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Jeffrey Christian, MD


chest wall malformations, outpatient surgery


Dr. Christian, a 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 a special interest in the Nuss procedure to treat pectus excavatum and bracing therapy to treat pectus carinatum. 

Dr. Christian attended Miami University for his undergraduate degree and went on to graduate with his doctorate of medicine from Wright State University. He completed his postgraduate training in general and pediatric surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

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"

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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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The nurses and Dr. Christian were very nice and very patient.

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We have known Dr. Christian for over 21 years. He is an excellent physician Surgeon provider. He does explain things and a very well way understandable. Thank you.

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Great interaction with my child!

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He was very courteous and took the time to explain everything to us we were very impressed.

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conditions I treat

Abdominal hernia, Appendectomy, Appendicitis, Appendix surgery, Bowel obstruction, Burns, Cancer surgery, Chest wall deformities, Chest wall malformations, Chest wall surgery, Circumcision, Circumcision care, Circumcision revision, Cyst removal, Diaphragmatic hernia, Fetal consult, Fetal/newborn consults, Gastroschisis, General pediatric surgery, Hernia repair, Hernia surgery, Hernias, Hirschsprung's disease, Hydrocele, Inguinal hernias, Laparoscopy, Minimally invasive pediatric surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Neonatal surgery, Newborn consult, Outpatient surgery, Pectus carinatum, Pectus excavatum, Re-circumcision, Thoracoscopy, Tracheaoesophageal fistula (TEF), Tumor removal, Umbilical hernias, achalasia, adrenalectomy, Anal Fistula, Anal Stenosis, Anorectal malformation, choledocal cyst, colostomy, Crohn's disease, Dermoid cyst, ECMO, Epigastric hernias, esophageal duplication cyst, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, fibroadenoma, fistula, foregut surgery, gallbladder surgery, gallstones, gastroesophageal reflux, heller myotomy, hydrocele, ileostomy, Imperforate Anus, inflammatory bowel disease, ingrown toenail, Intestinal Arteriovenous malformation, intestinal duplication, Laparoscopic repair, Laparoscopic surgery, lip tie, liver biopsy, lobectomy, lung surgery, Malrotation, Meckel's diverticulum, nephrectomy, neuroblastoma, Omphaloceles, ostomy, ovarian cyst, ovarian mass, pilonidal cyst, Same day circumcision, Same-day surgery, sebaceous cyst, skin lesion, soft tissue abscess, thyroglossal duct cyst, thyroidectomy, tongue tie, ulcerative colitis, urethral meatal stenosis, varicocele, wart removal, Wilms Tumor

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