Rod Rohrich

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Rodney James Rohrich
Rod J. Rohrich, MD, FACS.jpg
Born (1953-08-05) August 5, 1953 (age 65)
ResidenceDallas, Texas
OccupationPlastic surgeon
EmployerDallas Plastic Surgery Institute
Known forAuthor of Dallas Rhinoplasty and Navigate Your Beauty

Rod J. Rohrich, F.A.C.S. is a Dallas-based plastic surgeon, author and educator.[1] He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a founding member of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute and the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery.[2] Rohrich was recognized as one of the top plastic surgeons in the United States by Castle Connolly's Top Doctor Program for 2019.[3]

Until 2014, Rohrich was one of highest paid state employees in Texas as a UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty member. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Rohrich grew up in rural North Dakota.[5] 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.[6][4] 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.[7]


Rohrich joined the Division of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1986 and succeeded Fritz E. Barton as department chair in 1991.[7]

In 2003 he was elected president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for the year 2004.[8]

In 2005, Rohrich was appointed editor-in-chief of the journal, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.[9]

Rohrich was chairman of the UT-Southwestern plastic surgery department when it became the largest plastic surgery department in the country, and helped to open an outpatient plastic surgery clinic.[10]

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.[11] 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.[11]

Rohrich is author or coauthor of 800 scientific articles, 30 textbook chapters in plastic surgery, and editor of 4 plastic surgery textbooks/ or monographs.[7][12]


  • Rohrich, Rod J; Ahmad, Jamil (2017). Secondary rhinoplasty by the global masters. Volume 1 Volume 1. ISBN 9781482255782.
  • Rohrich, Rod J; Adams Jr, William P; Ahmad, Jamil (2014). Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters
  • Pessa, Joel E; Rohrich, Rod J (2014). Facial topography: clinical anatomy of the face. ISBN 9781498716796.
  • Rohrich, Rod J; Crosland, Mary (2014). Navigate your beauty: smart and safe surgical solutions. ISBN 9781939758422.


  1. ^ Why More 40-Somethings Than Ever Want Facelifts
  2. ^ "What Happens When You Can't Afford Breast Cancer Reconstruction?".
  3. ^ Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Rod Rohrich Honored Among the Top Plastic Surgeons in the United States by Peers in Castle Connolly's Top Doctors Program
  4. ^ a b "Rodney Rohrich". US News & World Report: Healthcare: Doctors. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Shermak, Michelle (August 2010), "The Leading Edge", Plastic Surgery News
  7. ^ a b c "History of the UT Southwestern Plastic Surgery Department". 1 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Current and Past Presidents". American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Plastic surgeons often miss patients' mental disorders".
  10. ^ Schnurman, Mitchell (October 23, 2010). "A Dallas hospital has reasons for offering plastic surgery". Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  11. ^ a b Gordon, Scott (June 20, 2014). "Plastic Surgeon Steps Aside From Leadership Post". NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth.
  12. ^ Biography

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