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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


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

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By Brian Pan, MD7/24/2019

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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

The effect of cleft palate repair on polysomnography results. Bergeron, M; Cohen, AP; Maby, A; Babiker, HE; Pan, BS; Ishman, SL. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2019; 15:1581-1586.

Longitudinal Sleep Outcomes in Neonates With Pierre Robin Sequence Treated Conservatively. Ehsan, Z; Kurian, C; Weaver, KN; Pan, BS; Huang, G; Hossain, MM; Simakajornboon, N. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2019; 15:477-482.

A Retrospective Study Identifying Breast Milk Feeding Disparities in Infants with Cleft Palate. Gottschlich, MM; Mayes, T; Allgeier, C; James, L; Khoury, J; Pan, B; van Aalst, JA. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2018; 118:2154-2161.

Columellar reconstruction in children. Pan, KS; Pan, BS. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2018; 29:61-65.

Management of airway obstruction in infants with pierre robin sequence. Runyan, CM; Uribe-Rivera, A; Tork, S; Shikary, TA; Ehsan, Z; Weaver, KN; Hossain, MM; Gordon, CB; Pan, BS. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2018; 6:e1688-e1688.

Decannulation and Airway Outcomes With Maxillomandibular Distraction in Treacher Collins and Nager Syndrome. Biskup, NI; Pan, BS; Elhadi-Babiker, H; Hathaway, RR; van Aalst, J; Gordon, CB. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2018; 29:692-697.

Frontoethmoidal encephalocele: a pediatric airway challenge. Geddam, LM; Mahmoud, MA; Pan, BS; Stevenson, CB; Kandil, AI. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia / Journal canadien d'anesthésie. 2018; 65:208-209.

Effects of Autologous Fat and ASCs on Swine Hypertrophic Burn Scars: A Multimodal Quantitative Analysis. Rapp, SJ; Pan, BS; Schwentker, AR; Van Aalst, J. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2017; 5:e1547-e1547.

Neonatal Mandibular Distraction Without a Consolidation Period: Is It Safe? Is it Effective?. Biskup, N; Altman, AL; Runyan, CM; Gendron, C; Babiker, HE; Gordon, CB; Pan, BS. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2017; 28:1942-1945.

Reconstruction of the Isolated Columellar Defect: A Novel 2-Stage Technique and Review of the Literature. Pan, BS; Vu, AT; Rapp, SJ; Saenger, NJ. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2017; 75:822-827.