Brian D. Rinker, MD, FACS

Director of Hand Service

Clinical interests

  • Aesthetic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Microsurgery

Brian D. Rinker, MD, FACS

Director of Hand Service

Biography

My name is Brian D. Rinker; I am a graduate of the Yale University College of Medicine and completed both a residency and a hand surgery fellowship at New York University Medical Center. I received training in adult and pediatric plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery under Joseph McCarthy, MD, at the world-renowned Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in New York City.

My clinical interests include aesthetic surgery, hand and microsurgery, correction of congenital hand anomalies, and cleft lip and palate surgery. A recognized leader in this specialty, I have over sixty published articles and am a regular presenter at national and international plastic surgery meetings.

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Surgery

Education

Degree
Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Residency
General Surgery, New York University Medical Center
Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center

Fellowship
Hand Surgery, New York University Medical Center

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgeons

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Kentucky Clinic
Second Floor, Wing C
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284

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Call 859-323-8082
Fax 859-257-5901

Office hours

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Amenities
Dining, Internet/Wi-Fi, Information desk, Pharmacy services, Wheelchairs

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Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery Associates

UK Good Samaritan Medical Office Building
Suite 303
125 E. Maxwell St.
Lexington KY 40508-2678



Plastic Surgery

Kentucky Clinic
First Floor, Wing C, Room E101
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284

Call 859-323-8082
Fax 859-257-5901

Amenities
Dining, Internet/Wi-Fi, Information desk, Pharmacy services, Wheelchairs

Kentucky Clinic Map (PDF, 616 KB) »
Directions to Kentucky Clinic Parking »


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Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  1. Rinker BD, Vyas KS.
    Do Stem Cells Have an Effect When We Fat Graft?
    Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jun;76 Suppl 4:S359-63.
  2. Vyas KS, Snapp WK, Rinker BD, Vasconez HC.
    A Critical Analysis of the 2012 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Provider Use and Payment Database.
    Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Feb;137(2):462e-473e.
  3. Rednam RS, Rinker BD.
    Reconstruction of posterior compartment of lower extremity using a functional latissimus dorsi free flap: A case report.
    Microsurgery. 2016 Jan;36(1):77-80.
  4. Turner JB, Corazzini RL, Butler TJ, Garlick DS, Rinker BD.
    Evaluating adhesion reduction efficacy of type I/III collagen membrane and collagen-GAG resorbable matrix in primary flexor tendon repair in a chicken model.
    Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep;10(3):482-8.
  5. Lynch MP, Chung MT, Rinker BD.
    A Comparison of Dermal Autograft and Acellular Dermal Matrix in Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction: Long-term Aesthetic Outcomes and Capsular Contracture.
    Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Jun;74 Suppl 4:S214-7.

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