Dr. Rottgers practices in the pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery program. His areas of special interest in the treatment of cleft and craniofacial conditions include cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, hemifacial microsomia, microtia, and other abnormalities of the face and jaws. 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, pediatric microsurgery and treatment of vascular anomalies. He is also a full-time assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
06/24/2007 - 06/30/2014
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015
Baylor College of Medicine
08/01/2003 - 05/30/2007