Biography  
 

 

 
Education
July 2008 – July 2009 American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery – Fellow University of California – Irvine, CA
July 2007 – June 2008 Otolaryngology Administrative Chief Resident (PGY-5) University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, Florida
July 2004 – June 2007 Otolaryngology Resident (PGY-2-4) University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, Florida
June 2004 General Surgery Internship University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, Florida
May 2003 Doctor of Medicine University of Miami – School of Medicine - Miami, Florida
December 1997 Bachelor of Sciences Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Honors and Awards
2008 FAMRI Grant Recipient – Proposal Co-Author
Pilot study of Phosphodioesterase-5 inhibitor Tadalafil(Cialis) as an immunomodulator in patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma .
2007 Resident Research Award, 2nd Place Chandler Annual Clinical Concepts Meeting, Miami, Florida
2003 2003 Alpha Omega Alpha(AOA) Honor Society
University of Miami – School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
2003 2003 Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society
University of Miami – School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
2002 2002 Clerkship Honors: Surgery, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry University of Miami – School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
2001 Module Honors: Pharmacology, Mechanisms of Disease I & II, Pathology, Intro to Psychiatry, Immunobiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Public Health Methods, Neurosciences
University of Miami – School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School
2000 University of Miami Intramural Football Champions – Men’s Division University of Miami – School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
1997 Florida Undergraduate Scholarship(4 years)
Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1997 Dean’s List
Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1997 Florida Internationaly Intramural Football Champion – Men’s Division
Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1996 Golden Key National Honor Society
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Publications, Presentations and Active Research
MRodriguez. Fat Grafting for the aging face.
Oral Presentation: Updates in Otolaryngology, University of California – Irvine Medical Center June 12 2009.

MRodriguez, BJ Wong. Minimally invasive blepharoplasty with the Holmium:YAG laser
Participant enrollment as of Feb 2009

DT Weed, MJ Rodriguez,…..P Serafini. Pilot study of Phosphodioesterase-5 inhibitor Tadalafil(Cialis) as an immunomodulator in patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Enrollment period Nov 2008-2011.

MRodriguez, TMiller, RGangnes. Three dimensional rejuvenation of the periorbital complex with autologous fat transfer and modified extended brow lift.
Publication Submission: Archives in Facial Plastic Surgery, anticipated September 2009

MRodriguez. Wound Healing.
Oral Presentation: Medical Student Lecture, University of California – Irvine, February 2008.

MRodriguez. Aesthetic Facial Analysis.
Oral Presentation: Facial Plastics Conference, University of California – Irvine, November 2008.

MRodriguez, APham, LDGrunebaum. FRAXEL laser resurfacing for facial surgical scars.
Poster Presentation: American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 2008.

MRodriguez, BJewett. Island Pedicle Flap reconstruction of MOHS nasal defects.
Poster Presentation: American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 2008.

MRodriguez, DT Weed, S Fein. Heparin Induced Thrombosis in Head and Neck Patients.
Oral Presentation: CME lecture/Grand Rounds at the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Miami, Florida, May 2008

S Roy, J Ruiz, MRodriguez. Intraoperative CT for localization of metallic foreign body in deep muscles of the tongue.
Poster Presentation: COSM Triologic Meeting Orlando, FL, April 2008.

MRodriguez, DTWeed. Tissue Engineering of the Mandible.
Oral Presentation: CME lecture/Grand Rounds at the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Miami, Florida, October 2007

MRodriguez, SRoy, LPSmith, RYounis. Management of Congenital Subglottic Hemangioma with powered microdebrider
Poster Presentation: American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington DC, September 2007.

AEshraghi, M Rodriguez, E Anil, F Telischi, S Angeli, TJ Balkany, A Hodges,. Cochlear implantation in patients older than eighty years old.
Publication: Laryngoscope 2009 June 119(6):1180-3.
Oral Presentation: Chandler Clinical Concepts, Miami, FL May 2007.
Poster Presentation: COSM, Triologic Annual Meeting, San Diego California, April 2007.

M Rodriguez, EFranzmann. Cervical Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma from an unknown primary.
Oral Presentation: CME lecture/Grand Rounds at the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Miami, Florida, April 2007

MRodriguez, JRuiz. Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea.
Oral Presentation: CME lecture/Grand Rounds at the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Miami, Florida, October 2006.

M Rodriguez, R Casiano. Extended Maxillary Sinustomy for Persitent Sinus Disease.
Publication: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2007 Sep;137(3):508-10.
Poster Presentation: American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Toronto Canada, September 2006

MRodriguez, GThomas. Verrucous Carcinoma of the Head and Neck.
Oral Presentation: CME lecture/Grand Rounds at the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Miami, Florida, June 2006.

M Rodriguez, Yann Nguyen, MD;Yutaka Imauchi, MD; Evelyn Ferrari, MD, PhD; Adrien Eshraghi, MD; Thomas J. Balkany, MD; Olivier Sterkers MD, PhD; Alexis Bozorg-Grayeli MD, PhD. Angiotensin-2 effect on inflammation in otosclerotic cells.
Oral Presentation: Chandler Clinical Concepts, Duck Key, Florida, May 2006

M Rodriguez, F. Pernas, L.Smith, U.Farooq, D Weed. Unusual opportunistic infections of the oral cavity and oropharynx.
Publication: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal Submitted 9/06.
Poster Presentation: American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Los Angelos, CA, September 2005.
Oral Presentation: Annual Chandler Clinical Concepts, Duck Key, Florida, May 2005

M Rodriguez, S.Dave, F.Astor. Periorbital Emphysema.
Publication: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal May 2009

M Rodriguez, G.Thomas, U.Farooq. Pleomorphic adenoma of the trachea.
Publication: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal April 2008.

M Rodriguez, SAngeli. Retained Hypodermic needles in the neck.
Publication: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, March 2006.

MRodriguez, JEpstein. Hair Transplantation
Oral Presentation: CME lecture/Grand Rounds at the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Miami, Florida, November 2005

DT Weed, C Gomez-Fernandez, M Yasin, K Hamilton-Nelson, M Rodriguez, J Zhang, K Carraway. MUC4 and P27 Expression in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Upper Aerodigestive tract.
Poster Presentation: American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Los Angelos, CA, September 2005

M Rodriguez, C Duque, R Casiano. Endoscopic CSF leak repair.
Oral Presentation: CME lecture/Grand Rounds at the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Miami, Florida, May 2005.

DT Weed, C Gomez-Fernandez, M Yasin, K Hamilton-Nelson, M Rodriguez, J Zhang, K Carraway. MUC4 and ErbB2 Expression in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract: Correlation With Clinical Outcomes.
Publication: Laryngoscope 114: Nov 2004, supplement 101;1-32.
Oral Presentation: Sixth Research Workshop on the Biology, Prevention, and Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer, McLean, Virginia, October 2002.

M Rodriguez, R Younis, S Roy. Infectious causes of stridor in the pediatric patient. CME lecture/Grand Rounds at the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Miami, Florida, November 2004.

M Rodriguez, S Hector, B Cortes, D Kuhn. Heterokaryon formation in the banana plant pathogen Fusarium forma species.
Poster Presentation: Mycological Society, Montreal, Canada, July 1997.

Leadership / Community Service Activities
2007 - 2008 Administrative Chief Resident
University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida
2002 - 2003 Student Council President
University of Miami – School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
2002 - 2003 Inaugural Golf Committee, Co-Chairman
Largest fundraiser in school history, now an annual event
University of Miami – School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
2001 - 2002 Treasurer – Class of 2003
University of Miami – School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
2002 Dade-County Public School Anti-Tobacco Campaign
University of Miami – School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
2001 Registration Committee – Florida Keys Health Fair
University of Miami – School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
2000 Student Community Health Clinic
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School
1999 - 2000 Faculty Council
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School
1996 - 1997 Treasurer – Phi Sigma Kappa
Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1996 President – Phi Sigma Kappa, Lambda Pledge Class
Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1993 Scholar Athlete of the Year
Christopher Columbus High School
Organizational Membership / Meetings
Updates in Otolaryngology, University of California – Irvine Medical Center June 12 2009.

Updates in Otolaryngology, University of California – Irvine, Rancho Mirage, CA Feb 14 – 17 2009.

Advances in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, CA, Oct 25-26 2008

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 2008

American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Chicago, IL, September 2008

AO North America Challenges and Advances in the Management of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Focus: Aesthetic Skeletal Facial Surgery, San Francisco, California July 24-27 2008

Annual Clinical Concepts, Miami, Florida June 2008.

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington DC, September 2007

American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington DC, September 2007

Annual Clinical Concepts, Miami, Florida June 2007

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, September 2006

Annual Clinical Concepts, Duck Key, Florida, June 2006

Florida Society of Otolaryngology – Orlando November 2005

Resident Member – Florida Society of Otolaryngology

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Los Angelos, CA, September 2005

Annual Clinical Concepts, Duck Key, Florida, June 2005

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, New York, NY, September 2004

Annual Clinical Concepts, Key Largo, Florida, May 2004

Resident Member – American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2004-current

Resident Member – American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2004-current.

Annual Clinical Concepts, Miami, Florida, May 2003

Academic Societies – Courvosier Society, 2002-2003.
University of Miami – School of Medicine, Miami, Florida

American Medical Association National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, June 2002.

Mycological Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, July 1997.

Minority Association of Preheath Students, 1996-1997
Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Preprofessional Service Organization, 1993-1996
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Research / Experiencia Laboral
Faculty Xavier Bichat, University Paris 7, France
Angiotensin-2 effect on inflammation in otosclerotic cells
Research Rotation, March 2006 – June 2006

National Institutes of Health – National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases
Substance-P response to TNF-alpha in dorsal root ganglion cells,
Summer internship, June ’98 – Aug ‘98

University of Miami – Sylvester Cancer Center
Experimental drug levels in cancer cells of mice using flow cytometry.
Volunteer research assistant, Jan ’98 – June ‘98

Florida International University – Department of Biological Sciences
Tissue Culture/Lab Technician, Jan ’98 – June ‘98

Florida International University – Minority Biomedical Research Study
Fungal genetics of a banana plant phytopathogen
Student Research, Sept ’96 – Dec ‘97

United States Department of Agriculture – Department of Chemistry
Computer Technician/Network Supervisor, Oct ’95 – June ‘96

University of Florida – Division of Rhuematology and Immunology
Lab assistant, Dec ’94 – June ‘95

Arthur J. Gallagher & Company
Computer programmer, May ’93 – Aug ‘93
Activities
Fitness and Personal Maintenance, current
Intramural Football and Basketball, 1993-2003
Rugby, 1995-2000
Hollywood Storm Football 1997
Languages
English: advanced level reading, writing, and conversation.
Spanish: advanced level reading, writing, and conversation.
French: beginner level conversation.

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