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Paymon Rahgozar, M.D.

Paymon Rahgozar, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Contact Information

UCSF Medical Center
505 Parnassus Ave #M593
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: (415) 353-4285
Fax: (415) 353-4320

UCSF Surgery at Zuckerberg SFGH
1001 Potrero Avenue, Ward 3A
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: (415) 206-8814
Fax: (415) 206-5484

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Tel: 510-428-3024
Fax: 510-450-5639
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  • Washington University in St. Louis - M.D., Medicine, 2007
  • University of California Los Angeles - B.S. Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics; Spanish, 2003
  • UCLA Medical Center, Intern, Surgery, 2007-2008
  • UCLA Medical Center, Resident, Surgery, 2008-2013
  • University of Southern California, Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013-2016
  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Fellow, Hand Surgery, 2016-2017
  • American Board of Surgery
  • Aesthetic surgery of the face, nose, eyelids, breasts, abdomen, and extremities.
  • Complex adult and pediatric reconstruction/microsurgery of defects of the head and neck, breasts, chest, abdomen, and extremities
  • Complex treatment and reconstruction of the hand, wrist, and upper extremity
  • Pediatric congenital and traumatic reconstruction of the hand, wrist, and upper extremity
  • Abdominal reconstruction
  • Global Health
  • Outcomes research in hand and wrist surgery
  • Resident education
  • Surgical resource utilization
  • Farsi, Spanish

Paymon Rahgozar, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCSF. He received his Bachelor's of Science at UCLA followed by a Medical Degree at Washington University in St. Louis. After graduation from medical school he pursued a full training in General Surgery at UCLA, where he also spent a dedicated year of research investigating the immunogenicity of scaffolds for surgical implantation. He subsequently completed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at University of Southern California where he received a broad training in reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, microsurgery, and hand surgery. Dr. Rahgozar further completed an additional year of training dedicated to hand surgery at the University of Michigan under the guidance of Dr. Kevin Chung.

Most recent publications from a total of 11
  1. Wang ED, Rahgozar P. The Pathogenesis and Treatment of the Stiff Finger. Clin Plast Surg. 2019 Jul; 46(3):339-345. View in PubMed
  2. Giladi AM, Rahgozar P, Zhong L, Chung KC. Corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid injections to the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb joint are associated with early complications after subsequent surgery. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2018 Dec; 43(10):1106-1110. View in PubMed
  3. Zhu AF, Rahgozar P, Chung KC. Advances in Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthroplasty: Biomechanics and Biomaterials. Hand Clin. 2018 05; 34(2):185-194. View in PubMed
  4. Rahgozar P, Zhong L, Chung KC. A Comparative Analysis of Resource Utilization Between Proximal Row Carpectomy and Partial Wrist Fusion: A Population Study. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Oct; 42(10):773-780. View in PubMed
  5. Roostaeian J, Yoon AP, Rahgozar P, Tanna N, Crisera CA, Da Lio AL, Festekjian JH. Implant-based immediate breast reconstruction in the previously augmented patient. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Apr; 68(4):e71-9. View in PubMed
  6. Roostaeian J, Yoon AP, Sanchez IS, Rahgozar P, Galanis C, Herrera F, Tseng CY, Festekjian JH, Da Lio AL, Crisera CA. The effect of prior abdominal surgery on abdominally based free flaps in breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3):247e-255e. View in PubMed
  7. Roostaeian J, Fan KL, Sorice S, Tabit CJ, Liao E, Rahgozar P, Tanna N, Bradley JP. Evaluation of plastic surgery training programs: integrated/combined versus independent. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jul; 130(1):157e-167e. View in PubMed
  8. Gluck JM, Rahgozar P, Ingle NP, Rofail F, Petrosian A, Cline MG, Jordan MC, Roos KP, Maclellan WR, Shemin RJ, Heydarkhan-Hagvall S. Hybrid coaxial electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds with limited immunological response created for tissue engineering. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2011 Oct; 99(1):180-90. View in PubMed
  9. Roos KP, Jordan MC, Fishbein MC, Ritter MR, Friedlander M, Chang HC, Rahgozar P, Han T, Garcia AJ, Maclellan WR, Ross RS, Philipson KD. Hypertrophy and heart failure in mice overexpressing the cardiac sodium-calcium exchanger. J Card Fail. 2007 May; 13(4):318-29. View in PubMed
  10. Al-Dadah AS, Voeller RK, Rahgozar P, Lawton JS, Moon MR, Pasque MK, Damiano RJ, Moazami N. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators improve survival after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with severely impaired left ventricular function. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Jan 12; 2:6. View in PubMed
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