Sun Hsieh, MD
Board-Certified Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Hsieh is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with specialized training in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. His scope of practice includes pediatric and adult patients with craniofacial differences, including cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis (premature closure of the skull in babies), complex facial deformities, facial fractures, facial nerve paralysis, and microtia (ear deformity), as well as hand anomalies, vascular malformations, and congenital breast conditions. He also specializes in gender affirmation surgery and aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body.
As a pediatric plastic surgeon, Dr. Hsieh routinely performs complex craniofacial reconstruction, including the lip, palate, nasal area, and cranial vault. These issues can result from birth defects, cancer treatments, or traumatic injuries. He has further interests in minimally invasive surgical methods and is a proponent of customized 3D planning to offer his patients the safest and best outcomes.
As an expert in the treatment of patients with cleft lip and cleft palate, Dr. Hsieh has over 10 years of experience working with multidisciplinary cleft and craniofacial teams and is a proponent of patient- and family-centered care. He has authored papers and textbook chapters on the management of patients with cleft lip, cleft palate, Pierre Robin Sequence, and other craniofacial differences.
As a craniofacial surgeon, Dr. Hsieh provides care for patients with craniosynostosis utilizing the most up-to-date techniques. These include traditional open cranial vault surgery, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, and distraction osteogenesis. He also offers the latest ear reconstruction techniques for patients with microtia using either autologous (self) tissue or alloplastic (prosthetic) reconstruction, and he has authored textbook chapters on microtia. In addition, he offers customized ear molding for correction of infant ear deformities in patients as early as one day old.
Beyond his pediatric practice, he has considerable experience in gender affirmation surgery including mastectomy, breast augmentation, and facial gender confirmation surgery – the latter of which was developed through specialized training with the FACIALTEAM in Marbella, Spain. He has experience working within Comprehensive Gender Care programs in order to provide patients with the optimal medical, psychological, social, and surgical care.
Dr. Hsieh also has a passion for aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body, and he has trained extensively with international leaders in the field to develop expertise in surgeries including breast augmentation, mastopexy, abdominoplasty, lip lift, rhinoplasty (“nose job”), and otoplasty for correction of ear deformities.
Dr. Hsieh earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed an integrated plastic surgery residency at Brown University. This was followed by a craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery fellowship at University of California San Diego/Rady Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in California. He pursued further subspecialty training in facial gender confirmation surgery with the FACIALTEAM in Spain.
He has a passion for humanitarian work, including volunteering with Connect Med to help treat patients with craniofacial anomalies in Vietnam and Mexico, and Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, which provides reconstructive surgery to infants, children, and teens with physical deformities.
Education & Training
- Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship: University of California, San Diego/Rady Children’s Hospital
- Plastic Surgery Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
- Medical Degree: Medical College of Georgia