Today is Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

Department of


Section of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery/Burn Surgery

The section of plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery/burn surgery offers expert care across the entire spectrum of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Collaborative efforts with other divisions contribute to improved patient outcomes and increased educational opportunities. The Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery residency was given full 5-year accreditation by the ACGME in 2012.

The section provides state-of-the-art care including complex wound management, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, as well as reconstructive surgery following trauma, brachial plexus, burns and weight loss. The division continues its collaborative effort with the UC Health Drake Center, Cincinnati’s primary rehabilitation hospital.

UC Health Plastic Surgery includes a dynamic clinical and translational research group at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Ongoing work performed by the group on bone engineering from adipose-derived stem cells and on minimally invasive craniofacial surgery has been presented at both national and international plastic surgery meetings.

The section provides high-quality innovative care for the treatment of burns in children and adults. Expert care from the burn and plastic/reconstructive surgeons makes the University Hospital Burn Center and the Shriners Burns Hospital Cincinnati a major referral center for burn victims in the Midwest. The University Hospital Burn Center provides comprehensive burn care for adult patients. In addition, a burn walk-in center is located on the unit for the evaluation of patients with minor acute burns and/or special needs such as toxic epidermal necrolysis, soft tissue necrosis, necrotizing skin and soft tissue infections, and problem wounds.

UC Health Plastic Surgery in West Chester offers state-of-the-art skin care and cosmetic surgery in the operating rooms at the JCAHO-certified UC Health Surgical Hospital.

The faculty of UC Health Plastic Surgery are an integral component of UC Health’s new Women’s Center on the campus of West Chester Hospital.


George F. Babcock, PhD
David A. Billmire, MD
Steven T. Boyce, PhD
Samantha A. Brugmann, PhD
Riesa Burnett, MD
Philip Chang, MD
Elizabeth L. Dale, MD
Haithem Elhadi-Babiker, MD, DMD
Ryan Gobble, MD
Ronald R. Hathaway, MD
Rulang Jiang, PhD
Donna Carlson Jones, PhD
W. John Kitzmiller, MD (Chief)
Yu Lan, PhD
David M. Megee, MD
Brian S. Pan, MD
Ann Schwentker, MD
Thomas J. Sitzman, MD
Dorothy M. Supp, PhD
John A. van Aalst, MD
Petra Warner, MD
Kevin P. Yakuboff, MD
Plastic surgery faculty and residents
Section Chief
W. John Kitzmiller, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery/Burn Surgery
Director, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Division Director
Elizabeth L. Dale, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Division of Burn Surgery