Who Is Eduardo D. Rodriguez? 10 Things To Know About Doctor Who Led Team In Most Extensive Face Transplant

Latin Times | Juliana Barrera

Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS. YouTube/ NYU Langone Medical Center

Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, a plastic surgeon at the Langone Medical Center in New York University, performed the operation that has been credited as the world's most extensive face transplant to date. According to the Washington Post, Rodriguez and a team of more than 100 doctors, nurses and technical assistants were able to give Patrick Hardison a new face from a 26- year-old organ donor, after the patient suffer from extreme burns in a 2001 fire.

So what else do we need to know about Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez?

1) Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is the son of Cuban immigrants.

2) According to NewYork Magazine, Rodriguez " wanted to make money, raise a family, and be a professional,” So he set out to become a dentist.

3) In 1994, he was doing a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Montefiore hospital in the Bronx and the director of the program, took him aside and told him he was impressed with his talent and his surgical skills. Continue reading