"Giving back to my local community and the worldwide community by devoting my time, knowledge and skills to help those in need is very rewarding. This experience has taught me the value of being a good listener and respecting the opinions of others. Being a good listener is important in understanding the individual needs of patients, and makes it easier to share with patients the many plastic surgery options available to them. I believe in giving patients as much information as possible so that they can make the right decisions about expectations and results. I would consider it a privilege to work with you and help you reach your appearance goals."
- Dr. Lawrence C. Kurtzman
Dr. Kurtzman received his medical degree from Hahnemann University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA in 1981, completed his residency in general surgery in 1985 and completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery in 1987. Dr. Kurtzman is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).
In addition to his outstanding credentials, Dr. Kurtzman is medical director for Operation Smile, a not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization that provides reconstructive facial surgery to underprivileged children and young adults in 16 developing nations. Dr. Kurtzman also trains physicians in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area on the safety and use of BOTOX® Cosmetic, Latisse® and Juvéderm®. In 2002, Dr. Kurtzman was awarded the World Journey of Hope humanitarian award for his contributions to this organization.
Operation Smile Medical Director
Operation Smile is a not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization that provides reconstructive facial surgery to underprivileged children and young adults in 16 developing nations. Dr. Kurtzman has traveled over twenty times and performed over 500 pro-bono reconstructive operations on children in the Philippines, Liberia, The West Bank, Ghana, Colombia, Kenya, Morocco, Peru, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Vietnam.
President - Local Washington Park, Low Income Housing Board