Dr. Richard B. Rodgers received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN, where he also completed an internship and a residency in neurological surgery. Following residency, he was a Harvey Cushing Clinical Fellow at Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL, and completed a clinical fellowship in neurotrauma and neurocritical care. Dr. Rodgers is a board-certified neurological surgeon.

Dr. Rodgers abstracts and journal publications center on his areas of clinical practice and research, including minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, and spine trauma and tumors. He presents and moderates sessions at regional, national, and international conferences, and in 2014 served as course director for the Acute Care in Neurotrauma Symposium held in Indianapolis.

Dr. Rodgers is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Indiana State Medical Association, and the National Neurotrauma Association, among other groups. He serves on the executive committee for the Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. He has been a medical officer of the National Medical Disaster System since 2012.