Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS

  • Specialty: Plastic Surgery
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Phone: 646-501-4481

About Me

I couldn’t refuse the tremendous opportunity to come to NYU Langone in 2013. To be the chair of the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery in an institution with such a remarkably rich surgical history allows me to follow in the footsteps of giants in the field. The energy of NYU Langone, in the heart of New York City, empowers all of us working in this department to treat any patient in need of reconstructive plastic surgery successfully.

I treat patients who’ve had traumatic injuries resulting from boating or motor vehicle accidents as well as those with disfigurement due to cancer treatment, congenital birth defects such as cleft lip, and skeletal, jaw, or skull abnormalities. I also specialize in microsurgery. Using this procedure, for example, I can transfer muscle from one part of a patient’s body to another—to the face to enhance a smile, or to a limb to restore function. The most gratifying part of plastic surgery is that I treat patients from head to toe.

Many of the most important advances in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery were developed here at NYU Langone. I’ve been involved in a significant amount of research that has led to great improvements in facial transplantation. Our work has made this procedure safer and more feasible for wounded veterans, civilians, and first responders. 

Since 2005, when the first face transplant was performed in France, we’ve been studying the long-term effects of facial transplantation surgery, such as how patients tolerate medications afterward and how to reduce the number of medications they must take to prevent organ rejection.

Conditions and Treatments

plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, face surgery reconstructive, oral and maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic surgery, facelift, eye surgery plastic, ear reconstruction, breast plastic surgery, fat graft, surgery, laser resurfacing of skin, ablation, cleft palate, eyelid repair, leg reconstruction, botox, facial paralysis, liposuction, hemangioma, breast reduction, skin cancer, hand surgery, abdominoplasty, deviated septum, rhinoplasty, scar, keloid, hernia, hernia repair procedure, temporomandibular disorders, burn injury, facial pain, traumatic fracture, mole, ear malformation, facial palsy, foot deformities, hand deformities, limb abnormalities, hand injury, aging skin, basal cell cancer, benign skin tumor, birthmark, breast augmentation, chemical peel, nerve injury, skin graft
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  • Helen L. Kimmel Professor of Reconstructive Plastic SurgeryHansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Chair, Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery
Education and Training
  • Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Plastic Surgery, 2003
  • MD from Virginia Commonwealth Univ, 1999
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Oral/Max.Facial Surg, 1997
  • DDS from New York University, 1992

Locations and Appointments

32 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Hotel Trades
  • Humana Medicare
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UPN Elite
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Plastic Surgery Associates

305 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016

Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

307 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016

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“Our research has led to new technologies for mapping our surgical path before surgery begins.”

Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS Plastic Surgeon


  • Discussion: Patient Recruitment and Referral Patterns in Face Transplantation: A Single Center's Experience

    Diaz-Siso, J Rodrigo; Rodriguez, Eduardo D
    Plastic & reconstructive surgery. 2016 Jul. 138 (1): 232-233

  • Face transplantation: Complications, implications, and an update for the oncologic surgeon

    Diaz-Siso, J Rodrigo; Sosin, Michael; Plana, Natalie M; Rodriguez, Eduardo D
    Journal of surgical oncology. 2016 May 12. 113 (8): 971-975

  • How to put your best self forward in plastic surgery residency interviews

    Rohrich, Rod J; Rodriguez, Eduardo D; Unger, Jacob G
    Plastic & reconstructive surgery. 2016 Jan . 137 (1): 379-382

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