Children’s cleft lip and palate specialist, Dr. Jonathan Skirko, is joining the University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner – University Medicine.
Skirko has been appointed associate professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson, Department of Otolaryngology.
He will also serve as medical director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Banner — University Medicine Tucson and will see patients at Banner University Medicine — North, as well as treat patients in an inpatient setting at Banner Children’s — Diamond Children’s Medical Center.
Skirko cares for children with complex craniofacial and aerodigestive disorders, particularly children with cleft lip and/or cleft palate.
In addition, he provides clinical care and treatments in otolaryngology, advanced ear, nose and throat medicine.
He completed his medical degree at the University of Washington and remained in Seattle for his residency in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery.
At the University of Washington, he completed a two-year clinical research fellowship, while obtaining a master’s of public health degree in epidemiology. Skirko continued his surgical training at Colorado Children’s Hospital in Denver with a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology and additional focus on pediatric facial plastic surgery.