Milton Waner, MD, M.B.,B.Ch.(Wits.), FCS(SA), is a pediatric facial plastic surgeon and is Director of the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York.
Dr. Waner earned his M.B., B.Ch.(Wits) degree at the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. After graduating, he completed his internship and general surgical training at the University of the Witwatersrand affiliated hospitals and his residency in the Division of Otolaryngology/Department of Surgery at the University of Witwatersrand. He also completed a research fellowship in head and neck cancer at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He accepted a faculty position in the Department of Surgery at the University of Sydney in Australia. In 1988, he left Australia to join the faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock. He also held the Benjamin and Milton Waner Endowed Chair in Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgery at Arkansas Children’s 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. 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.