The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) announces that Dallas-based, board-certified plastic surgeon Rod J. Rohrich, MD, editor emeritus of the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS), has received the ASPS’ 2022 Presidential Honorary Citation. ASPS President Peter Rubin, MD, says that this award honors individuals that have made significant lifetime landmark contributions to the specialty of plastic surgery.

“Rohrich has worked throughout his career in a selfless manner to educate and teach plastic surgeons globally, especially as editor-in-chief of PRS, the most respected global peer-reviewed plastic surgery journal in the world,” says Rubin. “Dr. Rohrich is an innovative educator who has trained thousands of plastic surgeons by his lecturing and performing live surgery globally to demonstrate both his expertise in both rhinoplasty and facelift techniques and technology.”

What’s more, Rubin says, “His dedication to teaching, giving back, and sharing his knowledge with others, is unsurpassed and is the hallmark for how to educate plastic surgeons and other surgical specialists today.”

With the transition from live interactive meetings to more online webinars and courses, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rohrich has adapted to and enhanced online teaching to reach an even broader global audience with this new educational technology, Rubin adds.