Daniel Cho, MD, PhD

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Daniel Cho, MD, PhD


Daniel Cho, MD, PhD, is a UW Health Kids pediatric plastic surgeon and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Cho specializes in caring for infants and children with craniofacial differences including craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, jaw and facial asymmetries, jaw and facial tumors, facial trauma, speech disorders, ear abnormalities and craniofacial syndromes. He enjoys getting to see his patients grow and thrive as he provides follow-up care throughout their childhood.

In addition, Dr. Cho performs a wide range of pediatric and adult reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery and a full spectrum of surgical care, from removing minor cysts to extremity reconstruction.

Dr. Cho focuses his research on ways to improve screening, diagnosis and care for craniofacial disorders, including ways to monitor intracranial pressure. He also uses his background in polymer science and biomaterials to develop new technologies and devices for use in craniofacial surgery.

In his free time, Dr. Cho enjoys participating in the local curling club and community.

My approach to care is holistic. I help my patients medically, but also in ways that can enhance their socialization, growth and self-esteem.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Medical School
  • Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Areas of expertise