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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. Throughout his career at Dayton Children's he has become an expert general surgeon specializing in newborn surgical conditions like 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

Dr Christian was awesome,after our consultation he got us scheduled the following day and made me feel like my son was in great hands!

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Dayton Survey

Dr Christian and the nursing staff, as well as the administrative department exceeded our expectations. We would recommend the surgery department to our family and friends.

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Dayton Survey

Dr. Christian is very caring and thorough. I was very comfortable talking to him.

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Dayton Survey

This is the fourth time I have taken my son to Children's Hospital in his fourteen years. I can honestly say, every single experience has been fantastic, truly appreciate the staff's courtesy and knowledge.

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