Scott Rapp

Scott J. Rapp , MD

Associate Professor of Clinical-Affiliate

Medical Sciences Building

COM Surgery Plastic/Reconstructive/Hand - 0513


B.A., magna cum laude, Miami University, Oxford, OH: 2004

M.D., Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH: 2008


Peer Reviewed Publications

Babiker, Haithem Elhadi; Runyan, Christopher M; Bins, Griffin P; Oliver, Jeremie D; Massary, Dominic A; Lor, Lyfong S; Rapp, Scott J; Pan, Brian S; Gordon, Christopher B (2023. ) Transfacial Two-pin External Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis: A Technique for Neonatal Airway Obstruction from Robin Sequence.Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open, , 11 (6 ) ,e5085 More Information

Thatikunta, Meena; Pearson, Luke; Nguyen, Candice; John, Kevin; Abolfotoh, Mohammad; Mutchnick, Ian; Gump, William; Chariker, Mark; Moriarty, Thomas; Rapp, Scott J (2020. ) Three-Dimensional Volumetric Changes in Posterior Vault Distraction With Distraction Osteogenesis.The Journal of craniofacial surgery, , 31 (5 ) ,1301-1306 More Information

Rapp, Scott J; Dershem, Victoria; Zhang, Xiang; Schutte, Stacey C; Chariker, Mark E (2020. ) Varying Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Acute Effects on Human Split-Thickness Autografts.Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association, , 41 (1 ) ,104-112 More Information

Rapp, Scott J; Schwentker, Ann R; Visscher, Marty O; Van Aalst, John; Pan, Brian S (2017. ) Effects of Autologous Fat and ASCs on Swine Hypertrophic Burn Scars: A Multimodal Quantitative Analysis.Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open, , 5 (11 ) ,e1547 More Information

Pan, Brian S; Vu, Anthony T; Rapp, Scott J; Saenger, Nick J (2017. ) Reconstruction of the Isolated Columellar Defect: A Novel 2-Stage Technique and Review of the Literature.Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, , 75 (4 ) ,822-827 More Information

Rapp, Scott J; Rumberg, Aaron; Visscher, Marty; Billmire, David A; Schwentker, Ann S; Pan, Brian S (2015. ) Establishing a Reproducible Hypertrophic Scar following Thermal Injury: A Porcine Model.Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open, , 3 (2 ) ,e309 More Information

Rapp, Scott J; Pan, Brian S; Yakuboff, Kevin P (2014. ) Flail extremity resulting from constriction band syndrome: Neurovascular implications and surgical management.Case reports in plastic surgery & hand surgery, , 1 (1 ) ,29-32 More Information

Pan, Brian S; Rapp, Scott J; Vu, Anthony; Uribe-Rivera, Armando; Billmire, David A; Gordon, Christopher B (2014. ) Evolution in minimal-incision palatoplasty: surgical technique and outcomes in 67 consecutive cases.Plastic and reconstructive surgery, , 134 (1 ) ,102-111 More Information

Rapp, Scott J; Jones, Donna C; Billmire, David A; Taylor, Jesse A (2013. ) Dissection in the subgaleal and subperiosteal plane: implications on scalp wound healing.Journal of plastic surgery and hand surgery, , 47 (3 ) ,163-8 More Information

Rapp, Scott J; Jones, Donna C; Gerety, Patrick; Taylor, Jesse A (2012. ) Repairing critical-sized rat calvarial defects with progenitor cell-seeded acellular periosteum: a novel biomimetic scaffold.Surgery, , 152 (4 ) ,595-604, 605.e1; dis More Information

Other Publications

Schmidt S, Evancho-Chapman M, Rapp S. (2006. ) Efficacy of Ximelagatran in Enhancing the Performance of Small-diameter Prosthetic Vascular Grafts in a Canine Model .Manuscript, unpublished,


Paper Presentations

Paranjape C, Rapp S, Kamienski R. (06-2007. ) Isolated and Spontaneous Dissection of the Celiac Artery: Clinical Presentation and Treatment Options .

Lehman JA, Schmidt S, Evancho-Chapman M, Rapp S. (07-2007. ) A Comparison of Complications and Wound Healing Between Bovie and Scalpel on Skin Flaps: A Swine Study .

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Clinical Campus Honors: Surgery, Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Basic Science Honors: Human Anatomy, Microscopic Anatomy, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Phi Beta Kappa Society, Miami University

Golden Key National Honor Society

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Alpha Lambda Delta/ Phi Eta Sigma Honors Fraternity

National Dean’s List (2000-2004), Miami University

Miami University Honors Scholarship (1999-2000), Miami University

Post Graduate Training and Education

07-2008-To Present Integrated Plastic Surgery / General Surgery Residency, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH,

Professional Affiliation

07-2009: Researcher: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Center: Acellular persiosteum impregnated with cultured mesynchymal progenitor cell lines and its effects on bone tissue engineering. Proposal for Cincinnati CCTST Grant Program.

2007: Surgical Research Assistant: Akron Plastics Group, Summa Health Systems, James A Lehman, M.D. I aided in study design, preparation and execution of a swine study comparing the outcomes on full thickness skin flaps in regards to wound healing and adverse events when performing the procedure by scalpel vs. electrocautery.

2005 -2006: Surgical Research Assistant: Falor Center of Vascular Research, Summa Health Systems, Steve Schmidt, Ph.D. For two summers I worked in the animal lab involved with assessing the effectiveness of various drugs in sustaining the patency of small diameter PTFE grafts in a canine model. I gained experience in vascular surgery as the first-assist for over 17 procedures, as well as partaking in workshops involved with laparoscopic, microscopic, and trauma surgery techniques.

2003 -2004: Genetics Lab Assistant: Miami University, Susan Hoffman, Ph.D. With the intent to incorporate the common cat into future medical models, the focus was in the location and sequencing of CYP2 genes found in the Cytochrome p450 gene cluster. I was exposed to the practices in primer design, RNA sequencing, BAC cloning, PCR, Hybridization, and Southern Blot techniques.

Other Information

Volunteer Activities:


Habitat for Humanity (2008)

Open Medicine Clinic (2007)

Tutor of Gross Anatomy, Microscopic Anatomy, NEOUCOM (2005-2006)

Mini-Medical School, Educator, NEOUCOM (2005-2006)

Childhood Cancer Program Buddy (2004-2006)

AMSA member (2004-present)


Employment/ Extracurricular:

Professional Soccer Player - PSV Eindhoven, NL (1999-2000)

PSV Soccer Camp Coordinator/Coach (2001-present)

Miami Club Soccer Captain (2000-2003)

Miami Women’s Club Soccer Coach (2001-2003)
Member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Theta Upsilon Chapter (2000-present)

Construction on Residential Housing (2004)




Scuba Diving

Traveling (19 different countries)

Espresso Coffee



Snow Skiing