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Meet New Jersey Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Robert Morin

NJ Plastic SurgeonDr. Robert Morin is a Board Certified plastic surgeon who performs a full range of New Jersey plastic surgery. In addition to general plastic surgery, Dr. Morin specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the head and face. Dr. Morin received extensive additional training in craniofacial surgery, facial cosmetic surgery and pediatric plastic surgery. This additional training allows him to successfully perform a wide range of complex reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures on both adults and children. Dr. Morin has a specific interest in nasal reconstruction, ear reconstruction, cleft lip and palate and cosmetic and cleft rhinoplasty.

This NJ Cosmetic Surgeon attended New York Medical College where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and also served as Vice President of the college chapter of the American Medical Association. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Morin completed a combined general surgery and plastic surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, during which time he served as Plastic Surgery Chief Resident. Continuing his post-graduate training, Dr. Morin pursued his special interest as a Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellow at Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida. During that time, Dr. Morin had the privilege of training with one of the world’s most respected craniofacial surgeons, Dr. S. Anthony Wolfe.

Dr. Morin has researched extensively and has been published widely in the medical literature. He has presented his work at medical conferences from New York to Israel. Dr. Morin has also traveled extensively to underdeveloped countries in order to help children in need of complex surgical care. In the past several years, he has operated in Costa Rica, Mauritius, the Philippines and Colombia. In addition, Dr. Morin was one of the first plastic surgeons on the ground in Haiti, operating on children following the devastating earthquake in January 2010. He has received numerous Awards of Distinction in recognition of his services to the children of these foreign regions and was featured on the ABC Nightline special about the United States surgical effort in Haiti titled, “ER: Haiti.”

Dr. Morin believes that all “reconstructive” procedures are judged on their “aesthetic” result. Therefore, Dr. Morin’s goal is always to produce the best cosmetic result possible, regardless of whether he is repairing a cleft lip or performing a breast augmentation.

Dr. Morin and Dr. Rosenberg have been working together at Palisade Plastic Surgery Associates since 2010 and serve Fort Lee and Bergen County. They recently traveled together to Guatemala where they performed 54 reconstructive operations on children.

Education

Doctor of Medicine New York Medical College – Valhalla, New York 7/2000 – 5/2004

Bachelor of Science University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin 9/1995 – 5/1999

Scuola Lorenzo de Medici – Florence, Italy 1/1998 – 5/1998 (study abroad)  

Board Certification

The American Board of Plastic Surgery – 11/2011  

Professional Experience

Private Practice Plastic Surgeon, Craniofacial Surgeon and Pediatric Plastic Surgeon New York Eye and Ear Infirmary New York, New York

Hackensack University Medical Center – Hackensack, New Jersey

Englewood Hospital – Englewood, New Jersey

Jersey City Medical Center – Jersey City, New Jersey

7/2010 – Present Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellow S. Anthony Wolfe, MD, FACS Fellowship Miami Children’s Hospital – Miami, Florida

7/2009 – 6/2010 Plastic Surgery Chief Resident UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School – Newark, New Jersey

7/2008 – 6/2009 Plastic Surgery Resident UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School – Newark, New Jersey

7/2007 – 6/2008 General Surgery Resident UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School- Newark, New Jersey

7/2004 – 6/2007 Medical Student Summer Intern – Department of Plastic Surgery Hospital San Juan de Dios – San Jose, Costa Rica

5/2001 – 7/2001 Research Coordinator – Division of Infectious Disease Mount Sinai School of Medicine – New York, New York

8/1999 – 7/2000 Emergency Trauma Technician Hackensack University Medical Center – Hackensack, New Jersey 

Honors/Awards

American Red Cross Humanitarian Service Award In recognition of services rendered to the children of Haiti following the earthquake of January 2010

Miami Children’s Hospital Award of Distinction – In recognition of services rendered to the children of Haiti following the earthquake of January 2010

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) – Honor Medical Society Member – New York Medical College 2003

Hospital San Juan de Dios Award of Distinction In recognition of services rendered to the children of San Jose, Costa Rica – 7/2001

Dean’s List – University of Wisconsin Madison 1998 – 1999  

Publications

Burke RM, Morin RJ, Perlyn CA, Wolfe, SA. Special considerations in vascular anomalies: operative management of craniofacial osseous lesions. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2011 Jan;38(1):133-42.

Wolfe SA, Morin RJ, Burke R. Critical analysis of 84 monobloc frontofacial advancements over a 27 year period. Accepted Pending Revisions Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – 11/2011

Taub PJ, Morin RJ, Ciminello F, Wolfe SA. Management of the Premaxilla. Accepted Pending Revisions – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – 3/2011

Ciminello FS, Morin RJ, Nguyen TJ, Wolfe SA. Cleft Lip and Palate: Review. Comprehensive Therapy 35(1):37-43;2009.

Morin RJ, Swan KG, Tan V. Acute forearm compartment syndrome secondary to local arterial injury following penetrating trauma. Journal of Trauma Apr 66(4):989-93;2009.

Morin RJ, Tenenhaus M, Granick MS. A review of silver in the management of burns. Journal of Wound Technology; Oct (2):28-32;2008.

Morin RJ, Tomacelli N. Topical Agents and Interactive Dressings. In Wound Surgery. Clinics in Plastic Surgery Oct 34(4):643-658;2007.

Klotman, ME, Herold, BC, Morin RJ, et. al., Mandelic Acid Condensation Polymer: Novel Candidate Microbicide for Prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Herpes Simplex Virus Entry. Journal of Virology. 76:11236-11244;2002.

Burke R, Morin RJ, Wolfe SA. Acquired cranial and facial bone deformities. In: Neligan P, ed. Plastic Surgery 3rd edition: Head, neck and craniofacial surgery; Elsevier. Chapter in Press – 10/2009

Morin RJ, Burke R, Wolfe SA. Fractures of the maxilla. Plastic Surgery Secrets. – 8/2009 Morin RJ, Datiashvili RO. High-dose epinephrine injection in the thumb. ePlasty Interesting Case Series. eplasty-s-08-00057, 2008.

Hoppe IC, Morin RJ. Dog Bite to the Lower Lip. ePlasty Interesting Case Series. eplasty-d-08-00067, 2008.

Hoppe IC, Morin RJ. Microtia in a Nine Year Old. ePlasty Interesting Case Series. eplasty-d-08-00068, 2008.

Knox K, Morin RJ, Fleegler EJ. Electrical Burn in the Upper Extremity. ePlasty Interesting Case Series. eplasty-d-08-00071, 2008. Ahuja N, Morin RJ, Granick MS. Lip Reconstruction. Current Reconstructive Surgery. Chapter in Press – 8/2007

Presentations

Reconstruction of the Cleft Nasal Deformity. Rizal Provincial Hospital Grand Rounds, Rizal, Philippines 2/2010.

Revisiting the Reconstruction of Postablative Mandibular Defects with a combination of Free Flaps and Titanium Plates. Plastic Surgery at the Red Sea International Symposium. Eilat, Israel 3/2009.

Ear Reconstruction. Victoria Hospital Grand Rounds. University of Mauritius Medical School, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius 11/2008

Autogenous Ear Reconstruction: Ten Days in Colombia with Dr. Francoise Firmin. Invited Guest Lecturer Medical City Children’s Hospital Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Dallas, Texas 3/2012.

Secondary Reconstruction of the Orbit Following Trauma. New York Ocular Trauma Symposium. Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. New York, New York 11/2010.

Common Indications for Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery. Hackensack University Medical Center Pediatric Grand Rounds. Hackensack, New Jersey 9/2010.

Autogenous Ear Reconstruction in Patients with Microtia – The Francoise Firmin Model. Miami Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Grand Rounds. Miami, Florida 6/2010.

The Pediatric Surgical Effort at the Port-au-Prince Airport Following the Earthquake in Haiti. Miami Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Grand Rounds. Miami. Florida 4/2010.

Nasal Osteotomy Performed with a Dual Plane Reciprocating Saw: Long-term Follow-up. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting – Residents and Fellows Forum. Las Vegas, Nevada 5/2009

The Delay Phenomenon Revisited: Minimizing Complications in Total Knee Arthroplasty. New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery. New York, New York 3/2009

Nasal Osteotomy Performed with a Dual Plane Reciprocating Saw: Long-term Follow-up. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Senior Residents Conference. Austin, Texas 1/2009

Guidelines for Laser-Assisted Liposuction Consistency and Safety. New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery. New York, New York 3/2008

HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis for Medical Students During Electives Abroad. American Medical Association National Meeting. San Francisco, California. 12/2001 – voted AMA Policy D-295.970 – 2002

Surgical Missions

Best Plastic Surgeons in NJGuatemala 11/2011 – Medical Mission Group cleft lip and palate mission to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala

Colombia 5/2010 – Que Canten los Ninos/Francoise Firmin ear reconstruction mission to Ibague, Colombia

Philippines 3/2010 – PAGES/Operation Hope cleft lip and palate mission to Rizal, Philippines

Haiti 1/2010 – Miami Children’s Hospital/University of Miami/Project Medishare surgical mission to Port-au-Prince, Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake.

Mauritius 11/2008 – Pediatric plastic surgery mission to Port Louis, Mauritius  

Professional Memberships

Candidate Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2004 – Present Candidate Member

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2007 – Present Member

American Medical Association, 2001 – Present Vice President New York Medical College Chapter American Medical Association, 2001 – 2002  

Medical Licenses (Active)

Medical Doctor – The State of New Jersey, 2007

Medical Doctor – The State of Florida, 2009

Medical Doctor – The State of New York, 2010