Craniofacial Program Team

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.


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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.

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Paul Klimo, MD, is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Dr. Klimo specializes in brain tumors, spinal surgery, epilepsy surgery, vascular neurosurgery and endoscopy.

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Stephanie Einhaus, MD, is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery and specializes in epilepsy surgery, cranial endoscopy and craniosynostosis.

Clinic Staff

 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.

Sharon Ezell, MSN, RN

Program Coordinator

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