Eric Egozi MD
About the Practice
Our Clearwater Center for Cosmetic Surgery is regarded as one of the premier centers for cosmetic surgery in the Tampa, Florida area. Our surgical suite is licensed and certified to meet the highest safety standards. When performing surgery in our surgical suite or nearby Morton Plant Hospital, I utilize state of the art plastic surgery techniques to achieve high quality results for my patients.
Face & Neck
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Breast Augmentation Mastopexy
Body & TrunkLiposuction
Massive Weight Loss
Injectables & FillersBotox
Background & Certification
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Egozi is a well respected Board Certified Tampa Bay area cosmetic plastic surgeon. Dr. Egozi's skill and attention to detail make him one of the most sought after young plastic surgeons in the Tampa, Fl area. His years of quality education and training at some of the finest Universities in the country have helped him develop the skills of a top quality plastic surgeon. He received 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 while preparing for his subsequent career as one of the top young plastic surgeons in the Tampa, Fl area.
Next, he completed a fellowship at the world renowned Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York. New York Presbyterian Hospital houses the largest burn center in the country. Dr. Egozi cared for and reconstructed numerous patients there.
Subsequently, Dr. Egozi attended the highly regarded University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia where he completed his Plastic Surgery training. There he trained with some of the nation’s best cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeons. He learned the latest techniques in cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Egozi also honed his decision making and plastic surgical skills and was awarded the Raymond F. Morgan MD Award as the most outstanding Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery at the University of Virginia.
Publications and Presentations
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, Ferreira AM, Burns AL, Gamelli RL, DiPietro LA. Mast Cells Modulate the Inflammatory but Not the Proliferative Response in Healing Wounds. Wound Repair Regen. 2003; 11(1): 46-54.
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.
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)
Awards & Honors
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)
Affiliations & Memberships
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Tampa Bay Society of Plastic Surgeons
Florida Medical Association
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Medical Association