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Practice areas

  • Cosmetic Surgery Associates
  • Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Surgery

Clinic information

For an appointment or assistance call 859-257-1000 or 800-333-8874 (toll free)

Clinical interests

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



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


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


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

Additional information


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.


Research Publications on NCBI PubMed

Related links

UK Plastic Surgery

Pediatric Plastic Surgery