Shai M. Rozen, M.D. has joined the Department of Plastic Surgery in UT Southwestern as an assistant professor. He completed his general surgical training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then proceeded to complete his plastic surgery training at Johns Hopkins. He pursued a craniofacial fellowship with Dr. Kenneth Salyer and peripheral nerve surgery training with Dr. Lee Dellon from Johns Hopkins Hospital. His clinical interests in reconstructive surgery include solutions for clinical scenarios involving pain secondary to peripheral nerve problems after surgery, trauma or chemotherapy, treatment of pain and loss of sensation in patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy, facial paralysis, adult craniofacial reconstruction secondary to trauma or cancer. His cosmetic surgery interests include facial cosmetic surgery including facelift, brow lift, and nose surgery as well as body cosmetic surgery including breast augmentation, liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck. His research interests are investigating the role of nerve decompression in diabetic neuropathy, peripheral nerve surgery in the management of pain, peripheral nerve regeneration.


Medical School
Sackler School of Medicine (1997)
Johns Hopkins Hospital (2003), General Surgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital (2005), Plastic Surgery
International Craniofacial Institute (2006), Craniofacial Surgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital (2007), Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Research Interest

  • Dynamic solutions for the paralyzed face
  • Pain problems related to the peripheral nervous system
  • Peripheral neuropathy pain


Effect of Lower Extremity Nerve Decompression in Patients With Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: The Diabetic Neuropathy Nerve Decompression Randomized, Observation Group and Placebo Surgery-Controlled Clinical Trial
Rozen SM, Wolfe GI, Vernino S, Raskin P, Hynan LS, Wyne K, Fulmer R, Pandian G, Sharma SK, Mohanty AJ, Sanchez CV, Hembd A, Gorman A Annals of surgery 2024 Jul 280 35-45
Polyetheretherketone Implant Cranioplasty for Large Cranial Defects: A Seven-Year Follow-Up
Sanchez CV, Krag AE, Barnett S, Welch BG, Rozen SM Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2024 May 35 903-907
Neurofibromatosis Type II and Facial Paralysis: Clinical Evaluation and Management
Mohanty AJ, DeVahl J, Kutz WJ, Rozen SM Plastic and reconstructive surgery 2024 Feb 153 415-423
Lateral Tarsal Strip versus Tensor Fascia Lata Sling for Paralytic Ectropion: Comparison and Long-Term Outcomes
Sanchez CV, Thachil R, Mitchell DN, Reisch JS, Rozen SM Plastic and reconstructive surgery 2024 Jan 153 148E-159E
Optimizing Facial Function in Patients With High-Risk Recurrent Pleomorphic Adenoma and a History of Facial Nerve Injury
Wen YE, Rozen SM Annals of plastic surgery 2023 Nov 91 553-563
Special Issue: Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Management of Facial Nerve Disorders
Volk GF, Kraus CC, Eisenhardt SU, Rozen S Diagnostics 2023 Oct 13
Facial Nerve High-Resolution Microanatomy Analysis of the Distal Intratemporal to Extracranial Pes Segment: Reconstructive Implications
Mohanty AJ, Cleveland P, Shang Z, Glick S, Sanchez CV, Jamieson AR, Rozen SM Plastic and reconstructive surgery 2023 Jul 152 175-182
Neurofibromatosis type II and facial paralysis - clinical evaluation and management
Mohanty AJ, DeVahl JM, Kutz JW, Rozen S Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2023 Apr
Lateral Tarsal Strip versus Tensor Fascia Lata Sling for Paralytic Ectropion - Comparison and Long-Term Outcomes
Sanchez CV, Thachil R, Mitchell DN, Reisch JS, Rozen S Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2023 Apr
Dual-Innervated Gracilis Free Functional Muscle Transfers in Facial Palsy Patients: Comparing Long-term Outcomes between One- versus Two-Stage Procedures
Wen YE, Thachil R, Zamora Madrazo A, Sanchez CV, Reisch J, Rozen SM Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 2023


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Honors & Awards

  • Pilot Grant Award
    Collaborative Study Initiative Pilot Grant Award Program (2008)
  • Primary Investigator (PI)
    Served as PI of a pilot study on the effect of Collagenese Santyl(R) ointment on healing and scarring of dermatome wounds. Healthpoint, Ltd. sponsored the study. (2008-2013)
  • Primary Investigator (PI) - Diabetic Neuropathy Nerve Decompression Study
    Served as PI for a controlled, randomized, double-blinded, prospective study on the role of surgical decompression of lower extremity nerves for the treatment of patients with symptomatic diabetic neuropathy with chronic nerve compression. The David Crowley Foundation and the National Institutes of Health provided financial support. (2008-2013)
  • First Prize M.D. Thesis
    M.D. Thesis: Aspirin and Mortality in a Large Group of Patients With Coronary Heart Disease (1997)
  • Intern of the Year
    Tel Hashomer Hospital, Israel (1997)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons (2009)
  • American Medical Association (2002)
  • American Society of Peripheral Nerve Surgery (2009)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (2008)
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (2011)
  • The Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association (2003)