In the world of plastic surgeons, to be a stand out among the myriad of players on the field is a feat not achieved by many. To be nationally and internationally renowned is ever more rare. However, Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S. is one of the anomalies in the realm of plastic surgeons. Through the course of his life and career, he has cultivated a reputation and rapport of excellence.
Dr. Rohrich completed his undergraduate education in his home state of North Dakota. Attending both North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota, he made the compulsory decision to demand nothing but the best of himself during his academic career. As a direct result of this demand on himself, he was accepted and later graduated from Baylor University’s College of Medicine with high honors and distinction.
Not one to shirk the opportunity to gain additional knowledge, after completing his residencies at Michigan Medical Center, he furthered his training in pediatric plastic surgery at Oxford University. He then went on to earn a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard) in the study of hand and microvascular surgical techniques. Since then he has been sharing his wealth of specialty and knowledge and has imparted only benefits on the industry ever since.
In addition to being a member of several prestigious plastic surgeon societies, he currently serves as President of the Association of Academic Chairmen and Plastic Surgery. This position is reserved for members of the medical community that demonstrate practices tantamount to an industry tycoon. It is for those that can boast not only knowledge, but also a desire to be on the cutting edge of practice and innovation. They need to show a drive to cultivate an ideal surgical experience across the board with the best outcomes possible whether it’s during cosmetic surgery or craniofacial surgery.
As a professor and founding chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Rohrich has made it his life’s mission to be exceptional. Not only in his own surgical practice, but also in the education of future doctors. He is what the foundation of an exceptional plastic surgeon should be.