Frederick C. Ryckman, MD

Sr. Vice President, Medical Operations

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

UC Department of Surgery

Phone 513-636-4371

Fax 513-636-7657


Transplantation; liver; kidney transplantation; small intestine; biliary disease; extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO); minimally invasive surgery; chest wall abnormalities

Frederick C. Ryckman, MD, is clinical director of the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Ryckman is also vice president of System Capacity and Perioperative Operations.

Dr. Ryckman is also a pediatric surgeon at the Cincinnati Fetal Center.

BS: Lyman Briggs College of Science and Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1969 to 1973.

MD: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 1977.

Residency: University of Florida Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, 1977 to 1982.

Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1982 to 1984.

Certification: National Board of Medical Examiners, 1977; American Board of Surgery, 1983; recertification, 1993; Certificate of Special Competence in Pediatric Surgery, 1986; recertification, 1993.

View PubMed Publications

Wagner LM, Gelfand MJ, Laor T, Ryckman FC, Al-Ghawi H, Bove KE. A Welcome Surprise: Nodular Fasciitis Presenting as Soft Tissue Sarcoma. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Oct 21.

Taylor JA, Ryckman FC. Management of small bowel volvulus around feeding Roux-en-Y limbs. Pediatr Surg Int. 2010 Apr;26(4):439-42.

Ryckman FC, Yelton PA, Anneken AM, Kiessling PE, Schoettker PJ, Kotagal UR. Redesigning intensive care unit flow using variability management to improve access and safety. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Nov;35(11):535-43.

Rattan AS, Laor T, Ryckman FC, Brody AS. Pectus excavatum imaging: enough but not too much. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Feb;40(2):168-72.

Propst EJ, Lin EP, Istaphanous GK, Boesch RP, Ryckman FC, Cotton RT, Rutter MJ. Management of traumatic tracheobronchial separation in a teenager using a fabricated extra-long endotracheal tube. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Aug;73(8):1163-7.

Ryckman FC, Schoettker PJ, Hays KR, Connelly BL, Blacklidge RL, Bedinghaus CA, Sorter ML, Friend LC, Kotagal UR. Reducing surgical site infections at a pediatric academic medical center. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Apr;35(4):192-8.

Dickie B, Dasgupta R, Nair R, Alonso MH, Ryckman FC, Tiao GM, Adams DM, Azizkhan RG. Spectrum of hepatic hemangiomas: management and outcome. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jan;44(1):125-33.

Ryckman FC, Bucuvalas JC, Nathan J, Alonso M, Tiao G, Balistreri WF. Outcomes following liver transplantation.Semin Pediatr Surg. 2008 May;17(2):123-30.

Sparling KW, Ryckman FC, Schoettker PJ, Byczkowski TL, Helpling A, Mandel K, Panchanathan A, Kotagal UR. Financial impact of failing to prevent surgical site infections. Qual Manag Health Care. 2007 Jul-Sep;16(3):219-25.

Nathan JD, Rudolph JA, Kocoshis SA, Alonso MH, Ryckman FC, Tiao GM. Isolated liver and multivisceral transplantation for total parenteral nutrition-related end-stage liver disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jan;42(1):143-7.