Getting to Know Renowned Plastic Surgeon Rod Rohrich

Rod Rohrich has for many years been known as one of the premier plastic surgeons in the U.S. His status was cemented last year when he was recognized in the prestigious listing of top surgeons by D, the Dallas-based cultural magazine. Beyond his surgical practice, Dr. Rohrich is known for his many writings, lectures and media appearances, and for his notable philanthropic activities.
Originally from North Dakota, young Rod received his education at the college and university level in his home state before receiving his medical degree from Baylor University, in Texas. Completing his general and surgical residency requirements at the University of Michigan Medical Center, he obtained additional training at Oxford University, in England, and at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rohrich joined the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1986, where he would for more than two decades serve as the chairman of its plastic surgery department.
His specialty areas include breast reduction and body contouring.
Dr. Rohrich has been at the center of many advances in plastic surgery throughout his medical career, helping in the discovery of new techniques and procedures in such areas as facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty. His work has in fact been credited with making these and other forms of plastic surgery safer and more efficient. He even has a patent on a particular type of breast implant. In additional to his work as a surgeon, Dr. Rohrich has been part of numerous medical organizations, including the National Endowment for Plastic Surgery, which he helped establish, and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation. In terms of leadership roles, he has served as president of the American Society of Plastic Surgery.
Many of the contributions made by Dr. Rohrich to the field of plastic surgery have come in the form of writings and other presentations. In addition to serving as editor of the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, he has published five textbooks and written hundreds of separate articles on the subject. His name has appeared in such publications as Newsweek magazine and the New York Times, and he has been seen on such television programs as “The Today Show” and “The View.”
In terms of helping others, Dr. Rohrich has served on the board of directors of the March of Dimes and the Dallas chapter of the American Cancer Society. He and his physician-wife Diane are members of the Dallas for Children Foundation, which is dedicated to the developmental needs of underprivileged youngsters. Dr. Rohrich is himself the father of two children.

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