Plastic Surgery Faculty

Background

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 Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery. 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 complex and syndromic craniofacial abnormalities, skull and facial reconstruction, craniosynostosis, and cleft deformities. He is a strong advocate of the multidisciplinary team and works very closely with his neurosurgery colleagues to provide the best and safest possible care for patients with skull and facial anomalies. 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 also recognized for having developed a new surgical technique for cleft palate repair.

With more than 70 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.

Education

Degrees

1995
B.A. in Human Biology, Concentration in Brain and Behavior
Brown University

1999
M.D.
Brown University Alpert Medical School

Residency

1999
Internship, General Surgery
Brown Medical School
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

2002
Residency, General Surgery
Brown Medical School
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

2005
Residency, Plastic Surgery
Brown University Combined Program
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

Fellowships

2005-2006
Fellowship, Craniofacial Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine,
Seattle, Washington
(Drs. Joseph Gruss and Richard Hopper)

Credentials

Titles
Associate Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Awards, Memberships and Publications
Dr. Woo has many honors, memberships and publications. To see a full list of credentials, download his CV.

Clinical Interests

Craniosynostosis (endoscopic and open), Cleft lip/palate repair, Post-traumatic facial reconstruction, Pediatric plastic surgery, Microtia/Ear reconstruction, Cosmetic surgery, Breast reconstruction, Hair transplantation

Lifespan Physician Group,Plastic Surgery
2 Dudley Street
Suite 180
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-444-2299
Fax: 401-444-2924