Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez has been practicing plastic surgery for 25 years. He has performed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive cases over the course of his career. These cases have included breast reconstruction, replants of fingers after traumatic injury, skin grafting on burn patients and diabetics as well as two decades of experienced with the full spectrum of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Rodriguez was trained in plastic surgery at Yale University Medical School. After completing his residency, he was invited to become a professor of plastic surgery at Yale, where he taught residents reconstructive and cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Rodriguez is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He currently serves as clinical instructor in the Johns Hopkins Plastic Surgery Department in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Rodriguez has developed a research focus on cell enhanced fat grafting using stem cells from adipose tissue. In 2012, Dr. Rodriguez was selected by the ASPS to be a member of the Regenerative Medicine Task Force team, whose mission is to educate board certified plastic surgeons about adipose stem cells and bring promising new therapy to the clinical environment. In 2013, Dr. Rodriguez and researchers from Johns Hopkins Medical School, University of Maryland Medical School, and a biotech company were awarded a stem cell grant from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) to study the invivo tracking (in the body) of adipose stem cells for radiation damaged breast tissue. Dr. Rodriguez has a passionate interest in the newly exploding field of regenerative medicine and adipose stem cells. He looks forward to bringing protocols for these stem cell therapies to the clinical environment.