Meet the Microtia and Aural Atresia Center Team
Due to the complex nature of this condition, which may include both external deformity and associated hearing loss, the Microtia and Aural Atresia Center combines the expertise of otologists and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Oral/maxillofacial surgeons, audiologists, radiologists, pediatric anesthetists, prosthodontists and child life specialists are also frequently involved care for this condition. The Center’s primary goal is to provide patients and their families with the opportunity to be seen by all appropriate specialists.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - These surgeons correct a wide spectrum of diseases in the head, neck, face and jaws, as well as the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.
- Maxillofacial Prosthetist – This specialized technician creates prostheses to restore facial structures that have been affected by microtia, atresia and associated facial syndromes, to restore function and esthetics.
- Audiologists - This healthcare professional specializes in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring hearing problems. They also dispense hearing aids and counsel families on hearing loss.
Kerry M. Shanley, MMSc, PA-C
Kerry Shanley MMSc, PA-C is a board certified and state licensed physician assistant. Kerry graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She went on to study at Yale School of Medicine, where she received her Master of Medical Sciences degree. Kerry works with our surgeons by first-assisting in the operating room and in office procedures, as well as providing preoperative and postoperative care.