Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS ’82 Dr. Rodriguez is Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery, and an internationally recognized leader in reconstructive, craniofacial and plastic surgery. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida, the son of Cuban immigrants. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from the University of Florida, followed by a DDS degree from NYU. He completed residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He then studied plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He subsequently completed an International Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. He came to us from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, where he was Chief of the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive & Craniofacial Surgery and Professor of Surgery. Dr. Rodriguez was also the inaugural Paul N. Manson, MD, Distinguished Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the program director of the combined Craniofacial Fellowship at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital. At Maryland, Dr. Rodriguez led the team that performed the most extensive and comprehensive full face transplant completed to date, which was a groundbreaking advance in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery.