Meet Our Team

With over 100 years of experience in treating infants and children with a variety of diagnosis, the physicians at Pediatric Plastic Surgery Institute provide evidence-based treatment in a private clinic setting.

Outstanding Doctors

Richard Y. Ha, M.D.

Dr. Richard Ha is a board certified plastic surgeon with convenient office locations in Dallas, Plano, and Frisco.  He specializes in pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery and has expertise in cleft lip and palate, ear reconstruction and ear molding, craniosynostosis and other craniofacial anomalies, jaw distraction surgical correction for speech disorders, facial reanimation for paralysis, facial trauma reconstruction, microsurgery, tissue expansion and birthmarks.  He is a member of the craniofacial team at the Pediatric Plastic Surgery Institute, and is also the president of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.

Dr. Ha received his undergraduate degree with honors from Brown University and his medical degree from Indiana University. He completed his general surgery, plastic surgery, and craniofacial fellowship training from UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Ha is a Clinical Instructor at UT Southwestern Department of Plastic Surgery, and is active in training residents and fellows.  He holds memberships in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and serves on several committees.  Dr. Ha has published numerous articles on many plastic and craniofacial surgery topics for peer reviewed journals and chapters in leading textbooks.  He continues to lecture nationally at courses and meetings.

To learn more about Dr. Ha, please visit his website at

Outstanding Staff

Nurse Practitioner

Laurie Cordell RN-FNP-C

Laurie, brings over 9 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, with a background in pediatrics, primary care, clinical research, and women’s health. Laurie loves patient education and helping patients build confidence in their appearance. Her passion is teaching new parents about the benefits of performing non-surgical, infant ear molding using the Earwell Correction system. She knows this procedure corrects almost all infant deformities since having 2 of her own children go through the treatment process.
Laurie’s broad experience is a huge asset to our practice. Born and raised in Texas, Laurie graduated from the accelerated BSN program at The University of Texas Medical Branch. She earned her MSN in the Family Nurse Practitioner program from The University of Texas at Arlington. Laurie has a drive to educate patients on aesthetic medicine and explain what each product can do to help enhance and maintain the individual’s natural beauty. Laurie has found that with the years of experience working in Labor and Delivery, she brings a gentle touch, compassion, and care to each patient experience. Knowing this is an ever-changing field, Laurie takes ongoing education seriously and makes a point to invest in herself. She is passionate about keeping up with the newest products, techniques, and technology to always provide her patients with the best care and outcomes.
In her downtime, Laurie enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and friends. She enjoys chasing after her 3 kids and the family dog, running, playing tennis, doing Bar Method Classes, and playing mahjong.

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologist

Chessa Jones M.S., CCC-SLP

Chessa Jones, M.S., CCC-SLP graduated in 2008 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Since that time, she has been practicing in the DFW Metroplex in a variety of settings, including Pediatric Home Health, Outpatient, and Private Practice. During her time as an SLP, she’s taken a special interest in Pediatric Dysphagia, Feeding, and Swallowing with multiple trainings and certifications in this area, including Vital Stim, SOS, SO, FFI, and FEES. Chessa joined Dr. Ha’s team in the summer of 2023.