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Freiburg Facial Paralysis Instructional Course

Confirmed Speakers

Prof. Andres Rodriguez Lorenzo

MD, PhD Clinical Chief and Associate Professor
Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery
Uppsala University Hospital
Uppsala, Sweden

Chief and Associate Professor in Plastic Surgery Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. Dr. Andres Rodriguez completed his medical education,postgraduated PhD studies and plastic surgery residency in Spain followed by two-years microvascular fellowships at the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit in Glasgow and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. He works in Uppsala, Sweden since 2010 leading one of the most active microsurgical centers in Scandinavia. He is the program director of the International Fellowship Program in Microsurgery at the Uppsala University and his main focus of clinical and research activity is head and neck reconstruction and facial paralysis. He has over 45 peer-reviewed publications and he is member of the Editorial Boards of several journals in plastic surgery.

Prof. Shai Rozen

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, USA

Dr. Shai Rozen is Associate Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is the Director of Microsurgery and the Facial Palsy Program at UTSW Medical School. He trained in General Surgery followed by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He pursued advanced training in Craniofacial Surgery and Peripheral Nerve surgery before joining the faculty at UTSW in 2007. Today he is considered as a leading expert in the area of facial paralysis, and is the author of numerous leading publications in the area. He has given numerous talks in the USA, Europe, and Asia on the treatment of facial palsy and as a consummate educator participates in many visiting professorships in academic centers worldwide working closely with residents and faculty. He is the Primary Investigator in several large funded studies and concentrates his research in several areas in peripheral nerve and facial paralysis.

Assoc.-Prof. Chieh-Han John Tzou

M.D. Ph.D. MBA
Associate Professor of Sigmund Freud University of Vienna
Director of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic
Hospital of the Divine Savior Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Dr. Chieh-Han John Tzou completed his medical education and plastic surgery residency at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria under Prof. Dr. M. Frey and a one-and-a-half-year microvascular fellowship at the Chang Gung Memorial University Hospital in Taiwan with Prof. F.C. Wei, Prof. D.C.C. Chuang and Prof. M.H. Cheng. Currently he is the Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic at the Hospital of Divine Savior Vienna, Austria (Krankenhaus Goettlicher Heiland Wien) and Associate Professor of the Sigmund Freud University of Vienna. The main focus of his clinical work and research are facial palsy, reconstructive lymphedema surgery, nerve reconstruction, microsurgical reconstruction and super-microsurgery.

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