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


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Case report: full-thickness forehead burn over indwelling titanium hardware resulting from an aberrant intraoperative electrocautery circuit.
Mundinger GS, Rozen SM, Carson B, Greenberg RS, Redett RJ Eplasty 2007 8 e1
Unilateral cleft lip approach and technique.
Salyer KE, Rozen SM, Genecov ER, Genecov DG. Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2005 19 4 313-328
Melanoma and decorative tattoos: is a black sentinel lymph node unequivocally metastatic?
Rozen S, Nahabedian MY Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2004 Apr 113 4 1304-7
Two cases of pseudoaneurysm of the renal artery following laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma: CT angiographic evaluation.
Moore CJ, Rozen SM, Fishman EK Emerg Radiol 2004 Feb 10 4 193-6
Management strategies for pyoderma gangrenosum: case studies and review of literature.
Rozen SM, Nahabedian MY, Manson PN Ann Plast Surg 2001 Sep 47 3 310-5
Giant plexiform neurofibroma of the back.
Nahabedian MY, Rozen SM, Namnoum JD, Vander Kolk CA Ann Plast Surg 2000 Oct 45 4 442-5


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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)