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Cincinnati, OH Pediatric Plastic Surgeon W. John Kitzmiller, M.D. | Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati

W. John Kitzmiller, M.D., Pediatric Plastic Surgeon


W. John Kitzmiller, M.D.

W. John Kitzmiller, M.D. is a plastic surgeon for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati and is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery and plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, with added qualifications in surgery of the hand by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Duke University and earned a medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Kitzmiller completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Cincinnati and a residency in plastic, reconstructive, and hand surgery at University of Cincinnati. He completed a fellowship in burn surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati, a fellowship in cosmetic surgery with Doctors Baker and Gordon in Miami, and a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery
at Davies Medical Center.

Areas of special interest to Dr. Kitzmiller include plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, and wound healing.


  • Medical Degree, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Residency, University of Cincinnati, General Surgery and Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery
  • Fellowship, Drs. Baker and Gordon in Miami, Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellowship, Davies Medical Center, Hand and Microvascular Surgery
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