Leo Urbinelli M.D., M.A.

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Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (293 Ratings, 43 Comments)


  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Special focus on

  • Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Microsurgery


  • M.A., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts 2005
  • M.D., State University of New York (SUNY) - Upstate Medical University, Syracuse New York 2009
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, New York University Medical Center, 2009-2012
  • Fellowship:

    • Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif., 2015-2016


Dr. Leo Urbinelli specializes in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery and is a part of the cleft and craniofacial team at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. He received his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and completed his plastic surgery residency at NYU Medical Center in 2015.  Most recently he trained in craniofacial surgery and pediatric plastic surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, completing his fellowship in 2016.  

Dr. Urbinelli’s clinical practice focuses on cleft lip and palate surgery, craniosynostosis, and pediatric congenital deformities. His expertise also extends to craniofacial trauma, microsurgery, orthognathic and cosmetic surgery. His research interests include: improving patient outcomes in the cleft and craniofacial population, pediatric microsurgical reconstruction, distraction of the craniofacial skeleton, expanding the applications for orthognathic surgery and facial reanimation. He is also passionate about student and resident education and is excited to encourage the next generation of medical graduates in their pursuits of a surgical career.

A former collegiate wrestler and an avid hiker, runner, and bicyclist, Dr. Urbinelli and his wife, Lindsay Urbinelli, M.D., enjoy taking advantage of the many outdoor opportunities throughout Portland and the Pacific Northwest. 

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Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (293 Ratings, 43 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Nov 20, 2018

    He is a great doctor, and great guy. Really approachable, down-to-earth, easy to talk to, and really listened to whatever concerns we had

  • Nov 18, 2018

    Excellent care, great Doctor, very thorough, knowledgeable, friendly

  • Nov 18, 2018

    Hi, my name is [Name] My grand son is a patient of Dr. Leo Urbinelli's And we absolutely adore him. He is a genius he is probably the best surgeon that ever worked on our child I he's have lots of surgeries and no one's been better. No one has a better manner bed side manner. He's just amazing. We adore him.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    We have been impressed with the care and attention our family has received at every level; administrative, nursing, and drs.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    Dr urbinelli is one of the best plastic surgeons I have had. The last surgeon made me feel bad for asking for more...and I don?t ask much but he was so easy to talk to and explain what I wanted and made it happen!

  • Oct 11, 2018

    The doctor was pleasant but we waited close to AN HOUR to see him. We were left in the patient room for 45 minutes before I went to reception and asked why we hadn?t been seen. 10 minutes later the doctor?s resident came in to see us and we saw the doctor another 10 minutes later. He was friendly, but the wait was ridiculous, especially since no one came back to tell us about the delay or called before the appointment to tell us the doctor was running an hour late.

  • Oct 06, 2018

    Helpful,kind caring, obvious expertise . Finally found somebody who would help me with the problem

  • Sep 11, 2018

    Dr. Urbanelli is amazing and really took the time to answer all of our questions and explain the next phase. We did have to wait 30 minutes after our scheduled appointment. Dr. Urbanelli looked exhausted and I am concerned that he has too many patients in a day that he has to see.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    Dr. Urbinelli really put our mind at ease as we are preparing for our son's surgery on October 2nd. He is very thorough with his explanation of what's going to happen you know the risks and benefits and we just love feeling like our child will be in the best care possible throughout this whole process.

  • Sep 06, 2018

    As a mother who suffers from anxiety and depression and having a child who needs surgery on their head. After speaking with this provider, I felt at ease. I felt at peace. I felt like I could discuss what was going to be happening to my child with my family without tears because this provider instilled confidence in me with the confidence he had in himself. So very happy.

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