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Rodrigo Valdes-Rodriguez, MD

Dermatopathologist

Board Certifications

Dermatopathology, Dermatology

Fellowship

Dermatopathology, Research

Biography

South Texas Dermatopathology, a Sonic Healthcare dermatopathology practice, is privileged to include Rodrigo Valdes- Rodriguez, M.D., as a part of its dynamic medical staff. Dr. Valdes brings considerable training and professional academic experience and a robust background of research and publications.

Dr. Valdes graduated with his medical degree from Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila School of Medicine, in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. He attended a short observership program in internal medicine at Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, before completing PGY1 residencies in internal medicine at New York Downtown Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York and at Hospital Universitario de Torreón, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila School of Medicine. Dr. Valdes served a dermatology residency at Hospital Central “Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto” of the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico. This was followed by a research fellowship in the Department of Dermatology of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a second residency in dermatology, also at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, where he served as chief resident. Following his residencies, he completed a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville.

Dr. Valdes has held two academic appointments. The first was as an assistant professor in dermatology and pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock, and prior to joining South Texas Dermatopathology, he held a position as an assistant professor in dermatology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Dr. Valdes has extensive research experience and a list of presentations. He has over 60 publications, including peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. He’s been published in journals such as the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, International Journal of Dermatology, and JAMA Dermatology, among others.

Dr. Valdes holds full medical licensure and is board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology.

 

Education

Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila School
of Medicine (MD)
Saltillo, Mexico

 

Postgraduate Training

Dermatopathology Fellowship
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Research Fellowship
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Dermatology Residency
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Dermatology Residency
Hospital Central
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosi
San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Internal Medicine Residency PGY1
Hospital Universitario de Torreón
Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila School of Medicine
Torreón, Mexico

Internal Medicine Residency PGY1
New York Downtown Hospital
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY

 

 

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