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.

Scott J. Rapp, MD

Job Title: Senior Investigator

Department: Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery

Email: [email protected]

Research Interests

Wound Healing

Craniofacial Bone Regeneration

Scar Modification


After completing my training in pediatric plastic surgery, I returned to the Midwest where I am from to start my clinical pediatric plastic surgery practice in Louisville, KY. Engaging in active research is integral to the advancement of my field and my interests are in the clinical translation of animal wound healing models.

Education and Training


Pediatric Cleft & Craniofacial Fellowship

Stanford University Medical Center

Stanford, California


Integrated Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery Residency

University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Cincinnati, Ohio



Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha

Rootstown, Ohio


Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude

Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

Publications (written in proper format)

Pan BS, Rapp SJ, Billmire DA. Reconstruction of the isolated columellar defect: A novel two-Stage technique and review of the literature. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In Press. November 2016.

Momeni A, Rapp SJ, Donneys A, Buchman SR, Wan DC. Clinical Use of Deferoxamine  in Distraction Osteogenesis of Irradiated Bone. J Craniofac Surg. 2016. Jun;27(4):880-2.

Rapp SJ, Schwentker AR, Pan BS. Establishing a reproducible hypertrophic scar following thermal injury: A porcine model. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2015 Feb;3:e309.

Rapp SJ, Pan BS, Vu A, Uribbe A, Billmire DA, Gordon CB. Evolution in Minimal Incision Palatoplasty (MIP): Surgical Technique and Outcomes in 67 Consecutive Cases. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 134(1):102-111. July 2014.

Rapp SJ, Pan BS, Yakuboff KP. Flail extremity resulting from constriction band syndrome: Neurovascular implications and surgical management. Cas Rep Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2014: 1(1):29-32.

Rapp SJ, Uribe-Rivera A,  Pan BS, Gordon CB. Outcomes and Analysis When Utilizing a Minimal Incision Lefort III Osteotomy and Rigid External Distraction on Sydromic Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 132(4S-1):123, October 2013.

Rapp SJ, Pan BS, Kitzmiller WJ. Lower Lid Subciliary Blepharoplasty. Medscape Reference. Updated July 16, 2013. Available at: article/1281677-overview.

Rapp SJ, Jones DC, Billmire DA, Taylor JA. Dissection in the subgaleal and subperiosteal plane: Implications on scalp wound healing. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2013 Jun;47(3):163-8.

Pan BS, Rapp SJ, Billmiare DA. Treatment Strategies for Neonates with Tongue- based Obstruction. Plastic Surgery Hyperguide. Epub 2013 May. Retrieved from

Rapp SJ, Jones DC, Gerety P, Taylor JA. Repairing critical-sized rat calvarial defects with progenitor cell-seeded acellular periosteum: a novel biomimetic scaffold. Surgery. 2012 Oct;152(4):595-604, 605.e1; discussion 604-5.

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