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Hand and Upper Extremity Center specialists offer surgical and non-surgical treatment for pediatric hand conditions and injuries. Learn more about our team members:
Kevin J. Little, MD Director, Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Center 513-636-4787 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Center
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Hand and upper extremity trauma; congenital hand malformations; peripheral nerve injuries; upper extremity reconstruction from cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and brachial plexus injuries
Kevin Little, MD, completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Cincinnati and received fellowship training in hand and microsurgery at the Philadelphia Hand Center/Thomas Jefferson University. He completed an additional fellowship in pediatric hand and upper extremity surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is currently the director of the Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity center and specializes in upper limb surgery, congenital hand anomalies, brachial plexus palsy, cerebral palsy and trauma.
MD: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2004.
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2004-2009.
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2010; Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2010-2011.
Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013; Hand Surgery, 2014.
Hopkins TM, Heilman AM, Liggett JA, LaSance K, Little KJ, Hom DB, Minteer DM, Marra KG, Pixley SK. Combining Micro-Computed Tomography with Histology to Analyze Biomedical Implants for Peripheral Nerve Repair. J Neurosci Methods. 2015 Aug 20.
Vennemeyer JJ, Hopkins T, Herschcovitz M, Little KD, Hagen MC, Minteer D, Hom DB, Marra KG, Pixley SK. Initial observations on using magnesium metal in peripheral nerve repair. J Biomater Appl. 2015 Mar;29(8):1145-54.
Fader LM, Laor T, Eismann EA, Cornwall R, Little KJ. Eccentric Capitellar Ossification Limits the Utility of the Radiocapitellar Line in Young Children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Feb 26.
Eismann EA, Little KJ, Laor T, Cornwall R. Glenohumeral abduction contracture in children with unresolved neonatal brachial plexus palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jan 21;97(2):112-8.
Little KJ, Zlotolow DA, Soldado F, Cornwall R, Kozin SH. Median and/or Ulnar Nerve Fascicle Transfer for the Restoration of Elbow Flexion in Upper Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. JBJS Essent Surg Tech. 2014 Apr 23;4(2):e8.
Little KJ. Elbow Fractures and Dislocations. Orthop Clin North Am. 2014 Jul;45(3):327-340.
Fader LM, Laor T, Eismann EA, Cornwall R, Little, KJ. MR imaging of capitellar ossification: a study in children of different ages. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Aug;44(8):963-970.
Abzug JM, Little KJ, Kozin SH. Physeal Arrest of the Distal Radius. J Amer Acad Orthop Surg. 2014;22(6):381-389.
Little KJ, Zlotolow DA, Soldado F, Cornwall R, Kozin S. Early Functional Recovery of Elbow Flexion and Supination Following Median and/or Ulnar Nerve Fascicle Transfer in Upper Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb;96:215-21.
Eismann EA, Little KJ, Kunkel ST, Cornwall RC. Clinical research fails to support more aggressive management of pediatric upper extremity fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Aug 7;95(15):1345-50.
Kevin P. Yakuboff, MD, FACS Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Center 513-636-7181 email@example.com
Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Center
Professor, UC Department of Surgery
UC Department of Pediatrics
Brachial plexus injury nerve repair; congenital and trauma hand surgery; burn reconstruction; microsurgery
MD: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1977.
Residencies: General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1982; Plastic Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1988.
Fellowships: Aesthetic Surgery, Miami, FL, 1987; Microsurgery, Louisville, KY, 1988; Hand and Microsurgery, Louisville, KY, 1990.
Certification: Surgery, 1983, 1997; Plastic Surgery, 1992.
Warner P, Fields AL, Braun LC, James LE, Bailey JK, Yakuboff KP, Kagan RJ. Thrombocytopenia in the pediatric burn patient. J Burn Care Res. 2011 May-Jun;32(3):410-4.
Warner P, Neely A, Bailey JK, Yakuboff KP, Kagan RJ. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus furunculitis in the outpatient burn setting. J Burn Care Res. 2009 Jul-Aug;30(4):657-60.
Warner PM, Yakuboff KP, Kagan RJ, Boyce S, Warden GD. An 18-year experience in the management of congenital nevomelanocytic nevi. Ann Plast Surg. 2008 Mar;60(3):283-7.
Boyce ST, Kagan RJ, Greenhalgh DG, Warner P, Yakuboff KP, Palmieri T, Warden GD. Cultured skin substitutes reduce requirements for harvesting of skin autograft for closure of excised, full-thickness burns. J Trauma. 2006 Apr;60(4):821-9.
Kagan RJ, Yakuboff KP, Warner P, Warden GD. Surgical treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa: a 10-year experience. Surgery. 2005 Oct;138(4):734-40; discussion 740-1.
Warner PM, Kagan RJ, Yakuboff KP, Kemalyan N, Palmieri TL, Greenhalgh DG, Sheridan RL, Mozingo DW, Heimbach DM, Gibran NS, Engrav L, Saffle JR, Edelman LS, Warden GD. Current management of purpura fulminans: a multicenter study. J Burn Care Rehabil. 2003 May-Jun;24(3):119-26.
Boyce ST, Kagan RJ, Yakuboff KP, Meyer NA, Rieman MT, Greenhalgh DG, Warden GD. Cultured skin substitutes reduce donor skin harvesting for closure of excised, full-thickness burns. Ann Surg. 2002 Feb;235(2):269-79.
MacLennan SE, Kitzmiller WJ, Yakuboff KP. Free-tissue transfer for limb salvage in Purpura fulminans. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001 May;107(6):1437-42.
Thai KN, Billmire DA, Yakuboff KP. Total eyelid reconstruction with free dorsalis pedis flap after deep facial burn. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1999 Sep;104(4):1048-51.
Boyce ST, Kagan RJ, Meyer NA, Yakuboff KP, Warden GD. The 1999 clinical research award. Cultured skin substitutes combined with Integra Artificial Skin to replace native skin autograft and allograft for the closure of excised full-thickness burns. J Burn Care Rehabil. 1999 Nov-Dec;20(6):453-61.
Roger Cornwall, MD Clinical Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 513-636-4785
Clinical Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgical Director, Epidermolysis Bullosa Center
Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship
Associate Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Brachial plexus birth palsy; pediatric hand and wrist trauma; congenital hand and upper extremity abnormalities; complex pediatric elbow trauma and deformities; gymnast wrist.
Dr. Cornwall is a full time pediatric hand and upper extremity surgeon who founded the Hand and Upper Extremity Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2009. He is nationally known for his expertise in treating conditions that affect the pediatric hand and upper extremities, including complex trauma and congenital deformities, and brachial plexus injuries. He also runs a basic science laboratory investigating the neurological control of postnatal muscle growth, aiming to develop novel physiological treatments for neuromuscular contractures.
MD: Columbia University, New York, NY, 1997.
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2002.
Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 2003.
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.
Visiting Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, 2004.
Visiting Fellowship: Pediatric Hand and Brachial Plexus Surgery, l'Institut de la Main, Paris, France, 2004.
Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006; Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, The American Board of Surgery, 2009.
Cheng W, Cornwall R, Crouch DL, Li Z, Saul KR. Contributions of Muscle Imbalance and Impaired Growth to Postural and Osseous Shoulder Deformity Following Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: A Computational Simulation Analysis. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Apr 3.
Eismann EA, Lucky AW, Cornwall R. Hand function and quality of life in children with epidermolysis bullosa. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;31(2):176-82.
Nikolaou S, Hu L, Tuttle LJ, Weekley H, Christopher W, Lieber RL, Cornwall R. Contribution of denervated muscle to contractures after neonatal brachial plexus injury: not just muscle fibrosis. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Mar;49(3):398-404.
Eismann EA, Bauer A, Kozin SH, Louden E, Cornwall R. The relationship between medical malpractice litigation and parent reports of patient function following neonatal brachial plexus palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Mar 5;96(5):373-9.
Eismann EA, Little KJ, Kunkel ST, Cornwall R. Clinical research fails to support more aggressive management of pediatric upper extremity fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Aug 7;95(15):1345-50.
Reading BD, Laor T, Salisbury SR, Lippert WC, Cornwall R. Quantification of humeral head deformity following neonatal brachial plexus palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Sep 19;94(18):e136(1-8).
Weekley H, Nikolaou S, Hu L, Eismann E, Wylie C, Cornwall R. The effects of denervation, reinnervation, and muscle imbalance on functional muscle length and elbow flexion contracture following neonatal brachial plexus injury. J Orthop Res. 2012 Aug;30(8):1335-42.
Kunkel S, Eismann E, Cornwall R. Utility of the pediatric outcomes data collection instrument for assessing acute hand and wrist injuries in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Oct-Nov;31(7):767-72.
Nikolaou S, Peterson E, Kim A, Wylie C, Cornwall R. Impaired growth of denervated muscle contributes to contracture formation following neonatal brachial plexus injury. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Mar 2;93(5):461-70.
Brian S. Pan, MD Director, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship 513-636-7181 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Member, Division of Plastic Surgery
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery
BS: Biology, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2000.
MD: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2004.
Residency: Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2009; Chief Plastic Surgery Resident University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.
Fellowships: Aesthetic Surgery Visiting Fellowship, Miami, FL 2009; Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Visiting Fellowship The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, Ontario, 2011; Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.
Visscher MO, White C, Jones JM, Cahill T, Jones DC, Pan BS. Face Masks for Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation - Fit, Excess Skin Hydration and Pressure Ulcers. Respiratory Care. 2015.
Sharp PA, Pan BS, Yakuboff KP, Rothchild D. Development of a Best Evidence Statement for the Use of Pressure Therapy for Management of Hypertrophic Scarring. Journal of Burn Care & Research. 2015.
Pan BS, Vu AT, Yakuboff KP. Management of the Acutely Burned Hand. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2015.
Infinger L, Gendron C, Gordon CB, Pan BS, van Aalst JA, Vogel TW. Enzyme Replacement Therapy for Congenital Hypophosphatasia Allows for Surgical Treatment of Related Complex Craniosynostosis: A Case Series. Neurosurgical Focus. 2015 May;38(5):E10.
Rapp SJ, Rumberg A, Visscher MO, Billmire DA, Schwentker AR, Pan BS. Establishing a Reproducible Hypertrophic Scar following Thermal Injury: A Porcine Model. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 February;3(2):e309.
Rapp SJ, Pan BS, Yakuboff KP. Flail Extremity Resulting From Constriction Band Syndrome: Neurovascular Implications and Surgical Management. Case Reports in Plastic Surgery Hand Surgery. 2014 Dec.
Pan BS, Rapp SJ, Vu A, Uribbe A, Billmire DA, Gordon CB. Evolution in Minimal Incision Palatoplasty (MIP): Surgical Technique and Outcomes in 67 Consecutive Cases. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Jul; 134(1):102-11.
Pan BS, Rapp SJ, Billmire DA. Treatment Strategies for Neonates with Tongue-Based Obstruction. In Plastic Surgery Hyperguide. 2013 May. Available here.
Visscher MO, Pan BS, Kitzmiller WJ. Photodamage: treatments and topicals for facial skin. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Feb;21(1):61-75.
Visscher MO, Pan BS. Update on techniques for the quantitation of facial skin characteristics. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Feb;21(1):7-19.
Ann R. Schwentker, MD Member, Division of Plastic Surgery 513-636-7181 email@example.com
Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery
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.
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, Canada.
Certification: Plastic Surgery, 2006.
Burstein FD, Williams JK, Schwentker AR, Nahai F. Intralesional laser therapy treatment for hemangiomas: technical evolution. J Craniofac Surg. 2006 Jul;17(4):756-60.
Rubin JP, Nguyen V, Schwentker A. Perioperative management of the post-gastric-bypass patient presenting for body contour surgery. Clin Plast Surg. 2004 Oct;31(4):601-10, vi. Review.
Schwentker A, Billiar TR. Nitric oxide and wound repair. Surg Clin North Am. 2003 Jun;83(3):521-30. Review.
Weller R, Schwentker A, Billiar TR, Vodovotz Y. Autologous nitric oxide protects mouse and human keratinocytes from ultraviolet B radiation-induced apoptosis. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2003 May;284(5):C1140-8.
Carty SE, Colson YL, Garvey LS, Schuchert VD, Schwentker A, Tzeng E, Corcoran NA, Simmons RL, Webster MW, Billiar TR. Maternity policy and practice during surgery residency: how we do it. Surgery. 2002 Oct;132(4):682-7; discussion 687-8.
Schwentker A, Vodovotz Y, Weller R, Billiar TR. Nitric oxide and wound repair: role of cytokines? Nitric Oxide. 2002 Aug;7(1):1-10. Review.
Schwentker A, Billiar TR. Inducible nitric oxide synthase: from cloning to therapeutic applications. World J Surg. 2002 Jul;26(7):772-8. Review.
Thomas J. Sitzman, MD Member, Division of Plastic Surgery 513-636-2705 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
UC Department of Surgery
Pediatric plastic surgery; quality improvement; outcomes research
Thomas Sitzman, MD, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Virginia in 2001. He obtained his medical degree from Duke University, where he conducted research on the genetics of craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Sitzman completed an integrated residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Wisconsin. While in residency he received a grant from the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation to support his work in detection of tissue ischemia.
Dr. Sitzman completed a fellowship in pediatric plastic surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, and a fellowship in pediatric hand surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Sitzman joined Cincinnati Children’s in 2012. He is an active clinical investigator and a key member of quality improvement efforts within the Department of Surgery. He clinical practice includes treatment of cleft lip and palate, traumatic and congenital deformities of the upper extremity, brachial plexus reconstruction, and large or giant congenital nevi.
MD: Duke University, Durham, NC, 2006.
Residency: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 2011.
Fellowship: Pediatric Plastic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, 2012; Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015.
Sitzman TJ, Allori AC, Thorburn G. Measuring Outcomes in Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment. Clin Plastic Surg. 2014;41:311-9.
Doro CJ, Sitzman TJ, O’Toole RV. Can intramuscular glucose levels diagnose compartment syndrome? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76:474-8.
Sitzman TJ, Fisher DM. Presurgical Unilateral Cleft Lip Anthropometrics: Incidence of Vermilion Height Asymmetry. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013;131:935e-6e.
Arad E, Li Z, Sitzman TJ, Agur AM, Clarke HM. Anatomic Sites of Origin of the Suprascapular and Lateral Pectoral Nerves within the Brachial Plexus. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013;133:20e-7e.
Poore SO, Mahajan AY, Israel JS, Sitzman TJ, Siebert JW. Facial flap contouring using a sinus microdebrider. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013;131:653e-5e.
Sitzman TJ, Hanson SE, Alsheik NH, Gentry LR, Doyle JF, Gutowski KA. Clinical Criteria for Obtaining Maxillofacial CT in Trauma Patients. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2011;127:1270-8.
Sitzman TJ, Hanson SE, King TW, Gutowski KA. Detection of Flap Venous and Arterial Occlusion Using Interstitial Glucose Monitoring in a Rodent Model. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2010;126:71-9.
Sitzman TJ, Mell M, Acher CW. Adult-Onset Dysphagia Lusoria from an Uncommon Vascular Ring: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2009;43:100-102.
Sitzman TJ, Girotto J, Marcus JM. Current Surgical Practices in Cleft Care: Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2008;121:261e-270e.
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