Physician’s Profile

Thomas A. Imahiyerobo Jr., MD

Affiliations: 
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
Komansky Center for Children's Health
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Expertise: 
Plastic Surgery
Cleft Lip and Palate
Craniofacial Surgery
Craniosynostosis
Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
Otoplasty
Rhinoplasty
Orthognathic Surgery
Jaw Anomaly
Facial Plastic Surgery
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Craniofacial Deformities
Congenital Malformation
External Ear Reconstruction
Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery
Honors: 
New York Presbyterian Hospital Employee of the Month Award Winner, 2014
Gaspar Anastasi Award for best presentation, ASAPS Annual Meeting, 2014
Jerome P. Webster Research Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2014
Administrative Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2013-2014
Dicran Goulian, MD Award for Academic Excellence in Plastic Surgery, 2013
Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished House-staff Award, 2013
Google Glass Explorer Program, 2013 - present
Healing the Children New Jersey: Mission trip to Arequipa, Peru (3/29/2014), 2013
Healthcare Quality Counsel, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2012-2014
Pfifer Research Fellowship, 2004
About: 

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Imahiyerobo received his B.A. from Harvard University where he graduated with Honors, cum laude. After also receiving his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Imahiyerobo entered the combined Plastic Surgery Residency at New York Presbyterian/Columbia and New York Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell. During his residency, Dr. Imahiyerobo was the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Dicran Goulian award for academic excellence in Plastic Surgery, as well as the Weill Cornell Alumni Council award for Distinguished House Staff. During his final year of residency Dr. Imahiyerobo served as chief resident in Plastic Surgery and was recognized by New York Presbyterian Hospital for his outstanding patient care.

Dr. Imahiyerobo’s areas of expertise include the treatment of cleft lip, cleft palate, craniosynostosis, frontal facial advancement and orthognathic (jaw) surgery. He also specializes in the care of adult cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. He will be taking an active role in the Craniofacial Center at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, where he is committed to providing comprehensive, cutting-edge, compassionate care to patients of all ages with craniofacial differences. He has completed additional training in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery during his fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. While there, he was an integral part of one of the largest cleft and craniofacial teams in the country.

Dr. Imahiyerobo is the author of numerous academic publications. He has been a speaker at national meetings of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Plastic Surgery Research Council. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Gaspar Anastasi Award for best presentation during the Resident and Fellows Forum at the meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His current research interest includes the use of innovative approaches to treat global midface hypoplasia and severe Class III malocclusion. He is also focused on outcomes research for cleft lip and palate surgery, as well as the effects of craniosynostosis on pediatric cognitive development.

Publications: 
Cohen HY, Lavu S, Bitterman KJ, Hekking B, Imahiyerobo TA, Miller C, Frye R, Ploegh H, Kessler BM, Sinclair DA. Acetylation of the C terminus of Ku70 by CBP and PCAF controls Bax-mediated apoptosis. Molecular Cell. 2004 Mar 12; 13(5):627-38.
Imahiyerobo TA, Spector JA. Late Extrusion of a Venous Microvascular Coupling Ring. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2013 Sept;29(7):493-4
Imahiyerobo TA, Ascherman JA. Discussion: Tuberous Breast: Revised Classification and a New Hypothesis for its Development. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2013 Oct;37(5):904-5
Imahiyerobo TA, Pharmer LA, Swistel AJ, Talmor M. A Comparative Analysis of Complications Following Oncoplastic Breast Reduction and Breast Reductions for Benign Macromastia: Are These Procedures Equally Safe? Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2014 March 29
Perez, J, Cohen L, Imahiyerobo TA, Ginter PS, Otterburn DM. Let’s Keep Our Differential Board: Multiple Upper Extremity Glomulovenous Malformations. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Dec; 134(6):991e-2e
Christian EA, Imahiyerobo TA, Nallapa S, Urata M, McComb JG, Krieger M. Intracranial Hypertension after Surgical Correction for Craniosynostosis: A Systematic Review. Neurosurgical Focus. Accepted for publication February 5th 2015.
Imahiyerobo TA, Small KH, Sackeyfio R, Hoffman H, Talmor M. Eight lessons learned in transition from round to shaped implants in breast reconstruction surgery (submitted)
Imahiyerobo TA, Liang F, Magee III W, Hammoudeh JA. Neonatal Cleft Lip Repair: A Potential Paradigm Shift. 16th Congress of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Tokyo Japan (submitted) Plastic Surgery The Meeting Boston, MA 2015. (submitted)
Imahiyerobo TA, Pharmer LA, Swistel AJ, Talmor M. Comparative Analysis of Complications Following Oncoplastic Breast Reduction and Breast Reduction for Benign Macromastia: Are These Procedures Equally Safe? Plastic Surgery Residents’ Night, The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons 2013. ASPS Senior Residents Conference/Residents Day, Plastic Surgery The Meeting San Diego 2013.
Imahiyerobo TA, Scott J, Spector JA. Novel Antimicrobial Coating Of Non-crosslinked Acellular Porcine Dermal Matrix Provides Protection From Microbial Colonization By Common Pathogenic Microorganisms In A Rabbit Model. Plastic Surgery Research Council, 59th Annual Meeting. March 2014. New York, NY. New York Presbyterian Hospital Inaugural Resident Research Night. New York, NY April 2014.
Imahiyerobo TA, Small KH, Sackeyfio R, Swistel AJ, Talmor M. Lesson learned in transition from round to shaped implants in breast reconstruction surgery. ASAPS Residents Forum and Scientific Exhibit. The Aesthetic Meeting 2014 San Francisco, CA. New York Presbyterian Hospital Inaugural Resident Research Night. New York, NY April 2014.
Imahiyerobo TA, Ireton JE, Defazio A, Ascherman JA. XPAND Trial: Updated Results of a single Center’s Experience with a Patient-Controlled Tissue Expander System for Breast Reconstruction. Plastic Surgery Residents’ Night, The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons 2013. Poster presentation.
Imahiyerobo TA, Ofodile F. Breast Reduction. West African College of Surgeons 53rd Annual Scientific Conference. Lome, Togo. March 2013.
Imahiyerobo TA. Management of Cutaneous Abscess. Columbia University Medical Center Department of Surgery Standard of Care Presentation, February 2011.
Imahiyerobo TA. Breast Reduction. Division of Plastic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, Grand Rounds August 2012.
Imahiyerobo TA. Craniosynostosis. Division of Plastic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, Grand Rounds March 2013.