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Cincinnati, OH Chief of Staff Petra Warner, M.D., FACS | Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati

Petra Warner, M.D., FACS, Chief of Staff


Petra Warner, M.D., FACS

Petra Warner, M.D., is the chief of staff for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery with the added qualification of surgical critical care. She received an undergraduate degree and master’s degree in physiology from University of California-Davis, and earned a medical degree from Loyola University Chicago – Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Warner completed her residency in surgery at Loyola Medical Center in Chicago, a fellowship in burns at Harborview Medical Center, and a fellowship in surgical critical care at Miami Valley Hospital.

Areas of special interest and research include management of purpura fulminans, feeding success in burn patients, and abdominal wall reconstruction following compartment syndrome.

Dr. Warner is a member of the American Burn Association, the American College of Surgeons, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


  • Medical Degree, Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine
  • Residency, Loyola Medical Center, Surgery
  • Fellowship, Harborview Medical Center, Burns
  • Fellowship, Miami Valley Hospital, Critical Care
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