UAB has the first and only facial nerve program in the state of Alabama. Our Facial Nerve Clinic comprises a team of physicians who have expertise in the treatment of facial nerve injuries and other facial nerve disorders. As one of the largest tertiary care centers in the Southeastern Region, UAB is equipped to treat a wide range of conditions affecting facial nerve function.

Our service line provides a comprehensive approach that integrates the most cutting edge therapies for such facial nerve disorders, spanning from rehabilitation to medical management to surgical repair. The multidisciplinary team includes microvascular surgeons, craniofacial surgeons, radiologists, advanced practice providers, therapists, nurses, and other specialists who utilize the most advanced technology to diagnose and manage facial nerve disorders. Our model involves a thorough initial assessment of each case, followed by same-day testing and/or intervention if necessary.  Through our collaborative efforts, we implement personalized treatment plans that best fits the needs of our patients. 


  • Updated treatment recommendations based on groundbreaking research from the facial nerve community.

  • Treatment of facial nerve weakness or paralysis caused by Bell's palsy, Ramsay-Hunt syndrome, facial nerve tumors, cancer treatment, ear disease, acoustic neuromas, facial trauma, temporal bone trauma, parotid surgery, neurofibromatosis, vascular malformations, congenital malformations, or birth trauma.

  • A personalized treatment plan with the latest therapies and standards of care based on the patient's specific type of disorder and outcome goals.

  • Nonsurgical options for treatment including chemodenervation and/or facial nerve rehabilitation complete with access to a licensed therapist onsite. 

  • A wide range of surgical treatment options including facial reanimation, nerve grafting, and tendon transfers.

  • Access to integrative medicine and supportive therapy.

  • Comprehensive care in collaboration with the patient's primary care provider and referring physician.

Our Team

Benjamin Greene, MD

Benjamin GreeneAssociate Professor
Co-Director, Facial Nerve Clinic

René Meyers, MD

Rene MeyersAssistant Professor 
Co-Director, Facial Nerve Clinic

Hari Jeyarajan, MD

Hari webAssistant Professor

Allison Seamon, PA-C

Allison Seamon

Certified Physician Assistant

Duane Trahan, MS, CCC-SLP


Speech Pathologist