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Faculty Detail    
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Campus Address FOT 1102 Zip 0000
Phone  (205) 638-9369
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Undergraduate  Weber State University, Ogden UT    2004  Bachelor of Science, Zoology. Magna cum laude 
Medical School  University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester NY     2009  Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in Research  
Residency  University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester NY     2012  General Surgery 
Residency  University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester NY    2014  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
Fellowship  University of Texas Southwestern, Austin Regional Programs. Dell Children's Medical Center    2015  Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 

Alabama State Medical License  2015 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Plastic Assistant Professor
Secondary  Surgery   Surgery - Neurosurgery (Org Ret) Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. René Pierre Myers received his undergraduate degree in zoology from Weber State University in Ogden, UT. From there he went on to complete 5 years of medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1 year of which was dedicated to the George Whipple year-out student fellowship in clinical and anatomic pathology. He graduated medical school with numerous accolades including MD with Distinction in Research, Alpha Omega Alpha, and multiple academic awards including The American Society for Clinical Pathology Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement. He also completed the Medical Education Pathway as the first graduate to do so at the University of Rochester. He was then selected to complete the coveted combined Plastic Surgery residency program at the University of Rochester where he received extensive training in all aspects of plastic surgery including general reconstructive surgery, microsurgery and cosmetic surgery. He then elected to complete a further year of comprehensive training in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, TX. Dr. Myers joined the UAB Division of Plastic Surgery in August of 2015. A researcher and an academic leader, he has had his work presented at national and international plastic surgery conferences and has published his work as well as 2 book chapters. He has been fortunate to travel internationally to perform overseas cleft and craniofacial work and looks forward to continuing these trips. He sees patients at The Kirklin Clinic as well as at Children's of Alabama and thoroughly enjoys taking care of both adult and pediatric patients.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
Alpha Omega Alpha 
American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons  Member 
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association  Associate Member 
American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons  Associate Member 
American Society of Craniofacial Surgery  Associate Member 
American Society of Plastic Surgery  Candidate Member 
The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons  Candidate Member 

Research/Clinical Interest
Craniosynostosis, cleft lip, cleft palate, craniomaxillofacial trauma, frontal sinus trauma, orbital trauma, mandibular fractures, surgery in children and adolescents, lip reconstruction, nasal reconstruction, ear reconstruction, general plastic and reconstructive surgery, facial reconstruction, craniofacial microsomia, Goldenhaar syndrome, treacher collins syndrome, crouzon syndrome, apert syndrome, pfeiffer syndrome, pierre-robin sequence, micrognathia, distraction osteogenesis, orthognathic surgery, bone grafts, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, alloplastic cranioplasty, virtual surgical planning, and international cleft care

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Roussel LO, Myers RP, Girotto JA. The Millard Rotation-Advancement Cleft Lip
Repair: 50 Years of Modification. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2015 Feb 2. [Epub
ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25642967 
Koltz PF, Sbitany H, Myers RP, Shaw RB, Patel N, Girotto JA. Reduction mammaplasty in the adolescent female: the URMC experience. Int J Surg.2011;9(3):229-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2010.12.001. Epub 2010 Dec 10. PubMed PMID:21146642  21146642 
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jun;127(6):158e-9e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182131ae4.Adolescent breast reduction: indications, techniques, and outcomes.Koltz PF, Myers RP, Shaw RB, Wasicek P, Girotto JA.PMID: 21617437  21617437 

Craniofacial, maxillofacial, cleft, microsomia, micrognathia, pierre robin, synostosis, distraction osteogenesis, flap, skin graft, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, cosmetic surgery, facial trauma, medpor, pediatric, adolescent