Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Honored with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ Special Achievement Award

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Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, has received the prestigious ASPS Special Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to plastic surgery.

Dallas, TX (PRUnderground) April 15th, 2020

Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich has been honored with the Special Achievement Award by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The award was given to Dr. Rohrich in San Diego at “Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2019”, an international educational conference for plastic surgeons held annually.   This prestigious award recognizes exceptional contributions and leadership within 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 Chairman and Distinguished Professor of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern, 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. “You work hard your entire career to become the best plastic surgeon you can, not only for your patients, but also to teach the next generation. It’s good to be recognized for helping to make plastic surgery great, and it shows that giving back matters.”

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons 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 past President Charles Verheyden, M.D., who also serves on the Board of Trustees issuing the Special Achievement Award, credits Dr. Rohrich’s lifelong passion in plastic surgery for helping to make the discipline what it is today. “Probably more than any other plastic surgeon, Dr. Rohrich helped to shape the specialty over his practice career.”

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. 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 rhinoplasty that have had poor outcomes. Dr. Rohrich is also the author of the authoritative textbooks on the subject, “Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters” which is currently published in six languages and has repeatedly sold out.

“That’s what I mean by giving back,” explains Dr. Rohrich. “Today our great specialty is so big that you can become an expert in one or two focused areas, but you have to live it, dream it, and then do it.”

About Rod J. Rohrich MD

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is a board certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas. he 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 Chairman 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.

Dr. Rohrich also serves as 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 over 900 peer reviewed articles and six textbooks in plastic surgery

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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