Dr. Rod Rohrich’s Contribution To Medical Education


While this isn’t what I normally blog about, a lot of my friends have been getting cosmetic surgery and I think it’s important people know about the type of education their surgeon should have if they’re getting plastic surgery. The world of medical education is not as glamorous as going into surgery every hour, but Dr. Rod Rohrich has taken great pride in teaching his students for nearly thirty years at Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Rohrich is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has served as chairman and on nearly every committee of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a professor of plastic surgery at Texas Southwestern. He is the chairman of the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, and he is the author of several textbooks on the subject. He also has written chapters for other textbooks in the medical field, and he has written many peer-reviewed articles in medical journals all over the country.

The focus of Dr. Rohrich’s practice has been plastic surgery that helps people. He studied pediatric plastic surgery at Oxford University in England. He did his internship at University of Michigan Medical Center, and he has worked in Massachusetts and other parts of Texas. His academic record speaks for itself, and he settled on Dallas in 1986 as the place where he would ply his trade.

When Dr. Rohrich works with his students at the university, he is able to impart his knowledge to a new generation of doctors. He wants these doctors to understand how important the art of reconstructive surgery is, and he works with his students on the safety of the art.

His career arc is one that anyone can emulate if they so choose. He has chosen to make the majority of his career to be about education. Many people students his textbooks and chapters, and his publications has shed light on many parts of the plastic surgery world that were once murky. He is to be commended for his selfless dedication to the students and patients at Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

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