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Alison K. Snyder-Warwick, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Surgery

Medical School

MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2004

Post Doctoral Education

Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellow, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2011-2012

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2009-2011

Research Fellow, Department of Developmental Biology and Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2007-2009

General Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2004-2007

Board Certifications

Plastic Surgery – Certified

Honors and Awards

2017: Listed in Best Doctors in America (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Clinical Interests

Facial nerve paralysis and injury, cleft lip and palate, microsurgical procedures in children and adults, obstetrical brachial plexus palsy, peripheral nerve disorders, microtia, congenital anomalies.

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Patients Seen At

St. Louis Children's Hospital (Pediatric)
One Children's Place, Suite 2A
St. Louis, MO 63110

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite G, Floor 6
St. Louis, MO 63110

Contact Information

660 South Euclid Avenue
Suite 1150, Northwest Tower
Campus Box 8238
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-4894

Selected Publications

Poppler LH, Ee X, Schellhardt L, Hoben GM, Pan D, Hunter DA, Yan Y, Moore AM, Snyder-Warwick AK, Stewart SA, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD. Axonal Growth Arrests After an Increased Accumulation of Schwann Cells Expressing Senescence Markers and Stromal Cells in Acellular Nerve Allografts. Tissue Eng Part A. 2016 Jul;22(13-14):949-61.

Odom EB, Snyder-Warwick AK. Mandible Fracture Complications and Infection: The Influence of Demographics and Modifiable Factors. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Aug;138(2):282e-9e.

Farber SJ, Snyder-Warwick AK, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. Maxillomandibular Fixation by Plastic Surgeons: Cost Analysis and Utilization of Resources. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Sep;77(3):305-7.

Snyder-Warwick AK, Fattah AY, Zive L, Halliday W, Borschel GH, Zuker RM. The degree of facial movement following microvascular muscle transfer in pediatric facial reanimation depends on donor motor nerve axonal density. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Feb;135(2):370e-81e.

Fattah AY, Gurusinghe AD, Gavilan J, Hadlock TA, Marcus JR, Marres H, Nduka CC, Slattery WH, Snyder-Warwick AK; Sir Charles Bell Society. Facial nerve grading instruments: systematic review of the literature and suggestion for uniformity. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Feb;135(2):569-79. Review.
Kasrai L, Snyder-Warwick AK, Fisher DM. Single-stage autologous ear reconstruction for microtia. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar;133(3):652-62. 

Fattah AY, Gavilan J, Hadlock TA, Marcus JR, Marres H, Nduka C, Slattery WH, Snyder-Warwick AK. Survey of methods of facial palsy documentation in use by members of the Sir Charles Bell Society. Laryngoscope. 2014 Oct;124(10):2247-51. Epub 2014 Feb 27.

Snyder-Warwick AK, Perlyn CA. Coordinated events: FGF signaling and other related pathways in palatogenesis. J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23(2):397-400.

Snyder-Warwick AK, Perlyn CA, Pan J, Yu K, Zhang L, Ornitz DM. Analysis of a gain-of-function FGFR2 Crouzon mutation provides evidence of loss-of-function activity in the etiology of cleft palate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2010;107(6):2515-20. 

Snyder-Warwick AK, Perlyn CA, Ornitz DM. FGFR signaling in the mouse model of Crouzon syndrome. Plast Reconstr Surg, 2009;124(4) supplement: 4. (Abstract)

Snyder-Warwick AK, Perlyn CA, Ornitz DM. Crouzon syndrome and cleft palate: lessons from the murine model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009;123(6), supplement: 42. (Abstract) 

Snyder-Warwick AK, Perlyn, CA, Zhang L, Ornitz DM. Hyaluronic acid and the cleft phenotype in the developing Crouzon mouse palate. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;121(6): supplement: 85. (Abstract)

Snyder AK, Fox IK, Nichols CM, Rickman SR, Hunter DA, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. Neuroregenerative effects of preinjury FK-506 administration. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006;118(2): 360-7.

Chen LE, Snyder AK, Minkes, RK, Dillon PA, Foglia RP. Trauma stat and trauma minor: are we making the call appropriately? Pediatr Emerg Care. 2004;20(7):421-5.

Snyder AK, Chen LE, Foglia RP, Dillon PA, Minkes RK. An analysis of pediatric gunshot wounds treated at a level 1 pediatric trauma center. J Trauma. 2003;54(6):1102-6.


Snyder-Warwick AK, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. (accepted) Surgical management of facial nerve injuries. In: Miloroy M (ed.) Trigeminal Nerve Injuries. Springer-Verlag Publishing.

Snyder-Warwick AK, Borschel GH. (accepted) Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. In: Mackinnon SE (ed.). Peripheral Nerve Surgery. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Snyder-Warwick AK, Yee A, Mackinnon SE. (in press) New insights and applications in the treatment of nerve injuries. In: Esophageal and Gastric Disorders of Infancy and Childhood. Springer Publishing.

Kronemer KA, Snyder AK. Esophageal Atresia/Tracheoesophageal Fistula. Emedicine. 2002.

Minkes RK, Snyder AK, McLean SE, Mazziotti MV, Langer JC. Congenital Anomalies of the Esophagus. Emedicine. 2002.