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Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS

  • Specialties: Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Phone: 646-501-4481
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Performed
World’s Most Extensive Face Transplant to Date
World Renowned
Expert in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Named
One of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly

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, and I serve as director of our Face Transplant Program. 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

Conditions
  • aging skin
  • birthmark
  • transgender health
  • facial paralysis
  • hernia
  • mole
  • scar
  • deviated septum
  • ear malformation
  • bloodless
  • foot deformity
  • keloid
  • benign skin tumor
  • temporomandibular disorders
  • facial pain
  • hand deformity
  • limb abnormality
  • burn injury
  • traumatic fracture
  • gender dysphoria
  • facial palsy
  • hand injury
  • hemangioma
  • nerve injury
  • cleft palate
Treatments
  • reconstructive surgery
  • facial reconstructive surgery
  • cosmetic surgery
  • facelift
  • eye plastic surgery
  • ear reconstruction
  • mammaplasty
  • fat graft
  • laser resurfacing of skin
  • ablation
  • eyelid repair
  • leg reconstruction
  • botox
  • liposuction
  • breast reduction
  • hand surgery
  • abdominoplasty
  • rhinoplasty
  • hernia repair procedure
  • breast augmentation
  • chemical peel
  • skin graft transplant
  • gender affirming surgery
  • facial feminization

Credentials

Positions
  • Helen L. Kimmel Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Chair, Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery, 2005
Education and Training
  • Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Plastic Surgery, 2003
  • MD from Virginia Commonwealth Univ, 1999
  • Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Oral/Max.Facial Surg, 1997
  • DDS from New York University, 1992

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • 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 POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Amida Care
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Pathway
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • 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
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • GHI
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • MVP Select Care Inc
    • MVP Preferred EPO
    • MVP Select Care Inc.
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
    • TRICARE
    • TriWest
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare JP Morgan
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Plastic Surgery Associates

222 East 41st Street
New York, NY 10017

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

Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS Plastic Surgeon

Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • Combined Craniomaxillofacial and Upper Extremity Allotransplantation

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  • Craniomaxillofacial Allotransplantation (Face Transplant)

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Publications

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