Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is an internationally known, highly respected and skilled plastic surgeon with a global clinical practice at Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute in Dallas, Texas. He is also a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has led most of the key professional organizations in plastic surgery in the USA. Dr. Rohrich has been honored by his peers to be one of the most influential physicians and plastic surgeons in this current era. He is a world expert in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facelift and revision facelift surgery as well as all aspects of facial rejuvenation. Dr. Rohrich is also a global expert in the science of aging as he described the facial fat compartments which are the hallmark of how humans age. He has developed multiple innovative techniques and technology to advance both patient safety and outcomes as well as the science of how to reverse facial aging in a natural manner.
He served as President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (the largest group of board certified plastic surgeons in the world); President of the Association of Academic Chairs of Plastic Surgery; President and founding member of The Rhinoplasty Society; President of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons and President of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons. He also chaired the Residency Review Committee for Plastic Surgery – the key group that monitors the quality of accredited plastic surgery training programs in the USA. He also served as a Director and Chair of the Oral Exam of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the group that awards board certification to plastic surgeons. He has received numerous honors and awards in plastic and cosmetic surgery, both nationally and internationally. He received the ASPS Special Achievement Award and on three occasions has received one of his profession’s highest honors, the Plastic Surgery Foundation Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes his contributions to education in plastic surgery. In addition, he has also been recognized by the PSF with the Plastic Surgery Foundation Distinguished Career Researcher Award for his contributions to plastic surgery research and innovations.
In addition to his extensive surgical expertise and talent as a gifted surgeon, Dr. Rohrich is a past professor/chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern and is the first plastic surgeon to be appointed a Distinguished Teaching Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. While he was chair, Dr. Rohrich transformed the Department into the best residency in plastic surgery as well as the largest and most academically productive Plastic Surgery Department in the USA.
He has authored hundreds of innovative academic publications in the field of plastic surgery. As Editor-in-Chief of the leading plastic and reconstructive surgery journal in the world, the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS), he transformed PRS into the best and most respected peer reviewed journal worldwide in plastic surgery. He now serves as Editor Emeritus of PRS and is Founding Editor/Editor Emeritus of the first open access peer reviewed plastic surgery journal in North America – PRS Global Open.
Dr. Rohrich is the chair of the Dallas Rhinoplasty Meeting which has trained over 15,000 plastic surgeons worldwide on the art and science of rhinoplasty. He is a highly sought after speaker who has lectured and or operated live surgery around the world in over 40 countries teaching the art, safety and innovations in all aspects of plastic surgery. He has also published the plastic surgery bible on open rhinoplasty, the Dallas Rhinoplasty book now in its third edition. He has also published seven additional books on plastic surgery including the award winning textbook Secondary Rhinoplasty by the Global Masters and most recently The Facial Danger Zones.
Dr. Rohrich has also performed philanthropic work as a civic leader of organizations such as the March of Dimes, American Cancer Society and Save the Children. He established the Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. Foundation, which supports medical students in his native North Dakota. He also established the University of Michigan Rod J. Rohrich, MD Family Visiting Professor Lectureship to advance plastic surgery education. He is a founding member and past president of the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery (AiRS), which serves to support education and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer survivors, regardless of financial status. Dr. Rohrich has repeatedly been featured as one of the best plastic surgeons in the country by US News and World Report, Harper’s Bazaar, Good Housekeeping and Texas Monthly as well as being quoted in notable publications such as the New York Times and Boston Globe. He has appeared on many television shows including Oprah, the View and Good Morning America. In 2021 and 2022, Newsweek named Dr. Rohrich the #1 plastic surgeon in America in the categories of facelift and rhinoplasty.