As Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Program Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Training Programs, Jeffrey E. Janis, M.D., balances his medical career between caring for patients, educating the next generation of physicians, and research.
In the future, it’s not going to be front-page news that a patient has received a face transplant.”
Dr. Janis’ areas of practice include facial cosmetic surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breasts, body contouring, the surgical treatment of migraine headaches, and abdominal wall reconstruction and hernias. He has played an active role in several high-profile breakthroughs in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
He was a co-collaborator in the anatomical and clinical research that ultimately led to the now FDA-approved treatment of migraines with surgery and Botox. He is one of the few doctors in the country trained to treat patients with these procedures.
Dr. Janis also participated on the team that performed the first full-face transplant in the United States. The patient lost all his facial features, along with his eyesight, during a work-related accident in 2008. A new face was transplanted, successfully matching every feature, from arteries to nerves, from the transplanted face to the patient. The arduous procedures and healing process was a success, resulting in a face (including nose, lips, and cheeks) that moves.
He is passionate about advancing the field of plastic surgery. He has authored more than 60 articles, more than 30 books chapters, and has given almost 400 lectures in plastic surgery spanning a variety of topics. He is the editor of two books, Essentials of Plastic Surgery and Current Concepts in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. He also has served as co-editor of three, 300-page supplements to the esteemed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal – two on Wound Healing and one on the use of acellular dermal matrices in surgery.
“One of the advantages of coming to UT Southwestern is that patients are accessing care through academic surgeons. Our surgeons don’t just read the books, we help write them,” Dr. Janis says.
Jeffrey E. Janis, M.D., is Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern and Chief of Plastic Surgery for Parkland Hospital. His clinical interests include:
- Facial reconstruction
- Adult reconstruction
- Pediatric reconstruction
- Cosmetic facial surgery
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Brow lift
- Non-surgical facial rejuvenation
- Dermal Fillers
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Body lift
- Breast reconstruction after breast cancer
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
- Gynecomastia (male breast reduction)
- Surgical treatment of migraines
- Botox treatment of migraines
- Abdominal wall reconstruction
- Abdominal wall repair