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Brian D. Rinker, MD, FACS

Director of Hand Service


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 1-800-333-8874 (toll free)

Clinical Interests

Aesthetic Surgery
Breast Reconstruction
Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
Hand Surgery



Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
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

Other Interests

Dr. Rinker is a graduate of the Yale University College of Medicine and completed both his residency and a hand surgery fellowship at New York University Medical Center. He 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. Dr. Rinker’s clinical interests include aesthetic surgery, hand and microsurgery, correction of congenital hand anomalies, and cleft lip and palate surgery. A recognized leader in his specialty, Dr. Rinker has over sixty published articles and is a regular presenter at national and international plastic surgery meetings.