Dr. Rhodes graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical School. He interned at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center and upon completion became a Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force and served at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. He then did a residency in General Surgery at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a residency in Urology at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center.
Dr. Rhodes is a board certified urologist . For many years he was a clinical assistant professor of urology at LAC/USC Medical Center. He is past president of Los Angeles Urological Society and past president of the Pasadena district of the Los Angeles Medical Association.