Dr. Rottgers practices in the pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery programs and is chief of the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. His areas of special interest are vascular anomalies and in the treatment of cleft and craniofacial conditions including cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, hemifacial microsomia, microtia, and other abnormalities of the face and jaw. He also cares for children who need reconstructive and aesthetic nasal surgery, jaw surgery to correct an abnormal bite or sleep apnea, facial reanimation, correction of ear abnormalities, and pediatric microsurgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a full-time associate professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Rottgers received the Best Consulting Physician Award in the 2018 Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Excellence Awards.
Dr. Rottgers completed a clinical fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and followed with an internship and residency in plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He graduated from medical school with highest honors and received the Leighton L. Hill Excellence in Pediatrics Award.
As a resident, he won the Plastic Surgery Resident In-Service Award in each of the six years of his training. During residency, he completed a one-year research fellowship studying clinical outcomes in cleft and craniofacial surgery and the molecular biology leading to craniosynostosis. He was honored with the Paul Black Junior Investigator Award of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
His research interests involve outcome measures and use of new 3D imaging modalities in cleft, craniofacial and corrective jaw surgery.