Craniofacial and Airway Orthodontic Fellow

June 10, 2021

Sydney Stoker, DMD

HyeRan Choo, DDS, DMD, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Craniofacial and Airway Orthodontic Fellowship says: 

"We are excited to introduce our first orthodontic fellow, Dr. Sydney Stoker, DMD.⁠ The focus of this new fellowship is training orthodontists in health care innovation technology applications for neonates with obstructive sleep apnea and/or orofacial dysmorphism as well as conventional craniofacial and airway management. Dr. Peter Lorenz and I established the fellowship in 2020 in partnership with Dr. Joseph M. DeSimone, Sanjiv Sam Gambhir Professor of Translational Medicine, Professor of Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Chemistry and of Operations, Information and Technology at the Graduate School of Business.⁠

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sydney Stoker to our Stanford Plastic Surgery family!“⁠

Dr. Sydney Stoker, DMD says:

"I am delighted to be starting this Craniofacial and Airway Orthodontic Fellowship to have the opportunity to train under an incredibly knowledgeable and talented orthodontist, Dr. HyeRan Choo.  I am looking forward to learning more about treating cleft lip and palate and Pierre Robin Syndrome patients from infant orthodontics through to their orthognathic surgeries in early adulthood. As orthodontists, we often have the opportunity to not only straighten teeth but also work with other providers to address sleep apnea through both non-surgical and surgical interventions. I’m excited to learn more about this area as well. My interests in innovation and the future of digital orthodontics align well with the research component of the fellowship, and I’m thrilled to join such a devoted research group working on groundbreaking research.

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where I developed a love for everything outdoors. Competitive soccer took me to Grinnell College where I played soccer and completed my undergraduate studies in Economics. An internship after college in Washington D.C. with the United Nations Foundation changed my path towards healthcare as I realized I wanted to affect change at the grassroots level. I earned my dental degree from Oregon Health & Science University.  Prior to returning to an orthodontic residency at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, I worked for two years in underserved communities in Oregon and Washington as a general dentist treating patients of all ages. In my free time, I enjoy being outside and spending time with my family and friends. After spending several years in the cloudy Pacific Northwest, I’m excited to be in sunny California.”