Victor Rodriguez

B.S., Biology, 1992

Victor Rodriguez

Victor Rodriguez is a triple boarded surgeon in General, Vascular, and Cardiothoracic surgery. Rodriguez received a Vascular Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, which is considered one of the most prestigious vascular fellowships in the country. After completing his fellowship, Rodriguez became Board certified in General and Vascular surgery, which secured him a position at the Kaiser Permanente Medical group in Sacramento.  

Rodriguez’s specialty was complex aortic reconstructions and he also became an Endovascular Surgeon. In order to truly help his patients, Rodriguez went back to school and attended the Cardiovascular Program at Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He spent 3 years as a resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery where he learned how to do heart and lung transplants, complex aortic reconstructions, complex endovascular procedures including minimal invasive aortic valve replacements, and oncologic thoracic surgery. After graduating, he was hired at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon as a Clinical Associate Professor of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery.  

Rodriguez was born in Mexico and raised by his grandparents until he was 11 years old.  He came to the United States with his mother where he completed his schooling in San Pedro, California. After high school, Rodriguez enlisted in the Marine Corps and received an Honorable Discharge at the conclusion of his 4-year tour.