Medical Training and Honors

Current Position

2/2015-Present
Plastic Surgeon, Miami Plastic Surgery
North Kendall Dr, Suite #903-E
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 595-2969
jrfeliz@miamiplasticsurgery.com

 Education

University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine, High Honors

08/2003-06/2007


University of Massachusetts-Amherst
B.Sc. in Biology, Honors

09/2001-06/2003


University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
Biology
08/1999-05/2001

Post-Graduate Training

Mark Codner, MD-Plastic Surgery
Oculoplastic and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship

7/2014-12/2014


Albany Medical College
Plastic Surgery – Integrated

9/2009-6/2014


Albany Medical College
General Surgery

7/2008-8/2009


UMass Memorial Medical Center
General Surgery
7/2007-6/2008

Research and Scholarly Activity

Publications

  1. Kelly EM, Rodríguez-Feliz J, Kelly, ME.Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia: A report on Incidence and Common Factors Identified in 510 patients. (Accepted for publication in PRS-Letter to the Editor)

  2. Motakef S, Rodríguez-Feliz J, Chung MT, Ingargiola MJ, Wong VW, Patel A. Reply: Vaginal Labiaplasty: Current Practices and a Simplified Classification System for Labial Protrusion. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print]

  3. Rodríguez-Feliz J, Codner MA. Embrace the Change: Incorporating Single-Stage Implant (SSI) Breast Reconstruction to your Practice. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Aug;136(2):221-31

  4. Motakef S, Rodríguez-Feliz J, Chung MT, Ingargiola MJ, Wong VW, Patel A. Vaginal labiaplasty: current practices and a simplified classification system for labia protrusion. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar; 135(3): 774-88

  5. Motakef S, Rodríguez-Feliz J, Chung MT, Ingargiola MJ, Wong VW, Patel A. Vaginal labiaplasty: a systematic review, simplified classification system, and standardized practice guideline. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134 (4 Suppl 1): 125-6

  6. Motakef S, Motakef S, Chung MT, Ingargiola MJ, Rodríguez-Feliz J. The Cosmetic Surgery Stigma: An American Culture Phenomenon? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Nov; 134(5):854e-855e

  7. Rodríguez-Feliz J, Mehta K, Patel A. The management of pediatric type 1 nasoorbitoethmoidal fractures with resorbable fixation. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Sep; 25(5):e445-501

  8. Rodríguez-Feliz JR. Reply: The best marketing strategy in aesthetic plastic surgery: evaluating patients’ preferences by conjoint analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Aug; 134(2): 334e

  9. Rodríguez-Feliz J. Advocacy and PAC support: Residents can initiate change. Young Plastic Surgeons Perspective, Plastic Surgery News. 2014 July/August; p. 23

  10. Rodríguez-Feliz JR, Patel A, Roth MZ. The importance of advocacy and your role in it. Young Plastic Surgeons Perspective, Plastic Surgery News. 2014 April/May; 32-33.

  11. Rodríguez-Feliz JR, Roth MZ. Reply: The mobile technology era: HITECH and expectations for the future. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Aug; 319e-321e

  12. Rodríguez-Feliz JR, Roth MZ. The Mobile Technology Era: Potential Benefits and the Ensuring Quest to Protect Patient Privacy and Confidentiality. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Dec; 130(6): 1395-7.

  13. Levesque AY, Tauber DM, Lee JC, Rodríguez-Feliz JR, Chao JD. The Impact of a Standardized Consultation Form for Facial Trauma on Billing and Evaluation and Management Levels. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 Feb;72(2):196-9.

  14. Rodríguez-Feliz JR, Makhijani S, Przybyla A, Hill D, Chao J. Intraoperative Assessment of the Umbilcopubic Distance: A Reliable Anatomic Landmark for Transposition of the Umbilicus. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2012 Feb; 36(1): 8-17.

  15. Rodriguez JR, Cruz N. Head and Neck Skin Cancer: The Plastic Surgery Service Experience. P R Health Sci J. 2007 June; 26(2): 165-166.

Presentations

  1. Van Kouwenberg E, Soteropulous C, Rodríguez-Feliz J, Patel A. Oct 2014, “Income Inequality and Melanoma in the United States: A Statistical Analysis Evaluating Incidence, Related Mortality, and the Gini Coefficient”. Plastic Surgery The Meeting, Chicago, IL.

  2. Motakef S, Rodríguez-Feliz J, Patel A. Sep 2014, “Vaginal labiaplasty: a systematic review, simplified classification system, and standardized practice guidelines”. 31st Annual Meeting, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Providence Biltmore, Providence, RI; Oct 2014, Plastic Surgery The Meeting, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, IL.

  3. Soteropulous C, Van Kouwenberg E, Rodríguez-Feliz J, Patel A. May 2014, “Income inequality and melanoma in the United States” American College of Surgeons-NYS Chapter, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

  4. Van Kouwenberg E, Soteropulous C, Rodríguez-Feliz J, Patel A. May 2014, “Income inequality and breast cancer in the United States” American College of Surgeons-NYS Chapter, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

  5. Rodríguez-Feliz JR. Feb 2014, “Breast Augmentation”, Plastic Surgery Education Conference, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

  6. Rodríguez-Feliz JR. Dec 2013, “Male-pattern Baldness and Hair Restoration”, Plastic Surgery Education Conference, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

  7. Rodríguez-Feliz JR. May 2013, “Carpal Bones Fractures and Dislocations”, Plastic Surgery Education Conference, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

  8. Rodríguez-Feliz JR. April 2013, “Breast and Nipple Reconstruction”, Plastic Surgery Education Conference, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

  9. Rodríguez-Feliz JR. October 2012, “Plastic Surgery 101: Understanding Wounds, Wound Healing, Burns, and Cold Injuries”, Visiting Lecturer, Physician Assistant Teaching Curriculum, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

  10. Rodríguez-Feliz JR. July 2012, “Maxillofacial Trauma I: Evaluation of the Facial Trauma Patient and Soft Tissue Injuries,” Plastic Surgery Education Conference, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

  11. Rodríguez-Feliz JR. May 2012, “Dental Anatomy and Cephalometric Analysis for the Plastic Surgeon,” Plastic Surgery Resident Education Conference, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

  12. Rodríguez-Feliz JR. May 2011, “The Umbilicopubic Distance: A Reliable Anatomic Landmark for Transposition of the Umbilicus,” Resident Presentation Competition, The 16th World Congress of The International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, BC

  13. Rodríguez-Feliz JR. March 2011, “Evaluation and Management of Transmediastinal Gunshot Wounds,” Trauma Conference, Albany Medical Center Albany, NY

  14. Rodríguez-Feliz JR. December 2010, “Management of the Open Abdomen: A Comprehensive Review,” Pediatric Surgery Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

  15. Rodríguez-Feliz JR. February 2007, “Head and Neck Skin Cancer: The Plastic Surgery Service Experience,” American College of Surgeon, Puerto Rico Chapter, 27th F.L. Raffucci Honored Lecture, Memorial Lecture and Surgical Research Forum Abstracts, American College of Surgeons, Puerto Rico Chapter, Intercontinental Hotel, San Juan, PR

Poster Presentations

  1. Vankouwenberg E, Soteropulous C, Rodríguez-Feliz JR, Patel A. April 2014, “Income inequality, breast cancer, and melanoma in the United States: A statistical analysis evaluating incidences, related mortalities, and the Gini coefficient”, AMC Resident Research Day, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

  2. Rodríguez-Feliz JR, Mandalaywala N, Patel A. April 2014, “The importance of early exposure and mentorship in modern medical education”, AMC Resident Research Day, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

  3. Rodríguez-Feliz JR, Viera K, Rodriguez-Medina JR. June 2003, “Is the Morphogenesis Checkpoint Activated by the Absence of Myosin II in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae?,” Summer 2003 Poster Presentation, Department of Biochemistry, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR

Professional Societies

2015 – American Society of Plastic Surgery, Candidate Member    
2015 – American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Candidate Member

Academic Committees

2013-2014 : Graduate Medical Education Committee, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

2012-2013 : Graduate Medical Education Committee, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

2011-2012 : Graduate Medical Education Committee, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

Courses

ASMS-Basic Course, February 17-19, 2012 (San Francisco, CA)

Columbia University Microsurgery Basic Course, November 11-15, 2013 (New York, NY)

Honors and Awards

Top 10% Plastic Surgery In-Service Exam 2014, Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery Residency, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

Silver Scalpel Award Nominee, This award recognizes excellence in medical student teaching during their surgical clerkship, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, 2011.

Top 8% American Board of Surgery In-Training Exam, General Surgery Residency Program, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, 2008.

Magna cum laude, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, School of Medicine, San Juan, PR, 2007.

Cum laude, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 2003.

The Dean’s List, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 2001-2003.

Grupo de los Cien, Department of Natural Science, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR , 1999.

Medical Licensure and Certifications

Georgia
Active
Florida
Active

Languages

English and Spanish