Program Director: Richard E. Kirschner, M.D., Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Associate Program Director: Gregory D. Pearson, M.D.
Program Coordinator: Kelsey Witthauer
Phone: (614) 722-3872
The Fellowship Program in Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Nationwide Children’s is a 12-month, non-ACGME-accredited fellowship in Pediatric Plastic Surgery, designed to prepare trainees to care for patients with the broad spectrum of pediatric reconstructive problems. Focus is on the family-centered, multi-disciplinary team approach to various disorders including cleft lip and palate, craniofacial anomalies, hemagiomas/vascular malformations, and upper extremity disorders. Protected time allows for the pursuit of clinical research interests. We strive for excellence in clinical care, research, and teaching, and our physician scientists are committed to the creation of evolving knowledge in the discipline.
Quality professional education is one of the fundamental services that support the mission of Nationwide Children’s Hospital to be a world leader in pediatric healthcare, one that is committed to training future leaders in academic pediatric subspecialty care. The Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers fellowship training for those who intend to pursue a career in plastic surgery devoted to the care of children. It is the goal of our fellowship training program to train the future leaders in the discipline of pediatric plastic surgery, leaders devoted to excellence in pediatric care, research, and education.
During the 12-month experience, fellows will be exposed to clinical management and operative techniques in general pediatric plastic surgery as well as those related to the interdisciplinary centers and programs within the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery:
Fellows will have the opportunity to travel with the Nationwide Children’s/Casa Azul America team to provide cleft and craniofacial care abroad, providing an invaluable educational experience in both surgical care and international outreach. An international travel grant program provides fellows with additional opportunities for international experience during their training.
In addition to hands-on clinical training, fellows will be provided with extensive didactic opportunities at Nationwide Children’s, including clinical research seminars, core competency lectures, and medical leadership training. Additionally, fellows will attend the weekly educational conferences of The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery.
Eligible physicians will have completed an ACGME-accredited plastic surgery residency program and will have been certified board-eligible by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Select international candidates will also be considered.
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