The focus in your career is to become the best plastic surgeon you can, not only for your patients, but also to teach the next generation of plastic surgery leaders, innovators and researchers.
November 19, 2020
Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich has been honored as the recipient of the 2020 Plastic Surgery Foundation Distinguished Career Researcher Award. This award was established to recognize outstanding achievements in research that have advanced the specialty of plastic surgery. It is meant to recognize a plastic surgeon whose novel and significant work over their career has had a far-reaching impact on the practice of plastic surgery.
“I am extremely humbled, yet gratified to be honored with this award,” says Dr. Rohrich, who has held several key leadership roles within plastic surgery throughout his career. He served as President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as Professor and Chairman and Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal and a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine. “The focus in your career is to become the best plastic surgeon you can, not only for your patients, but also to teach the next generation of plastic surgery leaders, innovators and researchers. Clinical and Basic Science research provides the basis for true innovation in plastic surgery. It’s great to be recognized for helping make plastic surgery better through our clinical and basic science research efforts and it shows that giving back matters.”
The Plastic Surgery Foundation cites several reasons for granting the award, including Dr. Rohrich’s widespread role in organizational leadership, lifelong contributions to plastic surgery training and education, and his substantial body of work as an author of scientific articles and medical texts.
Plastic Surgery Foundation President, Scott Hultman, M.D, bestowed the PSF Distinguished Career Researcher Award to Dr. Rohrich for his lifelong passion in plastic surgery and for helping make the discipline what it is today. Dr. Rohrich has helped to transform and shape the specialty over his practice career as an educator, researcher and as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the globe’s leading peer reviewed plastic surgery journal as well as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the first North American Plastic Surgery open access journal – PRS Global Open.
Dr. Rohrich’s private practice, based out of Dallas at the renowned Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, has a clinical focus on plastic surgery of the face and nose. He is actively involved in clinical research including five clinical trials with fillers and neuromodulators. Dr. Rohrich is widely considered to be one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in the world today, and much of his writing and presentations focus on rhinoplasty, and revision rhinoplasty, that is, correcting previously performed rhinoplasties that have poor outcomes. Dr. Rohrich is also the editor of the authoritative textbook on the subject, “Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters” which is currently published in six languages and has repeatedly sold out.
About Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is a board certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas. He is considered one of the most influential surgeons in this century. Dr. Rohrich is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He was the Founding Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery as well as the first plastic surgeon selected as a Distinguished Teaching Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with high honors, and completed his plastic surgery training at the University of Michigan Medical Center and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard (hand/microsurgery) and Oxford University (pediatric plastic surgery). He is Chair of the Dallas Rhinoplasty Meeting, Founding Chair of the Dallas Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine Meeting, Founding Member of the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery, and a Founding Partner of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the most respected global peer reviewed plastic surgery journal – the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He developed and is Editor-in-Chief of the first open access peer reviewed plastic surgery journal, PRS Global Open. Dr. Rohrich has published nearly 1000 peer reviewed articles and seven textbooks in plastic surgery including a recent best-selling medical book entitled The Facial Danger Zones.
Dr. Rohrich also served as president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the largest organization of board certified plastic surgeons in the world. He repeatedly has been selected by his peers as one of America’s best doctors. He received the ASPS Special Achievement Award and on three occasions 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.
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