S. Alex Rottgers, MD

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Fax: 412-383-8986

3550 Terrace Street

Scaife Hall, Suite 668

Pittsburgh, PA 15261, 


Dr. Rottgers graduated magna cum lauda from Rice University prior to attending Baylor College of Medicine, where he graduated with Highest Honors in 2007. During his time at Baylor, Dr. Rottgers developed an interest in the care of patients with craniofacial anomalies and pediatric plastic surgery. He has pursued this interest since matriculating to the integrated plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Rottgers has continued to perform outcomes research related to craniofacial conditions and took a year out of his surgical training to work in the University of Pittsburgh Pediatric Plastic Surgery Laboratory where he developed new tools for studying the molecular biology of cranial sutures, and studied tissue-engineering strategies to regenerate bone in the craniofacial skeleton. Following graduation, Dr. Rottgers will be completing a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital before pursuing a career in academic plastic surgery.


  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2003
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2007
  • Highest Honors in Basic Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, 2005
  • S. Carl Harvey Memorial Award for Excellence in Gross Anatomy, Baylor College of Medicine, 2007
  • Leighton L. Hill Excellence in Pediatrics Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2007
  • Plastic Surgery Foundation Pilot Research Grant, 2010
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Research Grant, 2010
  • Paul Black Junior Investigator Award for Best Paper, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 2012
  • Plastic Surgery Resident In-service Award, University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery, 2008-10, 2012-13


Dr. Rottgers has authored over 20 published peer-reviewed publications and has over 40 presentations at local, regional, national, and international meetings.