Appointments Referring Phsyicians
The Ohio State University Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2140
Columbus, OH 43212
Ph: 614.259.7920
Fax: 614.293.9024

Richard Kirschner, MD, FACS, FAAP

Professor of Clinical Plastic Surgery

KirschnersquareDr. Richard E. Kirschner is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery. He is also the Chief of Plastic Surgery and the Director of the Cleft Lip and Palate-Cranofacial Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kirschner’s specialty interests include cleft lip and palate conditions, general pediatric reconstructive surgery, birthmarks, and velopharyngeal dysfunction. His research interests include Cleft Lip and palate conditions, craniofacial biology, 22q11.2 deletion, and velopharyngeal dysfunction.


  • M.D. – University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida – 1989
  • Research Fellowship – Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY – 1993
  • General Surgery Residency – New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center – 1995
  • Plastic Surgery Residency – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia – 1997
  • Plastic Surgery Fellowship – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – 1998