Awards such as this one help to underscore the importance of surgeon selection and can act as a useful component to help guide patients who are seeking exceptional, specialized care.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 03, 2015
Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in Dallas for 2015. This year's recognition marks the 11th consecutive year that Dr. Rohrich has earned this prestigious peer-review award, the first being in 2005. The results are compiled by MSP Communications and appear annually in a special supplement that accompanies the December issue of Texas Monthly which focuses on top doctors in Texas.
The commendation is awarded to physicians based on nominations by colleagues practicing in their specialty and within their region. The highest rated nominees are then reviewed by a panel of peers based on a number of factors. The panel rates each doctor on 10 areas of professional excellence and achievements. These include years of experience, professional honors, board certifications, academic roles, and teaching positions. Candidates are also rated on their involvement in scientific publications, participation in lectures, and other professional activities.
Based on his extensive ongoing work in these areas, Dr. Rohrich, whose clinical practice focuses on aesthetic plastic surgery such as rhinoplasty, has been designated as a SuperDoctor for the 11th consecutive year in 2015. According to their website, the SuperDoctor award is only granted to the top 5 percent of regional medical specialists as rated by their peers. This peer-review system isn't only important within the medical profession. "These designations are a valuable resource for prospective patients," said Dr. Rohrich. "Surgeon selection is the single most influential factor for ensuring a successful outcome in plastic surgery. Along with board certifications that measure a surgeon's experience, these awards can help patients choose the best plastic surgeon in their area."
Dr. Rohrich is a longstanding advocate for patient safety. A large portion of his practice consists of secondary surgeries, often for patients who have had bad results from their primary surgeries. Over half of his rhinoplasty patients in Dallas, for example, come to him seeking revision rhinoplasty - corrective surgery from a previous rhinoplasty which had a unsatisfactory outcome.
"Awards such as this one help to underscore the importance of surgeon selection and can act as a useful component to help guide patients who are seeking exceptional, specialized care," says Dr. Rohrich.
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 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.