Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Chief Quality Officer of Surgery
Texas Children's Hospital


M.D. from Wayne State University
Fellowship from Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh
Craniofacial Surgery
Residency from University Of Michigan
Plastic Surgery
Internship from University of Michigan Medical School
Plastic Surgery
B.S. from Western Michigan University


Board Certified
American Board of Plastic Surgery

Honors & Awards

Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care
Women of Excellence
The Women of Excellence Project seeks to recognize Baylor woman faculty, staff, students and trainees who exemplify excellence as well as Baylor’s other values of respect, integrity, innovation and teamwork.

Professional Interests

  • Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Cleft Lip

Professional Statement

Dr. Monson considers herself fortunate to practice at Texas Children's Hospital where she is part of our multi-disciplinary, craniofacial and plastic surgery clinic. We have a wonderful team of dedicated staff, as well as four full-time dedicated pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeons and a full-time craniofacial orthodontist who have all trained at the best institutions in the country. We have a mission to provide the highest quality of care in a multi-disciplinary, patient-centered manner with a strong focus on measuring objective outcomes in order to further advance our field.

Dr. Laura A. Monson received her fellowship training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in craniofacial surgery with further dedicated training in pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery, including the treatment of craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, vascular anomalies, and orthognathic surgery.

During her residency training, she spent a year in the Orthopedic Research Laboratory where she studied an animal model of distraction osteogenesis of the mandible. The study focused on optimizing the growth of new bone in unfavorable conditions, such as after radiation. Her current research focus is on investigating the clinical outcomes of our pediatric plastic and craniofacial patients, especially our cleft patients from infancy through adulthood.

Selected Publications


American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
American Cleft Palate Association