Dr. Rod Rohrich graduated from North Dakota State and the University of North Dakota for his undergraduate and postgraduate courses respectively. He later enrolled in a medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he graduated with highest honors. The time spent at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston had a great impact on him, and this is what inspired him to go back to Texas after the plastic surgery training. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Rod Rohrich continued with his training at the Oxford University, and at the Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard in Boston. He later joined the plastic surgery department at the University Texas Southwestern Medical Center as an assistant professor in the year 1986.
He became the chairperson of the plastic surgery department at the University Texas Southwestern, which became the first Department of Plastic Surgeons in the United States. Under his leadership, the Department of Plastic Surgeons became the most renowned plastic surgery department in the country. Dr. Rod Rohrich began his charitable work in Dallas, where he began his role as an educator. He worked as a plastic surgeon for over two decades, a professional academic, and a respected chairperson at the UT Southwestern.
Dr. Rod Rohrich has traveled all over the world and published over 700 articles on the subject of plastic surgery. He has continued to be a very passionate plastic surgeon at heart. His skills in treating complex cases has made him one of the best plastic surgeons in the United States. He is a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the ASPS, and the ASAPS. Dr. Rod Rohrich has won awards in his line of work such as, the 2002 Simon Frederick’s Award for Best Panelist from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.