James A. Lehman, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Lehman is widely known for his skill in cosmetic plastic surgery for adults. He has published over 70 articles including articles on abdominoplasty, breast reduction and breast implants. He is currently reviewing his work on post pregnancy rejuvenation and blepharoplasty. He is also one of fewer than 100 board-certified physicians in the U.S. specializing in plastic surgery for children. He completed a fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery in Scotland. Dr. Lehman has been practicing plastic surgery for over 30 years. In addition, he is Professor of Plastic Surgery at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and past president of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and the Cleft Palate Foundation.

License & Board Certification

License: Ohio
Board Certification: General Surgery and Plastic Surgery


William Penn Charter School
Princeton University
Jefferson Medical College
Internship: Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia
Surgical Residency: St. Luke's Hospital
Plastic Surgery Residency: University of Pittsburgh
Fellowships: Maytag-McCahill, University of Miami — Dr. D. Ralph Millard
Honorary Senior Registrar, Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland (Craniofacial Surgery, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery)

Medical & Academic Positions

Director, Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, 1984 - present
Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program, Summa Health Systems, 2005 - present
Professor, Plastic Surgery, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Chief Sub-Council, Plastic Surgery, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Kent State University

Presentations & Publications

Presentations: Over 100 presentations to medical professionals on various plastic surgery subjects including cleft lip and palate, maxillofacial surgery, breast and cosmetic surgery, and post-pregnancy body rejuvenation.
Publications: Over 75 articles published in various medical publications including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cleft Palate Journal and others.

Overseas Volunteering

Operation Smile, Romania, August 1992
Rotaplast, Chile, February 1999, February 2000, February 2001
Rotaplast, Chile, February of 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008


Teacher of the Year, Division of Plastic Surgery, 1992, 1999 and 2006
Distinguished Service Award, American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association, 2000
Certificate of Advance Education in Cosmetic Surgery, 1999
Distinguished Service Award - ACPA, 2000
Named TOP DOC by Northern Ohio Live, April 2001

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Greater Akron, Ohio State and Ohio Valley Society for Plastic Surgery (Past President)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatrics
Cleft Palate Foundation