• RenĂ© Pierre Myers, M.D., received his undergraduate degree in zoology from Weber State University in Ogden, UT. From there he went on to complete five years of medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, one year of which was dedicated to the University of Rochester year-out student fellowship in clinical and anatomic pathology. He graduated medical school with numerous accolades including MD with Distinction in Research, Alpha Omega Alpha, and multiple academic awards including The American Society for Clinical Pathology Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement. He also completed the Medical Education Pathway as the first graduate to do so at the University of Rochester. He was then selected to complete the combined plastic surgery residency program at the University of Rochester where he received extensive training in all aspects of plastic surgery including general reconstructive surgery, microsurgery and cosmetic surgery. He then elected to complete a further year of comprehensive training in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, Texas.

    Dr. Myers joined the UAB Division of Plastic Surgery in August of 2015. A researcher and an academic leader, he has had his work presented at national and international plastic surgery conferences and has published his work as well as many book chapters. He has been fortunate to travel internationally to perform overseas cleft and craniofacial work and looks forward to continuing these trips. He currently functions as the Associate Program Director for the Plastic Surgery Residency Programs at UAB.

    He sees patients at The Kirklin Clinic as well as at Children's of Alabama and thoroughly enjoys taking care of both adult and pediatric patients.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Pedicle flap coverage for infected ventricular assist device augmented with dissolving antibiotic beads: Creation of an antibacterial pocketJournal of Cardiac Surgery.  35:2825-2828. 2020
    2015 The millard rotation-advancement cleft lip repair: 50 years of modificationCleft Palate: Craniofacial Journal.  52:e188-e195. 2015
    2015 Deep venous thrombosis in teen with crouzon syndrome post-le fort III osteotomy with rigid external distractionJournal of Craniofacial Surgery.  26:e780-e782. 2015
    2011 Adolescent breast reduction: Indications, techniques, and outcomesPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  127. 2011
    2011 Reduction mammaplasty in the adolescent female: The URMC experienceInternational Journal of Surgery.  9:229-232. 2011
    2009 A rare tumour in the mandible of a young man: A case report and literature reviewof mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of the mandibleOral Surgery.  2:29-35. 2009
    2005 Mandibular bowing and mineralization in brown pelicansCondor: an international journal of avian biology.  107:445-449. 2005

    Research Overview

  • surgical education, craniofacial techniques, cleft and craniofacial outcomes, micrognathia (Pierre Robin Sequence) and distraction osteogenesis, virtual surgical planning and custom implant techniques, neuroplastic surgery, microvascular surgery
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Myers is the course director for the UAB medical students who elect to rotate through plastic surgery on their 3rd and 4th year clerkships. Additionally, he has been a clinical preceptor for the UAB College of Health Professions and thoroughly enjoys having students from the UAB Physician Assistant program since 2018. He also serves as the Associate Program Director of the UAB Plastic Surgery Residencies.
  • Education And Training

  • University of Rochester, Residency
  • University of Rochester, Residency
  • Dell Children's Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Rochester 2009
  • Full Name

  • Rene Myers