Daniel Cho, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Plastic Surgery


  • PhD, Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2012
  • MD, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2015
  • Residency, Plastic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2021
  • Fellowship, Craniofacial Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2022

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

  • Geospatial and Socioeconomic Factors Interact to Predict Management and Outcomes in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery: A Single Institution Study of 740 Patients.
    Villavisanis DF, Wagner CS, Morales CZ, Smith TE, Blum JD, Cho DY, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA, Swanson JW
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2023 Feb 19; 10556656221150291
    [PubMed ID: 36802891]

  • Spinal pseudomeningocele closure: capsulofascial interposition technique.
    Ng JJ, Blum JD, Cho DY, Cheung L, Romeo DJ, Low DW, Taylor JA, Heuer GG, Swanson JW, Flanders TM
    Childs Nerv Syst 2023 Feb 15;
    [PubMed ID: 36790495]

  • Long-term aesthetic and photogrammetric outcomes in non-syndromic unicoronal synostosis: comparison of fronto-orbital distraction osteogenesis and fronto-orbital advancement and remodeling.
    Villavisanis DF, Blum JD, Cho DY, Carlson AR, Heuer GG, Swanson JW, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA
    Childs Nerv Syst 2023 Feb 04;
    [PubMed ID: 36738322]

  • Crowdsourcing in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: A Systematic Review with Reporting Recommendations.
    Villavisanis DF, Blum JD, Cheung L, Cho DY, Bartlett SP, Swanson JW, Taylor JA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2023 Jan 24;
    [PubMed ID: 36727828]

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Diversity and Inclusion in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Taking "Pride" in Patient Care.
    Villavisanis DF, Morales CZ, Blum JD, Llado-Farrulla M, Cho DY, Taylor JA, Losee JE
    Ann Plast Surg 2023 Feb 01; 90(2): 113
    [PubMed ID: 36688852]

All Publications on PubMed