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

  • Sociodemographic Disparities in Craniosynostosis: A Systematic Review.
    Blum JD, Ng JJ, Craig J, Smith R, Kota A, Moura SP, Ford AD, Kalluri MH, Garland C, Cho DY
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2023 Sep 10; 10556656231199832
    [PubMed ID: 37691284]

  • Real Face Analysis of Masculinity-Femininity, Facial Ratios, and Attractiveness.
    Villavisanis DF, Blum JD, Liou L, Cho DY, Swanson JW, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA
    Ann Plast Surg 2023 Aug 01; 91(2): 287-293
    [PubMed ID: 37489972]

  • Disability Caused by Cleft Lip and Palate: A Systematic Review and Critical Valuation Appraisal.
    Blum JD, Benítez DB, Caballero FR, Villavisanis DF, Cho DY, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA, Magee L, Sierra NE, Swanson JW
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2023 Jul 04; 10556656231173478
    [PubMed ID: 37403346]

  • Integration of the Cleft-Q Patient Reported Outcome Tool into a Multidisciplinary Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic: A Proof of Concept.
    Salinero LK, Villavisanis DF, Cheung L, Ferro DF, Folsom N, Cho DY, Low DW, Jackson O, Bartlett SP, Swanson JW
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2023 Jun 20;
    [PubMed ID: 37337325]

  • The Natural History of Fibrous Dysplasia of the Orbit.
    Blum JD, Cho DY, Villavisanis DF, Goncalves FG, Swanson JW, Storm PB, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2023 May 15;
    [PubMed ID: 37184453]

All Publications on PubMed