Kerry-Ann Mitchell

Kerry-Ann Mitchell, MD, PHD

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Physician

Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 34 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 14 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I am a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon specializing in neuroplastic surgery. My work primarily focuses on complex scalp reconstruction, cranioplasty and patient-specific custom skull implants for adult patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. My focus is not only to help patients heal, but to improve quality of life and restore patients to normalcy— whether it’s patients who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke and are missing a portion of their skull, or a brain cancer patient with complex scalp or skull conditions. This unique, multidisciplinary, collaborative approach between plastic surgery and neurosurgery involves much more than how a patient looks. A systematic approach can help decrease the risk of serious complications and need for multiple operations, while improving important physical functions and even emotional well-being.

As a neuroplastic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, I treat patients with scalp, skull or brain disease that result in complex scalp or bone defects. Sometimes I may simply be working with my neurosurgical colleagues to repair the skin to improve wound healing or repair radiation-induced injury. At other times, I may be performing more complex procedures to replace the bone with a patient-specific customized alloplastic implant, or using the patient’s own tissues to perform complex microvascular reconstruction.

It is an honor to have the unique privilege of working with a diverse and inspiring patient population. Their compassion, kindness and resilience drive me to advance the field of neuroplastic surgery and focus my determination on improving patient outcomes.

I believe that a patient’s diagnosis or medical condition does not define who they are. Rather, a patient’s goals and lifestyle can and must play a critical role in developing a successful treatment approach collaboratively. Together, we are able to formulate a treatment strategy that strives to optimize outcomes and quality of life.

In addition to cancer-related surgery, I believe aesthetic principles are at the core of what we do as plastic surgeons. I thoroughly enjoy aesthetic procedures such as facelift, browlift, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery, and am passionate about serving patients from underserved backgrounds. Facial feminization and gender affirming top surgery for transgender patients are some of my favorite areas of expertise. It is so satisfying to help patients achieve the best version of themselves.

I am also a research scientist. My earlier PhD work, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Epilepsy Society and the Epilepsy Foundation, investigated the underlying mechanisms of brain disease. I developed a novel model of epilepsy that is currently being used in epilepsy studies and antiepileptic drug development worldwide. This has led me to my current research emphasis, which is to develop ways to integrate patient perspectives and feedback into neuroplastic surgery care models that highlight innovative strategies and improve outcomes for patients undergoing scalp and skull surgery.
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors and Top Black Doctors lists

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Mammaplasty
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Lipectomy
  • Breast
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities
  • Skull
  • Scalp
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Feminization
  • Rhytidoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Breast Implants
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Cosmetic Techniques

Locations Where I Practice

Plastic Surgery

in Eye and Ear Institute
915 Olentangy River Road
2nd Floor Suite 2140
Columbus, OH 43212

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History


University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
9/1/2004 - 6/30/2008

Medical School

Stanford University, Stanford, CA
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2013


Keck School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical, Los Angeles, CA
6/30/2013 - 6/30/2019


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
7/1/2019 - 9/30/2020

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Academic Information

My Department

Plastic Surgery

My Division

Plastic Surgery


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

34 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

    Dr. Mitchell is absolutely wonderful. I can tell she truly cares about me and health concerns. She is incredibly knowledgeable and professional.

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

    Everyone was very knowledgeable and helpful

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

    Dr. Mitchell is an expert at her craft and demonstrated extreme care for me and my wellbeing/recovery.

  • Reviewed on Dec 08, 2023

    Good experience.

  • Reviewed on Dec 08, 2023

    Very good

  • Reviewed on Jul 05, 2023

    Dr. Mitchell was very thorough and knowledgeable. She listened carefully and I had confidence in her diagnosis. I also felt confidence to go ahead with the surgery she recommended. I have been very hesitant in the past but I felt reassured by her.

  • Reviewed on May 24, 2023

    Dr. Mitchell addressed my concerns during my checkup and also mentioned upcoming care such as a breast exam in the next few years and suggested other surgery I may be interested in.

  • Reviewed on Apr 09, 2023


Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Mitchell has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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