A craniofacial surgeon and pediatric plastic surgeon, Dr. Angela Rodriguez, director of the department’s craniofacial anomalies clinic, is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She has a special interest in craniofacial anomalies, cleft lip and palate, distraction osteogenesis and microtia. In 2004, she was awarded an American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) “Cranio” fellowship. She is a member of The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and the Tissue Engineering Society, where she serves as a reviewer for their scientific journal, “Tissue Engineering.”
Dr. Rodriguez also has a particular interest in cartilage and tissue engineering and has given numerous seminars and presentations to professional organizations on these topics. She was awarded a Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Grant for basic science research on “The Use of a Hydrogel in the Engineering of Skin.” She received the William Potsic Price Basic Research Award (1st Place) as the author of “New Cartilage Tissue Engineered from Pediatric Auricular Cartilage” at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting in 1997.
Dr. Rodriguez earned her medical degree from Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia. She completed her internship and residency in surgery as well as a plastic surgery fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. Dr. Rodriguez did a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Stanford University. She spent two years at Harvard University as a research fellow.
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