Cincinnati names new Chief of Plastic Surgery

(CINCINNATI; December 4, 2015) – Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati announces the appointment of David A. Billmire, MD, FACS, FAAP as the new Chief of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Billmire has practiced plastic surgery in Cincinnati area since 1983.  He has worked with Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati for 31 years. “I hope to help the hospital continue to prosper which means we are helping more kids,” said Dr. Billmire. “We are the best burn reconstructive plastic surgery center in the country.”

One of the best kept secrets in the city, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati is one of only four freestanding hospitals in the U.S. dedicated to the treatment of pediatric burns and specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery. The hospital manages all aspects of treatment, including surgery, rehabilitation and psychological support, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

Dr. Billmire received his Medical Degree from The Ohio State University and completed his training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati.  His fellowships in pediatric and craniofacial surgery were done at the Foundation for Craniofacial Deformities at the Baylor University Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Dallas, TX.

Shriner’s 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.

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