Brown University Alpert Medical School | Rhode Island Hospital

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Division of Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery


Division Chief: Dr. Albert Woo


The division of craniofacial surgery includes three surgeons with fellowship training in pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery and pediatric plastic surgery.  Drs. Albert Woo, Patrick Sullivan, and Jack Bevivino provide a full spectrum of care for the patients of Rhode Island and southern New England.



The division coalesces for a monthly multidisciplinary craniofacial conference where patients with cleft and craniofacial conditions are evaluated in a uniform fashion by plastic surgery, neurosurgery, pediatric ENT, genetics, speech therapy, and dentistry.



Examples of common conditions treated by our craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeons:


-cleft lip and palate


-velopharyngeal incompetence


-Pierre-Robin sequence




-deformational plagiocephaly


-craniofacial microsomia




-fibrous dysplasia


-congenital nevi


-craniofacial trauma


-secondary reconstruction of traumatic defects




-orthognathic surgery


-post-ablative craniofacial reconstruction



In addition to patient care, the division also has many active research interests, including:


-facial asymmetry


-outcomes after cranial vault remodeling


-outcomes after cleft lip reconstruction and cleft rhinoplasty


-prenatal diagnosis of craniosynostosis


-outcomes after craniofacial trauma


-adjunct technologies to improve safety in craniofacial surgery



*Brown University Alpert Medical School Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery