Kendall R. Roehl, MD, FACS

March 24th, 2017

Kendall R. Roehl, MD, FACSKendall Roehl, MD a native Texan, is a board certified plastic surgeon under the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She has returned home to the Houston Bay Area after years of training and academic practice. Her passion in plastic and reconstructive surgery is primarily breast reconstruction.

Dr. Roehl was born in south Texas and raised in Victoria. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Biology and Chemistry from Sam Houston State University. While there, she received numerous academic scholarships, awards, held numerous leadership positions and graduated from the honors college. In addition to her academic commitments, she was an athlete and received an All-American award in flag football.

She then attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where she graduated top of her class and was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society as both a junior and senior medical student. Towards the end of her medical school training, Dr. Roehl, realized the breadth and depth of plastic surgery and her interest was captured. She matched into and completed an integrated plastic surgery residency at Galveston. There she received extensive training in reconstructive surgery for cancer, burns and trauma as well as training in cosmetic surgery.

Breast Cancer Texas - Kendall Roehl, MD, FACS SurgeonDuring residency, Dr. Roehl gained exposure to breast reconstruction at MD Anderson and her niche was discovered. It was then she realized that her purpose in life was to serve women fighting the battle of their lives and help to restore them to their “whole” selves. She completed residency and then went on to do one of the most prestigious reconstructive microsurgery fellowships in the country at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. There she learned free tissue breast reconstruction including TRAM, DIEP, SIEA, and SGAP as well as many other forms of both free tissue transfer and generalized flap reconstruction for a variety of cancer defects (skin cancer, head and neck, sarcoma, abdominal, thoracic, and neurosurgical).

She then started her career in academic medicine in Galveston and continued on to central Texas at Scott and White where she has now done hundreds of breast reconstructions of all types. As an academic surgeon, she trained medical students and residents and has published many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in plastic and reconstructive surgery. She is also a reviewer of literature published in the two most prestigious peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Annals of Plastic Surgery. She is an active member of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeon, and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery where she has served on numerous committees. She has now returned to the Clear Lake/Webster area to serve her community with a primary focus on breast reconstruction. Her primary goal is to make patients feel complete after cancer in a personalized and intimate environment. She has privileges at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Bay Area Regional Medical Center, Pearland Medical Center, Bay Area Surgicare Center, Bayshore Medical Center, as well as many hospitals in Houston proper.

Breast Cancer Texas - Kendall Roehl SurgeryIn her free time, she enjoys wine and cooking, running, and cross fitting. She is a member of the executive board at The Rose—a local organization that provides mammograms to the underserved and assists with breast cancer treatments for the women of Houston. With The Rose and various local hospitals, she spends much of her free time volunteering for local breast cancer charities in Houston. Her greatest joy outside of work is her family–her husband David Mills, their son Kannon Reid, their most recent addition Knox Adda (their daughter), and boxer Kash.

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