Keynote Speakers

Rod J. Rohrich

Rod J. Rohrich, MD, PHD

Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS)

TITLE
Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Founding Chair/Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery (1991-2014) Distinguished Teaching Professor (2011-2016),UT Southwestern Medical Center Founding Partner, Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute
 
EDUCATION  
Doctor of Medicine, 1979 - High Honors Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas Bachelor of Science, 1977 - Summa Cum Laude
North Dakota School of Medicine Grand Forks, North Dakota Bachelor of Arts, 1975 - Summa Cum Laude North Dakota State University Fargo, North Dakota
Zeeland High School, 1971 – Valedictorian Zeeland, North Dakota
 
POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING
Hand & Microsurgery: 1985-1986
Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: 1982-1985
University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, Michigan
General Surgery: 1979-1982
University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY FELLOWSHIPS Craniofacial
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México School of Medicine
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Hospital Genera Dr. Manuel Gea González
México City, México April-June 1984
Maxillofacial
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dallas, Texas January-March 1984
Pediatric
Oxford University The Radcliffe Infirmary Plastic Surgery Department Oxford, England
July-December 1983
CERTIFICATION
FLEX 1979
Diplomat-National Board of Medical Examiners 1980
American Board of Plastic Surgery 1987
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery 1990
CURRENT AND PAST PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society American Association of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgeons American Burn Association
American College of Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Society of Law and Medicine American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Trauma Society
Association of Academic Chairman in Plastic Surgery British Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Association-Honorary British Medical Association - Honorary
Dallas County Medical Society
Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons
Florida Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons - Honorary
Forum for Academic Plastic Surgery Institute for the Study of Professional Risk International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Society
National Vascular Malformations Foundation and Advisory Board
Northwestern Society of Plastic Surgeons - Honorary
Parkland Surgical Society
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
Reed O. Dingman Society of Plastic Surgeons Rhinoplasty Society - Founding Member Society for Scholarly Publishing
Southern Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
World Association of Medical Editors
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Clinical Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2016-2018
Professor (Tenured), Department of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX, September 2014-2016
Professor and Chairman  (Tenured), Department  of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical
School Dallas, TX, September 1991-2014
Holder of the Crystal Charity Ball Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery, 1993-2014
Holder of the Warren and Betty Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1999-2014
Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2011-2016
Professor, Department of Orthopedics, UT Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX, May, 1997-2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, UT Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX,
1992-2016
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UT Southwestern
Medical School Dallas, Dallas, TX, 1989-1991
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UT Southwestern
Medical School Dallas, Dallas, TX, 1986-1989
Instructor  in  Surgery,  Division  of  Plastic  Surgery,  Massachusetts  General  Hospital,  Harvard
HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS
Dallas Day Surgery Center
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Medical City Dallas Hospital
ENDOWMENTS
University of North Dakota
Rod J. Rohrich Foundation Scholarship Endowment
Established 1997 $100,000
Support deserving medical students with interest in primary care and serving rural North Dakota
Rod J. Rohrich MD Family University of North Dakota Visiting Professorship
Established 2017 $100,000
Support successful former University of North Dakota students to return and serve as Visiting
Professors and role models to current students
University of Michigan
Section of Plastic Surgery
Rod J. Rohrich MD Family Visiting Professor Lectureship Established 2017 $100,000
Support  an  annual  Visiting  Lectureship  dedicated  to  innovation,  education,  and  pursuit  of excellence in medicine and plastic surgery.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Zeeland High School
Commencement Speaker 1982
Distinguished Alumnus Award 1982
Valedictorian 1971
Reader's Digest Scholastic Award 1971
North Dakota State University
Distinguished Alumni Award 1998
Summa cum Laude 1975
Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities 1975
Outstanding Junior and Senior Undergraduate 1974-1975
Blue Key Honorary Society 1974
Phi Kappa Phi 1973-1997
Phi Beta Sigma 1971
North Dakota School of Medicine
Presidents Club 1997-2000
The Sioux Award (Distinguished Alumni) 1999
Honor Roll of Contributors 1996-1997
Summa cum Laude 1977
The Outstanding First and Second Year Medical Student Awards 1977
Pathology Anatomy Microbiology
Physiology Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society - Charter Member 1977
Baylor College of Medicine
High Honors 1979
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 1979
Michael E. DeBakey - Excellence in Surgery Award 1979
University of Michigan
Senior  Residents  Conference,  Richmond,  VA,  Best  Pediatric  Paper,  Desmond
Society Prize 1986
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Contest-First Place 1985
Clinical Research-First Prize 1985
Excellence in Teaching Award 1985
Harvard Medical School
Boston Surgical Society Research Forum 1986
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, Outstanding Scientific Presentation Award, 1986
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Special Achievement Award 2019
Texas Monthly, Texas Super Doctors® December 2019

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