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Sean Barnett, MD, Medical Director

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neonatal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, innovative outpatient surgical strategies, medical innovation


Professorship: Associate Professor of Surgery

education and training

  • medical school: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • internship: University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics
  • residency: General Surgery, University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics
  • fellowship: Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • board certification: Surgery with special qualifications in Pediatric Surgery

publications and presentations

  • Barnett SJ, Frischer JS, Gaskey J, Ryckman RA, Von Allmen D,. Pediatric Hernia: One-Stop Shopping. J Pediatr Surg 2012;47(1):213-6
  • Barnett SJ. Surgical management of adolescent obesity. Advances in Pediatrics 2013;60:311-325
  • Barnett SJ. Bariatric surgical management of adolescents with morbid obesity. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 2013;25(4):515-20
  • Inge TH, Zeller MH, Jenkins TM, Barnett SJ, et al. Perioperative outcome of adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery: The teen longitudinal assessment of bariatric surgery (TEEN-Labs) study. JAMA Pediatr 2014;168(1):47-53
  • Barnett SJ, Katz A. Patients as partners in innovation. Semin Pediatr Surg 2015;24(3):141-4
  • Invited lecturer, 2nd Annual Richard DeWall ME Surgical Innovation Lecture, WSU Department of Surgery, April 2016.

awards, honors and organizations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Faculty American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)
  • Member of: International Pediatric Endoscopy Group (IPEG)
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American College of Surgery (ACS)
  • Owen H. Wangensteen Surgical Society Committee member
  • Innovation Committee - IPEG
  • New Technology Committee, Vice Chair - APSA

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I cherish the opportunity to significantly make a difference in improving children's lives through surgery.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

kids are the foundation of life and always make me feel young at heart. Dayton Children’s is the regional leader in the care of children and I am proud to return to my hometown.

Dayton Children's is special because...

everyone is dedicated to working as a team to provide the ultimate care experience for the care of children in the region.

ratings and reviews
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Dayton Survey

Excellent Doctor! Very professional and knowledgeable.

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Dayton Survey

Very professional and child-friendly! If your child would have to have surgery this is where I would go!

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Dayton Survey

If your child needs any medical assistance for any reason please choose Children's Medical Center. They know how to help them. My first choice for my kid's.