Meet the Craniofacial Team
Le Bonheur’s craniofacial program brings together a team of multidisciplinary specialists who care for children with severe congenital facial and skull deformities. The team offers some of the most specialized treatment options for complex craniofacial conditions, including including craniosynostosis, microcephaly, congenital ear malformations, cleft palate and lip, hemifacial microsomia and more.
The program has official designation as a Cleft Palate Team and Craniofacial Team from the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
Meet The Team
Dr. Wallace earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and finished his internship at the Navy Medical Center, San Diego. He completed his residency for head and neck surgery at the Naval Medical Center, plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and craniofacial surgery training at Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris France. Dr. Wallace is currently Le Bonheur’s medical director of plastic surgery and chairman of plastic surgery and professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Dr. Wallace is a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery, Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and Tennessee Society of Plastic Surgeons. He was recognized in US News & World Report Top Doctors and recognized in Best Doctors in America.
Dr. Boop earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed both his internship and residency from the University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Boop completed his pediatric neurosurgery fellowship from the University of Arkansas and his epilepsy and functional neurosurgery fellowship from the University of Minnesota. He’s board certified by the American Board of Neurosurgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He’s co-director of Le Bonheur’s Neuroscience Institute and medical director of the Neurosurgical ICU, professor and chairman for the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Dr. Boop is a member of the Treasure of the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, Secretary of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and a board member of the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgeons. Accomplishments include being recognized in US News & World Report Top Doctors, American’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Memphis Magazine Top Doctors and American College of Surgeon’s Health Policy Fellow.
Dr. Klimo completed his medical training from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his internship and residency from the University of Utah. He completed his fellowship from Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Klimo is board certified by the American Board of Neurosurgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is currently the chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and an associate professor with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Career awards and honors include: American Board of Neurological Surgery Diplomat, 2008 USAF Surgical Excellence Award, 2008 USAF Clinical Excellence Award-Field Grade Category, Resident Research Award - Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (University of Utah), Cornelius G. Dyke Award in Neurology (Medical College of Wisconsin), Outstanding Achievement Award in Pathology (Medical College of Wisconsin), Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (Medical College of Wisconsin), Outstanding Officer Award - Officer Training School (United States Air Force), Health Profession Scholarship (United States Air Force), Canadian National Research Scholarship (Simon Fraser University)
Petros Konofaos, MD
Dr. Konofaos earned his medical degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki, Greece. He completed his plastic surgery residency at KAT Hospital in Athens, Greece, his microsurgery residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School and his general surgery residency at Athens General Hospital LAIKO. Dr. Konofaos completed his Emergency Unit residency at Prefectural Hospital of Nafplion. He completed his maxillofacial adult/craniofacial surgery, pediatric plastic/craniofacial surgery and microsurgery fellowships at the University of Tennessee.Accomplishments include winning the 2014 Lester T. Jones Surgical Anatomy Award from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). He is a member of the Medical Association, Athens Medical Association, Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (HESPRAS), World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM), the European Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ESCFS) and the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS).
Dr. DeCuypere completed a fellowship in minimally invasive neurosurgical oncology and complex endoscopy in Sydney, Australia, and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a neurosurgeon at Semmes Murphey Clinic. His research interests include exploring complex molecular biology of glioblastoma and medulloblastoma.
Dr. Einhaus is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Xi Lin Jing, MD
Dr. Jing earned her completed her plastic surgery residency at Temple University and her general surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. She completed her pediatric craniofacial surgery fellowship training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where she also is an assistant professor of plastic surgery. Dr. Jing is a member of the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association.
Joel C. Kahane, PhD
Dr. Kahane joined the faculty in 1974 at the University of Memphis. He is the Professor Emeritus in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and also Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He received his Ph.D. in Biocommunication from the University of Pittsburgh and his Masters and Bachelor Degrees from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Dr. Kahane is a fellow of ASHA and has been recognized for his published research by Editor’s Awards and by Awards for Scientific Exhibits from ASHA and other societies.
William Parris, DDS
Dr. William Parris is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he received both his doctorate in Dentistry and masters in Orthodontics. Dr. Parris currently practices with the Mid-South Craniofacial Clinic with the UT Medical Group. In 2000, he received the Fellowship Award for Distinguished Service from the Tennessee Dental Association.
Read more about the work of our Neuroscience Institute team in the quarterly newsletter, Brain Waves.