Craniofacial Team

Our Team

Medical Director

Jason Blocksom MD
Jason Blocksom MD

Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery

Jason Blocksom, M.D., is a pediatric plastic surgeon and director of the cleft palate and craniofacial surgery team at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent. He graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington and Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Blocksom completed his surgical residency at Wayne State University at the Detroit Medical Center. He completed fellowships in plastic surgery at Indiana University Medical Center and in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Outside of work, he enjoys triathlons (two time Ironman Wisconsin finisher) and coaching youth soccer. Dr. Blocksom’s special medical interests include: Craniofacial anomalies such as craniosynostosis; cleft lip and palate, vascular malformations and hemangiomas; deformities of the ear and nose; plagiocephaly; congenital hand anomalies such as polydactyly and syndactyly; and plastic surgery for skin lesions such as moles and cysts.

Team Coordinator

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Sarah Steinke RN, BSN

Craniofacial Center
St.Vincent Professional Office Building
8402 Harcourt Rd., Suite 128, Indianapolis, IN 46260
317-338-6731

Sarah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Indiana University Bloomington in 2009. She and Dr. Blocksom have been working together for 6 years. She began her nursing career as a student nurse in the operating room at St. Vincent. She has been a part of the St. Vincent Craniofacial team since 2010. She especially loves that this position allows her to develop meaningful relationships with patients and families, and gives her the opportunity to have fun with kids. Outside of work she enjoys staying active outside with her German Shepherd, running, and spending time with family and friends. She recently started pursuing a Master’s Degree in Nursing at IUPUI with hopes of becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and returning to St. Vincent upon graduation.

Ear, Nose and Throat (PMCH Otolaryngologists)

Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital Ear, Nose and Throat Center
St.Vincent Professional Office Building
8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 400, Indianapolis, IN 46260
317-338-6815

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Jenni Thomas MSN, CPNP, RN, BSN

Nurse Practitioner

Jenni Thomas, MSN, CPNP is an otolaryngology nurse practitioner that is dedicated to providing family-centered care to all ENT patients and families. She is an integral team member of the Pediatric Communications Center as well as serving with the Aerodigestive Clinic, Down Syndrome Clinic and Craniofacial Clinic. Jenni is a resource that supports ongoing patient/family education. She also coordinates appointments with various providers in our office and on the clinical care teams including other PMCH specialists as needed. She has a special interest in the care of children with tracheostomy dependence. She began her nursing career at the University of Nebraska working with the Liver and Small Bowel Transplant Program.

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Audiology Services

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Caroline Slabaugh AuD, CCC-A

For more information see Pediatric Communications Center

Caroline is a pediatric Audiologist who graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in 2009. She then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Audiology followed by her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Tennessee. Caroline is the Team Lead of Audiology and the Communications Center. Prior to joining the team at PMCH, Caroline was at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital as a Pediatric and Cochlear Implant Audiologist. She continues to specialize in cochlear implants and auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing along with diagnostics, Baha, and hearing aids. She also serves as a member of the PMCH Craniofacial Team. She is a member and certified CCC-A by the American Speech and Hearing Association.

Medical Genetics

Speech Therapy

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Kelley Davis MA CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist (speech and feeding)

8220 Naab Rd. Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46260
317-415-5500

Kelley Davis is a speech-language pathologist at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, serving in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders at the University of WI – Stevens Point, as well as a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology at Ball State University. Kelley is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), as well as the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association (ACPA). Her areas of interest and expertise include: the evaluation and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders including swallow studies and FEES, as well as craniofacial anomalies. In December 2016, Kelley celebrated her 10-year anniversary at St Vincent and has recently started working with our most fragile population in the NICU. Since 2011, Kelley has served on the St Vincent Hospital Craniofacial Team and is trained in nasopharyngoscopy for the assessment of VPI. She has had the unique opportunity to serve in Quito, Ecuador on a team with Medical Missions for Children – combining her love for travel with her expertise in the evaluation and treatment of children with cleft lip and palate. In her free time, Kelley enjoys chasing her toddler son, Ethan, curling up with a good book, or going salsa dancing with her husband, Josh.

Dentistry

Oral Surgery

Orthodontics

Social Work

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Jennifer Sink LCSW

Social Worker

2001 W 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260
317-338-3826

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