Teresa O

Teresa O

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.
Director, New York Facial Paralysis Center, Lenox Hill Hospital.

Teresa O, MD, MArch FACS, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hemangiomas and vascular lesions in all ages. She is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who works closely with Dr. Waner in the medical and surgical management of vascular lesions. Dr. O is also an expert in treating patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT). She has dual training in facial nerve paralysis and reanimation and is also Director of the Facial Nerve Center at Lenox Hill Hospital and the New York Facial paralysis Center. Dr. O is dual board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. O matriculated at Cornell University as an architecture student (B.Arch, M.Arch). She later graduated from Boston University Medical School. She completed a residency in Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Eye, and Ear Infirmary and received fellowship training with Dr. Waner in vascular anomalies. After seeing many patients with the devastating sequelae of facial paralysis, Dr. O pursued further training in facial nerve reanimation with Drs. Hadlock and Cheney at the Massachusetts Eye, and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

Currently, she has restricted her practice to patients with vascular anomalies or facial paralysis. She is Director of the Facial Nerve Center at Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospitals and the New York Facial Paralysis Center in New York. Interestingly, Dr. O’s past as a licensed architect informs her approach to 3-D reconstruction.

She is involved in clinical and basic science research and collaborates with labs at Stonybrook University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. O has lectured internationally, and authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and 17 textbook chapters. She has also edited a textbook on Vascular Anomalies of the Head and Neck and one on facial palsy. Dr. O is a member of several major national and international medical associations including The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and The International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA). She serves on several education committes at the AAO-HNS.