Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VSD)

Overview of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VSD)

During this lecture, Dr. Jordan Steinberg gives an overview of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VSD), also known as Velopharyngeal Insufficiency or Incompetence (VPI).  Dr. Steinberg outlines the pre-operative work-up of VSD and provides background on the historical approach at correcting this condition. He highlights the advantages and disadvantages of the various techniques presently used to treat VSD and describes in detail his preferred algorithm.
Santa Cruz, Bolivia 2023
Presented by:

Jordan P. Steinberg MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP
Surgical Director, Craniofacial Program

Dr. Jordan P. Steinberg is a pediatric plastic, craniomaxillofacial and orthognathic surgeon within the Division of Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and serves as surgical director of the Craniofacial Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida. He earned his medical degree and a doctorate in neuroscience through the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Steinberg then completed an integrated residency program in plastic surgery at Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center in Chicago. Following this, he pursued a fellowship in pediatric craniofacial surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, congenital facial skeletal growth disorders and syndromes, craniosynostosis, ear anomalies, jaw deformities requiring corrective (orthognathic) surgery, ear anomalies and pediatric skin/soft tissue lesions.

Dr. Steinberg is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics and an active member of the following societies: AO Craniomaxillofacial, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics-Plastic Surgery Section, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Research Council. Dr. Steinberg’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He has also written chapters for medical textbooks, presented at both national and international medical conferences and has served as a reviewer for various plastic surgery-related journals. He is frequently called upon by the media to provide expert commentary on topics related to pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery. Academically, Dr. Steinberg has served as a mentor to students and residents and has also held the role of craniofacial surgery fellowship co-director.