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Robert Thomas Grant, MD, MSc, FACS

  • Professor of Surgery at CUMC
  • Chief, Joint Division of Plastic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Plastic Surgeon in Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Medical Director, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Medical Staff Office

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-3103

Robert Thomas Grant, MD, MSc, FACS

 


Dr Grant has been Chief of Plastic Surgery for the combined Divisions of Plastic Surgery at New York-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 New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.


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 New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center. 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 Medical College of Cornell University.


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."


Dr. Grant is an active member of many professional societies and participates in committees on many of those, including:

Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery

American College of Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

New York Academy of Medicine

New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

New York Head and Neck Society

New York Surgical Society, Inc.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Plastic surgery is about quality of life and about a woman's overall health and well-being.

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Specialist in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cancer Care
  • Breast Cancer
  • Microsurgery
  • Mastopexy/Breast Lift
  • Body Contouring
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Botulinum Toxin (Botox Injection)
  • Otoplasty
  • Cosmetic Ear Surgery
  • Rhytidectomy
  • Cosmetic Nose Surgery
  • Facelifts
  • Collagen Injections
  • Mentoplasty/Chin Surgery
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Abdominal Plastic Surgery
  • Otoplasty/Ear Pinning Surgery
  • Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Eye Surgery
  • Laser Treatment
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Thigh Lift
  • Liposuction
  • Botox

Education & Training

  • Albany Medical College-Union University, NY
  • 1983 New York University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Bellevue Hospital Center

Locations

  • Herbert Irving Pavilion

    161 Fort Washington Avenue
    Floor: 5th, Suite: 511
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-3103
    Fax:
    (212) 305-9848
  • 525 East 68th Street Office

    525 East 68th Street
    Starr 8
    New York, NY 10065
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-3103
    Fax:
    (212) 305-9848

Presentations

  1. Grant RT and Devgan L. Is Plastic Surgery a Luxury Good? An Economic Analysis of Income Elasticity of Demand for Commonly Performed Plastic Surgery Procedures. Presented at the 27th Annual Meeting Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Washington, DC 10/30/10
  2. Grant RT Ernst FR, et al. The Incidence and Cost of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) in Common Plastic Surgery procedures in the USA: A Study Using the Premier Prospective Database. Presented at the 96th Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. Washington, DC 10/6/10
  3. Grant RT and Devgan L. Is Plastic Surgery a Luxury Good? An economic Analysis of Income Elasticity of Demands for Commonly Performed Plastic Surgery Procedures. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Toronto, Canada 10/4/10
  4. Grant RT. Resident Portfolios. Presented at NYPH Annual education Conference for Program Directors. Susan Bostwick, MD Course Director. New York, NY 5/12/10
  5. Grant RT. Recurrent Ptosis following Augmentation/Mastopexy. Presented at Allergan Academy-American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Washington DC 4/24/10
  6. Lee, J.A., Conejero, J. A., Parrett, B.M., Wear-Maggitti, K., Grant, R.T., Breitbart, A.S. Use of Osteogenically Differentiated Fat-Derived Stem Cells to Repair Alveolar Cleft Defects. Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, October 13, 2004.
  7. Conejero, J.A., Lee, J.A., Parrett, B., Wear-Maggitti, K., Mason, J.M., Grant, R.T., Breitbart, A.S. Lentivitral Gene Therapy with PDGF Gene Improves Neovascularization and Collagen Quality in Diabetic Wounds. Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Diego, CA, October 29, 2003.
  8. Breitbart, A.S., Gadaleta, D., Bessler, M., Parrett, B., Grant, R.T. Body Contouring Procedures following Gastric Bypass- A Series of 52 Consecutive Patients. Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Diego, CA, October 28, 2003.
  9. Conejero, J.A., Lee, J., Wear-Maggitti, K., Grant, R.T., Breitbart, A.S. Use of Osteogenically Differentiated Fat-Derived Stem Cells in Poly-l-lactic acid Matrices to Reconstruct Palatal Defects in a Rat Model. Presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD, October 2, 2003.
  10. Wear-Maggitti, K., Lee, J., Conejero, J., Parrett, B., Chen, J., Schmidt, A., Grant, R.T., Breitbart, A.S. Use of Topical sRage in Diabetic Wounds Increases Neovascularization and the Amount of Granulation Tissue Formed. Presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD, October 3, 2003.
  11. Grant, R.T., Lee, J.A., Parrett, B.M., Laser, J., Kogan. A.J. and Breitbart, A.S. Demonstrating the Feasibility of in vivo Growth of Fat and Bone from Differentiated Fat-Derived Stem Cells. Presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Hamilton, Bermuda, October 4, 2002.
  12. Breitbart, AS, Parrett, B, Laser, J, Grande, DA, Grant, RT, Mason, JM. Accelerated diabetic wound healing using cultured fibroblasts retrovirally transduced with the PDGF gene. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Boston, MA, April 17-20, 2002.
  13. Kogon, AJ, Parrett, B, Laser, J, Nanda, D, Grant, RT, Breitbart, AS. The multipotentiality of fat-derived stem cells. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Boston, MA, April 17-20, 2002.
  14. Breitbart, AS, Laser, J, Parrett, B, Grande, DA, Grant, RT, Mason, JM. Accelerated diabetic wound healing using cultured fibroblast retrovirally transduced with PDGF gene. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA. October 4-6, 2001
  15. Breitbart, AS, Gadaleta, D, Grant, RT, Bessler, M, and Fischer, E. Body Contouring Procedures Following Massive Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, NY, May 4-9 2001.

Research Interests

  • Gene therapy in bone repair
  • Plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery

NIH Grants

  • SURE-001 (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    Feb 7 2012 - Feb 7 2017

Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Breitbart, AS; Mason, JM; Urasmacher, L; Barcia, M; Grant, RT; Pergolizzi, RG; Grande, DA. Gene enhanced tissue engineering: Applications for wound healing using cultured dermal fibroblasts retrovirally transduced with PDGF-B gene. Ann Plast Surg 1999;43:632-639.
  7. Breitbart, AS; Grande, DA; Kessler, R; Ryaby, J; Grant, RT. Tissue engineered bone repair of calvarial defects using cultured periosteal cells. Plast Reconstr Surg 1998;101: 567-574.
  8. Mason, LM; Grande, DA; Barcia, M; Grant, RT; Breitbart, AS. Expression of human bone morphogenetic protein 7 in primary rabbit periosteal cells: Potential utility in gene therapy for osteochondral repair. Gene Therapy 1998;5:1098-1104.
  9. Grant, RT; Breitbart, AS; Parnell, V. Musle Flap Reconstruction of Pediatric Post-Sternotomy Wound Infections. Ann Plast Surg 1997;38:365-370.
  10. Grande, DA; Breitbart, AS; Manji, R; Paulino, C; Fitzsimmons, RJ; Grant, RT. The repair of bone defects using periosteal tissue constructs. Trans Ortp Res Soc 1996:21(2):616.
  11. Grant, RT; LaTrenta, G., et .al. Treatment of post-burn cicatrical microstomia with bilateral temporalis myocutaneous transfer. Ann Plast Surg 1992;29:178-181.
  12. LaTrenta, G; Grant, RT: Hoffman, L. Treatment of exogenous steroid-induced “buffalo-hump” neck obesity with liposuction: A case report. Plast Reconstr Surg 1991;87-768-770.
  13. Grant, RT; Siebert, J; Grossman, J. “Replantation” in Coiffman, R.(ed.) Plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Barcelona, Spain.Salvat Editores, 1991.
  14. Grant, RT; Rothaus, K. “Facial Fractures” in Cucin, R.(ed.) Plastic Surgery and Medical Malpractice.Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.1990.

Books
Grant RT (ed) CURRENT Cosmetic Surgery. New York: McGraw-Hill 2010.