Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS, lectures at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital on developing consistency in plastic surgery outcomes

Dallas-based world-renown plastic surgeon lectured at the Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the key hospital systems at Harvard, about a template and focus on developing excellence in surgery at an early level of training.


Boston, MA – Dr. Rohrich was invited to speak at the Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the premier academic hospitals in the U.S. and in the Harvard health care system. Dr. Rohrich, who is an alumnus of Harvard and the Massachusetts General Hospital, spoke about the development of a template for performing consistent good outcomes in plastic surgery, especially in rhinoplasty. With the use of specific treatment algorithms structured to work well in the management of all types of nasal deformities, these outcomes can occur much earlier than in the past. This template can be applied to all aspects of plastic surgery, and surgery in general, as a teaching pattern in order to develop early improved metric learning skills not by trial and error but by focused algorithms for specific problems.


During his lectures, Dr. Rohrich focused on these concepts in rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation to demonstrate the need for these specific treatment metrics and patterns. The concepts are meant to avoid a high complication and revision rate early in an academic career and bypass these learning years, so that you can fast track to becoming an expert in a specific area of plastic or surgery in general. The key to excellence in surgery, and becoming an expert, is to have an intense focus, never be satisfied, always do better and enjoy the process of constructive feedback from patients and colleagues. In essence, a 360 ongoing self-analysis each day is what we strive for to achieve excellence and improved patient outcomes.


Dr. Rohrich is a Dallas-based plastic surgeon who is continuously recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in America and the world. He is an internationally-recognized educator and a skilled surgeon. He is regarded as an expert in facial aging and rhinoplasty and his exceptional and unique artistic skill in restoring youthfulness and a natural, unoperated look to the human face and body.



Dr. Rod J. Rohrich

Dr. Rod Rohrich is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has a global clinical practice at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. He is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and the Founding Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has served as the President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)—the largest society of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world, the Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery, as well as president of the Rhinoplasty Society. Dr. Rohrich was a member of the Board of Directors of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. He also served as the Chair of the Plastic Surgery Residency Review Committee of the ACGME which oversees all accredited Plastic Surgery training programs in the U.S. Dr. Rohrich was also a Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), chair of the ABPS Oral Exam Committee and President of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also a founding member of the Board of Governors of the National Endowment for Plastic Surgery.