Dr. Albert Woo Named Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery

June 20, 2016

woo, albert MDHasbro Children’s Hospital has appointed Albert S. Woo, MD, as chief of pediatric plastic surgery and director of its Cleft and Craniofacial Center. Woo is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who treats children and adults affected by a variety of facial and body malformations. He also serves as a faculty member in the department of surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Woo most recently served as chief of pediatric plastic surgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

“Dr. Woo has more than a decade of clinical experience and is nationally recognized for his skills in complex craniofacial reconstruction,” said Paul Liu, MD, chief of plastic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and its pediatric division, Hasbro Children’s Hospital. “Because pediatric plastic surgery can be an understandably emotional process for families, we are fortunate to have Dr. Woo who is not only innovative and technically skilled but brings compassionate care to his patients and their families.”

Woo’s clinical interests include craniofacial surgery, cleft lip and palate, facial reconstruction, cosmetic procedures, treatment of moles and vascular malformations, trauma reconstruction and facial paralysis. He is an expert in the field of endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery and craniofacial reconstruction. He has pioneered a new technique for cleft palate repair that improves speech outcomes in both primary and secondary operations.

Published in more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, Woo’s research interests include cleft lip and palate, velopharyngeal insufficiency, craniosynostosis (endoscopic and open), robotic plastic surgery and 3D printing technology.

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.

Woo currently is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Best Doctors in America since 2011.

For more information about pediatric plastic surgery at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, please visit www.hasbrochildrenshospital.org/plastic-surgery.html.