About Dr. Rod Rohrich

I recently met a plastic surgeon with a unique and interesting story. He is one of the top in his field and he totally shifted how I think of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Rod Rohrich M.D., F.A.C.S.  is well known internationally as a surgeon and an educator in Plastic Surgery as well as an innovative leader.

Dr. Rod Rohrich’s knowledge and research has led to groundbreaking discovers, techniques, procedures, and technology in use around the world by plastic surgeons. He has established an exceptional and unique focus on excellent patient care and research for furthering education. Since his two decades as Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery, his work has helped placed UT Southwestern at the center of the latest advancements in reconstructive surgery and aesthetics.

Many of the groundbreaking innovations in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery are being researched and established at UT Southwestern. For patients, this means access to the best options available which are proven safe and achieve a natural look.

In addition to his professor and chairman status with the Department of Plastic Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Rohrich is highly active in a variety of organizations that promote and regulate advanced plastic surgery techniques and resident education.

Dr. Rohrich was born August 5, 1953, and grew up in rural North Dakota on a ranch and went on to complete his undergraduate and postgraduate education with the highest honors from the North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota.

Dr. Rohrich continued his education by receiving his degree in medicine from Baylor College of Medicine located at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas graduating again with high honors.

After completing plastic surgery residencies and general surgery at The University of Michigan Medical Center, Dr. Rohrich furthered his training at Oxford University in England where he studied pediatric plastic surgery.

Dr. Rohrich completed training in hand and microvascular which concerns small vessel diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School. In 1986 he joined the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Rohrich holds the Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Crystal Charity Ball Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery, as well as the recipient of the M.D. Distinguished Professorship in Plastic Surgery and Wound Healing. He also serves as the official medical journalist of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and as the Editor in Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Rohrichs achievements and career are truly a statement to his endeavor of the finest in healthcare.

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