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Robert T. Grant, MD, FACS

Positions and Appointments

2005-present  Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
2004-present  Chief, Joint Division of Plastic Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia and Weill Cornell Medical Centers, New York, NY
1999-present  Director, Combined Plastic Surgery Residency Program
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical Centers, New York, NY
2007-present  Plastic Surgeon in Chief
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical Centers, New York, NY
2010-Present  Medical Director, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Medical Staff Office
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Clinical Specialties

Microsurgery
Cosmetic surgery
Reconstruction after treatment of breast and other cancers

Research Interests

Gene therapy in bone repair; plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery


Education and Training

2000   MS (Management)
New York University, New York, NY
1990-1991   Microsurgery Fellowship
Bellevue Hospital-NYU Medical Center, New York, NY
1988-1990  Plastic Surgery Residency
The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center,
New York, NY
1983-1988   Surgery Residency
The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center,
New York, NY
1983   MD
Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
1982  BS, magna cum laude
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 1990, Re-certified 2001, 2012
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1993, Re-certified 2003
MOC (Maintenance of Certification Process for Plastic Surgery), 2012

Professional Experience

1999-2004  Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
1999-2004  Site Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1991-1999   Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
North Shore University Hospital, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
1991-1999   Chief, Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
North Shore University Hospital, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY

Professional 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

Professional Societies and Committees

Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Reduction & Liposuction
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.

Selected 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; 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.

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.

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.

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.

Grant, RT; Breitbart, AS; Parnell, V. Musle Flap Reconstruction of Pediatric Post-Sternotomy Wound Infections. Ann Plast Surg 1997;38:365-370.

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.

Grant, RT; LaTrenta, G., et .al. Treatment of post-burn cicatrical microstomia with bilateral temporalis myocutaneous transfer. Ann Plast Surg 1992;29:178-181.

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.

Grant, RT; Siebert, J; Grossman, J. “Replantation” in Coiffman, R.(ed.) Plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Barcelona, Spain.Salvat Editores, 1991.

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.

Presentations


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

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

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

Grant RT. Resident Portfolios. Presented at NYPH Annual education Conference for Program Directors. Susan Bostwick, MD Course Director. New York, NY 5/12/10

Grant RT. Recurrent Ptosis following Augmentation/Mastopexy. Presented at Allergan Academy-American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Washington DC 4/24/10

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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