Staff

Spine Midwest Research

Jody A Rodgers, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Rodgers is the Research Director at Spine Midwest.   She is responsible for the many premarket clinical and validation studies underway at the practice. Research on efficacy and outcomes of emerging technologies is a focus of Spine Midwest Research.   Benchmarking the economic efficiencies of minimally invasive spine surgery is one of the unique endeavors of Spine Midwest Research.  
 
She graduated from the precollege division of the Juilliard School of Music and the George School and and then went on to Yale University where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Yale University and a Masters in Music form the Yale School of Music. She completed her medical degree at Temple University Medical School and was a recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship which allowed her to study tumor immunology with Steven Rosenberg, M.D. at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  She received the Lamport Prize for outstanding publication on original research, the Doctor Herman Brown Award for excellence in the study of the art and science of surgery and the Mary De Leo Prize for the student at Temple University Health Science Campus who has shown special interest and demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of Cancer Research.  She served as a general surgical resident at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and received her plastic surgical training in the Harvard Combined Residency Program in Plastic surgery in Boston, Massachusetts. She served as Chief Resident at the Beth Israel Hospital. Dr Rodgers is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
 
Dr. Rodgers retired from a rewarding 15 year clinical practice of plastic surgery. She has served as President of the Missouri Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and as President of the Cole County Medical Society. 
 
Dr. Rodgers is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well numerous other medical associations; she has contributed to the editing of the landmark McCraw - Arnold Encyclopaedia of Muscle and Myocutaneous Flaps: Dissections by the Masters; DVD Archival Collections Disks published and distributed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2008
 
She is a member of the Development Board of Yale University, the Development Advisory Board of the George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania, and the National Board of Advisors of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.