Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS

  • Specialty: Plastic Surgery
  • Languages: English, Spanish
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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

plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, facial reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, facelift, eye plastic surgery, ear reconstruction, breast plastic surgery, fat graft, laser resurfacing of skin, ablation, eyelid repair, leg reconstruction, botox, liposuction, breast reduction, hand surgery, abdominoplasty, rhinoplasty, hernia repair procedure, aging skin, birthmark, breast augmentation, chemical peel, skin graft, hemangioma, hand deformity, hernia, foot deformity, scar, ear malformation, cleft palate, temporomandibular disorders, limb abnormality, benign skin tumor, mole, traumatic fracture, facial palsy, burn injury, nerve injury, deviated septum, hand injury, keloid, facial pain, facial paralysis
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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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“Our research has led to new technologies for mapping our surgical path before surgery begins.”

Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS Plastic Surgeon

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