Who We Are

Who We Are

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The surgeons and industry professionals who created the Little Baby Face Foundation collectively represent more than 50 years of expertise in children’s plastic surgery. As Board members, they assist in evaluating potential Little Baby Face patients, offer medical opinions, participate in fundraising, and support the organization in its vision and operations.

      Thomas Romo III, M.D., Member, Co-Founder & President

Dr. Thomas Romo is currently the director of facial, plastic and reconstructive surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. He is a world-renowned innovator in surgical techniques involving reconstruction of the nose, ear and face. For the past twenty years, Dr. Romo has also dedicated his considerable talents to advancing microtia surgery. Dr. Romo is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and has completed fellowships in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Tampa General Hospital. He is past president of the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society, and the eastern section vice president of the American Academy of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has published more than seventy-five chapters and papers on the latest techniques in facial plastic surgery, and his textbook, “Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery,” is considered a landmark on the topic. Dr. Romo is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the New York State and county medical societies.

      Lauralouise Duffy-Blatt, Member & Co-Founder

Lauralouise Duffy Blatt is a Principal and the CEO of Global Fund Exchange. Ms. Duffy was instrumental in creating Global Fund Exchange in order to provide clients with a compelling purpose-driven and integrity based investment strategy to leave a sustainable legacy. Ms. Duffy has created multiple strategies for institutional investors who wish to invest with purpose and leave a legacy for future generations through prudent and profitable investments in the most compelling and important vital asset classes, including water, clean energy, agriculture and natural resources. As co-portfolio manager, Ms. Duffy carries out the fund management activities including portfolio construction, manager selection, due diligence, macro overlay, asset allocation and portfolio management from the New York headquarters.
For 6 years prior to Global Fund Exchange, Ms. Duffy was a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of FNY Capital, the alternative investment arm of First New York Securities. Since the year 2000, Ms. Duffy managed the operations, compliance and administration of 11 hedge funds and a managed account platform for the firm. Ms. Duffy has spent over 20 years running the operations, due diligence, administration and compliance for hedge funds, fund of funds, and investment businesses in geographies around the world including Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia and South America. Strategies have included global macro, energy, commodities, emerging markets, public and private equities.
A hands-on self-starter, Ms. Duffy is known for defining goals, initiating actions and achieving outcomes. She has applied the same vigor to active philanthropy. Prior to co-founding LBFF she participated in such Organizations as AHRC, Special Olympics, New York Blood Center, Breast Cancer Foundation, Aids Rides USA.

      James W. Gerard, Member & Vice President

James W. Gerard is a Senior Partner and Managing Director of North Sea Partners LLC. He is responsible for raising equity for alternative fund groups, both private equity and hedge funds. His target markets include family offices, foundations, endowments, and institutional investors in the US and Europe. Prior to joining North Sea, he was a Principal at Juniper Capital Group, a private placement agency, where his clients included LCF Rothschild’s European Buyout Funds of Funds, J. Hirsh & Co (an Italian buyout firm), Piper Jaffray’s CleanTech Funds of Funds, Excelsior Capital, Galtere Capital, Rosinus Financial Fund, Zilkha Investment Partners, and De Visscher & Co. He is a former director of ASPCA and Phoenix House and holds a BA from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

      Lawrence E. May, Member & Treasurer

Lawrence E. May, Certified Financial Planner, is the President of May Financial Group Ltd, a financial planning firm, Chief Executive Officer of May Capital Group, a FINRA registered licensed broker-dealer, and Managing Director of Strategic Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory Firm. Larry’s primary role as a principal in a financial planning firm is to advise clients, both individuals and businesses, on how to effectively manage and maximize all aspects of their finances. He also dedicates his organizational talents to his passion for community involvement, which presently includes being the President of the Board of the Sara Chait Memorial Foundation. The Sara Chait Memorial Foundation provides grants for medical research to such esteemed hospitals as Mount Sinai, Memorial Sloan Kettering, NYU, and New York Presbyterian amongst others.

      Barbara Klippert, Member & Pro Bono Counsel

Barbara Klippert is a partner in the New York City office of the international law firm Bingham McCutchen LLP where she specializes in the employee benefit aspects of capital market transactions. Ms. Klippert has been a member of numerous Boards of Directors and fund raising committees, as well as serving as pro bono legal counsel for, a variety of charitable and civic organizations and educational institutions in Rochester, Buffalo, and Woodstock New York and New York City.

      Melanie R. Rupert, Member & Pro Bono Counsel

Melanie R. Rupert is a Partner in the Life Sciences practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Rupert’s practice focuses on patent litigation matters, with an emphasis on the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Rupert was a partner at a multinational law firm. Ms. Rupert is member of the State Bar of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

      Don P. Moriarty, Jr., Member & Secretary

Don Moriarty’s advertising career spans over twenty-five years. During this time, he has worked for several of New York’s largest advertising agencies and many of the best-known advertisers in the United States. Clients with whom Don has worked include Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Miller Brewing Company, Virgin Atlantic Airways, The Trump Organization, JP Morgan/Chase, Merck, Johnnie Walker and its parent company Diageo. In 1991, Don founded his own advertising agency, Moriarty Communications. He later formed a partnership with Sir Richard Branson of the Virgin Group in London to form CMG Communications, an award-winning agency best known for its humorous advertising created for Virgin Atlantic Airways. In 2004, Don formed Moriarty, Dougherty and Partners, a spin-off of his former agency CMG. Today, his company is focused on custom software development for the beer and distilled spirits industries.

      Patricia HC Ardigo, Member

Patricia H.C. Ardigo is a First Vice President in the Westchester-Connecticut office of CB Richard Ellis. She has over 18 years of experience in commercial real estate, most of which were spent providing service to clients in the Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY markets. Throughout her career, Ms. Ardigo has acted as both tenant and landlord agent for clients in industries of all kinds. Her current focus, however, is on servicing the growing real estate needs of biotechnology, life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, and working with owners and developers to provide appropriate operational facilities for these firms. To aid her efforts in this concentration, Ms. Ardigo is the Director of CB Richard Ellis’ Life Sciences Group, a consortium of domestic and international brokers who not only look to educate and represent biotechnology, life science and pharmaceutical companies as tenant or landlord’s broker, but seek to facilitate the development of research parks.

      Alan Mattone, Member

Alan Mattone is a private investor focusing on investments in entertainment and the Internet. Alan is currently a principal at RegiPort.com—a startup company focusing on web-based software solutions for small businesses. Prior to RegiPort, Alan focused his investments on documentary films including serving as Executive Producer on the documentary TOOTS, a portrait of New York saloonkeeper and personality Toots Shor, which garnered several nominations and awards. Alan is a graduate of Villanova University.

 

MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD

Under the direction and supervision of Dr. Thomas Romo the Foundation works with a team of medical experts in the field of pediatric facial deformities and paralysis. These experts – Little Baby Face Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board—volunteer 100% of their time to evaluate and treat Little Baby Face Foundation children.

The team consults on each child and coordinates surgeries to minimize the invasiveness and number of surgeries for patients and their families. When possible, multiple procedures are completed in single surgeries to reduce the number of times a child has to be hospitalized. Currently, the team is working on establishing protocols for this innovative approach that can be shared with other physicians.

Note: LBFF is not responsible for healthcare issues of family members who accompany children.

The Little Baby Face Foundation Medical Advisory Board members:

      Nick Bastidas, M.D.

Web links: http://craniony.com/dr-nicholas-bastidas/

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Residency: New York University Medical Center

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation: Long Island Jewish Medical Center; North Shore University Hospital.

Services offered to LBFF: Pediatric Cranio Plastic Surgery

Academic position: Assistant Professor – Plastic Surgery at North Shore-LIJ Health System.

Honors & Awards: Allergen Medical Investigators Grant; American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons – 2011 Resident Scholar Award; National Institute of Health (NIH) Supplemental Grant

      Jennifer Capla, M.D.

Web links: http://www.drjennifercapla.com/

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Residency: New York University School of Medicine

Specialty: Plastic surgeon with a focus on body contouring surgery

Hospital Affiliation: Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine 400 E 34th St .New York, NY 10016

Services offered to LBFF: Plastic Surgery

Academic position: Body Contouring Surgical & Medical Associates

Honors & Awards: Highly competitive Gingrass Award from Plastic Surgery Research Council.

      Constance Marian Chen, M.D., M.P.H. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Residency: University of Washington

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan; Eye & Ear Infirmary, Manhattan; Omega Hospital, Metairie, LA

Services offered to LBFF: Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery

Academic position: Clinical Assistant Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Honors & Awards: Women Plastic Surgeons (WPS) Scholarship (2008), American Society of Plastic Surgeons Women Plastic Surgeons Forum; Dicran Goulian, MD Award (2008), New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Division of Plastic Surgery, for academic excellence in plastic surgery.

      Joseph A. Ciccio, Jr., D.D.S. Orthodontist

Academic appointment: Assistant Clinical Professor of Dentistry (Orthodontics)

Columbia University: School of Dental Medicine

Services offered to LBFF: Orthodontics

Medical/Dental School: Columbia University: School of Dental Medicine

Honors and Awards: Elected to Top Dentists of Westchester, Columbia University 25 year Teaching Award, Alumni Medal of Columbia University, Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

      Ruben Cohen, D.D.S. Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Web Links: www.ParkAvenueFaces.com

Medical/Dental School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, Department of General Surgery

Specialty: Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Hospital Affiliation: The Mount Sinai Hospital, Beth Israel Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Academic position: New York Medical College

Honors & Awards: OMSF Research Fellowship, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, $40,000; Commendation for Outstanding and Dedicated Service, American Dental Association; Leadership Award, New York State Dental Association

      Emanuela Corielli, D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry

Web Links: www.BrightHealthySmiles.com

Medical/Dental School: College of Dentistry, New York University, New York, NY

Residency: College of Dentistry, New York University, New York, NY

Specialty: Pediatric Dentistry

Hospital Affiliation: Weill Cornell Medical College

Services offered to LBFF: Pediatric Dentistry

Academic position: Department of Pediatric Dentistry, New York University

      Peter D. Costantino, M.D., F.A.C.S. Craniofacial Reconstruction

Web Links: www.CranialBaseSurgery.org

Medical/Dental School: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL; University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Residency: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

Specialty: Facial plastic & reconstructive surgery

Hospital Affiliation: The North Shore–LIJ Health System, Lenox Hill Hospital, The New York Head & Neck Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center

Services offered to LBFF: Craniofacial reconstructive surgery

Academic position: The North Shore–LIJ Health System, Columbia University

Honors & Awards: Castle Connolly Medical LTD America’s Top Doctor, The New York Times Magazine New York Super Doctors, American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery “Honor” award.

      Linda H. Dahl, M.D.

Web links: http://www.dolcenter.net/about-us.html

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology; NY, NY

Specialty: Otolaryngology - Board Certified

Hospital Affiliation: New York Hospital (Columbia Presbyterian); Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital; Lenox Hill Hospital; Beth Israel Hospital

Services offered to LBFF:   Otolaryngology

Academic position: Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology; New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Medical Center

Honors & Awards: Medical Student Achievement Award, Minnesota Medical Foundation; George H. & Lillian K. Williams Scholarship for Otolaryngology; Metropolitan Mount Sinai Outstanding Student Award; Joseph Collins National Scholar; Patients’ Choice Award 2009Patients’ Choice Award 2008

      Theo Diktaban, M.D.

Web links: http://www.drdiktaban.com/

Medical School: New York Medical College

Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital

Services offered to LBFF:  Plastic Surgery & Otolaryngology

Academic position:  Teaching seminars at Cornell University and Kings County Hospital Center

Honors & Awards: Healthgrades Honor Roll

      Richard L. Elias, D.M.D., M.D. Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Web Links: www.newyorkoms.com

Medical/Dental School: Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Specialty: Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital; Mt. Sinai Hospital; New York Presbyterian; MEETH

Services offered to LBFF: Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Academic position: Mt. Sinai Hospital/Medical School; New York Presbyterian Hospital

      John Ho, M.D.

Web links: http://www.avistainternalmedicine.org/dr-ho

Medical School: University of Missouri at Kansas City

Residency: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center Lackland AFB in,  San Antonio

Specialty: Family Practice

Services offered to LBFF: Anesthesiology

Honors & Awards: Merck Award for Excellence in Medical Education

      David Hoffman, D.D.S.

Medical School: New York University College of Dentistry

Residency: Parkland Memorial Hospital

Specialty: Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

Hospital Affiliation: Staten Island University Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

      Len Horovitz, M.D. Pulmonary Internal Medicine

Medical/Dental School: New York University

Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialty: Internal and pulmonary medicine

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Pre-operative clearance

Honors & Awards: Top Doctor (Castle Conolly) 2003, 2004

      Bruce Katz, M.D.

Web links: http://www.juvaskin.com/meet-dermatologist.htm

Medical School: McGill University Faculty Of Medicine

Residency: Colum Presby Med Center

Specialty: Dermatology

Hospital Affiliation: Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Services offered to LBFF: Dermatologic Surgery

Academic position: Clinical Professor of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

      Darius Kohan, M.D. Otologist/Neuro-Otologist. Hearing restoration surgery/atresia repair. Bone-anchored hearing devices/cochlear implants.

Medical/Dental School: New York University

Residency: New York University

Specialty: Otology and Neurotology

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital; New York University; Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital; Beth Israel; Brooklyn Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Hearing restoration surgery; ear canal reconstruction; BAHA

Academic position: Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine; Director of Otology, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital

Honors & Awards: Fellowship, New York University; Governor of Otologic Society for American Academy of Otolaryngology

      Oren Z. Lerman, M.D. Reconstructive Microsurgeon

Web Link: www.lenoxhill.net

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Residency: Executive Chief Resident, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan

Services offered to LBFF: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Academic position: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Honors & Awards: 2011 American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons, Annual Meeting, Best Clinical Paper Award, Second Place; 2009 Allergan Medical Investigational Study Grant, $8,500

      Louise Levy, M.S. CCC-A Pediatric audiology

Graduate School: Masters, Audiology—Teachers College, Columbia University

Services offered to LBFF: Speech therapy consultation; audiology; hearing aid fitting

      Joseph C. Licata, M.D. Pediatrics

Web Links: www.globalpediatrics.com

Medical/Dental School: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialty: Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital; Mount Sinai Hospital; New York Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Pre-op clearance of children prior to their surgical procedures

Academic position: Attending Medical Staff: Lenox Hill Hospital Clinical Instructor; Clinical Assistant Attending Physician: Mount Sinai Hospital; Assistant Attending Pediatrician: New York Hospital

Honors & Awards: U.S. patent holder for an Apparatus and Method for Removing Parasites; producer of “Dr. Joe’s Tick it Away” device; CEO of New Paradigms Idea Co.; “Man of the Year 2001” award given by La Fartena Societa S. Antonio Abate di Castrofilippo

      Boaz J. Lissauer, M.D. Opthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Web Links: www.mdmops.com

Medical/Dental School: George Washington University School of Medicine

Residency: St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital Center; Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Specialty: Ophthalmic plastic, reconstructive and orbital surgery

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital; Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital; New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Services offered to LBFF: Ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery

Academic position: Head, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Clinic, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology; Assistant Clinical Professor, New York University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

      William Louie, M.D. Neuro Radiologist

Web Links: www.lenrad.com

Medical/Dental School: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency: Combine Einstein-Montefiore Radiology

Specialty: Neuroradiology

Services offered to LBFF: Ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery

      John Lupovici, D.D.S. Reconstructive Dental Surgery

Medical/Dental School: New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY

Specialty: Reconstructive Dental Surgery

Services offered to LBFF: Reconstructive Dental Surgery

Honors & Awards: Diplomate American Board of Periodontics; Hinman Award for Outstanding Research

      Homere Al Moutran, Jr., M.D.

Medical School: MD – Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon

Residency: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Hotel-Dieu de France University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon

Specialty: Otolaryngology

Hospital Affiliation: St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital – Columbia University; Lenox Hill Hospital – North Shore-LIJ Heath System, New York, NY

Services offered to LBFF: Otolaryngology

      Sheldon Opperman, M.D. Anaesthesiologist

Web Links: www.LenoxHill.net

Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn

Residency: New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Specialty: Anaesthesiology

Hospital Affiliation: Medical Director Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion Lenox Hill Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Anesthesiology

Academic position: Clinical Instructor in Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

      Joseph D. Osipow, D.D.S, P.C. Restorative Dentistry

Dental School: Columbia University Dental School

Residency: Long Island Jewish Hospital, NY

Specialty: Crown and Bridge, Restorative Dentistry

Hospital Affiliation: Long Island Jewish Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Restorative Dentistry

Academic position: Attending Dentist, Restorative Dentistry Department, Lenox Hill Hospital Clinic

Honors & Awards: Rowe-Wilberg Medal for Excellence in Crown & Bridge Prosthodontics

      Steven J. Pearlman, M.D. , Facial Plastic Surgeon

Web Links: www.mdface.com | twitter | facebook | blog

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Specialty: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Hospital Affiliation: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY

Services offered to LBFF: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Academic position: Associate Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY

Honors & Awards: Ethics Committee, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Deborah Pilla, D.D.S. Pediatric dentist

Web Links: www.parkavepd.com

Medical/Dental School: State University of New York—Buffalo

Residency: Montefiore Medical Center

Specialty: Pediatric dentistry

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Complete dental rehabilitation

Honors & Awards: Fellowship, Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery

      Sam Rizk, M.D.

Web links: http://www.drsamrizk.com/

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

Residency: Manhattan E E T Hospital

Specialty: Plastic Surgeon, Rhinoplasty and Facelift

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital*; Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital*; Lenox Hill Hospital (Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat

Services offered to LBFF: Facial Plastic Surgery

Honors & Awards: 2012 Top Doctors: New York Metro Area; Compassionate Doctor Recognition;

      Thomas Romo III, M.D. Medical Advisory Board Chair Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon. Microtia and auricular reconstruction

Web Links: www.RomoPlasticSurgery.com | www.EarReconstruction.com | www.RapidRecovery.com | twitter | facebook

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Residency: Baylor Affiliated Hospitals

Specialty: Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital; Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Nasal reconstruction; cleft lip and nose surgery; facial reconstructive surgery; microtia and ear reconstruction

Academic position: Director of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital

Honors & Awards: Past President of the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society; Board of Directors, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Ira Tresley Research Award in Facial Plastic Surgery; Distinguished Education Award in Facial Plastic Surgery

      Peter A. Rosa, D.D.S., M.D. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Academic appointment: Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Diplomate, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology; Fellow, American Society of Dental Anesthesiology

New York University: NYU College of Dentistry, NYU School of Medicine

Services offered to LBFF: Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Member: American College of Surgeons

Hospital Affiliation: Long Island Jewish Medical Center, North Shore University Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Insitute

      Robert Rosen, M.D.

Medical School: Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital

Residency: Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital

Specialty: Cardiologist; Radiologist

Hospital Affiliation: Bellevue Hospital Center; Flushing Hospital Medical Center; Jamaica Hospital Medical Center; Lenox Hill Hospital; New York Downtown Hospital; North Shore University Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Interventional Radiology & Endovascular Surgery

      David Rosenberg, M.D.

Web links: http://www.drdavidrosenberg.com/

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College

Residency: Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hosp

Specialty: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

      M. Zakir Sabry, M.D. Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Web Links: www.zplasty.com

Medical School: New York Medical College

Residency: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical College of Virginia

Specialty: Craniofacial, Washington University School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital, Saint Vincents Catholic Medical Center, Metropolitan Hospital Center,New York Methodist Hospital, Coney Island Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Cleft and Craniofacial deformities

Honors & Awards: Best Doctors, Metro Area 2008 and 2009

      Adam D. Schaffner, M.D., F.A.C.S. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Web Links: www.drschaffner.com

Specialties: Aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face, breast and body

Academic appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

Hospital Affiliations: Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Services offered to LBFF: Aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face, breast and body

Medical/Dental School: Rush Medical College

Internship: Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center

Residencies: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Detroit Medical Center

Fellowships: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mittelman Facial Plastic Surgery Center, medical staff at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery and Body Contouring, medical staff at Georgetown University Hospital

Honors & Awards: Listed in the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, America’s Cosmetic Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., Marquis Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who in the World, and Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

      David Michael Shafer, M.D. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Web Links: www.shaferplasticsurgery.com

Specialties: Aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face, breast and body

Academic appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face, breast and body

Medical/Dental School: Michigan State University, College of Medicine

Residencies: Mayo Clinic, Maricopa Medical Center

Fellowships: Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital

Honors & Awards: Rick Weimar Ambassador of Medical Ethics, Harry W. Hale, Jr. Surgery Award, Southwest “Regional Representative” for the American College of Surgeons, First Place, MacDonald Wood Resident Essay Competition, Southwest “Regional Representative” for the American College of Surgeons

      David Slavit, M.D. Otolaryngologist

Medical/Dental School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency: Mayo Clinic

Specialty: Otolaryngology; head and neck Surgery

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital; Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Congenital laryngeal disorders; head and neck surgery; anterior skull base surgery

Honors & Awards: Chief, Head and Neck Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital

      Mark Steele, M.D.

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Residency:  New York University Medical Center

Specialty: Ophthalmology (Eye)

Hospital Affiliation: NYU Hospitals Center; Lenox Hill Hospital; Bellevue Hospital Center; Ahs Hosp Corp Ovl-Overlook Hospital ( 11 more hospitals)

Honors & Awards: Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area; Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award; Patients’ Choice Award; Compassionate Doctor Recognition

      Fredrick A. Valauri, M.D. Plastic Surgery, Microsurgery

Web Links: www.drvalauri.com

Medical/Dental School: SUNY—Downstate

Residency: UCSF Hospitals; NYU General Surgery; NYU Plastic Surgery; R.K. Davies Medical Center for Hand/Microsurgery

Specialty: Plastic surgery; hand surgery; microsurgery

Hospital Affiliation: Lenox Hill Hospital; Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital; NY Eye/Ear, Belleview Hospital; Hospital for Joint Diseases

Services offered to LBFF: Facial reconstruction with conventional and microsurgical techniques for facial paralysis; post cancer/trauma defects; congenital deformities; cleft lip and palate surgery; facial reconstruction surgery; microtia and ear reconstruction

Academic position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, NYU Medical Center

Honors & Awards: Fellowship in hand and Microsurgery, Davies Medical Center; Member, International Editorial Board of the Journal of Reconstructive Surgery

      Milton Waner, M.D., F.C.S.

Web links: http://www.vbiny.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/waner.pdf

Medical School: University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa

Residency: Division of Otolaryngology/Department of Surgery at the University of Witwatersrand

Specialty: facial plastic surgeon

Hospital Affiliation: St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital/St. Luke’s Hospital Division; St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital*; Beth Israel Medical Center Petrie Division; Arkansas Children`s Hospital

Services offered to LBFF: Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgery

Academic position: Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Arkansas

Honors & Awards: 2003 Children’s Miracle Network Award; 2003 Listed in Castle & Connolly Guide America’s Top Doctors; 2001 Listed in Castle & Connolly Guide: America’s Top Doctors

 

SURGICAL COORDINATOR

  • Diane Romo