Our Cleft L&P Team

Our Team - Greater Baltimore Cleft Lip and Palate
Randolph B. Capone, MD FACS

Randolph B. Capone, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical Director

Dr. Capone is a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and one of the team's three Medical Directors. He is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, where he chairs the subcommittee on Cleft Lip and Palate disorders. 

After receiving his medical degree from Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., he completed residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California at Davis Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the Director of the Baltimore Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association. He is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology. 

Antonie D. Kline, MD, FAAPAntonie D. Kline, MD, FAAP
Genetics
Medical Director

Dr. Kline is the team Geneticist and one of three Medical Directors. She is a Clinical Geneticist, Dysmorphologist and Cytogeneticist at the Harvey Institute for Human Genetics at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. 

Dr. Kline received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1986. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore; a postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Genetics at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa.; and a fellowship in cytogenetics at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Md. Dr. Kline is the Medical Director of the national Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation and a member of the professional advisory board of the Cri du Chat Society. She is a member of the American College of Medical Genetics, American Society of Human Genetics and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is accredited by the American Board of Pediatrics and by the American Board of Medical Genetics in clinical genetics, cytogenetics and molecular genetics.

Patrick J. Byrne, MD, FACS

Patrick J. Byrne, MD, FACS
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical Director

Dr. Byrne is a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and one of three Medical Directors. He completed an accredited fellowship in cleft surgery at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. He has devoted his career to perfecting his care of children with congenital anomalies, including cleft lip and palate. He is committed to caring for children with congenital deformities in the developing world and has led mission trips to 10 countries over the past decade.

His practice is highly specialized, focusing exclusively on plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. He is the Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he also directs the Fellowship Program in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a full-time faculty member and Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Byrne is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

John Caccamese, Jr., DMD, MD, FACSJohn Caccamese, Jr., DMD, MD, FACS

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
 
Dr. Caccamese completed a fellowship in cleft, craniofacial and pediatric maxillofacial surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Caccamese maintains a clinical focus on the care of the pediatric patient. This includes the reconstruction of congenital facial anomalies, cleft lip and palate, pediatric trauma, pediatric pathology and orthognathic surgery. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical System/University of Maryland Hospital for Children and the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.

Douglas Clemens, DDSDouglas Clemens, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Clemens attended Eastern Mennonite University College and Temple University Dental School. His Pediatric Dental Residency was at Children's Hospital, National Medical Center, Georgetown University. He owns Cross Keys Dental associates in Baltimore and has been on a number of Cleft Teams. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and on the Clinical Advisory Board of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation.

Nichole Brummer, DDS, MSNichole Brummer, DDS, MS
Orthodontics

Dr. Brummer completed her Orthodontic Residency and Master's Degree at the University of Louisville Dental School in Louisville, KY. She received her D.D.S. from the University of Maryland Dental School at Baltimore (Magna Cum Laude) and her B.A. from Duke University (Cum Laude). She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Middle Atlantic Association of Orthodontists, the Maryland State Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association and the Baltimore County Dental Association.

Meghan McInness, DDS, MSMeghan McInness, DDS, MS
Orthodontics

Dr. McInness received her Orthodontic Residency and Master's Degree at Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry. She received her D.D.S. from the University of Maryland Dental School at Baltimore and her B.A. from Princeton University. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Middle Atlantic Association of Orthodontists, the Maryland State Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association and the Baltimore County Dental Association.

Timothy Doran, MDTimothy Doran, MD
Pediatrics
Chairman of Pediatrics

Dr. Doran received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at the Montefiore Medical Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he also served as chief resident. He then received fellowship training in General Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar. Dr. Doran has worked in private practice in Baltimore for many years as well as held numerous leadership roles in the region, including President of the Maryland Chapter of the AAP and Medical Director of the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program in Baltimore. He has been in practice at GBMC since 1999.

Julie Yeh, MD

Julie Yeh, MD
Pediatrics
Assistant Chair of Pediatrics


Dr. Yeh completed her undergraduate work at Harvard University and received her medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. Following her internship and residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital, she joined GBMC in 2002 where she worked as a pediatric hospitalist and Emergency Department physician for four years. Subsequently, she joined the outpatient pediatric department where she continues to practice general pediatrics. She also holds a part-time faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Marybeth L. Gentry, RN, BSN, CORLNMarybeth L. Gentry, RN, BSN, CORLN

Otolaryngology Center of Excellence

Marybeth is a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing and received her BSN from Towson University. She is actively involved in the Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Inc., on both the national and local levels.




Barbara P. Messing, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-SBarbara P. Messing, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
Speech Language Pathology
Clinical/Administrative Director of the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head & Neck Center at GBMC


Barbara has over 21 years of clinical experience in Speech Language Pathology treating pediatrics through adults. Her clinical interests are in the areas of head and neck rehabilitation, voice, swallowing and craniofacial disorders. She is a member of the American Speech Hearing Association, SID 3, SID 13, IAL- certified instructor of alaryngeal speech, MSHA and Dysphagia Research Society. She is part of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center at GBMC and a Clinical Specialist in Head and Neck Rehabilitation. She is a Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.

Patti Bailey, MS, CCC-SLPPatti Bailey, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology


Patti is a Speech Language Pathologist and Feeding Therapist. She received her bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Speech Pathology and Audiology, as well as her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University. She is a member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the National Association of Neonatal Therapists and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, from which she holds the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence. Patti is the Speech Pathology Coordinator at the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head & Neck Center at GBMC.

Monica Joshi, M.S., CF-SLPMonica Joshi, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathology

Monica is a Speech Language Pathology Clinical Fellow at the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center at GBMC, with a clinical background in adult and pediatric speech, language, and swallowing disorders. She received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University in Maryland.

Amy Kollin, RDAmy Kollin, RD

Clinical Dietician

Amy is a Registered Dietitian and member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics with specialization in Health Promotion. Amy completed her dietetic internship at North Carolina Central University.

Marcia Ferguson, MGCMarcia Ferguson, MGC
Genetic Counseling

Marcia earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology at Kent State University, Ohio, and her master's degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, and is board-certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Amy Kimball, MS, CGCAmy Kimball, MS, CGC

Genetic Counseling

Amy earned her bachelor's degree in biology, with honors, from St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, Md., and her master's degree in Genetic Counseling from Arcadia University, Glenside, Pa., where she was a Distinguished Graduate. Ms. Kimball is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and is a clinical advisory board member of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation. She is board-certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Denise Zawitkowski, AuD, CCC/ADenise Zawitkowski, AuD, CCC/A
Audiology

Denise earned her B.S in Speech and Hearing Sciences at West Virginia University, her M.A. in Audiology at Ohio University and her clinical doctorate (Au.D.) via the University of Florida. She has provided clinical audiology services to all ages for over twenty years in the Baltimore area. Denise joined the GBMC Audiology team in May, 2003 and is a member of local and national Audiology organizations.

Lynne DeLancey, LCSW-C Lynne DeLancey, LCSW-C

Social Work 

Lynne received her Bachelor's degree from University of Maryland, College Park MD, and her Master's of Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Throughout her career she has worked as a Social Worker in hospice, the Milton Dance Head and Neck Center and hospital case management.

Brian Kaplan, MD, FACSBrian Kaplan, MD, FACS
Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Ear, Nose and Throat Associates at GBMC

Dr. Kaplan was born and raised in Boston, Mass., attending Cornell University for his undergraduate education. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine, remaining at UVA to complete his residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He served as Chief Resident before joining Ear, Nose and Throat Associates. Dr. Kaplan's past research interests have included hearing loss, chronic sinusitis and facial reconstruction. He currently practices the full scope of ENT, with particular interest in pediatrics, otology and sinus disease. Dr. Kaplan is board-certified in Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Karl Diehn, MD, FACSKarl Diehn, MD, FACS
Otolaryngology
Ear, Nose and Throat Associates at GBMC

Dr. Diehn was born and raised in Baltimore. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He trained at the Union Memorial Hospital and completed his residency in Otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins. He is board-certified and a Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins. He has been recognized as one of the "Best Doctors in America" and a "Top Doc" in Baltimore magazine on several occasions. He enjoys taking care of children and treating general problems of the ears, nose and throat.

Andrew C. Goldstone, MD, FACSAndrew C. Goldstone, MD, FACS

Otolaryngology
Asthma Sinus Allergy Program at GBMC

Dr. Goldstone received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board certified and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins. He practices general otolaryngology with a special interest in adult and pediatric sinus disorders. Dr. Goldstone serves as the director of otolaryngology services at the Asthma Sinus Allergy Program at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (ASAP@GBMC).

Dario Kunar, MD, FACSDario Kunar, MD, FACS

Otolaryngology
Ear, Nose and Throat Associates at GBMC

Dr. Kunar earned his bachelor's degree at Columbia University, then went on to complete both medical school and residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Medicine. His special interests include the management of allergies and sinusitis, speech and swallowing disorders, thyroid and salivary gland surgery, pediatric ear and sinus disease, head and neck tumor treatment, and cochlear implantation.

Marc G. Dubin, MD, FACSMarc G. Dubin, MD, FACS 
Otolaryngology
Ear, Nose and Throat Associates at GBMC

Dr. Dubin received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., for his residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ENT). Following residency, he continued his training with a fellowship in Nasal and Sinus Surgery at the Georgia Nasal and Sinus Institute under the tutelage of Frederick A. Kuhn, MD, FACS. Dr. Dubin was recruited to the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he practiced until August 2006. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and maintains a faculty appointment and privileges at Johns Hopkins as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Dubin practices the full range of pediatric and adult otolaryngology. He has clinical interest in pediatric and adult sinus disease, particularly disease of the frontal sinus, revision sinus surgery, cerebrospinal fluid leaks and sinonasal tumors.

Kenneth Charles Fletcher, MDKenneth Charles Fletcher,MD
Laryngologist

Dr. Fletcher attended Auburn University for his undergraduate education. He attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and then completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Virginia. After practicing general otolaryngology in Saint Simons Island, Georgia, he pursued further training by completing a fellowship in laryngology and care of the professional voice at Vanderbilt University. Upon completion of his fellowship, he joined ENT associates and became Director of Laryngology at GBMC. Dr. Fletcher is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and has a faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins University as a Clinical Assistant Professor as he serves as a laryngologist for the Johns Hopkins Voice Center at GBMC. His interests include voice, laryngeal and tracheal disorders as well as the full breadth of all other general otolaryngologic problems.

Mary Louise Z. Collins, MDMary Louise Z. Collins, MD
Ophthalmology
Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Dr. Collins provides comprehensive ophthalmic care and surgery for the pediatric patient including amblyopia, lacrimal disorders and pediatric and adult strabismus. Dr. Collins has special interest in genetic eye disease. She is the Ophthalmology Residency Program Director at GBMC and also works with students at the Maryland School for the Blind. Dr. Collins received her medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, her residency at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., and her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Allison Jensen, MDAllison Jensen, MD
Ophthalmology

Dr. Jensen is a board certified ophthalmologist and completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. She has been in practice more than 14 years. Dr. Jensen specializes in comprehensive ophthalmic care for pediatric and adolescent patients including routine eye exams, amblyopia "lazy eye", strabismus "eye misalignment", lacrimal disorders and retinopathy of prematurity. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics (fellow)

Melissa Sparrow, MDMelissa Sparrow, MD
Clinical Director of the Pediatric Department

Dr. Sparrow is the pediatric inpatient doctor on the team. She graduated from Princeton University, received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Maria Pane, MDMaria Pane, MD
Neonatology, NICU

Dr. Pane is board-certified in Neonatal/Perinatal Pediatrics. She earned her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and she was Chief Resident of Pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Her fellowship was in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Howard J. Birenbaum, MDHoward J. Birenbaum, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Director of the Division of Neonatology


Dr. Birenbaum is a neonatologist. He is board-certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Sabah M. Helou, MDSabah M. Helou, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Director of the Newborn Nursery

Dr. Helou is a neonatologist. He is board-certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He received his Medical Degree from the Aleppo University School of Medicine, in Aleppo, Syria. His residency was at the Medical Center of Delaware and his Fellowship was in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Susan StricklandSusan Strickland
Greater Baltimore Cleft Lip & Palate Team Coordinator

Susan attended the University of Northern Iowa where she majored in Public Relations. She is a member of the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association and helps families navigate through their appointments, screenings and surgeries

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