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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.

  • 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
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

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. 2018 Aug 30; doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2018.0930.

PMID:
    30178057
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 Jul 3; doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004759.

PMID:
    29994844
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 May 30; e12776. doi: 10.1111/acel.12776.

PMID:
    29851253
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 - in process]
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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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Axonal Growth Arrests After an Increased Accumulation of Schwann Cells Expressing Senescence Markers and Stromal Cells in Acellular Nerve Allografts.
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
Tissue Eng Part A. 2016 Jul; 22(13-14)949-61. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2016.0003.

PMID:
    27297909
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Mandible Fracture Complications and Infection: The Influence of Demographics and Modifiable Factors.
Odom EB, Snyder-Warwick AK
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Aug; 138(2)282e-9e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002385.

PMID:
    27064229
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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. 2016 Sep; 77(3)305-7. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000592.

PMID:
    26207551
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The degree of facial movement following microvascular muscle transfer in pediatric facial reanimation depends on donor motor nerve axonal density.
Snyder-Warwick AK, Fattah AY, Zive L, Halliday W, Borschel GH, Zuker RM
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Feb; 135(2)370e-81e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000860.

PMID:
    25626821
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Facial nerve grading instruments: systematic review of the literature and suggestion for uniformity.
Fattah AY, Gurusinghe AD, Gavilan J, Hadlock TA, Marcus JR, Marres H, Nduka CC, Slattery WH, Snyder-Warwick AK, Sir Charles Bell Society.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Feb; 135(2)569-79.

PMID:
    25357164
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Single-stage autologous ear reconstruction for microtia.
Kasrai L, Snyder-Warwick AK, Fisher DM
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3)652-62. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000063.

PMID:
    24572855
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Survey of methods of facial palsy documentation in use by members of the Sir Charles Bell Society.
Fattah AY, Gavilan J, Hadlock TA, Marcus JR, Marres H, Nduka C, Slattery WH, Snyder-Warwick AK
Laryngoscope. 2014 Oct; 124(10)2247-51. doi: 10.1002/lary.24636.

PMID:
    24496778
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Coordinated events: FGF signaling and other related pathways in palatogenesis.
Snyder-Warwick AK, Perlyn CA
J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Mar; 23(2)397-400. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e318240fed7.

PMID:
    22421835
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Analysis of a gain-of-function FGFR2 Crouzon mutation provides evidence of loss of function activity in the etiology of cleft palate.
Snyder-Warwick AK, Perlyn CA, Pan J, Yu K, Zhang L, Ornitz DM
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Feb 9; 107(6)2515-20. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0913985107.

PMID:
    20133659
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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