Thieme Authors

Rod Rohrich

Rod Rohrich


Rod J. Rohrich, MD is the Distinguished Teaching Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern, Dallas. He has been selected by his peers as one of America's best physicians for over 15 years, and twice has received one of his profession's highest honors, the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes his contributions to education in plastic surgery.

He is an internationally known surgeon and innovative leader/educator in plastic surgery. His interests span the entire spectrum of plastic surgery, from cranio- maxillofacial surgery to aesthetic surgery, and have resulted in over 800 peer reviewed scientific articles.

Dr Rohrich has served as one of the Founding members and President of The Rhinoplasty Society. He has been the President of the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), which is the largest society of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in the world. He is the President of WAME (World Association of Medical Editors) and has been President or led most of the prestigious Plastic Surgery or Graduate Medical Education Organizations in the USA.

He has been a Visiting Professor to over 150 organizations/societies and chaired over 100 plastic surgery educational symposia worldwide. He is the Chair of the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium which is one of the leading global educational meetings teaching Rhinoplasty to over 10,000 surgeons over the past 25 years.

Dr. Rohrich received his medical degree with high honors from Baylor University College of Medicine; completed a plastic surgery residency at University of Michigan Medical Center, and did sub-specialty training in pediatric plastic surgery at the Radcliffe Infirmary/ Oxford University and hand/micro-vascular surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Rohrich has repeatedly received the top prestigious national research, teaching and distinguished service awards career from his professional societies both in the USA and globally. He is Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the most prestigious peer reviewed medical journal in the world for plastic surgeons. He is also the author of Dallas Rhinoplasty 3rd Edition (with Jamil Ahmad, Bill Adams and Jack Gunter), Secondary Rhinoplasty by the Global Masters (with Jamil Ahamd) and Facial Topography (with Joel Pessa).