Jeffrey M. Kenkel, M.D.

Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD

Professor and Chair
Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., Distinguished Professorship in Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery
Chief of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern University Hospitals

Clinical Interests: Body contouring/traditional and ultrasound-assisted liposuction; abdominoplasty; body contouring after massive weight loss; laser skin rejuvenation; facial cosmetic surgery; cosmetic breast surgery.

Research Interests: Body contouring and lasers, safety and outcomes in plastic surgery

Rod J. Rohrich, M.D.

Rod Rohrich, MD


Clinical Interests: Facial cosmetic surgery; rhinoplasty/nasal reconstruction; body contouring; traditional and ultrasound liposuction; cosmetic breast surgery; breast reshaping and breast reconstruction; abdominoplasty.

Research Interests: Clinical translational research in the area of wound healing; aging; and anatomic studies on facial aging and rhinoplasty. Outcomes evidence based clinical research to improve the care of our patients and enhance their safety through improved techniques and technology.

James Thornton, M.D.

James Thornton, MD

Director, Facial Reconstruction Division

Clinical Interests: Facial reconstruction; microsurgical breast reconstruction; lower extremity reconstruction.

Research Interest: Use of biomaterials in facial and abdominal wall reconstruction; outcomes analysis of facial reconstruction.

Shai Rozen, M.D.

Shai Rozen

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests: Complex facial reconstruction; facial paralysis; peripheral nerve surgery; breast reconstruction; facial plastic surgery; face-lift; rhinoplasty; body contouring.

Research Interests: Facial reconstruction; peripheral nerve surgery and facial reanimation; facial cosmetic surgery.

Ron Hoxworth, M.D.

Ron Hoxworth, MD

Associate Professor
Chief of Plastic Surgery, Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Co-Director, Abdominal Wall Clinic

Clinical Interests: Body contouring; breast augmentation; facial rejuvenation; nasal surgery; reconstructive surgery of the breast; pediatric reconstruction; abdominal wall repair.

Research Interests: Anatomic and clinical analysis in rhinoplasty; anatomy of facial aging; body contouring; outcomes in pediatric reconstruction.

Jonathan Cheng, M.D.

Jonathan Cheng, MD

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests: Long gap nerve defects; sensory motor segregation; accelerated axonal regeneration; repair site scar formation.

Research Interests: Peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery; reconstructive microsurgery; migraine surgery; cosmetic and breast surgery.

Sumeet Teotia, M.D.

Sumeet Teotia, MD

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests: Primary and secondary rhinoplasty; cleft lip, nose, and palate surgery; breast surgery and reconstruction.

Research Interests: Facial transplantation; facial and nasal anatomy; breast anatomy and flap refinement

Lawrence Lavery, D.P.M., M.P.H.

Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH

Co-Director, Plastic Surgery Research Division

Clinical and Research Interests: Diabetic lower extremity complications; wounds; neuropathy; osteomyelitis.

Alex Kane, M.D.

Alex Kane, MD

Chief, Pediatric/Craniofacial Surgery-Children’s Medical Center/UT Southwestern

Clinical Interest: General pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery.

Research Interest: Quantitative and functional imaging of cleft and craniofacial conditions.

Bardia Amirlak, M.D.

Bardia Amirlak, MD

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests: Hand and upper extremity trauma; upper extremity nerve compression syndromes; migraine surgery and management of head and neck pain syndromes; facial cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty.

Research Interests: Migraine surgery and management of peripheral nerve pain syndromes; composite tissue allotransplantation; management upper extremity trauma; effects of environmental factors on facial aesthetics; aging and alopecia (study of monozygotic twins).

Doug Sammer, M.D.

Doug Sammer, MD

Assistant Professor
Director, Hand Surgery Division

Clinical Interests: Adult and pediatric congenital hand and wrist surgery.

Research Interests: Contralateral C7 nerve transfer for shoulder function; correction of swan-neck deformity after pyrocarbon arthroplasty of the PIP joint; salvage arthrodesis following pyrocarbon arthroplasty of PIP or MCP joints; demographic and regional trends in replantation surgery; glomus tumor association with neurofibromatosis; lunate morphology and wrist kinematics; flexor tendon lacerations; distal radius fractures in elderly.

Christopher Derderian, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests: Craniosynostosis; cranial vault reconstruction; orbital reconstruction; distraction osteogenesis procedures of the jaws and cranial vault; cleft lip and palate surgery; orthognathic surgery; ear reconstruction; otoplasty; rhinoplasty; vascular anomalies.

Research Interests: Outcome studies in cranial vault reconstruction; new modalities for cranial vault expansion; expanded applications of distraction techniques; computer assisted design and modeling for surgical planning.

Translational Research Interests: Applications for adult mesenchymal stem cells in tissue engineering applications and cell-based therapies.

Dennis Kao, M.D.

Dennis Kao, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests: Hand surgery, brachial plexus, upper and lower extremity reconstruction, facial reanimation, microsurgery.

Research Interests: Brachial plexus injury, treatment, and outcome; anatomical studies of flaps; anatomical studies of the upper extremity; clinical outcomes of various hand surgery procedures

James M. Smartt, Jr., M.D.

James Smartt, MD

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests: Craniosynostosis, distraction osteogenesis, cleft lip and palate, orthognathic surgery, otoplasty, and rhinoplasty.

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes of robotic surgery imaging in craniofacial anomalies.

Nicholas Haddock, M.D.

Nicholas Haddock, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests: Hand surgery, extremity reconstruction, breast reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery

Research Interests: Outcomes in hand and plastic surgery, reconstructive microsurgery and perforator flaps, transplantation.

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