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Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, MSPH, FACS

Only triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Louisiana

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Dr. Metzinger

Triple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

A New Orleans native, Dr. Metzinger is renowned for his exceptional expertise, precision, and dedication to the art and science of plastic surgery. His commitment to delivering transformative results while maintaining the highest standards of patient care has solidified his reputation as a trusted surgeon in the community and beyond. Dr. Metzinger is Triple Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Metzinger is a Clinical Associate Professor at Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Metzinger’s major areas of interest are cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, nose, breast, and body.

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  • 1974 – 1978 Jesuit High School, New Orleans, Louisiana Special Diploma of Merit, Cum Laude 1978
  • 1979 – 1982 Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • 1981 – 1983 Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana Degree: Master of Science in Public Health
  • 1983 – 1987 Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana Degree: Doctor of Medicine
  • July 1987 – June 1989 Residency in General Surgery Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
  • July 1989 – June 1993 Residency in Otolaryngology–Headand Neck Surgery Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • July 1993 – June 1994 Fellow – American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Preceptor: E. Gaylon McCollough, Birmingham, Alabama
  • July 1994 – June 1996 Residency in Plastic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Maryland
  • July 1995 – December 1995 Fellowship, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery/Microvascular Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland

  • 1987 – Licensed, Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1988 – Licensed, State of Alabama
  • 1989 – Licensed, State of Mississippi
  • 1994 – Licensed, State of Maryland
  • 1994 – Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology
  • 1998 – Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 1998 – Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • 2008 – Recertification
  • 2018 – Recertification

  • Fellow, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Active Member, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Active Member, The Rhinoplasty Society
  • Fellow, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
  • Active Member, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Associate Member, Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Southern Medical Association
  • Member, Louisiana State Medical Society
  • Member, Jefferson Parish Medical Society
  • Member, Orleans Parish Medical Society
  • Member, Louisiana Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member, Louisiana Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Member, Greater New Orleans Society for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member, LSU, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Alumni Association
  • Faculty Member, AO ASIF Maxillofacial Faculty
  • Member, New Orleans Surgical Society
  • Member, James D. Rives Surgical Society
  • Active Member, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
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  • America’s Most Honored Doctors – Top 1% 2022
  • 2022 Top Doctors
  • 2022 New Orleans Leading Doctors
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Compassionate Doctor
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Patients’ Choice
  • Louisiana Life Magazine Top Doctors
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Doctors
  • America’s Most Honored Doctors – Top 1% 2021
  • America’s Top Doctors 10th Anniversary
  • On-Time Physician Award – 2021
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor 2021
  • America’s Top Doctors 2021
  • Inside New Orleans Magazine Top Doctors 2021
  • Louisiana Life Magazine Top Doctors 2020
  • Patients’ Choice 5-Year Honoree 2020
  • Compassionate Doctor 5 Year Honoree 2020
  • America’s Most Honored Doctors 2020 – Top 1%
  • America’s Top Doctors 2020
  • Compassionate Doctor 5 Year Honoree 2019
  • Patients’ Choice 5-Year Honoree 2019
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2019 – Top 1%
  • 2019 CareDash Five-Star Physician
  • On-Time Physician Award – 2019
  • America’s Top Doctors 2019
  • Patients’ Choice 2019
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2018 – Top 1%
  • Compassionate Doctor 5 Year Honoree 2017
  • Compassionate Doctor 5 Year Honoree 2018
  • Patients’ Choice 5-Year Honoree 2017
  • Patients’ Choice 5-Year Honoree 2018
  • On-Time Physician Award – 2018
  • On-Time Physician Award – 2017
  • Compassionate Doctor 2018
  • Compassionate Doctor 2017
  • Patients’ Choice 2018
  • Patients’ Choice 2017
  • America’s Top Doctors 2018
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2017 – Top 1%
  • America’s Top Doctors 2017
  • Patients’ Choice 5 Year Honoree 2016
  • Compassionate Doctor 5 Year Honoree 2016
  • Patients’ Choice 2016
  • On-Time Physician Award – 2016
  • Compassionate Doctor 2016
  • Castle Connolly Metro Area Top Doctor 2016
  • Compassionate Doctor 2015
  • Compassionate Doctor 5 Year Honoree 2015
  • America’s Top Doctors 5th Anniversary
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2016 – Top 1%
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016
  • On-Time Physician Award – 2015
  • Patients’ Choice
  • Compassionate Doctor
  • America’s Top Doctors
  • On-Time Physician Award
  • Patients’ Choice
  • Compassionate Doctor 5 Year Honoree 2013
  • Vitals Top 10 Doctor by State
  • Compassionate Doctor
  • America’s Top Doctors
  • Patients’ Choice
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2013
  • 2012 Compassionate Doctor
  • Patients’ Choice 5 Year Honoree 2012
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  • * Metzinger, S.E., Naughton, M.J., Howe, R.E., Howard, P.S., An Epidemiological Study of Maxillofacial Trauma at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, A Level I Trauma Center, Alabama Medicine, Vol 51(12), June 1988.
  • *Metzinger, S.E., Bailey, D.J., Boyce, R.G., Lyons, G.D., Local Anesthesia in Rhinoplasty: A New Twist?Ear, Nose and Throat Journal. Vol. 71(9), September 1992.
  • *Garza, J.R., Baratta, R.V., Odinet, K., Metzinger, S.E., Bailey, D.J., Best, R., Whitworth, R., Trail, M.L., Impact Tolerances of the Rigidly Fixated Maxillofacial Skeleton, Annals of Plastic Surgery.Vol 30:212-216, 1993.
  • *Metzinger, S.E., Rigby, P.L., Bailey, D.J., Brousse R.G., Local Anesthesia in Blepharoplasty: A New Look?Southern Medical Journal.Vol 87:225-227, 1992.
  • *Metzinger, S.E., Rigby, P.L., Simmons, M.J., Boyce R.G., An Epidemiologic Study of Maxillofacial Trauma at University Medical Center in Lafayette, A Regional Referral Center, Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society. Vol 146:3, 101-104, March 1994.
  • *Metzinger, S.E., Boyce, R.G., Rigby, P.L., Joseph, J.J., Anderson, J.R., Ethmoid Bone Sandwich Grafting for Caudal Septal Defects, Arch Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surg.Vol 120:1121-1125, 1994.
  • *Disa J.J., Metzinger S.E., Robertson B.C., Vander Kolk C.A., Manson P.N.: Transverse Glabellar Flap for Obliteration/Isolation of the Nasofrontal Ducts from the Anterior Cranial Base.Annals of Plastic Surgery, May 1996.
  • *Campbell J.P., Metzinger S.E., McCollough E.G: Posterior Cervical Rhytidectomy.Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vol 116: 79-90, 1997.
  • *Parkins, C.W., Metzinger, S.E., Marks, H.W., Lyons,G.D.: Management of Late Extrusions of Cochlear Implants. Amer J Otol. Vol. 19 (6): 768-773, 1998.
  • *Clarke LF, Baker B, Trahan C, Myers L, Metzinger, SE.A Prospective Double-Blinded Study of Mederma Skin Care vs. Placebo for Post-Traumatic Scar Reduction.Cosm Dermatol. Vol 12(3): 19-26, 1999.
  • *Metzinger S.E., McCollough E.G., Campbell J.P., Rousso D.E.: Malar Augmentation: A 5-Year Retrospective Review of the Silastic Midfacial Malar Implant.Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.Vol 125: 980-987, September 1999.
  • *Metzinger S.E., Wolfer R.S., Disa J.J., Kupersmith J.E., RobertsonB.C.: Recurrent Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Upper Extremity.Southern Medical Journal, Vol 93(3):340-345, March 2000.
  • *Xie, C., Mehendale, N., Barrett, D., Bui, C.J., and Metzinger, S.E.:A 30 Year Retrospective Review of Frontal Sinus Fractures: The Charity Hospital Experience. J of Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma, Vol 6(1): 7-15, 2000.
  • Xie, C., Mehendale, N., Barrett, D., Bui, C.J., and Metzinger, S.E.:A 30 Year Retrospective Review of Frontal Sinus Fractures: The Charity Hospital Experience.Children’s Hospital Pediatric Review, Vol XIV (11), November 2000.
  • *Barratt, DM, Van Meter, K, Asmar P, Nolan, T, Trahan, C, Garcia-Covarrubias, L, and Metzinger, SE, Hyperbaric Oxygen as an Adjunct in Zygomycosis: Randomized Controlled Trial in a Murine Model.Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol 45 (12): 3601-3602, December 2001.
  • *Garcia-Covarrubias L, Barratt DM, Bartlett R, Metzinger SE, Van Meter, K. Invasive aspergillosis treated with adjunctive hyperbaric oxygenation: a retrospective clinical series at a single institution.South Med J.Vol 95(4): 450-6, April 2002.
  • *Guerra, AB, Metzinger, SE, Black, EB 3rd. Transconjunctival upper blepharoplasty: a safe and effective addition to facial rejuvenation techniques.Ann Plast Surg.Vol 58 (5): 528-33, May 2002.
  • *Guerra, AB, Khoobehi, K, Metzinger, SE, Allen, RJ. New Technique for Nipple Areola Reconstruction: Arrow Flap and Rib Cartilage Graft for Long-Lasting Nipple Projection.Ann Plast Surg.Vol 50 (1): 31-37, January 2003.
  • Metzinger, SE, Bidros, RS, Guerra, AB. The Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator-Scapular Osteocutaneous (TDAP-SOC) Flap for Reconstruction of Palatal and Maxillary Defects.Children’s Hospital Pediatric Review, Vol XVII (3), March 2003.
  • *Davidson, JA, Metzinger, SE, Tufaro, AP, Dellon, AL.Clinical Implications of the Innervation of the Temporomandibular Joint. J Craniofac Surg. Vol 14(2): 235-239, March 2003.
  • *Guerra, AB, Berger, A 3rd, Black EB 3rd, Nguyen AH, Metzinger, RC, Metzinger, SE. The Bare Area of the Upper Conjunctiva: A Closer Look at the Anatomy of Transconjunctival Upper Blepharoplasty.Plast Reconstr Surg. Vol 111(5): 1717-22, April 2003.
  • *Roth, JM, Metzinger, SE. Quantifying the arch position of the female eyebrow. Arch Facial Plast Surg.Vol 5(3): 235-9, May-June 2003.
  • *Heitmann, C, Guerra AB, Metzinger, SE, Levin, LS, Allen, RJ. The Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Flap: Anatomic Basis and Clinical Application.Ann Plast Surg. Vol 51(1): 23-29, July 2003.
  • *Guerra, AB, Metzinger, SE, Bidros, RS, Gill, PS, Dupin, CL, Allen, RJ.Breast Reconstruction with Gluteal Artery Perforator (GAP) Flaps.Ann Plast Surg. Vol 51(5): 1-9, November 2003.
  • *Dupin, CL, Metzinger, SE, Rizzuto, R. Lip Reconstruction after Ablation for Skin Malignancies.Clin Plast Surg.Vol 31 (1): 69-85, January 2004.
  • *Guerra, AB, Metzinger, SE, Bidros, RS, Gill, PS, Dupin, CL, Allen, RJ. Breast Reconstruction with Gluteal Artery Perforator (GAP) Flaps: A Critical Analysis of 142 Cases.Ann Plast Surg.Vol 52(2): 118-125, February 2004.
  • Guerra, AB, Metzinger, SE. The Protruding Ear: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment.Children’s Hospital Pediatric Review, Vol XVIII (3), March 2004.
  • *Guerra, AB, Metzinger, SE, Bidros, RS, Rizzuto, RP, Gill, PS, Nguyen, AH, Dupin, CL, Allen, RJ. Bilateral Breast Reconstruction with the Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap: An Experience with 280 Flaps.Ann Plast Surg.Vol 52(3): 246-252, March 2004.
  • *Diaz, LM, Steele, MH, Guerra, AB, Aubert, FE, Sloop, GD, Diaz, HA, Metzinger, RC, Blake, DB, Delaune, CL, Metzinger, SE.The Role of Topically Administered FK506 (Tacrolimus) at the Time of Facial Nerve Repair Using Entubulation Neurorrhaphy in a Rabbit Model.Ann Plast Surg.Vol 52(4): 407-413, April 2004.
  • *Gill, PS, Hunt, JP, Guerra, AB, Dellacroce, FJ, Sullivan, SK, Boraski, J, Metzinger, SE, Dupin, CL, Allen, RJ. A 10-Year Retrospective Review of 758 DIEP Flaps for Breast Reconstruction.Plast Reconstr Surg. Vol 113(4): 1153-1160, April 2004.
  • *Guerra AB, Metzinger SE, Lund KM, Cooper MM, Allen RJ, Dupin CL. TheThoracodorsalArteryPerforator Flap: Clinical Experience and Anatomic Study with Emphasis on Harvesting Techniques.Plast ReconstrSurg.Vol114(1): 32-41, July 2004.
  • *Guerra AB, Metzinger SE. Use of the Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap in a 15-month-old Boy after Resection of Lymphatic Malformation. Jour PedsSurgVol39(9): 1428-1431, September 2004.
  • *Guerra AB, Metzinger SE, Metzinger RC, Xie C, Xie Y, Rigby PL, Naugle T. Variability of the Postauricular Muscle Complex: Analysis of 40 Hemicadaver Dissections.Arch FacialPlastSurg. Vol 6(5):342-347, September – October 2004.
  • *Guerra AB,SoueidN, Metzinger SE, Levine J,BidrosRS, Erhard H, AllenRj. Simultaneous Bilateral Breast Reconstruction With SuperiorGlutealArteryPerforator (SGAP) Flaps.AnnPlastSurg.Vol53(4): 305-310, October 2004.
  • *Bidros RS, Metzinger SE, Guerra AB.The thoracodorsal artery perforator-scapular osteocutaneous (TDAP-SOC) flap for reconstruction of palatal and maxillary defects.
  • Ann Plast Surg. Vol 54(1): 59-65, January 2005.
  • *Guerra AB, Gill PS, Trahan CG, Ruiz B, Lund KM, Delaune CL, Thibodeaux BA, Metzinger SE.Comparison of bacterial inoculation and transcutaneous oxygen tension in the rabbit S1 perforator and latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flaps. J Reconstr Microsurg. Vol 21(2): 137-143, February 2005.
  • *Hanemann M Jr, Simmons O, Jain S, Baratta R, Guerra AB, Metzinger SE.A comparison of combinations of titanium and resorbable plating systems for repair of isolated zygomatic fractures in the adult: a quantitative biomechanical study.Ann Plast Surg. Vol 54(4): 402-408, April 2005.
  • *Miller L, Guerra AB,BidrosRS, Trahan C, BarattaR, Metzinger SE.A comparison of resistance to fracture among four commercially available forms of hydroxyapatite cement.AnnPlastSurg. Vol 55(1): 87-92, July 2005.
  • *Metzinger SE, Guerra AB, Garcia RE. Frontal Sinus fractures: management guidelines.Facial Plast Surg. Vol 21(3):199-206, August 2005.
  • *Guerra AB, Lyons GD, Dupin CL, Metzinger SE. Advantages of perforator flaps in reconstruction of complex defects of the head and neck.Ear Nose Throat J. Vol 84 (7): 441-447, July 2005.
  • *Guerra AB, Miller LA,SoueidNE, Metzinger SE. Laryngotracheal reconstruction using a rigidly fixated splitclavicularmyoosseousflap: a 10-year review.AnnPlastSurg. Vol 57(4): 402-407, October 2006.
  • *Jain SA, Simmons OP, Hanemann MS, Baratta RV, Guerra AB, Metzinger SE.Comparison of tensile strength of resorbable plating systems used in monocortical mandible angle osteotomy repair.Arch Facial Plast Surg. Vol 8(6): 390-395, November – December 2006.
  • *Metzinger, S.E. and Guerra, A.B. Diagnosing and treating nasal septal perforations.
  • Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Vol 25(5): 524-529, September2005.
  • *Gruber, R. P., Tabbal, N., Papel, I.D., Metzinger, S.E. Treatment of the aging nose.Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Vol 26 (5): 589-595, September 2006.
  • *Langsdon PR, Metzinger SE, Glickstein JS, Armstrong DL.Transblepharoplasty brow suspension: an expanded role.Ann Plast Surg. Vol 60(1): 2-5, January 2008.
  • *Metzinger, S.E. and Metzinger, R.C. Complications of Frontal Sinus Fractures.Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and ReconstructionVol 2: 027-034, 2009.
  • *Metzinger, S.E., Parrish J., Guerra A., Zeph R. Autologous fat grafting to the lower one-third of the face. Facial Plastic Surg.2012 Aug;28(4):467-9.
  • *Kalliainen LK, Vidal DC, Aldea P, Bonawitz S, Chung K, Culbertson G, Damitz L, Deane L, Greco R, Hussussian C, Khan S, Kortesis B, Lee G, Metzinger S, Perdikis G, Ravin A, Reisman N, Rosolowski K, Schechter L, Schmitz D, Spiess A, Swanson J, Wooden W., ASPS clinical practice guideline summary on reduction mammaplasty. Plastic Reconstr Surg. 2012 Oct;130(4):785-9.
  • *Tan P, Martin MS, Shank N, Myers L, Wolfe E, Lindsey J, Metzinger S.: A Comparison of 4 Analgesic Regimens for Acute Postoperative Pain Control in Breast Augmentation Patients, June 2017.
  • *Increasing Nasal Tip Projection Using Structural Grafts: A Review of Outcomes. Chun MJ, Kumar T, O’Connell S, Metzinger S. South Med J. 2022 Oct.
  • Breast Implant Illness: Treatment Using Total Capsulectomy and Implant Removal. Metzinger SE, Homsy C, Chun MJ, Metzinger RC. Eplasty. 2022 Mar 16.
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  • Baromedical Research Institute of the JoEllen Smith Hospital – $5,000: Unrestricted grant: The Effects of Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Mortality in Rhino-cerebral Mucormycosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial in the Murine Model, Investigators: Diana Barratt, MD, MPH, Keith Van Meter, MD, Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, FACS, Awarded June 1998./li>
  • Schering Laboratories – $5,000: Unrestricted grant: Study of Anterior Skull Base Anatomy, Investigators: Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, FACS, Daniel W. Nuss, MD, FACS, Awarded December 1999./li>
  • AO/ASIF Craniomaxillofacial – $5,000: The Role of Topically Administered FK506 (Tacrolimus) on Facial Nerve Regeneration after Experimental Transection and Entubulation Neurorrhaphy in a Rabbit Model, Investigators: Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, FACS and Matthew Steele, MD, Awarded November 27, 2000./li>
  • AO North America/ASIF-$2,500: The Role of Topically Administered FK506 (Tacrolimus) on Facial Nerve Regeneration after Experimental Transection and Entubulation Neurorrhaphy in a Rabbit Model, Investigators: Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, FACS and Matthew Steele, MD, Awarded October 2000./li>
  • StrykerLeibinger-$5,000: The Role of Topically Administered FK506 (Tacrolimus) on Facial Nerve Regeneration after Experimental Transection and Entubulation Neurorrhaphy in a Rabbit Model, Investigators: Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, FACS and Matthew Steele, MD, Awarded March 2002/li>
  • AO/ASIF Craniomaxillofacial – $5,000: The Role of Topically Administered FK506 (Tacrolimus) on Facial Nerve Regeneration after Experimental Transection and Entubulation Neurorrhaphy in a Rabbit Model, Investigators: Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, FACS and Michael Diaz, MD, Awarded April 2002./li>
  • Inion Intelligent Solution – $7,000: Impact Tolerances of Various Hydroxyapatite Cements in a Cranioplasty Model, Investigator: Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, FACS, August 2002./li>
  • AO/ASIF International – $30,000, P.I.: Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, Impact Tolerances of Various Hydroxyapatite Cements in a Cranioplasty Model- January 2003./li>
  • AO/ASIF North America – $15,000, P.I.: Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, Tensile Strength of Resorbable Plates in a Champy Mandibular Model – June 2003./li>
  • Stryker Leibinger – $15,000, P.I.: Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, Tensile Strength of Resorbable Plates in a Champy Mandibular Model – June 2003.
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  • May 1996 – June 1996 Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • July 1996 – June 2001 Assistant Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • July 1996 – December 1996 Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • December 1996 – June 2001 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division ofPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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  • July 2001 – July 2004 Associate Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • July 1989 – June 1993 Residency in Otolaryngology–Headand Neck Surgery Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • July 1993 – June 1994 Fellow – American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Preceptor: E. Gaylon McCollough, Birmingham, Alabama
  • July 1994 – June 1996 Residency in Plastic Surgery, TheJohns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Maryland
  • July 1995 – December 1995 Fellowship, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery/Microvascular Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2004 – Clinical Associate Professor Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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  • 1998 – 2004 Charity Hospital Operating Room Committees
  • 1999 – 2004 LSUHSC Clinical Faculty Advisory Group Committee
  • 1999 – Present Medical Executive Committee, Houma Outpatient Surgery Center
  • 1999 – 2004 University Hospital O.R. Advisory Committees
  • 2005 – Present ASAPS Program Committee
  • 2006 – Present ASMS Membership Committee
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  • 2007 – 2009 ASPS Health Policy Committee
  • 2007 – Present AAPS Membership Committee
  • 2007 – Present ASPS In-Service Examination Committee
  • 2008 – 2009 Quality and Performance Membership Committee
  • 2015 – Present ASAPS Teaching Course Subcommittee
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  • 2017 – 2018 ASPS Health Policy Committee
  • 2017 – 2018 ASPS Patient Safety Subcommittee
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  • 2017 – 2018 ASPS Public Education Committee
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  • 2005 James Barrett Brown Award
  • 2001 New Orleans Surgical Society
  • 2000 Faculty Member, AO ASIF Maxillofacial Faculty
  • 2000 James D. Rives Surgical Society
  • 1999, 2000, & 2002 Staff Member of the Year, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery, Louisiana State University Medical Center
  • 1999 Induction into“International WHO’S WHO of Professionals”, 2000 edition, September 1999.
  • 1999 Southern Medical Association donated $1,000 for Awards of Medical Excellence Scholarship Program
  • 1999 Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • 1998 Southern Medical Association – Paper Contest Winner, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Laryngotracheal Reconstruction Using the Myo-osseous Split Clavicular Flap
  • 1997 Nominated for Allen Copping Excellence Award
  • 1994 – 1995 John Staige Davis Plastic Surgery Resident Research Award, “The Passing of Rigid Fixation with Compression and Closed Reduction as Effective Alternatives in Mandibular Fracture Treatment”
  • 1986 – 1987 Alpha Omega Alpha, LSU School of Medicine
  • 1983-1987 Aesculapian Honor Society, Louisiana State University School of Medicine
  • 1983-1987 History of Medicine Club, LSU School of Medicine
  • 1981-1983 Delta Omega Honor Society, ETA Chapter, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
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  • Co-Program Director, LSU Health Sciences Center, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2001 – 2004.
  • Director of Departmental Development, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, 1996 – 2004.
  • Director of Post Graduate Medical Education, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, 1996-2004.
  • Co-Director of Residency Research, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, 1996 – 2004.
  • Chairman, First Annual Residents’ Research and Alumni Day, Austin I. King, MD, Honored Guest Lecturer, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, June 7, 1997.
  • Course Director, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Symposium: 1997 Update for the Practicing Otolaryngologist, A Program of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, April 12, 1997.
  • Course Director, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery for the Third Millennium: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, October 18, 1997.
  • Course Director, The 5th Annual Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Symposium: 1998 Update for the Practicing Otolaryngologist, A Program of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, April 18, 1998.
  • Chairman, Second Annual Residents Research and Alumni Day, E. Gaylon McCollough, MD, FACS, Honored Guest Lecturer, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, June 13, 1998.
  • Activity Coordinator, CME Accreditation for Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Conferences, Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, July 1998 – 2004.
  • Course Director, The Second Annual Basic Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Symposium: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, October 17, 1998.
  • Healthcall Television Program, Treatment for Hypertrophic Scars, February 1999.
  • Course Director, The 6th Annual Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Symposium: 1999 Update for the Practicing Otolaryngologist, A Program of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, April 10, 1999.
  • Chairman,Third Annual Residents Research and Alumni Day, Carl H. Synderman, MD, Honored Guest Lecturer, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, June 12 1999.
  • President, Alumni Association, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, 1999-2001.
  • Editor, The LSU Otolaryngology Departmental Newsletter, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, 1999-2004.
  • Course Director, The 7th Annual Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Symposium: 2000 Update for the Practicing Otolaryngologist, A Program of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, April 15, 2000.
  • Chairman, Fourth Annual Residents Research and Alumni Day, Moisés A. Arriaga, MD, FACS, Honored Guest Lecturer, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, June 10, 2000.
  • Course Director, Aging Face 2001-Facial Rejuvenation for the Third Millennium, University of Tennessee and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2001.
  • Sub-Investigator, The Clinical Investigation of Efficacy and Safety of a Chondrocyte Alginate Hydrogel (Chondrogel) for the Treatment of Vesicoureteral Reflux in Pediatric Patients, The Clinical Trials Center, A Division of Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2001.
  • Co-Director, Burn Clinic of Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, LA, 1997 – 2004.
  • Team Physician, New Orleans Brass Hockey Team, 1997 – 2002.
  • Team Physician, New Orleans Zephyrs Baseball Team, 1997 – 1999
  • Team Physician, New Orleans Hornets Basketball Team, 2002- 2005
  • Coach, Carrollton Little League Baseball Team, 1998, 1999, & 2000
  • Board Member, Jo Jo’s Hope, 2002-present
  • Board of Trustees, St. George’s Episcopal School, 2002 – 2006
  • Board of Directors, Blue Jay Athletic Club, Jesuit High School, 2007 – present
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  • Metzinger, S.E., Lawson, T.C., Laws, H.L., Massive Hemorrhage from Solitary Rectal Ulcer, Southern Medical Association Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1988.
  • Metzinger, S.E., Howard, P.S., Body Sculpting with Suction Assisted Lipectomy: Is It Safe and Does It Work?, Alabama State Medical Society Meeting, Scientific Assembly, Birmingham, Alabama, November 1988.
  • Metzinger, S.E., Naughton, M.J., Howe, R.E., Howard, P.S., An Epidemiological Study of Maxillofacial Trauma at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, A Level I Trauma Center, American Trauma Society Meeting, New York, New York, December 1988.
  • Metzinger, S.E., Roth, R.E., Lawson, T.C., Pre-operative Radiation Therapy in Rectal Cancer, Birmingham Surgical Society, Birmingham, Alabama, March 1989.
  • Metzinger, S.E., Metzinger, A.B., Nutrition in the Head and Neck Surgery Patient, Nutrition Grand Rounds, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1989.
  • Metzinger, S.E., Roth, R.E., Lawson, T.C., Pre-operative Radiation Therapy in Rectal Cancer, American College of Surgeons Spring Meeting Alabama Chapter, Point Clear, Alabama, May 1990.
  • Impact Tolerances of the Rigidly Fixated Maxillofacial Skeleton. Garza, J.R., Odinet, K., Metzinger, S.E., Baratta, R., Bailey, D.J., Presented at the AAFPRS Fall Meeting – Research Division, September 1991.
  • Metzinger, S.E., Rigby, P., Joseph, J., Anderson, J., Ethmoid Bone Sandwich Grafting for Caudal Septal Defects, AAFPRS, 1992 Fall Meeting – Washington, D.C., September 1992.
  • Metzinger, S.E., Bailey, D., Brousse, R., Local Anesthesia in Blepharoplasty: A New Look?86th Annual Scientific Assembly of the Southern Medical Association, November 1992.
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – 6th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery, Local Anesthesia in Facial Plastic Surgery: The Search for PainlessInjection. Metzinger, S.E., Boyce, R.G., San Francisco, California, June 19, 1993.
  • Malar Augmentation: A Five Year Retrospective Review of the Silastic McGhan Midfacial Malar Implant (MMMI), Metzinger, S.E., McCollough E.G., Rousso D.E.Presented at the AAFPRS Fall Meeting – Research Division, September 1994.
  • Campbell J.P., Metzinger S.E., McCollough E.G: Posterior Cervical Rhytidectomy. Presented at the AAFPRS Fall Meeting – Research Division, September 1994
  • Disa J.J., Metzinger S.E., Robertson B.C., Vander Kolk C.A., Manson P.N.: Transverse Glabellar Flap for Obliteration/Isolation of the Nasofrontal Ducts from the Anterior Cranial Base.Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, November 4, 1995.
  • Metzinger S.E., Wang B, Jedisiak A, Clark N, Slezak S, Robertson B, Manson P: The Passing of Rigid Fixation With Compression and Closed Reduction as Effective Alternatives in Mandibular Fracture Treatment. American Association of Plastic Surgeons 75th Anniversary Meeting, Hilton Head Island, SC, May 5-8, 1996.
  • Metzinger S.E., Tufaro A.P., ClarkN.L., Robertson B., Manson P.N.: The “ESON” Classification of Nasal Fractures: A New System for Evaluation and Treatment of Nasal Fractures. American Association of Plastic Surgeons 75th Anniversary Meeting, Hilton Head Island, SC, May 5-8, 1996.
  • Metzinger, S.E., Wolfer, R.S., Disa, J.J., Kupersmith, J.E., Robertson, B.C.: Recurrent Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Upper Extremity: An Unusual Case Report and a Review of the Literature.Southern Medical Association’s 92ndAnnual Scientific Assembly, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 19-22, 1998.
  • Metzinger, S.E., Friedlander, P.L., Doucet-Messina, M., Wall, F., and Lyons, G.D.: Laryngotracheal Reconstruction using the Split Clavicular Myoosseous Flap with Stenting.Southern Medical Association’s 92ndAnnual Scientific Assembly, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 19-22, 1998.
  • Traxler, J, Doucet-Messina, M., and Metzinger, S.E.: Isolated Cricoid Fracture.Southern Medical Association’s 92ndAnnual Scientific Assembly, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 19-22, 1998.
  • Metzinger, S.E.: Nutrition Support for Cosmetic Surgery Patients. Presented at Tulane Medical Center hosted by the Tulane Dietetic Interns, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 19, 2000
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  • Medical Center of Louisiana, formerly Charity Hospital, New Orleans
  • Memorial Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center; New Orleans, Louisiana
  • East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, Louisiana
  • Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • University Hospital, formerly Hotel Dieu Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Houma Outpatient Surgery Center (SurgeryPlex), Metairie, Louisiana.
  • Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Thibodaux, Louisiana
  • Physicians Surgical Specialty Hospital, Houma, Louisiana
  • Tulane Lakeside Hospital, Metairie, Louisiana
  • Greater New Orleans Surgery Center, Metairie, Louisiana
  • South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, Foley, Alabama
  • East Jefferson Ambulatory Surgery Center, Metairie, Louisiana
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