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Alison K. Snyder-Warwick, MD

Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Areas

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Cleft Lip and Palate
Nerve Injury
Facial Nerve Injury and Disorders
Facial Paralysis

Hospital Affiliations

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

Areas of Clinical Interest

Facial reconstruction, facial nerve disorders, facial paralysis, facial clefts, cleft lip, cleft palate, ear reconstruction, microtia,  reconstruction of obstetrical brachial plexus injuries, microsurgical procedures in children and adults.

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

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
Fax: 314-362-4536

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

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

Education

Education

Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2004
Bachelor of Arts: Knox College, Galesburg, IL 2000
Residency: General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2007
Fellowship (Research): Developmental Biology/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2009
Residency: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2011
Fellowship: Pediatric Plastic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada 2012

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

What is Normal? Neuromuscular junction reinnervation after nerve injury.
Vannucci B, Santosa KB, Keane AM, Jablonka-Shariff A, Lu CY, Yan Y, MacEwan M, Snyder-Warwick AK
Muscle Nerve. 2019 Nov; 60(5)604-612. doi: 10.1002/mus.26654.

PMID:
    31408210
    [PubMed - in process]
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Comparing electrical stimulation and tacrolimus (FK506) to enhance treating nerve injuries.
Jo S, Pan D, Halevi AE, Roh J, Schellhardt L, Hunter Ra DA, Snyder-Warwick AK, Moore AM, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD
Muscle Nerve. 2019 Nov; 60(5)629-636. doi: 10.1002/mus.26659.

PMID:
    31397919
    [PubMed - in process]
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Comparison of Myelin-Associated Glycoprotein With Vincristine for Facial Nerve Inhibition After Bilateral Axotomy in a Transgenic Thy1-Gfp Rat Model.
Ali SA, Hanks JE, Stebbins AW, Cohen ST, Hunter DA, Snyder-Warwick AK, Mackinnon SE, Kupfer RA, Hogikyan ND, Feldman EL, Brenner MJ
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2019 Jun 20; doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2019.0398.

PMID:
    31219545
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Cleft and Craniofacial Multidisciplinary Team Clinic: A Look at Attrition Rates for Patients With Complete Cleft Lip and Palate and Nonsyndromic Single-Suture Craniosynostosis.
Cooper DC, Peterson EC, Grellner CG, Naidoo SD, Skolnick GB, Pfeifauf KD, Smyth MD, Snyder-Warwick AK, Patel KB
Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019 Nov; 56(10)1287-1294. doi: 10.1177/1055665619856245.

PMID:
    31195806
    [PubMed - in process]
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Median to radial nerve transfer after traumatic radial nerve avulsion in a pediatric patient.
Larson EL, Santosa KB, Mackinnon SE, Snyder-Warwick AK
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 May 31; 1-6. doi: 10.3171/2019.3.PEDS18550.

PMID:
    31151095
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Gender Imbalance at Academic Plastic Surgery Meetings.
Santosa KB, Larson EL, Vannucci B, Lapidus JB, Gast KM, Sears ED, Waljee JF, Suiter AM, Sarli CC, Mackinnon SE, Snyder-Warwick AK
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jun; 143(6)1798-1806. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005672.

PMID:
    31136497
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The accumulation of T cells within acellular nerve allografts is length-dependent and critical for nerve regeneration.
Pan D, Hunter DA, Schellhardt L, Jo S, Santosa KB, Larson EL, Fuchs AG, Snyder-Warwick AK, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD
Exp Neurol. 2019 Aug; 318216-231. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2019.05.009.

PMID:
    31085199
    [PubMed - in process]
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Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy in Infants and Children: A Population-Based Study.
Santosa KB, Keller M, Olsen MA, Keane AM, Sears ED, Snyder-Warwick AK
J Surg Res. 2019 Mar; 235560-568. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2018.10.043.

PMID:
    30691843
    [PubMed - in process]
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Anatomic characteristics of supraorbital and supratrochlear nerves relevant to their use in corneal neurotization.
Domeshek LF, Hunter DA, Santosa K, Couch SM, Ali A, Borschel GH, Zuker RM, Snyder-Warwick AK
Eye (Lond). 2019 Mar; 33(3)398-403. doi: 10.1038/s41433-018-0222-0.

PMID:
    30262895
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Facial Animation Surgery for Long-standing Facial Palsy: Opportunities for Shared Decision Making.
Santosa KB, Keane AM, Politi M, Snyder-Warwick AK
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2019 Jan 1; 21(1)3-4. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2018.0930.

PMID:
    30178057
    [PubMed - in process]
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Increasing Nerve Autograft Length Increases Senescence and Reduces Regeneration.
Hoben GM, Ee X, Schellhardt L, Yan Y, Hunter DA, Moore AM, Snyder-Warwick AK, Stewart S, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Oct; 142(4)952-961. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004759.

PMID:
    29994844
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hypothalamic Sirt1 protects terminal Schwann cells and neuromuscular junctions from age-related morphological changes.
Snyder-Warwick AK, Satoh A, Santosa KB, Imai SI, Jablonka-Shariff A
Aging Cell. 2018 Aug; 17(4)e12776. doi: 10.1111/acel.12776.

PMID:
    29851253
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical relevance of terminal Schwann cells: An overlooked component of the neuromuscular junction.
Santosa KB, Keane AM, Jablonka-Shariff A, Vannucci B, Snyder-Warwick AK
J Neurosci Res. 2018 Jul; 96(7)1125-1135. doi: 10.1002/jnr.24231.

PMID:
    29536564
    [PubMed - in process]
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Systemic Preoperative Antibiotics with Mandible Fractures: Are They Indicated at the Time of Injury?
Linkugel AD, Odom EB, Bavolek RA, Snyder-Warwick AK, Patel KB
Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2018 Mar; 11(1)35-40. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1603458.

PMID:
    29387302
    [PubMed]
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Roles of the Microsurgeon and Anesthesiologist in the Treatment of Neonatal Upper Extremity Arterial Thrombosis: A Case Report.
Keane AM, Santosa KB, Shahrawat SM, Snyder-Warwick AK
A A Pract. 2018 Mar 1; 10(5)113-117. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000644.

PMID:
    29045242
    [PubMed]
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Motor nerve to the masseter: A pediatric anatomic study and the "3:1 rule".
Mundschenk MB, Sachanandani NS, Borschel GH, Zuker RM, Snyder-Warwick AK
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2018 Jan; 71(1)54-56. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2017.08.017.

PMID:
    28870429
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Nerve stepping stone has minimal impact in aiding regeneration across long acellular nerve allografts.
Yan Y, Hunter DA, Schellhardt L, Ee X, Snyder-Warwick AK, Moore AM, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD
Muscle Nerve. 2018 Feb; 57(2)260-267. doi: 10.1002/mus.25659.

PMID:
    28380694
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Robust Axonal Regeneration in a Mouse Vascularized Composite Allotransplant Model Undergoing Delayed Tissue Rejection.
Yan Y, Wood MD, Moore AM, Snyder-Warwick AK, Hunter DA, Newton P, Poppler L, Tung TH, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2016 Dec; 11(4)456-463. doi: 10.1177/1558944715620791.

PMID:
    28149214
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Photographic Standards for Patients With Facial Palsy and Recommendations by Members of the Sir Charles Bell Society.
Santosa KB, Fattah A, Gavilán J, Hadlock TA, Snyder-Warwick AK
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2017 Jul 1; 19(4)275-281. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2016.1883.

PMID:
    28125753
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Surgical Treatment of Neuromas Improves Patient-Reported Pain, Depression, and Quality of Life.
Domeshek LF, Krauss EM, Snyder-Warwick AK, Laurido-Soto O, Hasak JM, Skolnick GB, Novak CB, Moore AM, Mackinnon SE
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Feb; 139(2)407-418. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003018.

PMID:
    28125533
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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