DALLAS, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Distinguished plastic surgeon and Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center Dr. Rod Rohrich has recently been nominated by his peers to be included amongst Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors®. Since its founding in 1991, Castle Connolly's screening process carefully selects the best doctors in America and composes their list as a resource for consumers.
Thousands of physicians across the country are screened via an intensive survey process where medical experts research those who go above and beyond in their medical practice to extend exemplary care and service to their patients. Fellow doctors can nominate based on their expertise or specialties or in any area of medicine. Physicians can also indicate whether they believe a nominee is amongst the best in their region or the entirety of the nation. Over 100,000 physicians are nominated each year with only a select number receiving the official honor.
Dr. Rohrich has served Dallas-area patients through his clinical practice with expert knowledge of the field of plastic surgery and an expertise in rhinoplasty, facelift and facial rejuvenation and post-mastectomy restorative breast surgery. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Rohrich serves as Editor in Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Rohrich served as the founding chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center from 1991 to 2014. As chairman, Dr. Rohrich led the UT Southwestern plastic surgery department to become one of the world's leading academic plastic surgery departments.
The research team in charge of surveying Castle Connolly's Top Doctors nominations investigates each individual physician's medical education and training, board certifications, professional achievements, hospital appointments, administrative posts and disciplinary history. Finally, Castle Connolly's Top Doctor selections are made by the Chief Medical and Research Officer and Castle Connolly editors and research staff.
Dr. Rohrich is passionate about the establishment and maintenance of better professional standards that assure patients of safety and fulfilling results. By working with his peers and educating up-and-coming physicians, Dr. Rohrich has been an innovator in the field of plastic surgery as a constantly evolving field of medicine. As both a physician and an educator, his goal is to support and guide plastic surgery candidates in finding the best procedure for their individual needs and ultimately improving the quality of life for patients.
About Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Rod Rohrich is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Rohrich graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with high honors, and completed residencies at the University of Michigan Medical Center and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard (hand/microsurgery) and Oxford University (pediatric plastic surgery). He has served as president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 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, and twice 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. Dr. Rohrich participates in and has led numerous associations and councils for the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
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