Dayton Children's Hospital
Dayton, OH 45404
Education and Training+
Medical School: Wright State University School of Medicine Pediatric Surgery
Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
Awards, Honors and Organizations+
Vesalius Award for outstanding anatomy student at WSU 1982 and Harold Method Award for outstanding general surgery resident at Northwestern University in 1991
Get to Know Me+
I chose my specialty because... I love working with babies and children. They are so innocent and resilient. I know if I do my job, they will do theirs and get well fast.
I chose to work at Dayton Children's because... Dayton is my home. I grew up in Centerville and my parents and sister live in town. I know the community and the hospital here and knew it was a great opportunity for me.
Dayton Children's is special because... We are one of only 37 freestanding children's hospitals in the nation. Our community is very lucky to have such a wonderful resource right here in town.
My personal Interests are... Birdwatching, golf, volleyball, and travel
Other Notes: Dr. Christian is an associate clinical professor of surgery at Wright State University School of Medicine.
Our pediatric surgery department is a level II ACS-certified pediatric trauma service, which means we provide care for a variety of problems in infants, children and adolescents with a special emphasis on congenital, neoplastic and traumatic conditions. All of our pediatric surgeons have received specific training in pediatric surgery and are board certified, ensuring that our team is prepared to handle the special needs of your child.
Parent and patient comments
"Dr Christian is an amazing surgeon! He performed two of my son's fundoplycation revisions and a G-tube placement for him two times! He's wonderful, kind, intelligent...a great physician!"
"Dr. Christian is wonderful and has great bedside manner. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!!"
"This man saved my daughter's life. At six weeks my daughter had a tracheotomy place. He made me feel like she was in good hands and everything would be ok."
"I owe this man my life because he saved my sons life. Thank you Dr. Christian......you are an awesome surgeon."
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