Shola Olorunnipa, MD

Department or Service


  • The Woodlands
  • Specialty Care/Health Center


Plastic Surgery

Phone: 936-267-7100 (The Woodlands) | 281-812-0280 (Kingwood)

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 I-45 South, 3rd Floor, Orange Pod
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Kingwood Specialty Care at Kingwood Glen
19298 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Suite 110
Humble, TX 77346

Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Stanford University School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 2009
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia & Weill Cornell Medical Centers residency Pediatric Plastic Surgery 2015
Baylor College of Medicine - Texas Children's Hospital fellowship Pediatric Plastic Surgery 2016

About Shola Olorunnipa

Dr. Olorunnipa received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University before obtaining his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. He then entered the combined Plastic Surgery Residency at New York Presbyterian/Columbia and New York Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Centers in New York City. During his final year of residency, Dr. Olorunnipa served as chief resident and received numerous awards including the Jerome P. Webster Award for Plastic Surgery Research and the Weill Cornell Alumni Council award for Distinguished House Staff. After residency, he completed additional specialty training in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. 

Dr. Olorunnipa considers it a privilege to provide plastic and reconstructive surgical care to children and adults. His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate surgery, craniosynostosis, general plastic surgery, and surgery for congenital and cosmetic conditions of the head, neck, and body. 

Clinical  Interests:
Pediatric Plastic Surgery 
Cleft Lip and Palate
Craniofacial Surgery
Facial Fractures
Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery
Ear Molding 
Ear Reconstruction for congenital or traumatic deformities 
Keloids and Scar Repair 
Congenital Malformations
Skin lesions, Birthmarks, and Hemangiomas
Cosmetic Surgery

Research Interests:
3D photography and 3D printing in craniofacial surgery 
Telemedicine in Plastic Surgery  
Global health 


Organization Name Role
American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons Member
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Member
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Candidate Member

Selected Publications

Yuan B, Goldman R, Wang E, Olorunnipa O, Khechoyan D. “Generating a 3D Normative Infant Cranial Model” Procedia Computer Science 80 (2016): 988-998.

Olorunnipa O, Zhang AY, Curtin CM. “Invasive Aspergillosis of the hand caused by Aspergillus ustus: A case report” Hand (N Y). 2009 Jun 30. 

Rodriguez SK, Dieng Sarr A, Olorunnipa O, Popper SJ, Gueye-Ndiaye A, Traoré I, Dia MC, Mboup S, Kanki PJ. “The Absence of Anti-Tat Antibodies is Associated with Risk of Disease Progression in HIV-2 Infection” Journal of Infectious Disease 2006 Sep 15; 194:760-763. 

Munabi NC, Olorunnipa O, Goltsman D, Rohde CH, Ascherman JA. The ability of intra-operative perfusion mapping with laser-assisted indocyanine green angiography to predict mastectomy flap necrosis in breast reconstruction: A prospective trial. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 2013 Dec 31. pii: S1748-6815(13)00704-3 

Coates, S, Mitchell, K, Olorunnipa O, Otterburn, DM, Simmons, RM. “An Unusual Breast Lesion: Granular Cell Tumor of the Breast with Extensive chest Wall Invasion”. Journal of Surgical Oncology 2014 Sep;110(3):345-7.