025Surgery Myers Plastics

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interests
adult and pediatric plastic surgery


René 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 George Whipple 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 coveted 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 two book chapters. He has been fortunate to travel internationally to perform overseas cleft and craniofacial work and looks forward to continuing these trips. 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

Roussel LO, Myers RP, Girotto JA. The Millard Rotation-Advancement Cleft Lip Repair: 50 Years of Modification. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2015 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25642967  

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jun;127(6):158e-9e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182131ae4.Adolescent breast reduction: indications, techniques, and outcomes.Koltz PF, Myers RP, Shaw RB, Wasicek P, Girotto JA.PMID: 21617437  

Koltz PF, Sbitany H, Myers RP, Shaw RB, Patel N, Girotto JA. Reduction mammaplasty in the adolescent female: the URMC experience. Int J Surg.2011;9(3):229-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2010.12.001. Epub 2010 Dec 10. PubMed PMID:21146642



Medical School
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Distinction in Research

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
General Surgery

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

University of Texas Southwestern
Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Campus Address
ACC 322

(205) 934-2307