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Division Director, Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Fellowship Director, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship

Associate Professor, UC Department of SurgeryUC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Brian S. Pan, MD, joined the Division of Craniofacial Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in August 2011, and serves as the division director. Prior to completing his fellowship in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, he received his plastic surgery training at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE in 2004 graduating with honors (cum laude).

Dr. Pan brings expertise and years of experience treating children with craniofacial differences, specifically those with cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, velopharyngeal insufficiency, and micrognathia. He is a member of a multidisciplinary team of specialists that includes genetics, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, audiology, pulmonology, dentistry and speech pathology, offering comprehensive care for children with these craniofacial differences. His research interests and research grant support are also related to the care of these children. Dr. Pan’s academic endeavors have accounted for numerous publications, and book chapters. He has presented his work nationally and internationally. He serves as the fellowship director for the Cincinnati Children’s Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery fellowship program.

Dr. Pan is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, and the American Cleft Lip and Palate Association. He serves on multiple committees within these organizations. He was board certified in plastic surgery in 2012 by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of SurgeryUC Department of Pediatrics


Plastic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial Center, Upper Airway Center, CHARGE Center, Chest Wall Center, Treacher Collins Center

My Locations

My Education

MD: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2004.

Residency: Plastic Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

Fellowships: Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

Certification: Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2012.

My Publications

Ehsan Z, Kurian C, Weaver KN, Pan BS, Huang G, Hossain MM, Simakajornboon N. Longitudinal Sleep Outcomes in Neonates With Pierre Robin Sequence Treated Conservatively. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019 Mar 15;15(3):477-482.

Runyan CM, Uribe-Rivera A, Tork S, Shikary TA, Ehsan Z, Weaver KN, Hossain MM, Gordon CB, Pan BS. Management of Airway Obstruction in Infants With Pierre Robin Sequence. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 May 10;6(5):e1688.

Biskup NI, Pan BS, Elhadi-Babiker H, Hathaway RR, van Aalst J, Gordon CB. Decannulation and Airway Outcomes With Maxillomandibular Distraction in Treacher Collins and Nager Syndrome. J Craniofac Surg. 2018 May;29(3):692-697.

Rapp SJ, Pan BS, Schwentker AR, Van Aalst J. Effects of Autologous Fat and ASCs on Swine Hypertrophic Burn Scars: A Multimodal Quantitative Analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Nov 9;5(11):e1547.

Geddam LM, Mahmoud MA, Pan BS, Stevenson CB, Kandil AI. Frontoethmoidal encephalocele: a pediatric airway challenge. Can J Anaesth. 2018 Feb;65(2):208-209.

Biskup N, Altman AL, Runyan CM, Gendron C, Babiker HE, Gordon CB, Pan BS. Neonatal Mandibular Distraction Without a Consolidation Period: Is It Safe? Is it Effective? J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Nov;28(8):1942-1945.

Pan BS, Vu AT, Rapp SJ, Saenger NJ. Reconstruction of the Isolated Columellar Defect: A Novel 2-Stage Technique and Review of the Literature. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Apr;75(4):822-827.

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.

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.

Bookman LB, Melton KR, Pan BS, Bender PL, Chini BA, Greenberg JM, Saal HM, Taylor JA, Elluru RG. Neonates with tongue-based airway obstruction: a systematic review. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Jan;146(1):8-18.