Dr Rod Rohrich career began at Baylor College of Medicine where he graduated with high honors. He performed his surgical residencies at The University of Michigan Medical Center. Followed by pediatric plastic surgery at the University of Oxford in England. Dr. Rohrich completed his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. In 1986 he joined the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centers Division of Plastic Surgery. In 1991 he took over as Chairman for the Department of Plastic Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern.
Dr. Rod Rohrich has contributed some informative and significant findings in the areas of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He has published several innovative articles on facial fracture repair, rhinoplasty, liposuction, fillers, patient safety, breast augmentation and medical education. He has chaired national and international symposiums and scientific presentations all regarding new techniques and innovations within plastic surgery. In 2005 he was named editor in chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal where he has co-authored and estimated 300 publications, and written textbook chapters regarding plastic surgery.
Dr. Rod Rohrich has recently been selected by his peers as one of the best plastic surgeons in Dallas, Texas. Each year outstanding physicians are highlighted. He is also considered one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in the Dallas area for his work on reconstruction. He has also recently spoken at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting. Dr. Rohrich, lectured on the understanding and using facial fat compartments in fat grafting at the annual symposium. His lecture discussed facial rejuvenation techniques that will revolutionize the facelift procedures. As more knowledge is gained of the anatomical structure of fat compartments the plastic surgery industry will continue to develop and grow. Dr. Rohrich’s lecture included technical and practical information to help assist the surgeons in gaining a better understanding of the anatomical structure and how to use this knowledge successfully.