Rod J. Rohrich, MD, FACS, is a Dallas-based plastic surgeon and Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is an internationally-renown expert in his field. With a unique artistic skill in restoring youthfulness and definition to the human face and body, he has also been continuously recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in America.
In the beginning of 2018, Dr. Rohrich will be attending three conferences in which he will be heavily involved.
The 52nd Annual Baker Gordon Educational Symposium will take place on February 8 – 10, 2018 in Miami. It reflects the evolution of interest and technical advances in cosmetic surgery. The beginnings of the symposium date back to 1967, when Thomas Baker invited cosmetic surgery innovators, such as Salvador Castanares and Thomas D. Rees, to perform live surgeries as means of sharing their expertise and training of surgeons from all across the United States. Over five decades later, the Baker Gordon Symposium is now the largest live surgery symposia in the United States, having trained thousands of plastic surgeons. In addition to educational lectures by an excellent group of national and international plastic surgeons, the symposium still preserves the tradition of offering participants to observe live surgeries via several sessions over the course of the conference. Dr. Rohrich is among the symposium’s esteemed faculty. He will be moderating both the Pragmatic Solutions in Lower Lid Blepharoplasty – Lectures with Video Demonstrations panel and the the Elegant Outcomes in Body Contour Surgery panel. He will also be participating in the panel discussion as well as giving a lecture at the Elegant Solutions in Rhinoplasty panel, titled Techniques to Preserve the Dorsal Aesthetic Lines in Primary Rhinoplasty. He will participate in the What Works – Facial Rejuvenation panel discussion, and he will also be performing Primary Open Rhinoplasty as part of the live surgery program portion.
Following the Baker Gordon Educational Symposium, Dr. Rohrich will be attending both the 21st Annual Global Dallas Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine Meeting as well as the 35th annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Meeting, both of which he has organized and will be chairing. They will take place on February 28 – March 1 and March 2 – 3, 2018, respectively.
At the Cosmetic Medicine Meeting, Dr. Rohrich brings together world-class faculty that will highlight the newest innovations in lasers, IPL, vaginal rejuvenation, noninvasive fat removal, skin tightening, dermal fillers, advances in skin care, ethical social marketing and patient safety. The meeting will highlight the latest techniques and advances in cosmetic surgery. These include face, breast and body contouring procedures. A unique aspect of the meeting’s program is the fresh cadaver lab that will offer its participants hands-on involvement to learn about new techniques and technology from the experts in the fields.
The Rhinoplasty Meeting gathers world leaders in Rhinoplasty and the topics will cover the most common rhinoplasty problems, revision rhinoplasty and the newest innovations in rhinoplasty surgery. Lectures will address a review of the nasal anatomy, how to analyze the nose, diagnosing common and uncommon rhinoplasty problems and development of an individualized operative plan for various rhinoplasty deformities. This meeting, too, encompasses a fresh cadaver lab that focuses on rhinoplasty procedures.
In addition to being organizer and chair, Dr. Rohrich will actively participate in both meetings. Within the Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine Meeting he will moderate all four panel sessions as part of the Innovations and Controversies in Cosmetic Medicine – What Really Works! panel, titled Vascular, Wrinkles, Tightening, and Sweating, Noninvasive Body Contouring, Vaginal Rejuvenation Perspectives – Does It Work and How Long Does it Last? and Integrating Noninvasive Services into your Practice. He will also present at the Concurrent Live Labs and Demos with Dinner session on the topic of Fillers and Neuromodulators: What’s New and How to Be Safe. He will moderate the Selecting the Best Implant Profile for Breast Augmentation – Point/Counter Point panel, the Finesse and Safety in Buttock Augmentation – Why What I do is Better! panel, the Hot Topics in Facial Rejuvenation – Point/Counterpoint panel, present the The Complete Facelift – The Key to the Happy Facelift Patient lecture and participate in the Video Cadaver Demonstration by performing The Lift and Fill Facelift.
Within the Rhinoplasty Meeting, he will moderate the Finesse in Clinical Analysis – Key to Rhinoplasty, Should You Ever Transect the Lower Lateral Cartilages, Nasal Tip Surgery, What About This Result and Role of Rib Cartilage in Secondary Rhinoplasty panel discussions as well as the Latest/Greatest Rhinoplaty Refinements-Technique DVD. He will give lectures titled Becoming an Expert in Rhinoplasty, Role of Nasal Tip Sutures and Columellar Struts, Finesse in Open Rhinoplasty, Rhinoplasty – The Basics, Precision Osteotomies, Restoring the Dorsal Aesthetic Lines in Primary Cosmetic Rhinoplasty, The Hispanic Nose, Why Fresh Frozen Rib Grafts are Better, Secondary Rhinoplasty Principles, Secondary Rhinoplasty and Finesse in the Management of the Hispanic Nose. He will also be part of an Advanced Nasal Anatomy video.
About Rodney J. Rohrich, MD
An internationally recognized surgeon, Dr. Rohrich is also an innovative leader and educator in Plastic Surgery. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and runs his clinical practice at University Hospitals/UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. A Professor and founding Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, he also held the Crystal Charity Ball Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery from 1993 to 2014, the Betty Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from 1999 to 2014 and also received the Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. Distinguished Professorship in Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Rohrich obtained both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota, and his medical degree from Baylor University College of Medicine, all with high honors. He completed general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at the University of Michigan Medical Center and additional training in pediatric plastic surgery at Oxford University. He also completed a hand and microvascular fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He has been member of the Division of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern since 1986.
Currently a President of the Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rohrich’s holds several professional Society and Association memberships, including the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), where he was President as well as on the Board of Directors for some time, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), where he also served on the Board of Directors for a period of time, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. He was Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and President of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also a Founding Member of the Board of Governors of the National Endowment for Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Rohrich has been active in organized medicine for more than two decades. He was section chairman within the American Medical Association, an organization with more than 30,000 members. He has chaired over 100 national and international plastic surgery educational symposia, served as a Visiting Professor for the two national plastic surgery educational organizations (PSEF and ASAPS) in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and has also been a Visiting Professor to over 150 national and international societies. His repertoire of delivered scientific presentations on all aspects of plastic surgery includes 1500 talks.
Dr. Rohrich has been the recipient of numerous prestigious national research, teaching, and distinguished service awards during his academic career in plastic surgery. He is a patent holder on a new breast implant and has developed educational models for bringing emerging technology to plastic surgeons. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and an editor for Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rohrich has published more than 600 peer review articles, 50 chapters and five textbooks in plastic surgery ranging from rhinoplasty, craniomaxillofacial trauma, secondary rhinoplasty and ultrasound-assisted liposuction. He has been included as one of the Best Doctors in Dallas since 2000, Super Doctors in Texas since 2005, Best Doctors in America since 1996, Who’s Who in America since 1993, Best Doctors in America by Good Housekeeping Magazine, and named a Notable North Dakotan in 1998.
Dr. Rohrich is also a philanthropist. He has served on the Board of Directors of the March of Dimes, Save the Children – Dallas, Dallas Chapter of the American Cancer Society, on the Evergreen Gala Advisory Board, and he is a Founding Member of the Dallas for Children Foundation. Together with his wife, Dr. Rohrich has been Honorary Co-chair of the Dallas for Children Foundation. He also organized an East Dallas Mobile Health Unit that assisted in the immunization of homeless and underprivileged children. Each year, Dr. Rohrich also supports a medical student who will practice primary care in his native state of North Dakota. This is part of the Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. Foundation. He has also both performed and taught plastic surgery in Third World countries, specifically reconstructing severely burned and congenitally deformed children.