At Shriners Hospitals for Children—Cincinnati, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19,) we are closely monitoring local health departments and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) and are actively following their recommendations.

We are working diligently to reschedule appointments postponed during the quarantine. We also understand you may feel some anxiety about bringing your child into the hospital. Our plans to restart routine care have been thoughtfully developed and implemented to keep everyone safe. We are also scheduling some appointments for new patients. If you have any questions, please call the hospital at 855-206-2096.

Families that have appointments of any kind are asked to arrive with ONLY ONE parent or guardian and no additional family members or guests.

When you arrive for your appointment, if you and your child are not already wearing a mask, you will receive one. You will both be screened for illness and will notice new safety precautions in place to promote clean hands, a clean environment, and social distancing.

We are here for you, and look forward to seeing you soon.

Announcing Philip Chang, M.D., FACS

Dr. ChangShriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati, which specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and burn care, announces pediatric burn surgeon Philip Chang, M.D., FACS has joined Cincinnati Shriners Hospital.

Dr. Chang comes to the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital after having served as attending burn surgeon at the Boston Shriners Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. While in Boston, he was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School.

“We are very fortunate to have such an experienced burn surgeon come to Cincinnati. Dr. Chang’s record of success and quality outcomes makes him a perfect fit for our hospital and patients,” said Petra Warner, MD, Chief of Staff at Cincinnati Shriners Hospital.

Dr. Chang is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his residency at University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and a fellowship at University of California Davis Medical Center.

He currently cares for burn patients in the acute injury phase and then in the reconstructive phase. He is also heavily involved in the education of medical professionals of varying disciplines, including medical students, physician assistant students, premedical students and others. He has a particular interest in improving burn care in developing countries and has traveled to a number of countries in both Latin America and Africa.

Dr. Chang is also active in clinical research, with particular interests in social and digital interaction of burn patients, burn wound diagnostics and early detection of infections.

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati provides services for burns and pediatric plastic surgery, including cleft lip and palate, abnormal breast development in boys and girls, hemangioma, congenital hairy nevus, hand malformations, ear deformities, complex wound and skin disorders, and trauma and reconstructive conditions. Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati is verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons and recognized as a Cleft Lip and Palate Team by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Cleft Palate Foundation. The hospital has had Magnet™ designation since 2008 and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. All services are provided regardless of a family’s ability to pay. For more information, visit shrinershospitalcincinnati.org.

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