Carlos Barrero

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Carlos Barrero is a craniofacial clinical research fellow with the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Oral Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Craniofacial Clinical Research Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Chemistry - Duke University, Durham, NC

Titles and Academic Titles

Craniofacial Clinical Research Fellow




Wagner C, Zimmerman CE, Barrero C, et al. Reduced Socioeconomic Disparities in Cleft Care After Implementing a Cleft Nurse Navigator Program. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2022;59(3):320-329. doi:10.1177/10556656211005646

Barrero, C., Vu, G., Kosyk, M., Humphries, L., Jeon, H. H., Boucher, N., Taylor, J., & Nah, H.-D. (2022). Postoperative changes in the upper airway following mandibular distraction osteogenesis in pediatric hemifacial microsomia. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 33(2).

Onyekaba, Ginikanwa BS; Mauch, Jaclyn T. MD, MBE; Barrero, Carlos BS; Mellia, Joseph A. BA; Diatta, Fortunay BS; Card, Elizabeth BS; Broach, Robyn B. PhD; Fischer, John P. MD, MPH. Does Dedicated Research Time During Residency Predict Resident Academic Productivity and a Future Academic Career?. Annals of Plastic Surgery: May 2022 - Volume 88 - Issue 3 - p S293-S295

doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000003187

Villavisanis DF, Shakir S, Zhao C, Cho DY, Barrero C, Blum JD, Swanson JW, Bartlett SP, Tucker AM, Taylor JA. Predicting Changes in Cephalic Index Following Spring-mediated Cranioplasty for Nonsyndromic Sagittal Craniosynostosis: A Stepwise and Machine Learning Algorithm Approach [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jul 28]. J Craniofac Surg. 2022;10.1097/SCS.0000000000008745. doi:10.1097/SCS.0000000000008745

Villavisanis DF, Blum JD, Cho DY, Barrero C, Shakir S, Nah HD, Swanson JW, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP. Degree of Sagittal Suture Fusion, Cephalic Index, and Head Shape in Nonsyndromic Sagittal Craniosynostosis [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jul 28]. J Craniofac Surg. 2022;10.1097/SCS.0000000000008782. doi:10.1097/SCS.0000000000008782

Talwar, A. A., Perry, N. J., Barrero, C., Desai, A. A., McAuliffe, P. B., Broach, R. B., Chang, B., & Lin, I. C. (2022). Patient-reported and clinical outcomes of skin graft-based digital Mohs reconstructions. Orthoplastic Surgery, 9, 56–60.


Weniger FG, Barrero CE, Weidman AA, Amarillo SM. Factors Affecting Lower-pole Stretch after Breast Augmentation. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021;9(11):e3865. Published 2021 Nov 2. doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000003865


Frederick G Weniger, MD, MBA, FACS, Allan A Weidman, BS, Carlos E Barrero Castedo, BS, Full-Field Erbium:YAG Laser Resurfacing: Complications and Suggested Safety Parameters, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 40, Issue 6, June 2020, Pages NP374–NP385,


Morhard, R., Nief, C., Barrero Castedo, C. et al. Development of enhanced ethanol ablation as an alternative to surgery in treatment of superficial solid tumors. Sci Rep 7, 8750 (2017).


Frederick G. Weniger, MD, MBA, FACS, Peter F. White, MD, Carlos E. Barrero Castedo, Postoperative Granulomas at Liposuction Incision Sites, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 36, Issue 2, February 2016, Pages NP53–NP57,