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DANVILLE, Pa.Christian A. Kauffman, M.D., a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, has been named Geisinger’s Chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Kauffman will lead a team of board certified clinicians with expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Geisinger’s plastic and reconstructive surgeons offer advanced services such as breast reconstruction, cleft lip and palate repair, body contouring, and reconstruction post trauma and disease. Cosmetic procedures, including breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox, Filler and Cool Sculpting are also offered at Geisinger locations throughout northeast, central and southcentral Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Kauffman joined Geisinger as an associate in plastic surgery in August 2011. He also is a clinical associate professor of surgery for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and serves on the Clinical Use Evaluation Committee at Geisinger Medical Center

After completing his undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Kauffman earned his medical degree from the University of the Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed his residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas and his pediatric craniofacial surgery fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Kauffman’s clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, craniofacial reconstruction, aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, cosmetic surgery and microsurgery.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

Dr. Christian Kauffman
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