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Cincinnati, OH Plastic Surgeon Ann R. Schwentker, M.D. | Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati

Ann R. Schwentker, M.D., Pediatric Plastic Surgeon

Ann R. Schwentker, M.D.

Ann R. Schwentker, M.D.

Ann R. Schwentker, M.D., is a pediatric plastic surgeon for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati and is board-certified in plastic surgery. She graduated from Yale University summa cum laude, and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Schwentker earned a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her residency at University of Pittsburgh and completed an additional two years of research in wound healing. Dr. Schwentker completed a fellowship in paediatric plastic surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Areas of special interest to Dr. Schwentker include brachial plexus reconstruction, facial nerve reconstruction, microtia reconstruction, cleft lip and palate repair, and congenital hand surgery.

Dr. Schwentker is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and the American Society for Peripheral Nerve.


  • Medical Degree, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency, University of Pittsburgh, Surgery
  • Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Wound Healing
  • Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Paediatric Plastic Surgery
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