|Rodney James Rohrich|
Rod J. Rohrich, MD
|Born||August 5, 1953|
|Employer||Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute|
Early life and education
Rohrich grew up in rural North Dakota. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate education at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota, then earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. After general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at the University of Michigan Medical Center, he did further training in pediatric plastic surgery at Oxford University in England, and a hand and microvascular fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
In 2003 he was elected president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for the year 2004.
In 2005, Rohrich was appointed editor-in-chief of the journal, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
In 2007 under Rohrich's leadership the UTSW department of plastic surgery opened an outpatient plastic surgery clinic, and according to a 2010 piece in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, it became "more aggressive in consumer marketing" in the region.
Rohrich was department chair until 2014, at which time he was earning $1.75 million per year and was one of highest paid state employees in Texas. He resigned as chair due to allegations of "unprofessional conduct" according to the university, and the university said it expected him to resume the role of chair if he were cleared. Jeffrey Kenkel was appointed chair in 2015.
Rohrich is author or coauthor of around 300 papers, 30 textbook chapters in plastic surgery, and editor of 4 plastic surgery textbooks/ or monographs.
- Rohrich, RJ (15 September 2003). "Mentors in medicine". Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 112 (4): 1087–8. doi:10.1097/01.PRS.0000080319.87331.9F. PMID 12973228.
- Shermak, Michelle (August 2010), "The Leading Edge", Plastic Surgery News
- "Rodney Rohrich". US News & World Report: Healthcare: Doctors. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
- "History of the UT Southwestern Plastic Surgery Department". 1 January 2012.
- "Current and Past Presidents". American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
- Schnurman, Mitchell (October 23, 2010). "A Dallas hospital has reasons for offering plastic surgery". Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Gordon, Scott (June 20, 2014). "Plastic Surgeon Steps Aside From Leadership Post". NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth.
- "Press Release: Longtime faculty member Kenkel named new Chairman of Plastic Surgery". UTSW. October 10, 2015.