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Reconstructive surgeon joins Akron Children's Hospital

12-27-2016 (Akron, Ohio )

R. Benjamin Lou, MD, has joined Akron Children’s Hospital, where he will serve as a reconstructive burn surgeon in the Burn Institute and as a member of the hospital’s plastic/reconstructive surgery team.

Along with providing care for children with burn injuries, Dr. Lou has special interests in burn reconstruction and trauma/surgical critical care for adult patients treated in Akron Children’s Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute. The Burn Institute provides specialized inpatient and outpatient care for burn victims of all ages from throughout northeast Ohio. As a member of the plastic and reconstructive surgery team, he will also provide reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery services to restore function and improve appearance for children affected by birth defects or injuries. 

After graduating from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, he completed a general surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati and a plastic surgery residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He also completed a fellowship in burn surgery at the University of Tennessee and a trauma/surgical critical care fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care.

Dr. Lou and his family reside in Stow.