About the Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Ricardo L Rodriguez

Dr Ricardo L Rodriguez MD, LLC

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

1300 Bellona Avenue, Suite C
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

25 Years Plastic Surgery Experience

Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez has been practicing Plastic Surgery for over 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 injuries, skin grafting on burn patients and diabetics, as well as two decades of experience with the full spectrum of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Rodriguez specializes in multiple procedure makeovers, since he has expertise in performing procedures of the face, breast, body, and buttocks.

Unique Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

His practice is now dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery, performing unique procedures such as the brazilian butt lift, body lift, lip lift, and endoscopic forehead lift, as well as traditional procedures such as breast augmentation and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Rodriguez combines a love of technology and new surgical techniques with a high respect for the "tried and true" plastic surgery techniques that have been practiced for decades.

Research Interest in Adipose Stem Cells

After over a decade of fat grafting, Dr. Rodriguez has developed a research focus on cell enhanced fat grafting using stem cells from your own adipose tissue. Adipose Stem Cells (ASCs) are the new frontier of Plastic Surgery. 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 this promising new therapy to the clinical environment. In 2013, Dr. Rodriguez and researchers from Johns Hopkins Medical School, University of Maryland Medical School, and biotech company Celsense 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.

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Ivy League Training

Dr. Rodriguez was trained in Plastic Surgery at Yale University Medical School. After completing his Plastic Surgery Residency, he was invited to become a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Yale Medical School, 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 ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) . In continuing with his academic dedication, Dr. Rodriguez currently serves as a clinical instructor in the Johns Hopkins Plastic Surgery Department in Baltimore, teaching residents of the Plastic Surgery Clinic.

International Fellowships

While teaching at Yale University Medical School, Dr. Rodriguez traveled to several countries to learn surgical techniques from internationally acclaimed plastic surgeons. In France, he trained with Dr. Claude Lassus, the plastic surgeon who innovated the vertical breast reduction technique in the south of France over 30 years ago. Dr. Rodriguez has incorporated Dr. Lassus's technique as his standard for breast reduction surgery. In England, Dr. Rodriguez was awarded a Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery with Professor Westbury at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, England.

Special Recognition by the ASPS

Dr. Rodriguez served as President of the Maryland State Society of Plastic Surgeons, John Stage Davis. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) . In 2004, he was honored by the ASPS with the "Distinguished Service Award" for his outstanding commitment to plastic surgery education.

Dr. Rodriguez is an "official ASPS spokesperson" and as such discusses plastic surgery issues with the media on behalf on the ASPS. In 2007, he was selected by the ASPS to be part of the US delegation of Plastic Surgeons who traveled to China in 2008. Throughout his career, Dr. Rodriguez has published many articles in medical journals and has been invited to lecture on various Plastic Surgery topics at the local, national and international level.

The ASPS invitation to join the Regenerative Medicine Task Force is one of Dr. Rodriguez's most prized accomplishments, as he has a passionate interest in the new exploding field of Regenerative Medicine and Adipose Stem Cells.  He looks forward to bringing protocols for these stem cell therapies to the clinical environment.

Educational CosmeticSurg Blog

In keeping with his philosophy of helping to educate you about cosmetic surgery topics, Dr. Rodriguez writes a blog at his website. He writes about various procedures and responds to questions that he receives from readers. Clinical topics about Cosmetic Surgery are wide ranging and include descriptions of his body lift technique, the use of pain pumps for the post op period, importance of post op compression garments, and why fat grafting techniques affect surgical results.   In addition, since 2009, Dr. Rodriguez has been  educating the general public on the topic of Adipose Stem Cells, which are stem cells derived from your own fat by liposuction. Stem cells from your our adipose tissue are the New Frontier of Plastic Surgery.

On a Personal Note

Dr. Rodriguez supports various national and local charities involved in Cancer Research. His hobbies are computing, sculpting, and biking. He is happily married for 27 years and is the proud father of two children who graduated from Ivy League schools.

Fully Trilingual

Dr. Rodriguez attracts patients from all over the world. Not only is he an excellent surgeon, but he is fully trilingual, enabling him to speak with you in fluent Spanish, English, and French.

Other Profiles for Dr. Ricardo L Rodriguez

CV Summary for Dr. Ricardo L Rodriguez

Undergraduate Education
Colgate University, 1976
B.A. French Literature (with Honors)

Medical School
University of Wisconsin, 1980

General Surgery, 1981
Tulane University, Charity Hospital

General Surgery, 1981-85
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery, 1986-88
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Head and Neck Surgery, Professor Westbury, 1986
Royal Marsden Hospital, London, England

Plastic Surgery Faculty, Yale School of Medicine, 1988-91
PT Clinical Faculty, Johns Hopkins Plastic Surgery Department, 1994-present

Board Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1991 (active)
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 1987 (expired)

Private Practice
Ricardo L Rodriguez, MD, LLC, 1992-present

Assistant Director, Wound Care Clinic, GBMC, 1994-2002
President, John Staige Davis, Maryland State Society Plastic Surgeons, 2002
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, GBMC Hospital, 2001-2007