The Cleft Lip and Palate Team Welcomes You

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Dr. Nataliya Biskup, MD

Dr. Nataliya Biskup, MD is the leader of the Wichita Cleft and Craniofacial Center. She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, specializing in the full breadth of pediatric and adult reconstructive surgery. She completed her residency at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California in 2016. She is also fellowship-trained in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery, completing her fellowship in 2017 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the top three children's hospitals in the country. Dr. Biskup is excited to head the Wichita Cleft and Craniofacial team, a multi-disciplinary team of specialists for the treatment of complex congenital anomalies of the head and neck. She looks forward to providing excellent care to her patients and expanding the services available to children with congenital anomalies. It's an exciting time in Wichita as patients can receive the best care right here instead of traveling outside of the area.

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Dr. Benjamin Hawley, MD

Dr. Benjamin Hawley, and ENT, was born and raised in Wichita and is thrilled to be back home practicing in the community. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He completed a five-year residency in Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine.

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Roy Cole, DDS

Dr. Roy Cole, a dentist, received his dental and medical training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Dentistry and Medicine. He completed his residency training at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Patient Care Coordinator
Dr. David Farhbach, DDS

Dr. David Fahrbach, orthodontist, has been practicing orthodontics since 1987 - over 31 years. He got his undergraduate degree from Wichita State University, followed dental and orthodontic training at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He has dedicated countless years to the cleft team here in Wichita, and he specializes particularly in the treatment of children with cleft and craniofacial conditions.

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Gina Riggs, MA, CCC-SLP

After graduating with her master’s degree in 2010, Gina Riggs, speech pathologist, was employed at Wesley Medical Center as an outpatient and inpatient Speech Language Pathologist. During that time, she worked with neonates, pediatric, and adults who required assessment and treatment in the areas of feeding, swallowing, speech, and cognitive-linguistic disorders. After seven years, she has fully committed herself to providing education to graduate students in the Speech Language Pathology Master’s program at Wichita State University. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor and the Clinic Director at Wichita State. At the cleft and craniofacial clinic, she continues to work with clients who have speech, language, and feeding disorders through research activities, instruction of courses, and service provision.

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Brian Ray, MA, CCC-SLP

Brian Ray, speech pathologist, is a clinical professor in the College of Health Professions at Wichita State University. He is the only speech pathologist in the state of Kansas to be a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is a graduate of Wichita State University where he received his undergraduate degree, as well as a degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Having been in practice for over 32 years, Brian has extensive experience in speech pathology and forms an integral component of the Wichita Cleft and Craniofacial Center.

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Kathy Trilli, Dental Hygienist

Kathy Trilli has been a member of the cleft lip/cleft palate team since 2010. As a registered dental hygienist, she graduated from Sheridan College in Wyoming and later attended Midwestern State University in Texas for her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene and Newman University in Wichita for her Master of Science degree in education. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene program at Wichita State University. Her goals for the parents and children include providing tips and tricks for thorough toothbrushing, demonstrating the use of a Surround toothbrush, applying fluoride varnish to prevent tooth decay and helping families find a dental home. Many families need assistance in finding a dental home near where they live and someone who treats children with special healthcare needs. WSU students have an opportunity to see the interdisciplinary team in action when clinics are held at the Wichita Cleft and Craniofacial Center.

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Carmen Schulte, M.A., CCC-A

Carmen Schulte, audiologist, received her master’s degree in Audiology from Wichita State University in 1993. She has experience in a variety of settings including medical, educational and university where she has worked with both children and adults. Carmen has been involved with the local Cleft Palate Clinic for many years and recently received her certification as clinical director for Special Olympics KS Healthy Hearing. Her primary focus at the Wichita Ear Clinic is cochlear implants.

Clinic Coordinator
Marcia McComas, RN, Clinic Coordinator

Marcia McComas has been a pediatric nurse for 35 years. And for the past 17 years, she has continued to work in the Wichita Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic as clinical coordinator. She enjoys the team staff and the families and children with cleft lip and/or palate. As the clinic's nurse coordinator, she gets to meet and work with families to carry out the recommended care from the clinic visit. She is excited to be a part of the team bringing skill and expertise to children with cleft and craniofacial conditions and helping families receive care closer to home.

Clinic Administrator
Julie McCoy, Clinic Administrator

Julie is retired from a full time career working with special health care needs children, including cleft lip and palate. She now works in administrative support as a member of the Wichita Cleft Lip and Palate Center. She enjoys providing continuity of care for families she has worked with for a number of years and meeting new families.

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Taylor Haig, LMSW

We're excited to announce a new social worker has joined our team! Join us in welcoming Taylor Haig, LMSW. Taylor grew up in Augusta, Kansas, but she now lives in Wichita with her husband. They’ve been married for three years and have two dogs. She attended KU and received a degree in psychology. She went on to WSU and got her master's degree in social work. She began her career working in child welfare, and now she is a social worker for Wesley Clinics. In her spare time, she volunteers with the middle school youth at her church, and she loves to read and watch movies.