Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS

  • Specialty: Plastic Surgery
  • Languages: English, Spanish

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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Credentials

Positions
  • 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

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  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Nippon Life Of America - Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • BCBS Out of State
    • BCBS Out/State Medicare
    • BCBS Out/State EPO
    • BCBS Out/State HMO
    • BCBS Out/State Indemnity
    • BCBS Out/State POS
    • BCBS Out/State PPO
  • Beech
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Professional Benefit Admin
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Bronze Guided Access Exchange
    • BCBS Bronze Guided Access HSA Exchange
    • BCBS Catastrophic Guided Access Exchange
    • BCBS Child Health Plus
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS Global Transplants
    • BCBS Gold Guided Access Exchange
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Healthy New York
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Open Access PPO (Hb Only)
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS Pathway
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • BCBS Platinum Guided Access Exchange
    • BCBS Silver Guided Access Exchange
    • BCBS Silver Guided Access HSA Exchange
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Carecore
    • CareCore Aetna
    • CareCore Health Net
    • CareCore Oxford
    • CareCore Oxford Medicare Advant
  • Champva
    • Champva
  • Cigna
    • Cigna Behavioral Health
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • GEHA
    • GEHA
  • GHI
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
  • Health Republic
    • Health Republic Of NJ
  • Humana
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Island Group Administration
    • Island Group Administration
  • MVP Select Care Inc
    • MVP Preferred EPO
    • MVP Select Care Inc.
  • Magnacare
    • CDPHP
    • Cement & Concrete Workers District Council
    • Consolidated Health Plan
    • Independent Care Plus
    • Magnacare Direct Plus
    • Magnacare PPO
    • National Health Plan
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan - Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co-Multiplan
    • Nippon Life-Multiplan
    • PHCS
    • PHCS Director Guild
    • PHCS Healthcare (Champus)
    • PHCS Multiplan
    • PHCS Savility
    • Principal Financial
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild - Producers
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • Oscar
    • Oscar Bronze Edge Exchange
    • Oscar Gold Edge Exchange
    • Oscar Platinum Edge Exchange
    • Oscar Silver Edge Exchange
  • Oxford
    • OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions
    • OptumHealth Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
    • Oxford Optum Health
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
    • TRICARE
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UHC AARP Medicare Complete Essential
    • UMR
    • United Health Care Charter
    • United Health Care Options PPO (NYULMC Employees)
    • United Healthcare CareCore
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (NYULMC Employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Inde
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
  • Veterans Admin. Referral
    • Veterans Admin. Referral
  • Veterans Choice
    • Veterans Choice Program-VACAA
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

Publications

  • The Ever-Evolving State of the Art: A Look Back at the AONA Facial Reconstruction and Transplantation Meetings

    Diaz-Siso, J Rodrigo; Plana, Natalie M; Manson, Paul N; Rodriguez, Eduardo D Diaz-Siso, J Rodrigo; Plana, Natalie M; Manson, Paul N; Rodriguez, Eduardo D
    Craniomaxillofacial trauma & reconstruction. 2016 Sep. 9 (3): 211-218

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

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

  • Facial transplantation: knowledge arrives, questions remain

    Diaz-Siso, J Rodrigo; Rodriguez, Eduardo D Diaz-Siso, J Rodrigo; Rodriguez, Eduardo D
    Lancet. 2016 Aug 25. 388 (10052): 1355-1356

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