David A. Billmire, MD, FACS, FAAP

Director Emeritus, Plastic Surgery

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Surgery

UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-7181

Fax 513-636-7182



Craniofacial problems; cleft lip and palate surgery; craniosynostosis surgery 


Cellular signaling in craniosynostosis 

David A. Billmire, MD, has practiced plastic surgery in the Cincinnati area since 1983. He has centered his practice around pediatric patients, although he accepts select adult patients.

He received his BS and MD from Ohio State University. He completed training in general surgery and plastic surgery at the University of Cincinnati. His fellowship training included pediatric and craniofacial surgery at the Foundation for Craniofacial Deformities at the Baylor University Hospital and Children's Hospital of Dallas, Texas and aesthetic surgery training in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Billmire is the director of Plastic Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He has been at the forefront of craniofacial surgery, introducing craniofacial bone distraction to the Cincinnati area in 1994. He is well known and respected by his colleagues and has organized an annual regional meeting for the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

He has served as the president of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and as a guest examiner for the qualifying exam of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Billmire's current clinical research centers on facial bone growth after severe burns and chemical signaling defects in craniosynostosis

MD: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1975.

Residency: General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Plastic Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Fellowship: Aesthetic Surgery, Miami, Florida; Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

Certification: Surgery, 1983; Plastic Surgery, 1985.