Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery

Pediatric Procedures

Dr. Gilardino is the Director of the H.B. Williams Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Unit at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.


"My goal, and that of the team I lead here at the Children's, is to improve the quality of life of children born with severe facial deformities." - M. Gilardino

Pediatric Craniofacial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Gilardino is the only plastic surgeon in Quebec trained at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with world renowned pediatric craniofacial surgeons Drs. Scott Bartlett and Linton Whitaker. Since being recruited to McGill University in 2008 to direct the H.B. Williams Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Unit at the Montreal Children's Hospital, Dr. Gilardino has performed many "firsts" in pediatric craniofacial surgery in Quebec. He continues to be a leader in the field and innovate care for patients with complex facial anomalies. Patients are referred from all over Quebec and Eastern Canada for procedures performed exclusively by his team. His areas of expertise include:

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Craniosynostosis and skull shape deformities
  • Facial fractures and trauma
  • Post-traumatic nasal surgery (septorhinoplasty)
  • Cranioplasty and computer-generated facial reconstructive implants
  • Midfacial and mandibular distraction
Pediatric Procedures
Pediatric Procedures