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Wen Xu, MD, MTR
Plastic Surgery Resident

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-662-6156
Fax: 215-662-7983

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Dr. Xu is currently a PGY1 in the Division of Plastic Surgery. She completed her master’s work in pediatric craniofacial surgery under the direction of Dr. Jesse Taylor and Dr. Scott Bartlett in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  She intends to pursue a career in academic plastic surgery.

2017 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2012 – 2017 MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2008 – 2012 BS - University of Pittsburgh


  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
Dr. Xu’s research interests include:
  • The relationship between intracranial pressure and retinal parameters in children with craniosynostosis
  • Three dimensional craniometrics in syndromic and nonsyndromic craniosynostosis
  • Clinical outcomes in pediatric plastic surgery
  1. Wes A, Naran S, Sun J, Mazzaferro D, Xu W, Nguyen P, Whitaker L, Bartlett S, Taylor J. The Whitaker Classification of Craniosynostosis Outcomes: An Assessment of Inter- Rater Reliability. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In Press.
  2. Runyan C, Xu W, Alperovich M, Massie J, Paek G, Cohen B, Staffenberg D, Flores R, Taylor J. Minor suture fusion in syndromic craniosynostosis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In Press.
  3. Li J, Gerety P, Xu W, Bartlett S, Taylor J. Cephalometric Improvement of Severe Microretrognathia with an Anterior Open Bite Using Curvilinear Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. In Press.
  4. Xu W, McDonald-McGinn D, Melchiorre A, Zackai E, Bartlett S, Taylor J. Crouzon with Acanthosis Nigricans and Odontogenic Tumors: A Rare Form of Syndromic Craniosynostosis. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. In Press.
  5. Swanson JW, Aleman TS, Xu W, Ying GS, Pan W, Liu GT, Lang SS, Heuer GG, Storm PB, Bartlett SP, Katowitz WR, Taylor JA. Evaluation of Optical Coherence Tomography to Detect Elevated Intracranial Pressure in Children. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2017. Epub ahead of print
  6. Xu W, Gerety P, Li J, Bartlett S, Taylor J. Frontal Sinus Volume and Frontal Bar Position are Associated in Unicoronal Craniosynostosis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2017;139(4): 965e-974e.
  7. Li J, Gerety PA, Xu W, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA. A Perioperative Risk Comparison of Posterior Vault Distraction Osteogenesis in an Older Pediatric Population. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2016;27(5):1165-1169.
  8. Xu W, Li J, Gerety PA, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP. Impact of Fronto-Orbital Advancement on Frontal Sinus Volume, Morphology, and Disease in Nonsyndromic Craniosynostosis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2016;138(5): 1051-1059.
  9. Xu W, Gerety PA, Aleman TS, Swanson JW, Taylor JA. Noninvasive Methods of Detecting Increased Intracranial Pressure. Child’s Nervous System. 2016;32(8): 1371-1386.
  10. Xu W, Fox JP, Gerety PA, Li J, Wes AM, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA. Assessing Risk Factors for Hospital Based, Acute Care within 30 Days of Craniosynostosis Surgery using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2016;27(6):1385-1390.             
  11. Xu W, Cox CS, Li Y. Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration. J Stem Cells. 2011;6(1):39-49.
  12. Tang Y, Xu W, Pan HY, Li S, Li Y: Benefits of dedifferentiated stem cells for neural regeneration. Stem Cell Discovery. 2012;2(3):108-121.
2016 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine:
Emily and Francis Botelho Prize for Excellence in Basic Science
2016 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: Pediatric Research Prize
2012 Phi Beta Kappa



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