Ronald E. Hoxworth, M.D., is a plastic surgeon at Children’s Health℠ who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Hoxworth earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed a general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and joined UT Southwestern in 2007 after completing a fellowship in plastic surgery there.
Although a growing number of patients are having cosmetic surgery procedures, not all are safe and effective for every patient or result in the long-term impact that patients want.
“My patients understand that my main concern is for their health and safety and a desire to always do what is right for them,” Dr. Hoxworth says.
Dr. Hoxworth also participates in cutting-edge, patient-directed research. He has served as the principal investigator for award-winning studies and publications that evaluated patient safety and outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery patients.
Dr. Hoxworth is a contributing editor for Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery, a reviewer for the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a member of the Plastic Surgery Foundation Clinical Trials Network Committee, which works to identify key clinical issues in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
Dr. Hoxworth has volunteered on medical missions in Belize with the Life Enhancement Association for People (LEAP) Foundation, which delivers free surgical care to children and adults born with deformities.
He served as site principal investigator for an award-winning, multi-institutional study supported by the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation that measured patient safety and outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery patients.
Dr. Hoxworth has attained dual board certification and is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as well as a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Dallas-Fort Worth Hand Society and the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Hoxworth frequently speaks at medical symposiums on cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, and he has published numerous articles, book chapters, and scientific papers about those topics.
A native of New Jersey, Dr. Hoxworth is a team physician for the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars. He enjoys sports of any kind and spending time with his family, which includes his wife, a daughter and a 150-pound Great Dane.