Scope of Expertise

SPECIALIZED SINONASAL SERVICES
Headache Surgery
Nerve Decompression
Reconstruction Procedures
Cosmetic Procedures

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Chief Resident, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston TX 2014-2015
Program Representative, AAO-HNS Section for Residents and Fellows 2010-present

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL COLLEGE

Medical School Delegate, Illinois State Medical Society 2006-2008<
Medical School Delegate, American Medical Association 2006-2008
Elected Class Representative Organization of Student Representatives, AAMC 2005-2009
Student Representative, Department of Behavioral Science Chair Search Committee April 2007-2009
Honor Code Development Committee Member April 2007- 2009

MACALESTER COLLEGE

Chair, Women in Math and Science 1999-2001Chair, Women in Action 1999-2001Captain, Women’s Rugby Team 2000-2001

ABOUT DR. REGINA RODMAN

Dr. Regina Rodman is a board certified physician.  She specializes in facial plastic surgery and Otolaryngology.  She is able to treat a wide range of problems in the face and neck. She did her residency in Otolaryngology (ENT surgery) at the University of Texas Houston where she was chief resident her final year, and was voted as resident of the year for her outstanding performance. She was then selected to do advanced training in facial plastic, reconstructive and craniomaxillofacial surgery at SUNY Upstate in New York. Her fellowship is the one of the only facial plastic fellowships that focuses on craniofacial surgery as well as complex head and neck reconstruction. Because she specifically focuses on the face, she is able to perform a range of procedures that enhance both bony and soft tissue problems.

“My hope is that every person finds a physical activity they love, and if I can help improve their performance through better breathing or better sleep, then I have done my job.”

-Regina Rodman

Dr. Regina Rodman sees her role as surgeon as part of helping people on their journey of health and wellness. Outside of her busy clinical schedule, she makes time for exercise. She has played multiple sports including rugby, soccer, kickboxing, run marathons, adventure races, and is currently training as a competitive crossfit athlete. Dr. Regina Rodman trains out of gym in Houston, but has participated in crossfit competitions throughout the United States. “My hope is that every person finds a physical activity they love, and if I can help improve their experience, then I have done my job.” Dr Regina Rodman is able to help athletes with nasal obstruction from sinus disease, septal deviation, as well as facial trauma from sports injuries.

Although Dr. Regina Rodman is an outstanding physician, she did not start her career as a doctor. As an undergraduate she studied cultural anthropology, and applied this background to work in social services, managing a group home before deciding to pursue medicine. She says “I think my background in social work makes me compassionate and gives me a different perspective on health care.”

Since deciding on a career as surgeon, Dr Regina Rodman has authored multiple articles on reconstructive surgery for clinical review, peer reviewed journals, as well as multiple chapters in plastic surgery textbooks. She has given presentations at meetings across the country and has been the invited speaker at several academic institutions. Dr Regina Rodman has been awarded leadership grants by the American Academy of Otolaryngology and her work in basic science research won first place at the Houston Society of Otolaryngology Resident Research Competition. She has represented her peers as elected delegate to the student section of the American Medical Association, as well as the Association of American Medical Colleges. She continues to be involved in organized medicine as she believes it her duty to advocate for high quality health care.

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Professional Organizations and Societies

  • Fellow member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Fellow member, American Association Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Junior Fellow, International College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, American Medical Association

Awards and Grants

  • Resident member of the year award, University of Texas at Houston 2014-2015
  • 1st place winner, Houston Society of Otolaryngology Resident Research Competition May 2013
  • Resident Leadership Grant, AA-HNS September 2012
  • Member, Texas Medical Association
  • Member, Houston Society of Otolaryngology

Volunteer Experience

  • RCSIP Volunteer, Rush University, Chicago IL 2005 – 2009
  • Community Health Clinic Volunteer
  • Franciscan Clinic Volunteer-set up in a homeless shelter
  • Medical Mobile Van Volunteer
  • Pilsen Clinic Volunteer, serving the Latino population
  • Advocate, Women’s Treatment Center, Chicago, 2003- 2010
  • Teaching Assistant, Shriner’s Orthopedic Hospital, 1998-2000 

Education

Rush University Medical College Sept 2005-2009

Study Abroad: Cacha Medical Spanish Institute, Riobamba Ecuador July-August 2006

Spanish Abroad, Inc, Tamarindo and Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica October 2008

Post Baccalaureate Pre Medical Program, Loyola University Chicago 2003- 2004

Bachelor of Arts, Macalester College, St Paul, MN August 1997- May 2001

Major: Anthropology Minor: Biology

Study Abroad: School for International Training, Kenya Tanzania and Uganda Spring 2000

Fellowship Training

Syracuse NY July 2015-June 2016
Facial Plastics and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

Post Graduate Training

University of Texas Health Science Center,
Houston TX May 2012-June 2015
Otolaryngology Resident

University of Texas Medical Branch,
Galveston TX July 2010-May 2012
Otolaryngology Resident

St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago IL
June 2009-June 2010
General Surgery Internship

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