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Albert S. Woo, MD

Associate Professor, Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chief, Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Director, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute at St. Louis Children's Hospital

Specialty Areas

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic Procedures
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Craniofacial Reconstructive Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Languages

Korean

Areas of Clinical Interest

Craniofacial surgery, cleft lip, nose and palate deformities, postraumatic facial reconstruction, pediatric plastic surgery, facial reanimation, ear reconstruction, facial plastic surgery in children and adults, cosmetic surgery in children and adults, general plastic surgery, craniosynostosis

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: G
Floor: 6
Office Phone: 314-362-7388
Additional Phone: 800-283-5848
Fax: 314-367-0225

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Three

1020 N. Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

Suite: Suite 110
Office Phone: 314-362-7388
Fax: 314-367-0225

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-362-7388
Additional Phone: 800-283-5848
Fax: 314-367-0225

Education

Education

Fellowship: Craniofacial Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 2006
Residency: Plastic Surgery, Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 2005
Residency: General Surgery, Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 2002
Medical Degree: Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 1999

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Characterization of complications associated with open and endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery at a single institution.
Han RH, Nguyen DC, Bruck BS, Skolnick GB, Yarbrough CK, Naidoo SD, Patel KB, Kane AA, Woo AS, Smyth MD
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Nov 20; 1-10.

PMID:
    26588461
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The Use of an Inferior Pennant Flap during Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair Improves Lip Height Symmetry.
Russell AJ, Patel KB, Skolnick GB, Woo AS
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov; 136(5)1046-53. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001707.

PMID:
    26505705
    [PubMed - in process]
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Surgical Site Infections in Pediatric Plastic Surgery: Risk Factors and Implications for Quality Improvement from a Nationwide Assessment of 11,656 Operations.
Parikh RP, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Patel KB, Woo AS
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct; 136(4 Suppl)120. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000472429.35045.81.

PMID:
    26397639
    [PubMed]
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Risk Factors for Postoperative Complications After Surgical Correction of Craniosynostosis: A Nationwide Analysis of 1357 Intracranial Procedures.
Parikh RP, Farber SJ, Nguyen D, Skolnick GB, Patel K, Woo AS
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct; 136(4 Suppl)40. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000472325.51254.10.

PMID:
    26397535
    [PubMed]
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Comparison of Direct and Digital Measures of Cranial Vault Asymmetry for Assessment of Plagiocephaly.
Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Woo AS
J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Sep; 26(6)1900-3. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002019.

PMID:
    26267578
    [PubMed - in process]
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Maxillomandibular Fixation by Plastic Surgeons: Cost Analysis and Utilization of Resources.
Farber SJ, Snyder-Warwick AK, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB
Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Jul 23;

PMID:
    26207551
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Cranial Base and Posterior Cranial Vault Asymmetry After Open and Endoscopic Repair of Isolated Lambdoid Craniosynostosis.
Zubovic E, Woo AS, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD, Patel KB
J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jul; 26(5)1568-73. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000001891.

PMID:
    26114505
    [PubMed - in process]
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Progressive Tightening of the Levator Veli Palatini Muscle Improves Velopharyngeal Dysfunction in Early Outcomes of Primary Palatoplasty.
Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Skolnick GB, Skladman R, Grames LM, Stahl MB, Marsh JL, Woo AS
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul; 136(1)131-41. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001323.

PMID:
    26111318
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Long-term outcomes in treatment of deformational plagiocephaly and brachycephaly using helmet therapy and repositioning: a longitudinal cohort study.
Naidoo SD, Skolnick GB, Patel KB, Woo AS, Cheng AL
Childs Nerv Syst. 2015 Sep; 31(9)1547-52. doi: 10.1007/s00381-015-2769-4.

PMID:
    26033379
    [PubMed - in process]
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Comparison of Traditional versus Normative Cephalic Index in Patients with Sagittal Synostosis: Measure of Scaphocephaly and Postoperative Outcome.
Dvoracek LA, Skolnick GB, Nguyen DC, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD, Woo AS, Patel KB
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sep; 136(3)541-8. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001505.

PMID:
    25989301
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Effects of Whole-Vault Cranioplasty versus Strip Craniectomy on Long-Term Neuropsychological Outcomes in Sagittal Craniosynostosis.
Derderian CA, Heppner C, Cradock MM, Woo AS, Patel KB, Smyth MD, Viera P, Weprin BE, Seaward J, Smartt JM, Kane AA
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul; 136(1)114e-115e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001344.

PMID:
    25811700
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Elucidating the impact of neurofibromatosis-1 germline mutations on neurofibromin function and dopamine-based learning.
Anastasaki C, Woo AS, Messiaen LM, Gutmann DH
Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Jun 15; 24(12)3518-28. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddv103.

PMID:
    25788518
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of open and endoscopic surgery on skull growth and calvarial vault volumes in sagittal synostosis.
Ghenbot RG, Patel KB, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD, Woo AS
J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jan; 26(1)161-4. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000001236.

PMID:
    25569396
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Are endoscopic and open treatments of metopic synostosis equivalent in treating trigonocephaly and hypotelorism?
Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Huang AH, Smyth MD, Woo AS
J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jan; 26(1)129-34. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000001321.

PMID:
    25534056
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Endoscopic-assisted treatment of sagittal craniosynostosis and calcified cephalohematoma.
Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Woo AS, Kane AA, Smyth MD
J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Nov; 25(6)2127-9.

PMID:
    25329845
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Occlusal Classification in Relation to Original Cleft Width in Patients With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate.
Huang AH, Patel KB, Maschhoff CW, Huebener DV, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Woo AS
Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2015 Sep; 52(5)574-8. doi: 10.1597/13-263.

PMID:
    25058122
    [PubMed - in process]
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Point of maximum width: a new measure for anthropometric outcomes in patients with sagittal synostosis.
Gangopadhyay N, Shah M, Skolnick GB, Patel KB, Naidoo SD, Woo AS
J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Jul; 25(4)1226-9. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000000875.

PMID:
    25006901
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Analysis of digital measures of cranial vault asymmetry for assessment of plagiocephaly.
Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Patel KB, Woo AS
J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Jul; 25(4)1178-82. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000000809.

PMID:
    25006892
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of two palate repair techniques for the surgical management of velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Woo AS, Skolnick GB, Sachanandani NS, Grames LM
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134(4)588e-96e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000506.

PMID:
    24945946
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acalvaria.
Hawasli AH, Beaumont TL, Vogel TW, Woo AS, Leonard JR
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Aug; 14(2)200-2. doi: 10.3171/2014.5.PEDS13688.

PMID:
    24926969
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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