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Jeffrey Christian, MD

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Dr. Christian, pediatric surgeon at Dayton Children's Hospital and associate professor of surgery at Wright State University School of Medicine, has been treating patients at Dayton Children's since 1993! Over his many years he has become an expert general surgeon specializing in newborn surgical conditions such as bowel obstruction, tracheoesophageal fistula and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. He also has special interest in the Nuss procedure to treat pectus excavatum and bracing therapy to treat pectus carinatum. 

From common hernias and circumcisions to emergent care for appendicitis and traumas, Dr. Christian has dedicated his career to provide the above and beyond care every child deserves. 

"You'll get my best every time"

meet Dr. Christian and learn more about him including why he became a pediatric surgeon. 

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education and training

  • medical school: Wright State University School of Medicine
  • residency:  General Surgery, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
  • fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • board certification: American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery

awards, honors and organizations

  • Vesalius Award - outstanding anatomy student at WSU School of Medicine 1982
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 1985
  • Harold L. Method Award - outstanding general surgery resident 1991
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • Member, Montgomery County Medical Society
  • President, Dayton Surgical Society 2004-2005
  • Board of Trustees, Dayton Children’s Hospital 2008-2014
  • Chairman, Professional Staff Dayton Children’s Hospital 2010-2012
  • Alan B. Shafer MD Distinguished Service Award 2015

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. It's a great feeling to treat a patient and know that they will do well for the rest of their life. 

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 46 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 include.....

I play volleyball and enjoy bird watching as well as spending time with my family. 

ratings and reviews
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Dayton Survey

Very nice and thorough

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Dayton Survey

Everything went smoothly and quickly and everyone we interacted with was helpful and pleasant:)

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Dayton Survey

Dr. Christian was very knowledgeable and answered our questions. He made us feel as though our son is in great care.

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Dayton Survey

Dr. Christian is the best and we appreciate is kindness shown to my daughter and husband. I appreciate Dayton’s Children’s so much. The Surgery Floor were so gracious and made sure our family was taken care of. The Surgeons and Nurses and Nurses Assistance were amazing .

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