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Stephen Alexander Rottgers, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Dr. Stephen Alex Rottgers is a pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is also an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Rottgers received his undergraduate degree in biology and philosophy from Rice University in Houston and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, graduating with honors. He completed his residency in plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and performed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rottgers joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2015. 

Dr. Rottgers's research interests include outcomes research of patients with cleft lip and cleft palate, craniosynostosis and other craniofacial abnormalities.  He is interested in 3-D surgical planning and modeling of the craniofacial skeleton for treating patients with deformities.

Dr. Rottgers is a member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery. He’s also a member of the Florida Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Dr. Rottgers serves as a journal reviewer for PLOS ONE and the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. He has received numerous awards for his exceptional performance, including the Paul Black Junior Investigator Award, L. Leighton Hill Excellence in Pediatrics Award and the S. Carl Harvey Memorial Award for excellence in gross anatomy. more


  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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  • B.A., Rice University (Texas) (2003)
  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine - Houston (Texas) (2007)
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