Dr. Rod Rohrich is a nationally recognized plastic surgeon whose honors speak widely of his reputation and of his commitment to others. He is also recognized for his ability to provide a level of medical care that other physicians have difficulty matching.
Born in North Dakota, Rohrich graduated from the Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, and completed his residency training at the University of Michigan Medical School, located in Ann Arbor. He also completed medical fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, and at England’s famed Oxford University. In 1986, he joined the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas, and five years later became chairman of the school’s Department of Plastic Surgery. Holding this post until 2014, he still serves as a distinguished professor in the same department. Additionally, he has served on the Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the university.
The honors bestowed upon Rohrich have been both numerous and sustained over a period of time. He was named as one of the best doctors in his home city of Dallas from 1996 through 2015 and, during most of those same years, as one of the best doctors in the United States. In 2015, he was recognized by Castle Connelly’s Top Doctor Program as one of the best plastic surgeons in the country, an honor that was based on input from more than 50,000 physicians and others employed in the health industry. Having served as president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Rohrich has twice received the Plastic Surgery Foundation Distinguished Service Award, which is considered the highest honor in the field.
In addition to his medical practice, Rohrich has been extensively involved in clinical research for the purpose of improving safety and effectiveness in the areas of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. His dedication to the field is further reflected in the hundreds of textbooks and individual articles he has written on the subject. He also serves as the editor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which is known as the official journal of the ASPS. A participant in numerous organizations concerned with the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Rohrich is known to the general public through his appearances on such television programs as “The View” and “Good Morning America.”
Married to a fellow plastic surgeon, Dr. Diane Gibby, Rohrich and his wife have two children.