Dr. Rod Rohrichis a professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as well as a practicing plastic surgeon at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. The editor of the Journal of Plastic Surgery is an international leader in his field with experience in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.
In 2012 Dr. Rod Rorich co-founded the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery (AIRS). AIRS is a non-profit that provides reconstructive surgery to breast cancer survivors who underwent a mastectomy. The organization works with physicians and surgeons around the world to provide their services to breast cancer survivors. Around 70% of breast cancer survivors with either a full or partial mastectomy cannot afford the reconstructive surgery. Education about the procedure is also an important initiative of AIRS.
Dr. Rod Rohrich and his wife also co-founded the Dallas for Children Foundation and he has served on several boards of directors. Some of these include the American Cancer Society and Save the Children in the Dallas area. In third world countries, Dr. Rod Rohrich has taught and performed plastic surgery. He taught reconstructive methods for children with congenital deformities.
Rohrich has been published multiple times and is the editor in chief for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and an editor of Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Rohrich earned his MC at the Baylor College o Medicine and completed his plastic surgery and general residency at the University of Michigan. In 1984 he completed a fellowship at Radcliffe Infirmary in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. From 1985 to 1989 he completed a fellowship through Harvard University at Massachusetts General Hospital in hand surgery. He has been with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute since July of 1986 and has over 30 years experience after completing his education and fellowships.
In the beginning months of 2018, Dr. Rod Rohrich participated in three conventions for plastic surgery: the Baker Gordon Educational Symposium, the Dallas Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine Meeting, and the Dallas Rhinoplasty Meeting. These took place February 8th through the tenth and February 28th through March 3rd. Rohrich chaired and helped organize the Dallas Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine meeting and the Dallas Rhinoplasty Meeting. At these symposiums, he moderated and participated in panels, gave lectures, and performed surgery live.