Dr. Abigail Rodriguez

A Houston native, Dr. Rodriguez grew up in Spring and attended The John Cooper School in The Woodlands. She was introduced to medicine at an early age through her parents, both OB/GYN’s. Their unwavering dedication to patient care left a lasting impression on Dr. Rodriguez and they have acted as mentors throughout her journey to become a physician.

Dr. Rodriguez was awarded a full academic scholarship to attend college in Virginia, at the University of Richmond. Dr. Rodriguez graduated magna cum laude with a dual degree in Leadership Studies and Latin American and Iberian Studies.

Dr. Rodriguez returned to Texas for medical school at Texas A&M University College of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and received the Outstanding VA Medical Student award. Initially, she planned to follow in the footsteps of her parents and pursue training in Obstetrics & Gynecology. However, Dr. Rodriguez quickly became fascinated by the diversity of procedures, the artistry involved, and the problem-solving required in Plastic Surgery. The opportunity to help patients by restoring their form and function, making them feel “whole” again, and restoring their confidence solidified Dr. Rodriguez’s decision to pursue training in Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Rodriguez completed her six-year residency training at Texas A&M University College of Medicine/Scott & White Hospital where she worked under nationally-recognized leaders in plastic surgery. Her training included microsurgery, complex head and neck reconstruction, hand surgery, facial trauma, and breast surgery. Dr. Rodriguez received a grant to conduct research on post-surgical scars and presented her findings at several regional and national meetings. She scored in the 96th percentile on the Plastic Surgery in-service exam and was awarded the Plastic Surgery Residency Humanitarian Award in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

To further hone her aesthetic surgery skills, Dr. Rodriguez sought out additional training and was accepted into a highly competitive aesthetic surgery fellowship, at The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS). At ACPS, she trained under pre-eminent leaders in the aesthetic surgery field and gained extensive experience in facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, breast and body surgery, as well as non-surgical techniques and modern technologies for aesthetic enhancement.

Dr. Rodriguez strives to empower her patients with information and to deliver exceptional results. She is grateful to have the opportunity to work with you and to transform something that makes you feel self-conscious into something that makes you feel confident and beautiful. Patients of Dr. Rodriguez appreciate her gentle and trusting demeanor, as well as her conscientiousness in creating a customized surgical plan.

Ever since she first visited ACPS as a fellowship applicant, Dr. Rodriguez felt “at home” and was honored to be invited to join such a highly respected practice. When you visit Dr. Rodriguez, she knows you will feel “at home” too.

More About Dr. Rodriguez


2005-2009 University of Richmond: Bachelor of Arts, Richmond, Virginia

2010-2014 Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine: Doctor of Medicine,  Temple, Texas

2014-2020 Resident, Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor Scott & White Hospital, Temple, Texas


Medicine and Surgery State of Texas Issued 2020


Plastic Surgery Residency Humanitarian Award May 2018

Cosmetic Surgery Foundation – Research Grant Recipient October 2015

Outstanding VA Medical Student May 2014

Gold Humanism Honor Society 2013-present

Texas A&M Health Science Center International Education Scholarship May 2011


Rodriguez A, Wong S, Saint-Cyr M. Chapter 43: Lower Limb Reconstruction. Plastic Surgery: Principles & Practice. London: Elsevier; 2019.

Howarth AL, Rodriguez AM, Gargya V, Lucas HD, Mahabir RC. Larger Breast Implants Warranted For Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction. Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:215-218.

Goggin J, Rodriguez A, Czerwinski W. Fibrolipomatous Hamartoma of Nerve: Rare Presentation in Tuberous Sclerosis. Plastic Surgery Education Network: Hand/Peripheral Nerve 2017.

Rodriguez AM, Patel NA, Ver Halen JP, Czerwinski M. Nasal Septal Chondromyxoid Fibroma: A Case Report & Literature Review. Open J Clin Med Case Rep 2016;2(7):1098.

Rodriguez A, Ho T, Verheyden C. International Programs in the Education of Residents: Benefits for the Resident and the Home Program. J Craniofac Surg 2015;26(8):2283-2286.


NSQIP Wound Disruption in the Division of Plastic Surgery October 2018

Baylor Scott & White – Quality Improvement Research, Temple, TX

Surgical Scar Assessment: Clinical versus Photographic Analysis September 2018

Plastic Surgery: The Meeting (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), Chicago, IL

Surgical Scar Assessment: Clinical versus Photographic Analysis April 2018

Baylor Scott & White – Central Texas Research Day, Temple, TX

Surgical Scar Assessment: Clinical versus Photographic Analysis February 2018

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

Hindquarter amputation defect reconstruction January 2018

Visiting Professor Conference, Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX

Nasal Septal Chondromyxoid Fibroma May 2015

Visiting Professor Conference, Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX