Ronald Edward Hoxworth, MD Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health
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.
Education and Training
Medical SchoolThomas Jefferson University Medical School (2000)
InternshipMonmouth Medical Center (2001), General Surgery
ResidencyUT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2007), Plastic and Reconstructive Sur
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Psychiatry (2005), General Surgery
Research & Publications
- Anatomic and Clinical Analysis in Rhinoplasty
- Anatomy of Facial Aging
- Body Contouring
- "Validation of the Caprini Risk Assessment Model in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Patients
Pannucci CJ, Bailey SH, Dreszer G, Wachtman CF, Zumsteg JW, Jaber RM, Hamill JB, Hume KM, Rubin JP, Neligan PC, Kallianen LK, Hoxworth RE, Pusic AL, and Wilkins EG Journal of the American College of Surgeons January 2011 212(1) 105-112
- Validation of the Caprini Risk Assessment Model in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Patients
Pannucci CJ, Bailey SH, Dreszer G, Wachtman CF, Zumsteg JW, Jaber RM, Hamill JB, Hume KM, Rubin JP, Neligan PC, Kallianen LK, Hoxworth RE, Pusic AL, and Wilkins EG Journal of the American College of Surgeons. January 2011 212(1) 105-112
- Primary Breast Augmentation Today: A Survey of Current Breast Augmentation Practice Patterns.
Reece, EM, Ghavami, A, Hoxworth, RE, Alvarez, SA, Hatef, DA, Brown, S., Rohrich, RJ Aesthetic Surgery Journal March 2009 29(2) 116-121
- Trunk Reconstruction
Ronald E Hoxworth M.D. Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery 2009 10(24) 1-55
- The Pyriform Ligament
Rohrich, RJ, Hoxworth, RE, Pessa, JE Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery June 2008 121(6) 2107-2112
- Primary Rhinoplasty
Rohrich RJ, Hoxworth RE Plastic Surgery: Indications and Practice 2008 Textbook Chapter pp.1479-1508
Professional Associations and Affiliations
- Clinical Trials Network Committee, Plastic Surgery Education Foundation (PSEF)
- Curriculum Development Committee, ASPS/AACPS
- Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Surgery
- Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reviewer
- Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery, Contributing Editor
Awards & Honors
- Leonard R. Rubin Award (Senior Author)
American Association of Plastic Surgeons (2010)
- Faculty Teaching Award
UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery (2009)
- Impact Award
Department of Clinical Services (2008)
- Excellence In Teaching Award
UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery (2007)
- Excellence In Teaching Award
TJUH Department of Surgery, 2002, 2004, 2005 (2005)