Dr. Rohrich Elected as President of The Rhinoplasty Society

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Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Rod J. Rohrich inaugurated as the Rhinoplasty Society president at the Society's annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

Rod J. Rohrich, MD

Rhinoplasty is a surgery of millimeters, as the margin of error is very small. It truly epitomizes plastic surgery as a whole because it is a surgery of such great finesse and it takes years to master.

Dr. Rod Rohrich, professor and chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, was elected as president of The Rhinoplasty Society last weekend at their annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Rohrich will be succeeding Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz, M.D. from Burnsville, Minnesota.

The Rhinoplasty Society is dedicated to education and advancement of rhinoplasty surgery. The non-profit society's membership consists of plastic surgeons and ear, nose and throat specialists throughout the world who focus heavily in the surgical specialty of nasal reshaping and reconstruction.

Dr. Rohrich, who performs rhinoplasty in Dallas, Texas, notes that rhinoplasty surgery is widely considered one of the most difficult surgeries performed by cosmetic surgeons. It can be challenging for surgeons to achieve good results consistently. "Rhinoplasty is a surgery of millimeters, as the margin of error is very small. It truly epitomizes plastic surgery as a whole because it is a surgery of such great finesse and it takes years to master," explains Dr. Rohrich.

Dr. Rohrich has been a long standing advocate of advancing the art of rhinoplasty, co-authoring one of the leading textbooks on the topic, Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal surgery by the Masters in addition to serving as co-chairman of the annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium. Dr. Rohrich also frequently lectures in the United States and around the world on special topics such as Rhinoplasty: Getting it Right the First Time, The Aging Nose, Ethnic Rhinoplasty, Male Rhinoplasty as well as very specific lectures on rhinoplasty covering everything from Techniques in Tip Rhinoplasty to Nasal Cartilage Grafts and Secondary Rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty Society president's serve for 1 year terms and Dr. Rohrich's term will be from May 2012 to May 2013

About The Rhinoplasty Society

The Rhinoplasty Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the open exchange of innovative ideas and techniques concerning rhinoplasty surgery. The Society consists of Surgeons throughout the World who specialize in rhinoplasty. The Society conducts Annual Meetings and provides a forum for invited and submitted papers in a peer-reviewed format. The Society seeks to provide education in a provocative program open to surgical specialists with interest in rhinoplasty.

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 in Dallas, Texas. He also holds the UT Southwestern Medical Center Crystal Charity Ball Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery. He is a graduate of the Baylor College of Medicine with high honors, with 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 and currently serves as president of the Rhinoplasty Society. 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 his field. 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 Texas with their two children.

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