Ann Schwentker

Ann Robin Schwentker

Associate Professor; Director of Residency Program in Plastic Surgery

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229


Bachelor's Degree, Yale University 1990 (Computer Science and Psychology)

Medical Degree, University of Pennsylvania 1996

Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Pittsburgh 2003

Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children - Toronto 2004

Research and Practice Interests

Pediatric Plastic Surgery; Brachial Plexus, Facial Nerve and Microtia (Ear) Reconstruction; Cleft Lip and Palate; Hand Surgery


Peer Reviewed Publications

Zitelli, Kristine B; Sheil, Amy T; Fleck, Robert; Schwentker, Ann; Lucky, Anne W (2015. )Idiopathic Facial Aseptic Granuloma: Review of an Evolving Clinical Entity.Pediatric dermatology, ,32 (4 ),e136-9

Rubin, J Peter; Nguyen, Vu; Schwentker, Ann (2004. )Perioperative management of the post-gastric-bypass patient presenting for body contour surgery.Clinics in plastic surgery, ,31 (4 ),601-10, vi

Schwentker, Ann; Billiar, Timothy R (2003. )Nitric oxide and wound repair.The Surgical clinics of North America, ,83 (3 ),521-30

Weller, Richard; Schwentker, Ann; Billiar, Timothy R; Vodovotz, Yoram (2003. )Autologous nitric oxide protects mouse and human keratinocytes from ultraviolet B radiation-induced apoptosis.American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, ,284 (5 ),C1140-8

Carty, Sally E; Colson, Yolonda L; Garvey, Laura S; Schuchert, Vaishali D; Schwentker, Ann; Tzeng, Edith; Corcoran, Noreen A; Simmons, Richard L; Webster, Marshall W; Billiar, Timothy R (2002. )Maternity policy and practice during surgery residency: how we do it. Surgery, ,132 (4 ),682-7; discussion 68

Schwentker, Ann; Vodovotz, Yoram; Weller, Richard; Billiar, Timothy R (2002. )Nitric oxide and wound repair: role of cytokines? .Nitric oxide : biology and chemistry / official journal of the Nitric Oxide Society, ,7 (1 ),1-10

Schwentker, Ann; Billiar, Timothy R (2002. )Inducible nitric oxide synthase: from cloning to therapeutic applications.World journal of surgery, ,26 (7 ),772-8

Schwentker, A; Evans, S M; Partington, M; Johnson, B L; Koch, C J; Thom, S R (1998. )A model of wound healing in chronically radiation-damaged rat skin. Cancer letters, ,128 (1 ),71-8

Gendron, Craig; Schwentker, Ann; van Aalst, John A (2016. )Genetic Advances in the Understanding of Microtia.Journal of pediatric genetics, ,5 (4 ),189-197

Barron D.; Ho T.; Lucky A.; Schwentker A. (01-01-2020. )Clinical course of porokeratosis ptychotropica over 7 years in an otherwise healthy child.Pediatric Dermatology, ,37 (1 ),248-250

Boissy R.; Boyce S.; Combs K.; Hahn J.; Lucky A.; McFarland K.; Powell H.; Schwentker A.; Supp D. (09-01-2019. )Collagen VII Expression Is Required in Both Keratinocytes and Fibroblasts for Anchoring Fibril Forma.Cell Transplantation, ,28 (9-10 ),1242-1256

Schwentker A.; Sparkman D.; van Belle C.; Vu A.; Yakuboff K. (05-01-2018. )Retropharyngeal Contralateral C7 Nerve Transfer to the Lower Trunk for Brachial Plexus Birth Injury:.Journal of Hand Surgery, ,43 (5 ),417-424

Pan B.; Rapp S.; Schwentker A.; Van Aalst J. (11-01-2017. )Effects of Autologous Fat and ASCs on Swine Hypertrophic Burn Scars: A Multimodal Quantitative Analy.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open, ,5 (11 ),

Janom H.; Saba S.; Schwentker A.; van Aalst J. (01-01-2016. )Microtia reconstruction.Operative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, ,247-256

Elhadi H.; Patel P.; Schwentker A.; Vu A.; Yakuboff K. (01-01-2014. )Thoracic outlet syndrome in the pediatric population: Case series.Journal of Hand Surgery, ,39 (3 ),484-487.e2

Burstein F.D.; Nahai F.; Schwentker A.R.; Williams J.K. (07-01-2006. )Intralesional laser therapy treatment for hemangiomas: Technical evolution.Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, ,17 (4 ),756-760

Contact Information

Academic - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45229
Phone: 513-636-4016