Medical Professional Publications

Awards and Recognition

(From the November 2015 Issue of MedStat)

Richard E. Kirschner, MD, FAAP, FACS, section chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Nationwide Children’s, has recently published the second edition of his book, Comprehensive Cleft Care, co-edited with Joseph E. Losee, MD. The two-volume set provides unparalleled coverage of cleft care—from prenatal diagnosis to definitive orthognathic surgery. The inclusion of topics such as advocacy, mission work, and outcomes assessment make it an all-in-one clinical companion. Nonsurgical topics, include clinical outcomes research, evidence-based practice, fundamentals of team care, the global aspects of cleft care and fundamental subjects in cleft science. Surgical solutions are also addressed and include the dental and orthodontic aspects of cleft management as well as examining primary cleft lip and palate repair, including methods for the repair of microform, unilateral, and bilateral clefts.

In addition to the professional edition, a new family edition is now available for parents of cleft-affected children. From diagnosis to treatment options, Comprehensive Cleft Care: A Family Edition provides families with important information to help them fully understand their child’s condition and its treatment. The book enables parents and families to play a central role in navigating their child’s care while working alongside the rest of the care team. Topics covered include the fundamentals of care, psychosocial and educational aspects, cleft lip and palate repair, speech and hearing, airway and breathing issues, dental and orthodontic principles, and more.

Golden Stethoscope Awards Photos

Visit to view photos from the Golden Stethoscope Awards held October 7, 2015. If you’re on a Nationwide Children’s Hospital computer, photos can also be downloaded from the Nationwide Children's Asset Management site at Once there click "Galleries" > "2015" > "Events" > "Golden Stethoscope Awards." Congratulations to all our award recipients!

2015-2016 Best Doctors

Congratulations to those named to the 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America list! More than 200 physicians on Nationwide Children’s medical staff were named to this list. According to Best Doctors, who produces this list, physicians were selected through a review process in which thousands of physicians are asked: "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?" For additional information about Best Doctors in America, visit

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