3229 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095
Telephone: 1-866-206-2096
Fax: 513-872-6999

TDD-TTY number:  513-872-6126

Email Address:

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Shriners Hospital for Children -- Cincinnati

Administrator: Mark Shugarman
Chief of Staff: Petra Warner, M.D.

30 Beds

Opened  February 19, 1968

Shriners Hospitals - Cincinnati is proud to have met the following standards of excellence in pediatric burn care and transport:

Verified as a Burn Center, American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association.
Accredited by the Joint Commission.
Magnet Recognized Hospital

Physicians or families interest in learning more about our services and our admission process are encouraged to call 1-866-206-2096.

From Indianapolis and the West: Take 1-74 East to 1-75 South, follow the directions listed below.

Coming North or South on 1-75: Take the Hopple Street exit and turn left (across the viaduct). Hopple Street turns into Martin Luther King Drive. Continue on MLK Drive to Burnet Ave. Turn left onto Burnet and hospital is two blocks on the left.

From South 1-71: Exit at Taft Road heading west and turn right on Burnet Ave.  Hospital is six blocks north on the left.

From Louisville and Southwest: Tak 1-71 to 1-75 North. Follow directions for coming North on 1-71. (download map below)

Where Do I Park? Shriners Hospital has an attached garage for our families, patients and visitors.  Entrance to the garage is found on the westside (back) of the building.  Enter the garage by turning left off of Burnet onto Albert Sabin Way.  Turn left again into the drive between our parking garage and a larger University Hospital Garage (do not park in this garage).  Enter the Shriners Hospital garage and the first mechanical arm will go up automatically.  At the second gate, use the intercom and notify security that you are here for clinic, admission, visit, etc.  You may park in any unmarked space.  There is no charge for parking.

Downloadable directions (pdf  516 kb)

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To serve all the physical and emotional needs of children with burn injuries, Shriners Hospitals for Children ® – Cincinnati draws on the experience of a multi-disciplinary team. Our active medical staff includes burn surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, psychiatrist, and plastic surgeons. In addition, we call on 38 consulting physicians in various medical, dental, and surgical specialties, who are all affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, University Hospital, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Our medical staff is at the forefront of innovations in surgical techniques, for burn injuries, - improving clinical outcome for patients, as well as setting the standard for reconstructive and plastic procedures.

While well known for our experience in treating pediatric burns, our hospital has the ability to treat many nonburn conditions. Please see the section under care specialties to view the entire list of conditions treated at the Cincinnati hospital

Chief of Staff

Petra Warner, M.D., FACS

Burn Surgery
Elizabeth L. Dale, M.D.
Philip H. Chang, M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Haithem Elhadi Babiker, M.D., D.M.D.
David Billmire, M.D., FACS, FAAP
W. John Kitzmiller, M.D., FACS
Allison Lied, M.D.
Brian Pan, M.D.
Ann Schwentker, M.D.
Kevin Yakuboff, M.D., FACS, FAAPS
Christopher Gordon, M.D.

Director of Research
John A. van Aalst, M.D., M.A.

Director of Anesthesiology
John McCall, M.D.
Staff Anesthesiologists
Renee Davis, M.D.
Clare Herlihy, M.D
Thomas James, M.D.

Joseph Cresci, Jr., M.D.

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The Cincinnati hospital is proud to be served by Shriners from over 12 Shrine Centers in seven states. The board meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month at the hospital.

If you are a Shriner interested in attending a board meeting, please contact the board member from your affiliated Shrine Center
or e-mail Sherry Helen Kappel.


David Aaronson, Syrian – Chairman
Timothy Mason, Al Menah – Vice-Chairman
Stanley Brookins, Antioch – Secretary
Chuck Short, Syrian – Treasure

Full Voting Members

John Bull – Antioch
Ray Canterberry – Oleika
Ronald Collins – Hadi
Charles Crabtree – Murat
Dennis Gable – Zenobia
Harrison Greene – Syrian
Terry Hamilton – Al Koran
Dennis Hewatt – Yaarab
Troy Hawkins – Al Koran
Joseph Lind – Syrian
Dee Mowry – Aladdin
Phil Patenaude – Syrian
William Rasner – Murat
William Reece – Kerbela
Randy Slapak – Al Menah
James Smith – El Hasa

Associate Members

Rob Fickert – Antioch
Jack Patterson – Al Menah
E. Bud Wilhite - Syrian

Shriners Hospitals for Children ® Imperial Liaison

Imperial Sir Richard Burke – Yaarab

If you would like to contact a member of our board,
please e-mail Sherry Helen Kappel or call 513-872-5207.

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Expert Pediatric Burn Care and Nonburn Conditions Treated at the Cincinnati Hospital

Shriners Hospitals for Children ® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.

Shriners Hospital for Children ® — Cincinnati is a regional referral pediatric burn center serving the Midwest and Southeastern United States. The hospital is the only hospital in the Tristate area that is both a verified pediatric burn center and MagnetTM recognized.
For more information, please visit Shriners Hospital for Children ®

Conditions treated in Cincinnati:

Burn Care
Burn injuries
Inhalation injuries
Burn reconstruction & rehabilitation
Complex Wound & Skin Conditions
Purpura Fulminans
Necrotizing skin infections & Necrotizing Fasciitise
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Port wine stain
Other Conditions
Congenital ear deformity
Congenital hairy nevus
Cleft lip and palate
Brachial plexus
Congenital hand reconstruction
Micro hand surgery
Congenital breast reconstruction
Post trauma reconstruction

How to contact the Cincinnati hospital:

In an emergency, call 911

Family members or health care providers are welcome to call the Cincinnati hospital to discuss a patient’s condition and possible treatment at our hospital.

Acute Patients (a new burn injury, possibly requiring admission to hospital)
(866) 947-7840

Outpatient Services (non-emergency burns and nonburn conditions)
(855) 206-2096

Email Address:helpachild@shrinenet.org

Shriners Hospital for Children -- Cincinnati

Ways to Give and Serve Shriners Hospitals for Children ® - Cincinnati

As a 501 (3) nonprofit organization, Shriners Hospitals for Children ® relies on the generous donations of Shriners and the general public to carry out our mission and change the lives of children every day. To find out how you can help the Cincinnati hospital, view their “Ways to Give and Serve” brochure or visit Shriners Hospital for Children ® for more information

Syrian Shrine
9730 Reading Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
Phone: (513) 751-3800
Fax: (513) 672-2018

Shriners Hospital for Children
3229 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095
Phone: (866) 206-2096
Fax: (513) 872-6999

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