Meet Our Team
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To clarify any confusion, RGV Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Care is not associated or affiliated, whatsoever, with Dr. Ashraf Hilmy doing business as (d/b/a) RGV MedSpa located in Harlingen, Texas. Furthermore, RGV Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Care has never been associated or affiliated with Dr. Ashraf Hilmy d/b/a RGV MedSpa.
Filiberto Rodriguez, MD, FACS, FAACS, RVT, RPVI
Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez specializes in cosmetic surgery and varicose vein disease. He is a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon: board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, and board-certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He is one of the few cosmetic surgeons in the country with advanced fellowship training in cardiothoracic, general reconstructive plastic, and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Rodriguez graduated magna cum laude from McAllen Memorial High School. He attended Princeton University and received a full academic scholarship to attend the University of Virginia School of Medicine. After medical school, he completed nine years of extensive General, Thoracic, and Cardiovascular surgical training at Stanford University, after which he ultimately chose to pursue training in plastic and cosmetic surgery at UCLA and the Body Sculpting Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Rodriguez has authored and/or co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research at over 50 international conferences. He is recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and also as a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and he is an examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
In addition to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Rodriguez also applies his expertise in cardiovascular surgery and vascular ultrasound to provide state-of-the-art care and minimally invasive treatments for varicose vein disease.
Samira Mohamed, MD, MPH, FACOG, CHCQM
Dr. Samira Mohamed is a Board Certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completing her training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX and working at the Harvard Vanguard Health System in Boston, she returned to her home in the Rio Grande Valley to work with her father in 2008. After the birth of their daughter, Dr. Mohamed joined Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez to work with RGV Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Care, specializing in varicose vein disease and boutique gynecology. She completed advanced training in varicose vein disease with Dr. Rodriguez and now heads our varicose vein teams in Edinburg and Brownsville. Dr. Mohamed also works closely with Dr. Rodriguez and performs gynecology procedures during his patients’ tummy tuck surgeries, and she also has a special focus on female sexual function and vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Mohamed graduated from McAllen Memorial High School and completed medical school at the prestigious Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, in Monterrey, Mexico. She then went on to obtain a Masters in Public Health from the world-renowned Harvard University. Dr. Mohamed completed her specialty training in Ob-Gyn at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Mohamed holds an administrative position at Doctors’ Hospital at Renaissance directing Utilization Review and Case Management at Women’s Hospital as a Physician Advisor. She is one of the few physicians in the RGV to be certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (CHCQM). She is passionate about her family, friends, and Pilates.
Stephanie Brown, NP-C, MSN
Stephanie Brown is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing from Walden University in 2015.Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from Texas A & M University in 2000 and continued her education at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2002. Her nursing career started in the hospital care setting in the intensive care unit in 2002 and she remained in the hospital setting for the next 10 years until 2012.
In 2011, she began training in medical aesthetics and received specialized training from the Institute for Physician and Nurses in Austin, TX and at the National Laser Institute in Dallas, TX for BOTOX®, dermal filler injections, sclerotherapy, and laser therapies.
Stephanie joined RGV Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Care in 2012, to work with Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Mohamed. She is also a member of the American Academy of Medical Aesthetic Professionals and of the American College of Phlebology.
Viridiana Ortiz, MA, Licensed Laser Technician
Viridiana “Viri” Ortiz is a native of Brownsville, TX. She completed her education as a Certified Medical Assistant at South Texas Vocational Institute. She has been working with RGV Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Care since graduating, and she has been a very special part our team working as our pre-operative and post-operative assistant, both for cosmetic surgery and varicose vein patients. Viri then chose to dedicate her talents as a laser technician in our MedSpa. To this end, she completed additional, comprehensive training at the National Laser Institute in Dallas and is a licensed laser technician. Viri specializes in laser hair removal, photofacial and fractional laser for skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, Venus Freeze radiofrequency skin tightening treatments, microdermabrasion, and Advanced Obagi skin care.
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