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Robert Thomas Grant, MD, MSc, FACS

Chief, Joint Division of Plastic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Plastic Surgeon in Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Medical Director, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Medical Staff Office
Affiliations: 
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
Contact Phone: 
(212) 305-3103
Board Certificates: 
Plastic Surgery
Surgery
Expertise: 
Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
Otoplasty/Ear Pinning Surgery
Abdominal Plastic Surgery
Muscle Biopsy
Blepharoplasty
Rhinoplasty
Breast Reconstruction
Brow Lift
Breast Reduction
Mentoplasty/Chin Surgery
Collagen Injections
Facelifts
Cosmetic Nose Surgery
Rhytidectomy
Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Otoplasty
Botulinum Toxin (Botox Injection)
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Breast Augmentation
Reconstructive Microsurgery
Body Contouring
Mastopexy/Breast Lift
Microsurgery
Botox
Liposuction
Thigh Lift
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Laser Treatment
Cosmetic Eye Surgery
Honors: 

Glenn H. Leak Memorial Fellowship

American Cancer Society Alden March Award

Proficiency in Surgery, Albany Medical College Public Service Scholar

NYU Wagner School of Public Service

Interests: 
Gene therapy in bone repair
Plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
Body: 

Dr. Grant has been Chief of Plastic Surgery for the combined Divisions of Plastic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center since April of 2006. Board-certified in general surgery and plastic surgery, Dr. Grant is a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Grant was named by both Castle Connolly and US News & World Report in 2011-2012 as one of the "Best Doctors in America".

After receiving his MD degree from Albany Medical College, Dr. Grant chose to specialize in plastic surgery and completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Dr. Grant's outstanding work and commitment to plastic and reconstructive surgery has resulted in leadership positions at North Shore University Hospital, NYU School of Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. He is also Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Grant's expertise has made him a sought-after expert not only for local and national radio and television appearances but also magazine and newspaper articles and interviews. He is included in the annual Castle Connolly Guide of America's Cosmetic Surgeons and Dentists and has been named to New York Magazine's list of Best Doctors in New York. "Plastic surgery is about quality of life", says Dr. Grant, "and about a woman's overall health and well-being. I partner with each and every one of my patients to identify and reach that balance of inner and outer beauty that is theirs and theirs alone, and to maintain that balance through every life stage."

Publications: 
Wear-Maggitti, K; Lee, J; Conejero, A; Schmidt, A; Grant, R: Breitbart, A. Use of topical sRAGE in diabetic wounds increases neovascularization and granulation tissue formation. Ann Plast Surg 2004;52:519-522.
Desrosiers, AE; Grant, RT; Breitbart, AS. Don’t try this at home: Liposuction in the kitchen by an unqualified practitioner leads to disastrous complications (ltr.) Plast Reconstr Surg 2004;113:460.
Lee, JA; Parrett, BM; Conejero, JA; Laser, J; Chen, J; Kogon, A; Nanda,D; Grant, RT; Breitbart, AS. Biological alchemy: Engineering bone and fat from fat-derived stem cells. Ann Plast Surg 2003;50:610-617.
Breitbart, AS; Grande, DA; Laser, J; Barcia, M; Porti, D; Malhotra, S; Kogon, A; Grant, RT; Mason, JM. Treatment of ischemic wounds using cultured dermal fibroblasts transduced retrovirally with PDGF and VEGF121 genes. Ann Plast Surg;2001 46:555-562.
Breitbart, AS; Grande, DA; Mason, JM; Grant, RT. Gene-enhanced tissue engineering: Application for bone healing using cultured periosteal cells transduced retrovirally with the BMP-7 gene. Ann Plast Surg 1999;42: 488-495.