Having grown up with five younger sisters in Lima, Peru, and as the father of two adult daughters, Dr. Rodriguez has always believed in the strength and courage of all women. He has been committed to helping women through all stages of their lives, with compassion and care. As one of the few bilingual doctors (English & Spanish) in Pasadena with his years and level of experience, Dr. Rodriguez is dedicated to ensuring that all patients receive top care in the language of their choice.
Dr. Rodriguez earned his BA in nursing as a young man in Lima and worked as an RN for some years before moving to Mexico to further his studies. Dr. Rodriguez attended Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Medical School, graduating at the top of his class in 1977 and earning a coveted spot in a USC program, through which he did an internship at California Hospital Medical Center. After his internship, he took a year off before beginning his residency training, to return to Mexico and volunteer as a doctor in the town of Tecate where he offered medical care to the underserved communities there. Upon his return to Los Angeles, Dr. Rodriguez began his first year of residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at California Hospital Medical Center. This was followed by a year in Michigan, where he did his second year of residency at Detroit Macomb Hospital. Moving back to Los Angeles (and warmer weather!) for his third and fourth years of residency in OB-GYN at California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Rodriguez passed his medical board exam and became licensed as a physician and surgeon. In 1984, Dr. Rodriguez opened his private practice in the city of Pasadena. There he was able to obtain practice privileges at Huntington Memorial Hospital where he has been on active medical staff for 32 years. He also has practice privileges at California Hospital Medical Center, St. Vincent Medical Center, and Monterey Park Hospital.
Dr. Rodriguez has served as President of the Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS) and is currently serving as Vice President. His passion is going on medical missions. Most of these missions have taken him to the Andes and to the underserved cities and communities of Peru, to provide medical and surgical help to those who do not have the means to see a doctor or GYN specialist. PAMS as an organization goes to those areas and operates for free.