Dr. Rene Rodriguez-Sains


Dr. Rodriguez-Sains is fellowship trained in oculoplastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Rene Rodriguez-Sains

Dr. Rodriguez-Sains is an internationally renowned ophthalmic plastic surgeon, ophthalmologist, and ophthalmic oncologist. He is trained in ophthalmic, plastic & reconstructive as well as cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Rodriguez-Sains is a Board Certified Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

He is a member of several Clinical Advisory Boards, including the Skin Cancer Foundation, where he served on their Medical Advisory Board between 1980 and 1995, and since then, as a medical reviewer and consultant. Since the early 1980s, Dr. Rodriguez-Sains has been instrumental in disseminating patient and physician information concerning the use of UV blocking lenses as an integral aid in the prevention of surface eye cancer and melanoma as well as periocular skin cancers, including melanomas.

Dr. Rodriguez-Sains is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of MDSolar Sciences. He served as an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ophthalmic Oncology Consultant to the Bonafonte Eye Institute in Barcelona, Spain between 1988-1998. He was a member of the teaching faculty of the New York University School of Medicine (1985-2015) and as Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology.

Dr. Rodriguez-Sains has served as Resident Instructor and Surgeon Director at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in charge of teaching 18 resident physicians all aspects of medical and surgical ophthalmology. He taught there as well as at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital. He has trained multiple students, residents, and fellows.  He lectures worldwide on cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery techniques as well as on diagnosis and treatment of ocular and eyelid tumors, cancers and melanomas. He first described, and has written extensively on, the association of ocular and cutaneous melanomas and ocular and cutaneous nevi (moles) in patients with Atypical Mole Syndrome (Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome).

He is the author of more than 75 articles, chapters and books dealing with ophthalmologic plastic and cosmetic reconstructive surgery, tumors and cancers of the skin and eye, thyroid eye disease, eyelid malpositions and their correction and the refinement of techniques in cosmetic eyelid surgery. He has delivered more than 150 national and international lectures on topics ranging from cosmetic surgery, to cancers and melanomas of the lids and eyes, to repair and reconstruction of the orbital and eyelid tumors and defects, as well as cosmetic facial enhancement via Botox and dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Collagen).

He has been and is involved with multiple charitable organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Eye Care Foundation, The Children’s Aid Society, the Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer (now closed), the Inner City Scholarship Fund, the Police Foundation and Sports Angels, where he was a board member. Additinally, he was a volunteer with the New York City Medical Reserve Corps. In addition, Dr. Rodriguez-Sains has traveled worldwide performing charitable reconstructive and aesthetic surgery on children and adults afflicted with tumors, cancers or trauma.

He presently lives in Lubbock, Texas.