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Albert S. Woo, MD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Chief, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Medical School

Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, 1999

Post Doctoral Education

Internship: General Surgery (1999-2000)
Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

Residency: General Surgery (2000-2002)
Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

Residency: Plastic Surgery (2002-2005)
Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

Fellowship: Craniofacial Surgery (2005-2006)
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington

Board Certifications

Plastic Surgery--Certified

Honors and Awards

2011, Listed in Best Doctors in America, (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Clinical Interests

Craniofacial/Cleft Surgery
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
General Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery

See articles on Dr. Woo's work in St. Louis Children's Hospital (SLCH) Doctor's Digest:

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

St. Louis Children's Hospital (Pediatric)
One Children's Place, Suite 1A
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7388 or (800) 283-5848

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center (Adult)
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite G, Floor 6
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7388 or (800) 283-5848

Selected Publications

Borschel GH, Kawamura DH, Kasukurthi R, Hunter DA, Zuker RM, Woo AS. The motor nerve to the masseter muscle: An anatomic and histomorphometric study to facilitate its use in facial reanimation. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Shah MN, Kane AA, Petersen JD, Woo AS, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD. Endoscopically assisted versus open repair of sagittal craniosynostosis: the St. Louis Children's Hospital experience. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Aug;8(2):165-70.

Jung JJ, Woo AS, Borschel GH. The use of Integra(®) bilaminar dermal regeneration template in apert syndactyly reconstruction: A novel alternative to simplify care and improve outcomes. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Jan;65(1):118-21.

Lipira AB, Grames LM, Molter D, Govier D, Kane AA, Woo AS. Videofluoroscopic and nasendoscopic correlates of speech in velopharyngeal dysfunction. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2011 Sep;48(5):550-60.

Woo AS, Jang JL, Liberman RF, Weinzweig J. Creation of a vascularized composite graft with acellular dermal matrix and hydroxyapatite. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jun;125(6):1661-9.

Lee A, Van Pelt AE, Kane AA, Pilgram TK, Govier DP, Woo AS, Smyth MD. Comparison of perceptions and treatment practices between neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons for infants with deformational plagiocephaly. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Apr;5(4):368-74.

Perlyn C, Nichols C, Woo AS, Becker D, Kane A. Le Premier Siècle: One hundred years of progress in the treatment of Apert syndrome. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2009;20(3):801-806

Shah MM, Smyth M, Woo AS. Adverse facial edema associated with off-label use of rh-BMP2 in cranial reconstruction for craniosynostosis: A case report. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2008:1(3):255-257.

Woo, AS. Naso-orbito-ethmoid fractures. CMF Hyperguide. May 15, 2007.

Zienowicz RJ, Karacaoglu E, Woo A. Massive diffuse congenital lipomatosis of the lower extremity. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2006;118(3):63e-66e.

Sullivan PK, Woo, AS. Discussion: Rhinoplasty with advancing age. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. (in press)

Sullivan PK, Salomon JA, Woo AS, Freeman MB. The importance of the retaining ligamentous attachments of the forehead for selective eyebrow reshaping and forehead rejuvenation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2006;117(1): 95-104.


Woo AS, Pastrick GH, Gruss JS. Fractures of the Zygoma. In: Weinzweig (ed.). Plastic Surgery Secrets. 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier. (in press)