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Director's Welcome

Ian Hoppe, MDThe Morris Center is home to the only clinic in Mississippi equipped with all the specialties and facilities needed to take care of children with cleft and craniofacial differences. This includes pediatric neurosurgery and a full-fledged pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

As a multidisciplinary team, our craniofacial experts come from nine different specialties and subspecialties. Although we come from many backgrounds, we are a collaborative, cohesive group with a single-minded focus on delivering the best possible care for our patients. Our team meetings are productive, deliberative and collegial. We expect the best from each other, so we can deliver the best possible care for the children we are here to serve, including patients from across the state and neighboring regions.

Although our work is complex, our referral and family processes are not. Our team coordinator serves as the single contact person for providers and family members. For any new patient referral, all it takes is a phone call, text or email. This makes for a simple, streamlined process focused on getting children the care they need.

We always keep in sight the reason for what we do. We bring all our considerable expertise, abilities and resources to bear to help our patients have the best possible life. Support for their families is also a priority.

As we treat patients, engage in focused research, and teach medical students, residents and fellows, we do so with an unwavering commitment to make a meaningful difference for children, now and in the years ahead.

Ian C. Hoppe, MD, FACS
Director, Stephanie and Mitchell Morris Center for Cleft and Craniofacial Research and Innovation
Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's of Mississippi
Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery
Craniofacial Surgery and Pediatric Plastic Surgery