After graduating from Harvard Medical School in 1970, Dr. John Reinisch completed a General Surgery Residency University of Michigan Health Systems and Tulane University Medical Center. Following his general surgery Residency, Dr. Reinisch completed a Plastic Surgery Residency at University of Virginia Medical Center followed by a Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious New York University Medical Center in 1983. Dr. John Reinisch is a Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a subspecialty in Craniofacial Surgery.
In 1983, following his craniofacial fellowship at NYU, the University of Southern California (USC) recruited Dr. Reinisch to come to Los Angeles from the east coast to start the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Thanks largely to Dr. Reinisch’s reputation and commitment to excellence, it is now one of the busiest departments at children’s hospitals in the world. Dr. Reinisch has also served as the Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery at USC. He currently serves as the Director of Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery for Cedars-Sinai Medical Group in Los Angeles.
Dr. Reinisch is the founder of the MEDPOR® ear reconstruction. Although there has been a well-established surgical microtia treatment for over 55 years, Dr. John Reinisch saw a need to create a more advanced surgical technique that could provide improved cosmetic results, and allow children to receive treatment with less discomfort and at an earlier age. In 1991, he introduced a newer technique, known as MEDPOR® ear reconstruction. Since then, he performed over 1500 Medpor or Omnipore ear Reconstructions.
Dr. Reinisch lectures extensively and treats patients from around the world. He has been honored by both the American and European association of Plastic Surgery. He was honored physician of the year from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery section, in 2016.
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The International Institute for Microtia Repair was created by Dr. Reinisch and Dr. Tahiri to provide patients, families and medical professionals with the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information addressing the medical, psychosocial and surgical aspects of Microtia.
Dr. Reinisch and Dr. Tahiri will evaluate your condition or your child’s condition via an in-office or skype consultation. They will examine the patient, determine the Microtia grade, evaluate for other associated deformities, review prior examinations and assess hearing potential.
Dr. Tahiri and Dr. Reinisch offer advanced treatment for both the cosmetic problems and the hearing difficulties associated with Microtia. Their innovative MEDPOR® technique allows them to create a cosmetically pleasing external ear while restoring facial symmetry.
Following Microtia surgery, Dr. Reinisch, Dr. Tahiri and their team will help you and guide you through the recovery process of your child. Our aim is to not only provide the best surgical experience but also an uneventful and comfortable post-operative experience.