Dr. Rodney Schmelzer

Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Rodney Schmelzer is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate work at Tulane University with a bachelors degree in English. He then obtained his M.D. degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1997. After medical school, he completed his General/Plastic Surgery residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis. In between his General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residency, he spent two years as a Research Fellow studying craniofacial anomalies at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He then proceeded with additional training in Dallas, under the mentorship of Dr. Jeffrey Fearon, completing a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at Medical City Hospital. He decided to join Plastic Surgery Associates (Salt Lake City) in 2005 and currently performs all facets of pediatric and adult Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Schmelzer is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery (the only Surgical Board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialists). He has received many awards including: Washington University School of Medicine Resident of the Year and the Junior Investigator Research Grant from The Cleft Palate Foundation in 2001. He has given numerous presentations both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Schmelzer is a member of many accredited organizations including: American Medical Association (AMA), American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, The Plastic Surgery Research Council, American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Utah Medical Society, and Utah Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Schmelzer performs a broad range of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery including: breast surgery, liposuction, facial and neck rejuvenation, abdominoplasty, body contouring, soft tissue fillers and autologous fat injections. He is here to provide you with the best care and it is therefore his intention that your wishes and concerns are considered and addressed.

Outside the office, Dr. Schmelzer enjoys spending time with his wife, two young daughters and outdoor activities such as mountain biking and skiing.

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