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Paymon Rahgozar, M.D.

Paymon Rahgozar, M.D.

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

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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.

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  1. Gonzalez SR, Loomba V, Obi-Osuagwu O, Al-Nowaylati AR, Rahgozar P. Severe Craniofacial Morbidity from a Bean Bag Projectile. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 May; 9(5):e3589. View in PubMed
  2. Park KM, Tai C, Rahgozar P. Early Recurrent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Patients with Mucopolysaccharidoses. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Mar; 9(3):e3505. View in PubMed
  3. Withers JA, Lalchandani GR, Halvorson RT, Immerman I, Rahgozar P. Opioid Use following Open versus Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release: A Population Study. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Feb; 9(2):e3399. View in PubMed
  4. Jacquelyn Withers, Gopal Lalchandani, Ryan Halvorson, Igor Immerman, Paymon Rahgozar. Opioid Use Following Open Versus Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release—A Population Study. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2020 Oct 9; 8(9 Suppl). View in PubMed
  5. Dayani F, Rahgozar P. Content Evaluation of Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program Websites Regarding Sub-internships. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020 Aug; 8(8):e3017. View in PubMed
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