Ronald E. Hoxworth, MD, FACS Dr. Ron Hoxworth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, as well as, the Chief of Plastic Surgery for the North Texas VA Medical Center. He has attained dual board cerification by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hoxworth received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in General Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital followed by a fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Throughout his career Dr Hoxworth has recieved numerous awards for excellence in teaching, education and patient care. His clinical interests involve both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery; his extensive training and dual certification have allowed him to develop a successful focus in both areas. Dr Hoxworth has published scientific papers, book chapters and articles on cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, post bariatric surgery, liposuction and pediatric reconstructive surgery. He has also lectured extensively on these topics nationally. In addition, Dr Hoxworth has extensive experience in abdominal wall and trunk reconstruction. He serves as co-director of the UTSW Abdominal Wall Reconstructive Program and was editor for the Trunk Reconstruction section of Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery. His research includes facial and nasal anatomy, abdominal wall physiology and reconstruction and pediatric reconstruction after trauma. He has served as a member of the clinical trials network committee for the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation; participating in a national study of evidenced based medicine and surgical patient safety. In addition to his academic and professional pursuits, Dr Hoxworth is an avid sports fan. He was an intercollegiate rower, competing nationally and internationally, including the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames. Currently he serves as a team physician for Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League.


Medical School
Jefferson Medical College (2000)
Monmouth Medical Center (2001), General Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University (2005), General Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2007)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2007), Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Texas at Dallas (2015)

Research Interest

  • Anatomic and Clinical Analysis in Rhinoplasty
  • Anatomy of Facial Aging
  • Body Contouring


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Validation of the Caprini Risk Assessment Model in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Patients
Pannucci CJ, Bailey SH, Dreszer G, Wachtman CF, Zumsteg JW, Jaber RM, Hamill JB, Hume KM, Rubin JP, Neligan PC, Kallianen LK, Hoxworth RE, Pusic AL, and Wilkins EG Journal of the American College of Surgeons. January 2011 212(1) 105-112
Primary Breast Augmentation Today: A Survey of Current Breast Augmentation Practice Patterns.
Reece, EM, Ghavami, A, Hoxworth, RE, Alvarez, SA, Hatef, DA, Brown, S., Rohrich, RJ Aesthetic Surgery Journal March 2009 29(2) 116-121
Trunk Reconstruction
Ronald E Hoxworth M.D. Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery 2009 10(24) 1-55
The Pyriform Ligament
Rohrich, RJ, Hoxworth, RE, Pessa, JE Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery June 2008 121(6) 2107-2112
Primary Rhinoplasty
Rohrich RJ, Hoxworth RE Plastic Surgery: Indications and Practice 2008 Textbook Chapter pp.1479-1508

Honors & Awards

  • Leonard R. Rubin Award (Senior Author)
    American Association of Plastic Surgeons (2010)
  • Faculty Teaching Award
    UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery (2009)
  • Impact Award
    Department of Clinical Services (2008)
  • Excellence In Teaching Award
    UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery (2007)
  • Excellence In Teaching Award
    TJUH Department of Surgery, 2002, 2004, 2005 (2005)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Clinical Trials Network Committee, Plastic Surgery Education Foundation (PSEF)
  • Curriculum Development Committee, ASPS/AACPS
  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Surgery
  • Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reviewer
  • Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery, Contributing Editor