Daniel Cho, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Plastic Surgery


  • PhD, Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • MD, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Residency, Plastic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Fellowship, Craniofacial Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Cho specializes in the treatment of infants and children with craniofacial differences including craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, jaw and facial asymmetries (e.g., malocclusion, micrognathia, Pierre-Robin sequence, hemifacial/craniofacial microsomia), jaw and facial tumors (e.g., fibrous dysplasia), facial trauma, speech disorders, ear abnormalities and craniofacial syndromes (e.g., Crouzon, Apert, Pfeiffer, Saethre-Chotzen, Muenke, Treacher Collins, Beckwith-Wiedemann). He also performs a wide range of pediatric and adult reconstructive surgery as well as cosmetic surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Cho’s research is focused on surgical outcomes in cleft and craniofacial patients, standardized clinical care pathways, quality improvement, and improving equity in plastic surgery training and clinical care.  He also uses his background in polymer science and biomaterials to develop new technologies and devices for use in craniofacial surgery.

Recent Publications

  • Eyeing Risks: A Critical Analysis of the Use of Periorbital Steroids in Fronto-orbital Advancement.
    Cho DY, Blum JD, Kurnik N, Swanson JW, Susarla SM, Taylor JA, Hopper RA, Bartlett S, Birgfeld CB
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2024 Mar 28; 10556656241241963
    [PubMed ID: 38545721]

  • Patient outcomes and complications following various maxillomandibular fixation techniques: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Kalluri MH, Edalatpour A, Thadikonda KM, Blum JD, Garland CB, Cho DY
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2024 Mar 06; 92: 151-176
    [PubMed ID: 38520780]

  • Discussion: Do Buccal Flaps Improve Velopharyngeal Insufficiency in Conversion Furlow Palatoplasty for Patients with Cleft Palate?
    Cho DY, Taylor JA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2024 Jan 01; 153(1): 146e-147e
    [PubMed ID: 38127450]

  • The Use of Resorbable Fixation for Posterior Cranial Vault Distraction Osteogenesis.
    Cho DY, Blum JD, Villavisanis DF, Ng JJ, Swanson J, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2023 Dec 05;
    [PubMed ID: 38085979]

  • Visual Attention Toward Patients with Hemifacial Microsomia Reconstruction: A Prospective Eye-Tracking Study.
    Villavisanis DF, Workman CI, Zapatero ZD, Vu GH, Humphries SA, Cho DY, Swanson JW, Bartlett SP, Chatterjee A, Taylor JA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2023 Dec 05;
    [PubMed ID: 38085976]

All Publications on PubMed