Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 19, 2015
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. The program, which carefully screens and selects physicians through a peer review process, is designed to help consumers find the best healthcare professionals in various medical specialties.
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 meaningful in part because it is 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 promoting safe and effective plastic surgery practices. He serves as chairman for the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium and also as Editor-in-Chief of the peer reviewed "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
"I am honored to have been selected as a Top Doctor," says Dr. Rohrich, who currently serves as a Distinguished Teaching Professor for the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. "These types of designations can be very valuable tools to help patients find well qualified physicians within a given medical specialty."
About Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Rod 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 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.