Meet Dr. Robert Houser - Plastic Surgeon

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus, Inc: About Us

Dr. Robert S. Houser

Dr. Robert HouserDr. Houser is a native of central Ohio. Raised just north of Columbus, he was influenced by his father, Robert G. Houser, M.D., who dedicated over 38 years to the art of plastic surgery. Dr. Houser was fortunate to be exposed to the plastic surgery field early in his youth and carries on his father’s passion for providing quality cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in central Ohio.

After more than 3 years of sharing a practice with his father, Dr. Houser became a solo practitioner in August, 2006 upon his father’s retirement.

Dr. Houser has been practicing Plastic Surgery since 2003 and completed 6 years of residency education following medical school. The final 2 years of his training were dedicated solely to Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University. Dr. Houser considers each patient’s unique qualities and personal desires when making treatment recommendations. He spends a great deal of time with each patient, making sure he understands what the patient is asking for, thus helping him deliver on patients’ expectations.

Dr. Houser received his undergraduate training at The Ohio State University, medical training at Ohio University, and his plastic surgery training at The Ohio State University. He is a former auxiliary faculty member at The Ohio State University in the plastic surgery program and currently participates in resident education in the general surgery program at Mount Carmel Medical Center. Dr. Houser was recognized in 2011 and 2012 by Patient’s Choice as One of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors and as a Patient’s Choice Physician in 2013.

Dr. Houser is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Houser is proud to be a Member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Only about one-third of ABPS Board Certified plastic surgeons are elected to this prestigious organization.

Teaching Appointments:

Clinical Assistant, Professor of Surgery Division of Plastic Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio


The Diagnostic Accuracy of Technetium-99 Sestamibi Scintimammography in Detecting Malignant Breast Lesions. Surgical Rounds 24:15-22, 2001.

Cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia after cholecystokinin injection. Surgical Rounds 2005.

Dr. Houser’s Recent Honors and Awards Include:

2014 — Patients’ Choice Award

2014 — Top 10 Doctor Award

2013 — Patients’ Choice Award

2013 — Most Compassionate Doctor Award

2013 — Outstanding Specialty Medicine Physician Award, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

2012 — Patients’ Choice Award

2012 — Most Compassionate Doctor Award

2011 — Most Compassionate Doctor Award

2011 — Patients’ Choice Award

2008 — Resident Teaching Award, The Ohio State University Medical Center and College of Medicine, Division

of Plastic Surgery

2008 — Patients’ Choice Award