Dr. HyeRan Choo is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is Director of Craniofacial and Airway Orthodontics in the Department of Surgery and Co-Director of Stanford Digital Craniofacial and Airway Orthodontic Fellowship. She is also a Faculty Fellow of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.
After graduating from Seoul National University with a combined degree in the Natural Sciences and Dental Surgery in 2002, Dr. Choo received her Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her orthodontic residency and Masters in Science degree program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Following her Craniofacial Fellowship at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), Dr. Choo was recruited as a full-time faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Choo joined the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine in 2016. Dr. Choo is a board-certified craniofacial orthodontist by American Board of Orthodontics since 2008 and eligible for board-certification in sleep medicine by American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Choo?s areas of expertise are non-surgical airway management and facial reconstruction for newborns with cleft and/or Robin Sequence in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Her treatments utilize simple custom-fabricated orthodontic devices to provide the neonates with healthy correctional environment with great respect for their natural growth potential of the face. She also practices the full scope of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea management as well as orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics for patients with cleft and craniofacial abnormalities in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting.
Dr. Choo?s treatment philosophy is based on a fundamental understanding of facial growth and oral functions (Biocreative Orthodontic Strategy). Her research focuses on the translation of health innovation technology for the advancement of infant orthodontics. She also pioneers the development of skeletal anchorage-based orthodontic and orthopedic treatment strategies for pediatric sleep apnea patients.
- Neonatal Cleft Lip and Palate - Biocreative Nasal Alveolar Molding
- Neonatal Obstructive Sleep Apnea / Robin Sequence - Non-surgical Orthodontic Airway Plate
- Infant Orthodontics - Airway, Molding, and Feeding
- Non-surgical and Surgical Orthodontics for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Non-surgical and Surgical Orthodontics for Facial Reconstructive Surgery
- 3D Craniofacial Imaging and Airway Analysis
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Co-Director, Stanford Digital Craniofacial and Airway Orthodontic Fellowship (2021 - Present)
Director, Stanford Craniofacial and Airway Orthodontic Clinic (2019 - Present)
Lead Orthodontist, Stanford Craniofacial and Airway Orthodontic Clinic (2016 - 2019)
Honors & Awards
National Dental Honor Society, Omicron-Kappa-Upsilon (2004)
Fellowship, Biodesign Faculty Fellowship, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign (2021)
Board Certification, American Board of Orthodontics (2008)
Fellowship, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), Bethesda, MD (2008)
MS, Post-Graduate Residency, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (2007)
DMD, Graduate School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2004)
DDS, Undergraduate School of Natural Sciences & Graduate School of Dental Surgery, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea (2002)