Dr. Rogers devotes his practice to a combination of reconstructive and cosmetic work, including microvascular reconstruction of the breast, the latest techniques in facial rejuvenation, and state-of-the-art body contouring. He is certified in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Recipient of the Compassionate Doctor Award from both Vitals (2009, 2010, and 2011) and weSPARK Cancer Support Center (2011), Dr. Rogers is currently on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. He also performs advanced trauma reconstructions as a member of the trauma team at the Cancer Center at the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, and he participates in the training of surgical residents at the USC Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Rogers has appeared on CBS’s The Doctors, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best on WEtv, and Pretty Hurts on Logo TV. He has been profiled in non-paid feature articles in New Beauty Magazine and Pasadena Magazine, and he has served as a medical consultant for educational and reality television programming.
Dr. Rogers obtained his medical degree at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed three years of general surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, as well as a two-year research fellowship focusing on tissue engineering at Columbia and Carnegie Mellon Universities. This was followed by two years of plastic and reconstructive surgical training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he became proficient in advanced microsurgical and reconstructive techniques.
Training with many of the contemporary masters of aesthetic surgery, Dr. Rogers completed a cosmetic fellowship at Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospitals in New York. He is also the recipient of grants from Columbia University, Plastic Surgery Education Fund, and the National Institute of Health. In 2005, Dr. Rogers was a diplomat for the American Board of Plastic Surgery United States Medical Licensing Examination.
Dr. Rogers has taken part in academic research on many subjects, including anorexia nervosa, breast carcinoma, wound healing, skin grafts, tissue engineering and bone regeneration. He is the co-author of numerous research articles that have been published in such medical journals as the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, and The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
It is also important to Dr. Rogers to give back. He is on the Board of Directors for the Afghanistan World Foundation and will lead a team to Afghanistan to train Afghan doctors in techniques that will help in emergency health services and reconstruction. He is a Member of Iraq Star, a national non-profit foundation dedicated to providing reconstructive surgeries to wounded Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, helping them return to their pre-war lives. He also works as part of a volunteer medical team for HELPs International to bring free medical services to rural communities in Guatemala and Mexico.
Dr. Rogers is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous professional and community organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Peripheral Nerve.