Hasbro 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.
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.
The joy of welcoming a new baby was tinged with concern for Erica and Stew Tibbetts of Warwick.
As a delivery nurse, Erica knew that newborns often have slightly misshapen heads, so she dismissed the appearance of her son Grayson’s head after his birth.