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Robert Grant, MD, Plastic Surgery, New York, NY, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital


Plastic Surgery New York, NY

Aesthetic/Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Plastic & Reconstructive Microsurgery

Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

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  • I am the Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief at New York -Presbyterian Hospital, the University Hospital of Columbia and Weill Cornell. I am a Professor of Surgery at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University as well as an Adjunct Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at Weill Cornell Medical College. I graduated from the Albany Medical College in 1983. My post-graduate training was at the then New York Hospital/Weill Cornell-Medical Center in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. I completed my clinical training by undertaking a Microsurgery fellowship at NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital. In 1999 I received my Masters degree in Management from NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. In addition to my robust clinical practice I am the Hospital's Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director. In addition I serve as the Hospital's Physician Advisor and Chair of the Utilization Management Committee. I am co-Chair of the faculty practice (ColumbiaDoctors) Managed Care Committee. I maintain active certification with MOC in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. I am a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Case Management Association (ACMA). I am a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Most recently I was instrumental in forming the Physician group associated with ACMA-the Association of Physician Leadership in Care Management (APLCM) -serving as the group's inaugural President.

Education & Training

  • New York University
    New York UniversityMS, Management, 2000
  • NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    NYU Grossman School of MedicineFellowship, Reconstructive Microsurgery, 1990 - 1991
  • New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center1988 - 1990
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    New York Presbyterian HospitalResidency, Surgery, 1983 - 1988
  • Albany Medical College
    Albany Medical CollegeClass of 1983
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteBS, magna cum laude, 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2015 - 2017
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2001 - 2023
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2000 - 2014
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1984 - 2022
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Castle Connolly, 2002-2017
  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2002, 2012-2013, 2017
  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2014
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Use of topical sRAGE in diabetic wounds increases neovascularization and granulation tissue formation.  
    Wear-Maggitti, K; Lee, J; Conejero, A; Schmidt, A; Grant, RT: Breitbart, A, Ann Plast Surg 2004;52:519-522
  • Treatment of ischemic wounds using cultured dermal fibroblasts transduced retrovirally with PDGF and VEGF121 genes.  
    Breitbart, AS; Grande, DA; Laser, J; Barcia, M; Porti, D; Malhotra, S; Kogon, A; Grant, RT, Mason, JM, . Ann Plast Surg; 2001 46:555-562
  • Gene enhanced tissue engineering: Applications for wound healing using cultured dermal fibroblasts retrovirally transduced with PDGF-B gene.  
    Breitbart, AS; Mason, JM; Urasmacher, L; Barcia, M; Grant, RT; Pergolizzi, RG; Grande, DA, Ann Plast Surg 1999;43:632-639
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Gene Modified Tissue Engineering: Applications for Bone Healing Using Cultured Periosteal Cells Retrovirally Transduced with BMP-7 Gene.
    Breitbart, A.S., Grande, D.A., Mason, J.M. James, T. and Grant, R.T, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Gene modified Tissue Engineering: Application For Wound Healing Using Cultured Dermal Cells Transduced with PDGF Gene.
    Breitbart, A.S., Mason, J.M., Grande, D.A., James, T. and Grant, R.T, Plastic Surgery Research Council, Loma Linda, California
  • Tissue Engineered Bone Consolidation of Cranial Defects Using Periosteal Cells.
    Breitbart, A.S., Grande, D.A., Kessler, R. and Grant, R.T, International Interdisciplinary Congress on Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery, Cancun, Mexico
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  • Introduction to Body Contouring after Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric Times. 
    Chen, CM; Lajoie, L; Grant, RT; Spector, J

Press Mentions

  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Grills CEO of Pharma Company Making Billions on Government-Patented HIV Drug
    Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Grills CEO of Pharma Company Making Billions on Government-Patented HIV DrugMay 16th, 2019


  • Member, AAPS By-Laws Commitee 2014 - Present

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