Thomas J. Sitzman, MD

Member, Division of Plastic Surgery

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

UC Department of Surgery

Phone 513-636-2705


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.

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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.