About Jessica Ching
Jessica A. Ching, MD, is an assistant professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the UF College of Medicine.
Dr. Ching is the co-director of the University of Florida Craniofacial Center and leads a specialized velopharyngeal incompetence practice that evaluates children with speech problems caused when the velopharynx, located in the back of the mouth, does not work normally. She also works closely with Dr. Lance Governale, UF’s Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, to provide individualized care for patients with craniosynostosis.
Dr. Ching earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She completed her plastic surgery residency at the University of South Florida and a craniofacial fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.
Dr. Ching is trained in all aspects of plastic surgery, reconstructive and aesthetic. Her clinical focus will be general pediatric plastic surgery, cranial vault surgery, orthognathic surgery, cleft surgery and facial reconstruction. Her research interests are in craniosynostosis and psychosocial disabilities, as well as facial trauma.
She has authored several book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and she has presented her work at various professional conferences. She is also an invited expert for an international consensus panel on facial trauma in war and austere conditions.
- Plastic Surgery
- Cleft lip and palate
- Cleft lip and palate repair
- Corneal Neurotization
- Craniosynostosis repair
- Facial paralysis
- Head and face reconstruction
- Pierre Robin sequence
- Ptosis – infants and children
- Treacher Collins syndrome
- Velopharyngeal Insufficiency