This award is meaningful in part because it is driven by peer nomination.
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 04, 2014
Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, Dallas plastic surgeon and Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center was recognized as a top plastic surgeon again this year by Castle Connolly Medical's TopDoctor program. Castle Connolly has carefully screened and selected the best medical professionals in their fields to help consumers find the best healthcare for more than two decades.
Dr. Rohrich holds the Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center and has been recognized by both peers and patients through a number of awards and honors related to both his plastic surgery practice and his participation in plastic surgery research and education. Dr. Rohrich also serves as Editor in Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
“This award is meaningful in part because it is driven by peer nomination,” says Dr. Rohrich an internationally recognized expert in rhinoplasty and secondary rhinoplasty, facelift, and other cosmetic surgery procedures. “The nominations are made by medical professionals based on their intimate knowledge of medicine and the professional achievements of their peers.”
The Castle Connolly selection process includes inviting licensed physicians to nominate physicians for the Top Doctor recognition. Nomination forms are provided online at Castle Connolly’s website. The organization receives nearly 100,000 nominations through this process each year.
The Castle Connolly physician-led research team scrutinizes each candidate’s medical education, training, board certifications, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements and malpractice and disciplinary history. The organization gathers information about outcomes, procedure volume and malpractice if it is available. Ultimately, Castle Connolly Top Doctor selections are made by Castle Connolly editors, the chief medical and research officer and the research staff.
As a well-known advocate of safe and effective plastic surgery, Dr. Rohrich serves as Chair and/or lectures at national and international surgical symposia, educational courses, and research efforts to establish safer and more effective plastic surgery procedures. His methods are studied by other physicians through hands-on educational sessions at plastic surgery physician meetings. He is known for innovations in rhinoplasty (plastic surgery of the nose) and for pioneering facial rejuvenation techniques that vastly improve upon old-fashioned and unreliable plastic surgery techniques that produce an unnatural windswept look.
“I'm very honored to have been chosen as one of the top plastic surgeons in the country through this peer review process,” explains Dr. Rohrich. “These recognitions can be a great tool to help patients find well qualified physicians within their medical specialties.”
About Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Rod J. Rohrich holds the Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He also holds the UT Southwestern Medical Center Crystal Charity Ball Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rohrich graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with high honors, and completed a plastic surgery residency 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. He is a native of North Dakota and is married to Dr. Diane Gibby, also a plastic surgeon. They live in Dallas with their two children.