Our Care Team

Our surgeons provide a full range of plastic surgical services.

Jump to our care team for each of our key areas of work:

General Reconstruction Care Team

Chief of Plastic Surgery

Paul Liu, MD is chief of plastic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and a professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He most recently served as chief of surgery at Roger Williams Medical Center.

His research interests include the use of genetics to speed healing and developing new therapeutics for problem wounds.

A Marshall Scholar at University College in Oxford, England, Liu went on to receive his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his surgical internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he also served as senior/chief resident in plastic surgery and completed his research fellowship. Liu was a Boettcher Foundation Scholar and a finalist in the Rhodes Scholar competition. He earned the Outstanding Mentor in Plastic Surgery award and the Gordon Fellowship, both at the Lahey Clinic.

Stephanie Barrena, PA-C
Attending - Department of Plastic Surgery

Reena Anjalie Bhatt, MD specializes in plastic surgery, with a focus on hand surgery within the department of plastic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital. She is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Bhatt received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Dr. Bhatt completed her residency in plastic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence and a fellowship in hand surgery and microsurgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Shriners Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University in Boston.

Karl Breuing, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a particular interest in wound healing and breast reconstruction. He is a professor in plastic and reconstructive surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and director of its plastic surgery residency program.

Dr. Breuing earned his medical degree from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. He completed a residency in surgery followed by a residency in plastic surgery, both at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, after completing residencies in Germany.

His clinical expertise includes ocular facial plastic surgery, cosmetic laser treatments, and breast surgery. Dr. Breuing developed a novel technique for expander and implant reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer.

Dr. Breuing is a member of American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, among other professional organizations. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery.

Lindsey Densley, MHS, PA-C

Daniel Kwan, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon and a clinical assistant professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, as well as a faculty member for the residency program in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is division chief of reconstructive surgery for the Lifespan Physician Group.

Dr. Kwan received his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Kwan gained further expertise through a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at the medical center.

He is a member of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Plastic Surgery Research Council, among other professional organizations.

Director, Division of Craniofacial Surgery

Rachel Sullivan, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Dr. Sullivan earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Rhode Island Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, followed by fellowship training in advanced microsurgical breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

Although Dr. Sullivan has a particular interest in breast reconstruction after mastectomy, she enjoys performing the full spectrum of plastic surgery, including body contouring, aesthetic breast surgery, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation using laser therapy, BOTOX and Dysport, and dermal fillers.

She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Lisa White, PA-C

Craniofacial Care Team

Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Hasbro Children's Hospital

Albert S. Woo, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has over a decade of experience in the specialized team care of patients with craniofacial anomalies and cleft deformities. He is the Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Currently an Associate Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, he was recruited from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Woo’s clinical interests include the surgical treatment of patients with craniosynostosis, complex and syndromic craniofacial abnormalities, and cleft deformities. In particular, he is a nationally regarded expert in Endoscopic Craniosynostosis Surgery, having performed over 100 such procedures over his career, with numerous papers and national presentations on the subject.  He is a strong advocate of the multidisciplinary team and works very closely with his neurosurgery colleague, Dr. Petra Klinge, to provide the best and safest possible care for patients with craniosynostosis.  He is also recognized for having developed a new surgical technique for cleft palate repair.

With more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Woo remains committed not only to clinical excellence but also to performing research in the treatment of craniofacial anomalies.  He earned his medical degree at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and completed his residency in plastic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

Dr. Woo currently is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the American Associate of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including recognition by Best Doctors in America since 2011 and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors.

Julie Piotrowski, RN, MSN, PNP-BC, COCN

Hand Care Team

Attending - Department of Plastic Surgery

Reena Anjalie Bhatt, MD specializes in plastic surgery, with a focus on hand surgery within the department of plastic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital. She is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Bhatt received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Dr. Bhatt completed her residency in plastic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence and a fellowship in hand surgery and microsurgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Shriners Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University in Boston.

Lindsey Densley, MHS, PA-C

Loree K. Kalliainen, MD, MA, FACS, is a hand and peripheral nerve surgeon at Lifespan Physician Group Plastic Surgery. She completed medical school and plastic surgery training at the University of Michigan and a hand fellowship at the University of Virginia.

Her clinical and research interests include management of post-surgical nerve pain in the limbs, trunk, and neck; nerve transfers and reconstruction; multimodal pain management; and nerve decompression in children with mucopolysaccharidoses. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

Dr. Kalliainen has received teaching awards and was named a “Top Doctor” by Minnesota Monthly and Minneapolis St. Paul magazines for four consecutive years. She is a director on the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is active in multiple professional societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. 

Dr. Kalliainen is interested in multidisciplinary care and is working with colleagues across several specialties to provide coordinated care for patients with hand and peripheral nerve injuries.

Section Director, Hand Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital

Scott Schmidt, MD is section director of hand surgery in the department of plastic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and section chief of plastic surgery at Providence Veteran’s Hospital. He is board certified in plastic surgery and has a certificate of added qualification in hand and upper extremity surgery. He is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Schmidt has a special interest in peripheral nerve injury, hand trauma, and scar and burn injuries, and is actively involved in clinical research. He has volunteered for several pediatric burn mission trips.

Schmidt received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington. He completed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, and a combined hand surgery fellowship at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT.

Surgeon

Jin Bo Tang, MD specializes in hand surgery within the department of plastic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an adjunct professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and chair of the department of hand surgery at Nantong University in China.

Tang received his medical degree from Nantong University College of Medicine in China. He completed his residency at Nantong University Affiliated Hospitals, and fellowships at Sapporo Medical University in Japan and Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.

Cosmetic Care Team

Chief of Plastic Surgery

Paul Liu, MD is chief of plastic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and a professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He most recently served as chief of surgery at Roger Williams Medical Center.

His research interests include the use of genetics to speed healing and developing new therapeutics for problem wounds.

A Marshall Scholar at University College in Oxford, England, Liu went on to receive his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his surgical internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he also served as senior/chief resident in plastic surgery and completed his research fellowship. Liu was a Boettcher Foundation Scholar and a finalist in the Rhodes Scholar competition. He earned the Outstanding Mentor in Plastic Surgery award and the Gordon Fellowship, both at the Lahey Clinic.

Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Hasbro Children's Hospital

Albert S. Woo, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has over a decade of experience in the specialized team care of patients with craniofacial anomalies and cleft deformities. He is the Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Currently an Associate Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, he was recruited from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Woo’s clinical interests include the surgical treatment of patients with craniosynostosis, complex and syndromic craniofacial abnormalities, and cleft deformities. In particular, he is a nationally regarded expert in Endoscopic Craniosynostosis Surgery, having performed over 100 such procedures over his career, with numerous papers and national presentations on the subject.  He is a strong advocate of the multidisciplinary team and works very closely with his neurosurgery colleague, Dr. Petra Klinge, to provide the best and safest possible care for patients with craniosynostosis.  He is also recognized for having developed a new surgical technique for cleft palate repair.

With more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Woo remains committed not only to clinical excellence but also to performing research in the treatment of craniofacial anomalies.  He earned his medical degree at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and completed his residency in plastic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

Dr. Woo currently is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the American Associate of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including recognition by Best Doctors in America since 2011 and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors.

Karl Breuing, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a particular interest in wound healing and breast reconstruction. He is a professor in plastic and reconstructive surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and director of its plastic surgery residency program.

Dr. Breuing earned his medical degree from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. He completed a residency in surgery followed by a residency in plastic surgery, both at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, after completing residencies in Germany.

His clinical expertise includes ocular facial plastic surgery, cosmetic laser treatments, and breast surgery. Dr. Breuing developed a novel technique for expander and implant reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer.

Dr. Breuing is a member of American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, among other professional organizations. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery.

Susan Fallon, RN, BSN, MEP-C

Daniel Kwan, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon and a clinical assistant professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, as well as a faculty member for the residency program in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is division chief of reconstructive surgery for the Lifespan Physician Group.

Dr. Kwan received his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Kwan gained further expertise through a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at the medical center.

He is a member of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Plastic Surgery Research Council, among other professional organizations.

Rachel Sullivan, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Dr. Sullivan earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Rhode Island Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, followed by fellowship training in advanced microsurgical breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

Although Dr. Sullivan has a particular interest in breast reconstruction after mastectomy, she enjoys performing the full spectrum of plastic surgery, including body contouring, aesthetic breast surgery, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation using laser therapy, BOTOX and Dysport, and dermal fillers.

She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Director, Division of Craniofacial Surgery