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Eduardo Rodriguez, MD, Plastic Surgery, New York, NY, NYU Langone Hospitals

EduardoRodriguezMDDDS

Plastic Surgery New York, NY

Aesthetic/Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Craniofacial Plastic Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Microsurgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Helen L. Kimmel Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Chair, Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery NYU Langone Health

Overview of Dr. Rodriguez

Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS, joined the faculty of NYU Langone Health and NYU School of Medicine in November 2013 as the Helen L. Kimmel Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and chair of the Hansjӧrg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery. He is dually-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Rodriguez leads NYU Langone’s vascular composite allotransplantation (VCA) program, which encompasses face and limb transplantation. Two face transplants have been performed at NYU Langone since the program was established in 2014 and have been widely recognized for their superior outcomes. The success of these procedures has not only enhanced the quality of life for his patients, but will advance the field for future patients.

In August 2020, Dr. Rodriguez performed the world’s first successful face and double hand transplant on a 22-year-old New Jersey resident who had been severely burned in a horrific car crash. The surgery included transplanting both hands and the full face of a single donor. This is the fourth face transplant performed under the leadership of Dr. Rodriguez, and the first hand transplant under his direction. While two other simultaneous face and hand transplant attempts are known to have been performed, in each case there was an adverse outcome: one patient ultimately died due to infectious complications, and another required removal of the hands after they failed to thrive.

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineResidency, Plastic Surgery - Integrated, 2001 - 2003
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineResidency, Surgery, 1999 - 2001
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of MedicineClass of 1999

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2013 - 2023
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2006 - 2023
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2003 - 2015
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2014
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Castle Connolly, 2014
  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2013-2014
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Lectures

  • Challenges & Advances in the Management of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction Focus: Ballistic Injury ManagementChallenges & Advances in the Management of Cra... 
    AO North America, New Orleans, Louisiana - 1/13/2012

Press Mentions

  • Historic Surgery for Local Man
    Historic Surgery for Local ManNovember 29th, 2018
  • Meet the Pioneering Surgeon Behind Life-Changing Face Transplants
    Meet the Pioneering Surgeon Behind Life-Changing Face TransplantsJanuary 26th, 2017
  • NYU Langone Health Celebrates Landmark Second Face Transplant
    NYU Langone Health Celebrates Landmark Second Face TransplantNovember 29th, 2018
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Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    CareFirst BCBS Maryland POS
    CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    CareFirst BlueChoice Network POS
    CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
    CIGNA HMO
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    Pacificare HMO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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