Douglas G. Kinnett, MD

Staff Physician, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-7480

Fax: 513-636-7360


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Spasticity evaluation and management; traumatic brain injury evaluation and management


Douglas Kinnett, MD, specializes in pediatric rehabilitation. Children with impairments resulting in restrictions in their ability to function in society are the primary interest of the pediatric rehabilitation physician. A majority of these children have injury to their brain from trauma or have cerebral palsy.

Dr. Kinnett has developed expertise in the treatment of spasticity that is often seen in these children. Because of his experience, Dr. Kinnett is frequently asked to lecture on spasticity management in this region of the country. Beyond this special interest, he works with other members of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to provide a comprehensive approach to develop the full potential of these children as they grow into adulthood.

Training of new physicians in this area is also a priority in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Kinnett provides teaching experiences for these physicians in training along with other members of the division. He has twice been honored to receive a teaching award for his efforts in this training. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Rehabilitation Training Program is considered one of the top programs in the country.

Dr. Kinnett has been a faculty member at Cincinnati Children's since 1993. He accepted this position after being the first resident physician to complete the Pediatric Rehabilitation Training Program at Cincinnati Children's.

Dr. Kinnett attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati after working four years as a research assistant at Cincinnati Children's. Prior to this, he completed BS and MA degrees at Indiana State University.

Education and Training

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1988.

Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1994 (re-certification, 2004); Pediatrics, 1997 (re-certification, 2004).


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