Practice Contact Information
AdventHealth for Children
615 E PRINCETON ST
Areas of surgical specialization in Head and Neck Surgery
Endocrine Surgery, Head and Neck Research, Head and Neck Surgeon, Oral Surgeon, Reconstructive Head & Neck Surgery
Dr. Joseph Lopez earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lopez received his plastic surgery training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and pursued specialty training in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery as a Fellow at the Yale Craniofacial, Oral, and Dental Center at the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. He then completed a second fellowship in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Dr. Lopez is a pediatric plastic surgeon who specializes in treating patients with conditions such as cleft lip and palate, jaw deformities (orthognathic surgery), temporomandibular joint disorders, craniosynostosis (premature closure of skull sutures resulting in abnormal skull and facial shape), obstructive sleep apnea, or syndromic anomalies like Crouzon, Apert, Pfeiffer, Treacher-Collins and Beckwith-Wiedemann, to name a few.
Dr. Lopez is also a pediatric head and neck cancer surgeon. He treats patients with benign tumors such as maxillofacial or dental cysts, vascular anomalies, and facial/neck congenital lesions as well as malignant tumors such as sarcomas. Dr. Lopez also specializes in pediatric thyroid surgery including in young children with predisposition to thyroid cancer like Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2, Familial Adematous Polyposis, or PTEN Hamartoma Tumor syndrome.