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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Involuntary Movement during Mastication in Patients with Long-Term Facial Paralysis Reanimated with a Partial Gracilis Free Neuromuscular Flap Innervated by the Masseteric Nerve.
Rozen S, Harrison B Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2013 Jul 132 1 110e-6e
Upper eyelid postseptal weight placement for treatment of paralytic lagophthalmos.
Rozen S, Lehrman C Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2013 Jun 131 6 1253-65
Obturator nerve anatomy and relevance to one-stage facial reanimation: limitations of a retroperitoneal approach.
Rozen S, Rodriguez-Lorenzo A, Audolfsson T, Wong C, Cheng A Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2013 May 131 5 1057-64
A reliable anatomic approach for identification of the masseteric nerve.
Cheng A, Audolfsson T, Rodriguez-Lorenzo A, Wong C, Rozen S J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2013 May
Nerve Transfers for Facial Transplantation: A cadaveric study for motor and sensory restoration.
Audolfsson T, Rodríguez-Lorenzo A, Wong C, Cheng A, Kildal M, Nowinski D, Rozen S Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2013 Feb
Supraorbitary to infraorbitary nerve transfer for restoration of midface sensation in face transplantation: cadaver feasibility study.
Rodriguez-Lorenzo A, Audolfsson T, Rozen S, Kildal M, Nowinski D Microsurgery 2012 May 32 4 309-13
Reconstruction of the inferior alveolar nerve with bioabsorbable polyglycolic acid nerve conduits.
Mundinger GS, Prucz RB, Rozen SM, Tufaro AP Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2012 Jan 129 1 110e-117e
Discussion: treatment of facial paralysis: dynamic reanimation of spontaneous facial expression-apropos of 655 patients.
Rozen SM Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2011 Dec 128 6 704e-6e
Discussion:the role of peripheral nerve surgery in the treatment of chronic pain associated with amputation stumps
Rozen S Plast Reconstr Surg 2008 3 121 915-917
The two-dermal-flap umbilical transposition: a natural and aesthetic umbilicus after abdominoplasty.
Rozen SM, Redett R Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2007 Jun 119 7 2255-62


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