Ann R. Schwentker, MD

Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-7181


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Brachial plexus reconstruction; facial nerve reconstruction; microtia (ear) reconstruction; cleft lip and palate; congenital hand surgery


Ann R. Schwentker, MD graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1990, and completed a Fullbright fellowship the following year in Vienna, Austria. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, receiving an American Heart Association fellowship for research in wound healing. During her residency in plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, she completed an additional two years of basic science wound healing research.

During her fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Dr. Schwentker’s clinical research received the outstanding nerve paper award at the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. She then began a pediatric plastic surgery practice with a teaching appointment at Emory University in Atlanta. She founded the Center for Brachial Plexus and Facial Nerve Reconstruction at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and developed expertise in ear reconstruction and cleft lip and palate repair. Dr. Schwentker joined Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2011.

Education and Training

MD: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1996.

Residency: Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Fellowship: Paediatric Plastic Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.

Certification: Plastic Surgery, 2006.


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