These types of awards are valuable tools that can help patients find safe, effective, well qualified surgeons within a given medical specialty.
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 05, 2017
Dallas plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, has been recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in the US by Castle Connolly's Top Doctor program. Every year, the program, which is designed towards helping patients find the best healthcare professionals in acknowledged medical specialties such as plastic surgery, carefully screens and selects physicians through their rigorous peer review process.
During the nomination process, Castle Connolly contacts more than 50,000 licensed healthcare professionals nationwide to obtain nominations and feedback about the best doctors practicing in the United States today. They are asked to identify and nominate the most outstanding doctors in their medical specialties who they consider to be top doctors in their region, or nationwide. Self nominations are not allowed.
From there, a physician-led team of researchers reviews each nominee and checks the candidate's background, medical education, board certification status, hospital and educational appointments, and professional recognitions and achievements. The group also reviews malpractice and disciplinary history to further screen the candidates. The final award recipients are selected by Castle Connolly editors together with the research team.
"This award is especially significant, in part, because it is primarily driven by peer nomination," says Dr. Rohrich. "The peer review process is an important component of reliable medical information."
A well-known advocate for patient safety, Dr. Rohrich lectures frequently around the world at surgical conferences and educational meetings advocating safe and effective plastic surgery practices. In addition to his Distinguished Professorship at UT Southwestern Medical Center's Department of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rohrich serves as chairman for the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium and also as Editor-in-Chief of the most highly cited peer reviewed plastic surgery journal in the world- "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
"I am extremely honored to have been selected by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor," says Dr. Rohrich. "These types of awards are valuable tools that can help patients find safe, effective, well qualified surgeons within a given medical specialty. Patient's should always do their research and choose their surgeon carefully. Make sure he or she is board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties, and has the expertise and the experience to deliver a safe and satisfactory outcome."
About Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and Founding Chairman of 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 his Plastic Surgery training at the University of Michigan Medical Center and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard (hand/microsurgery) and Oxford University (pediatric plastic surgery). He is Chairman of the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, Founding Chairman of the Dallas Cosmetic Symposium, President and Founding Member of the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery, and a Founding Partner of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. Dr. Rohrich has also 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 on three occasions 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.