Professional Statement

A board-certified plastic surgeon and graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Reinisch’s primary clinical and research interests focus on the field of pediatric plastic surgery and congenital ear deformities (microtia). He has treated more than 20,000 children from across the country and around the world. Central to Dr. Reinisch’s work is his emphasis on minimally invasive surgeries and personal, comfortable care, as well as his assurance that his patients and their families feel relaxed and confident throughout treatment. In 1983, Dr. Reinisch founded the Division of Plastic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which is now one of the busiest departments at children’s hospitals in the world. Dr. Reinisch is known worldwide for his design and development of the Medpor ear reconstruction technique. Traditionally, plastic surgeons have relied on a technique that removes cartilage from a patient’s chest and uses it to build the ear. The method, though effective, has two major limitations: It requires multiple surgeries to complete and cannot be performed until a child is 8-10 years of age - old enough to have a sufficient amount of rib cartilage. By this time, the effects of living with a deformity have often taken a toll on the child emotionally. Dr. Reinisch envisioned a new technique that would save children and their families the discomfort of multiple surgeries and the emotional distress a facial deformity can cause.

Experience

46 years

Languages

English, German, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog

Gender

Male

Location

Reinisch Plastic Surgery250 North Robertson BoulevardBeverly Hills, CA 90211
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Specialties

  • General Plastic Surgery

Areas (1)

  • Ear

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate School: Dartmouth College
  • Graduate School: Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • University of southern california
  • Children's Hospital of LA

Awards & Recognitions

  • Leonard R. Rubin Award

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