Dr. Joe R



Availability :

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

1994 - 1999

Ohio State University Hospital

2000 - 2003

2003 - 2020

Currently Practicing

Board-Certified Attending

Location :

Charleston, South Carolina

Current Time:

12/01/2020 21:42

About Dr. Joe

Dr. Rodrigo is currently the President of Ambulatory Anesthesia Management Group, LLC (AAMG) based in Charleston, SC which specializes in outpatient ambulatory surgeries including a very robust ASC total joint replacement program.

Before starting AAMG in 2016, Dr. Rodrigo started his career at Roper Hospital in Charleston and was the Director of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management for 8 years where he and his team performed over 7000 nerve blocks a year, including over 2200 continuous nerve catheters. 

In 2014, Dr. Rodrigo was recruited to Baltimore, MD to become the Chairman of Anesthesia and Director of Peri-Operative Medicine at Medstar Harbor Hospital. While there he was tasked with re-inventing the anesthesia department as well as streamlining all peri-operative services, increase OR efficiency and reduce overall costs.

Then in 2016, Dr. Rodrigo was recruited back to South Carolina by a group of surgeons to provide anesthesia services and design a cutting-edge outpatient joint replacement and spine surgery program. The opportunity was too good to pass up and Dr. Rodrigo formed AAMG and now provides anesthesia services at 3 ambulatory facilities and has one of the largest ASC-based joint replacement programs in the southeast US.

Additionally, Dr. Rodrigo followed a passion and interest in Aviation Medicine and was recently designated by the FAA as an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) to medically certify pilots to safely fly and now also operates iFly Physicals, LLC in Charleston.

Work Experience


Charleston, SC

2016 - 2020

• Contracted with multiple ASCs to provides anesthesia services
• Served as director of anesthesia and perioperative medicine for each facility
• Developed guidelines and protocols for patient selection, clearance and safety
• Developed a robust outpatient total joint replacement program focusing on very strict detailed protocols. We had zero postoperative hospital admissions
• Handled all contract negotiations with insurance companies

Aviation Medical Examiner

iFly Physicals, LLC

Charleston, SC

2020 - 2020

Medically certify civilian, reserve and national guard pilots and air traffic control contractors to safely perform their duties

Research Interests