About

drEducation and Training

It is no fluke that Dr. Eric Egozi is one of the top plastic surgeons of today. He is a well-respected because of skill and attention to detail that continues to make him one of the most in-demand young plastic surgeons. His years of exceptional education and practice at some of the finest universities in the nation have helped him develop the skills of a top quality plastic surgeon. Earning his Bachelors of Science degree with Highest Honors from Emory University and Doctorate of Medicine from the Emory University School of Medicine. From there, Dr. Egozi trained at the Loyola University Medical Center. There he completed a General Surgery training program and also spent one-year researching wound healing.

Following, he completed a fellowship at the world-renowned Weill Cornell Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. New York Presbyterian Hospital operates the largest burn center in the US. Dr. Egozi cared for and reconstructed many patients there.

Subsequently, Dr. Eric Egozi attended the esteemed University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia where he completed his Plastic Surgery training. While there he trained with some of the nation’s best cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Mastering the latest techniques in cosmetic plastic surgery, Dr. Egozi also honed his judgment making and plastic surgical skills.  Also, he was awarded the Raymond F. Morgan MD Award as the most outstanding Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery at the University of Virginia.

Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Egozi has received two Board Certifications approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties. He has been accredited by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The doctor is also an ardent member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Personal Note

Dr. Egozi was born in Atlanta, GA where he lived for 26 years.  He has an interest in motorsports and helps coach his son in Basketball.

Honors/Awards

  • Raymond F. Morgan Outstanding Plastic Surgery Chief Resident Award (2005
  • Second Place in Chicago Trauma Research Competition (1999)
  • Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (1993)
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Phi Sigma Society Honorary for Research and Academic Excellence (1992)
  • Hughes Research Fellowship (1991)

Presentations

  • Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures for the Active Woman – Delta Kappa Gamma Womens Group of Tampa Florida (2008)
  • Facial Rejuvenation: Variations in Facelifts – University of Virginia Medical Center (2005)
  • Breast Reconstructive Options – University of Virginia Medical Center (2004)
  • Thrombocytopenia and Wound Healing – Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology (1999)
  • Mast Cells and Wound Healing – Society of University Surgeons (1999)
  • Mesenteric and Omental Cysts in Children – Southeastern Surgical Conference (1996)
  • Inhibition of Chick Limb Bud Chondrogenesis – Annual Meeting of the American Society of Zoologists (1991)
  • American Medical Association

Activities/Organizations

  • Tampa Bay Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Publications

  • Egozi EI, Faulkner BK, Lin KY. Successful Revascularization Following Near-Complete Amputation of the Tongue. Ann Plastic Surg. 2006: 56(2): 190-193.
  • Szpaderska AM, Egozi EI, Gamelli RL, DiPietro LA. The Effect of Thrombocytopenia on Dermal Wound Healing. J Invest Derm. 2003; 120(6): 1130-7.
  • Egozi EI, Ricketts RR: Mesenteric and Omental Cysts in Children. The American Surgeon, 1997; 63(3): 287-290.
  • Elmer WA, Egozi EI, Pollard S, Cochran JD, Kwasigroch TE: Glycosidic Cleavage of Galactose from Chick Limb Mesenchymal Cells Inhibits in vitro Chondrogenesis. Prog Clin Biol Res, 1993; 383B: 445-454.
  • Egozi EI, Elmer WA, Pollard S: Inhibition of Chondrogenesis in Chick Limb Mesenchyme Cultured in the Presence of ß-galactosidase is Associated with Altered cAMP Levels, American Zoologist, 1991; 31(5):82.