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New Beauty Article Cincinnati plastic surgery DaytonDr. John Kitzmiller specializes in cosmetic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery with special expertise in state-of-the-art treatment for facial aging, body contouring, and breast surgery. Dr. Kitzmiller completed his General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residencies at the University of Cincinnati. He completed a Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at Davies Medical Center in San Francisco, and also completed fellowships in specialized cosmetic surgery and in the treatment of skin after burn injury. Dr. Kitzmiller is a member of numerous prestigious medical societies including the Association of Academic Chairmen in Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery . He was a Guest Board Examiner for the American Board of Surgery in 2000 and 2001.

Areas of Specialization

  • Microvascular, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
  • Correction of aging skin changes
  • Facial cosmetic surgery and body contouring
  • Breast reduction or enhancement
  • Non-surgical alternatives to cosmetic surgery
  • Fraxel® Laser treatment
  • Wound healing


Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
BSE in Biomedical Engineering 1979
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
M.D. degree 1983
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio
Residency in General Surgery 1983-1988
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio
Residency in Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery 1988-1990 
Davies Medical Center Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship 1990-1991


  • Principal Investigator of 4 research grants (2 ongoing) on cosmetic surgery.
  • Elected to AOA as a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati 2002
  • Member, Medical Executive Committee, University Pointe Ambulatory Surgical Hospital
  • Program Director for annual meeting, Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2006
  • Henry W. and Margaret C. Neale Endowed Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, UC College of Medicine, May 2, 2011


  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Burn Association
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Selected Publications

Visscher MO, Pan BS, Kitzmiller WJ. Photodamage: Treatments and Topicals for Facial Skin. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America 21(1): 61, 2013.

Neale HW, Kitzmiller WJ: Evaluation and Repair of Common Facial Injuries, in Baker RJ and Fischer JE (editors), Mastery of Surgery, Third Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 1997. [Revised and updated for Fourth and Fifth editions, 2001 and 2007].

Smalls LK, Hicks M, Passaretti D, Gersin K, Kitzmiller WJ, Bakhsh A, Wickett RR, Whitestone J, Visscher MO: Effect of Weight Loss on Cellulite: Gynoid Lipodystrophy. Plast Reconstr Surg 118: 510, 2006.

Kitzmiller WJ, Archer LP: Blepharoplasty, Lower Lid Subciliary. EMedicine, February 8, 2006.

Smiley AK, Klingenberg JM, Aronow BJ, Boyce ST, Kitzmiller WJ, and Supp DM: Microarray analysis of gene expression in cultured skin substitutes compared with native human skin. J Invest Dermatol 125(6): 1286, 2005.

Smalls LK, Whitestone J, Kramer GJ, Passaretti D, Wickett RR, Kitzmiller WJ, Visscher MO: The Dimple Phenomenon: Three Dimensional (3D) Quantitation of Cellulite and Relationship to Perceptual Assessment. Proceedings of the 23rd IFSCC Conference, Orlando, Florida, October 24-27, 2004.

Kitzmiller WJ, Visscher M, Butterfield JL, MacLennan S, Fuhrman E, Doughty D, Dawes N. Comparison of a Series of Superficial Chemical Peels With a Single Midlevel Chemical Peel for the Correction of Facial Actinic Damage. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 23(5): 339, 2003.

Kitzmiller WJ, Stanton RA, Wickett RA, et al. Noninvasive Skin Measurements After CO2 and Erbium Laser Resurfacing. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 23(1): 20, 2003.

Kitzmiller, WJ, Visscher, MO, Page, DA, Wickett, RR, Kitzmiller, KW and Singer, LJ. A Controlled Evaluation of Dermabrasion versus CO2 Laser Resurfacing for the Treatment of Perioral Wrinkles. Plas Recon Surg 106(6), 1366, 2000.

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