Hand and Upper Extremity Center

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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:

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    Leadership

    A photo of Doctor Roger Cornwall.

    Roger Cornwall, MD
    Co-Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Center

    513-636-4785

    Roger Cornwall, MD

    Co-Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Center

    Director, Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4785

    Fax: 513-636-3928

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Brachial plexus birth palsy; pediatric hand and wrist trauma; congenital hand and upper extremity abnormalities; complex pediatric elbow trauma and deformities; gymnast wrist.

    Research Interests

    Brachial plexus injury and the growth and development of muscles; minimally invasive surgical treatment for shoulder contracture in brachial plexus birth palsy; nerve transfers for unreconstructable brachial plexus birth injuries; outcomes following surgical and nonsurgical treatment algorithms for pediatric hand fractures; outcomes of non-operative and operative treatment algorithms for chronic adolescent wrist pain.

    Education and Training

    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 Womens 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. 

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    Kevin P. Yakuboff, MD, FACS
    Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Center

    513-636-7181

    Kevin P. Yakuboff, MD, FACS

    Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Center

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7181

    Fax: 513-636-7182

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Brachial Plexus injury nerve repair, congenital and trauma hand surgery, burn reconstruction; microsurgery

    Research Interests

    Growth deformities in the burned child; use of external fixation in difficult burn contractures; microsurgical reconstruction of pediatric burn problems; peripheral nerve surgery; brachial plexus reconstruction multi-center trial on early vs. late surgery

    Education and Training

    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.

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    Team Members

    Christopher B. Gordon, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Surgery

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    Biography

    Christopher Gordon, MD, sees patients at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Burnet Campus, Children's Outpatient Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Children's Mason Campus. His clinical interests include distraction of the facial skeleton for obstructive apnea, aesthetic jaw surgery, novel approaches to the treatment of cleft lip and palate and endoscopic craniofacial surgery. Dr. Gordon's research focuses on the molecular biology of bone growth and the genetic basis for facial clefting.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1989.

    Residency: Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993; University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1995; Chief Resident, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1996.

    Fellowships: Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 1994; Craniomaxillofacial / Minimally invasive Plastic Surgery, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, 1997; Craniofacial and Aesthetic Surgery, Hospital M. Gea Gonzalez, Mexico City, Mexico, 1998.

    Certification: Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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    Kevin J. Little, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4787

    Email: kevin.little@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Hand and upper extremity trauma; congenital hand malformations; peripheral nerve injuries; upper extremity reconstruction from cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and brachial plexus injuries

    Research Interests

    Enhancing muscle recovery following peripheral nerve injuries

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009.

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    Brian S. Pan, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7181

    Email: brian.pan@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    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.

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    Ann R. Schwentker, MD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7181

    Email: ann.schwentker@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

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

    Biography

    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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