from over 15 different specialities.

Working as a team provides coordinated interdisciplinary care for children with complex and unusual craniofacial anomalies. Children with cleft, craniofacial, and vascular conditions face a large number of complex medical issues right from birth. We know it takes this coordinated team effort to make sure your child gets the best care possible, and this approach allows our health care providers to work around your child’s needs — instead of visa versa. The result is families get the maximum care for their child with minimum risk, minimum cost, and less time spent in the doctor's office.

The teams meets several times a month to evaluate and develop an individualized, coordinated treatment plan for each patient.

Medical Director | Jennifer L. Rhodes, MD

Dr. Rhodes strongly believes in providing coordinated interdisciplinary care for children with complex and unusual craniofacial anomalies. Virginia’s only dedicated craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeon, Dr. Rhodes attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and completed residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery, as well as a craniofacial surgery fellowship under the direction of Jeffrey A. Fearon, MD. She is board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery and has presented on craniofacial topics at national and international conferences.

Jennifer L. Rhodes, MD Jennifer L. Rhodes, MD
Director, Center for Craniofacial Care
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
VCU Dept of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Program Coordinator | Ruth Trivelpiece, MEd

Ruth received her MEd in Speech/Language Pathology from the University of Virginia. Her dedication to children with craniofacial conditions and her deep commitment to the team care philosophy led to her promotion to Clinic Coordinator in 1987. She is nationally recognized for her expertise on issues such as the importance of team care, health literacy, and craniofacial related speech and feeding issues.

Ruth Trivelpiece, MEd, CCC-SLPRuth Trivelpiece, MEd, CCC-SLP
Program Coordinator, Center for Craniofacial Care
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, VCU Dept of Surgery

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