When you think of the words plastic surgery, one name comes immediately to mind, Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Rohrich is a professor at the Department of Plastic Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a well respected plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas. He has been interviewed on talk shows such as The View, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Good Morning America.
From Humble Beginnings
Dr. Rohrich’s life has not always been glamorous. Growing up on a ranch in North Dakota, he completed his undergraduate and postgraduate schooling at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota where he received high honors. After that, he got his medical degree from Baylor University. His residencies took him as far as England and he made his home in Dallas in 1986.
A Career in the Limelight
Far from his rural roots, Dr. Rohrich went on to lead a very prodigious career in his chosen field of plastic surgery. He has been named the leading plastic surgeon in the US and has received the Plastic Surgery Foundation Distinguished Service Award an impressive 3 times. The doctor has been named one of the best plastic surgeons in the country by US News and World Report, Harper’s Bazaar and Castle Connolly. He holds the position of Editor-in-Chief of the most prestigious journal in the plastic surgery world, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Rohrich holds the patent for a new model of breast implant and has served on the board of the March of Dimes. He is one of the founding members of the Dallas for Children Foundation which assists underprivileged children in early childhood development programs. Dr. Rohrich has visited third world countries to teach others and perform surgeries on deformed and burned children. He has also been rewarded with numerous prestigious teaching, national research, and distinguished service awards during his academic career in plastic surgery.
From his simple roots to his national fame, Dr. Rohrich continues to give back to the community through research, education, and his affiliation with national organizations. He has a keen interest in plastic surgery, not just as a field of medicine, but as a way to improve the lives of others.