Robert J. Morin
Robert J. Morin, MD, FACS believes that plastic surgery can contribute to an improved sense of well-being. Specializing in nasal reconstruction and cosmetic and cleft rhinoplasty, Dr. Morin regularly performs procedures that address both cosmetic concerns and functional problems. From complex reconstructive surgery to a more routine rhinoplasty, Dr. Morin’s goal is to produce the best aesthetic result possible.
As a certified member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Morin must hold his practice to the highest standards of surgical care. In the field of cosmetic surgery, an expert eye is tantamount to technical expertise. An aesthetic modification, so highly personal and individual in nature, can be life transforming. In the case of rhinoplasty, a small adjustment can dramatically change the appearance of the patient’s face. It is for this reason that Dr. Morin takes the time to discuss his patients’ goals and ideal results. During no fewer than two preoperative consultations, Dr. Morin is able to extensively review surgical plans with his patients, set realistic expectations and achieve outstanding results. Dr. Morin works closely with his patients throughout the entire rhinoplasty process, from the initial consultation to the post-operative follow-up appointments.
Dr. Morin’s philanthropic medical work in developing nations underscores his conviction that a disfiguring condition should not inhibit one’s life. Both a plastic surgeon and an advocate, Dr. Morin’s philosophy is rooted in giving people the opportunity to put their best face forward.
Dr. Morin’s Education, Research and Affiliations
Although rhinoplasty is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure, it is a detailed and difficult procedure to master, requiring years of rigorous training.
After receiving his medical degree from New York Medical College, Dr. Morin went on to complete his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. During his tenure there, he served as Chief Resident in plastic surgery. Dr. Morin received additional post-graduate training in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. As a Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellow at Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida, Dr. Morin trained with Dr. S. Anthony Wolfe, one of the world’s foremost experts in craniofacial surgery.
Widely published in professional, peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Morin has presented his work at a number of international medical conferences.
Dr. Morin is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the professional organization that monitors safe, ethical plastic surgery through its strict certification guidelines. In order to be board certified, Dr. Morin had to satisfactorily demonstrate the following:
- Completion of medical degree from an accredited university
- Extensive training in general surgery
- Rigorous training in plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Completion of all medical licensing exams
- Successful performance of peer-reviewed surgical cases
- Completion of oral board exams
Dr. Morin is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Rhinoplasty Society.
Beyond NYC: Dr. Morin’s Global Surgical Missions
Dr. Morin is part of a global network of medical professionals who dedicate a portion of their time to providing medical care to children in developing and disaster-stricken areas of the world. In the past several years, Dr. Morin has traveled to Costa Rica, Mauritius, the Philippines, Colombia, Guatemala and Haiti to help children in need of complex surgical care. He has performed corrective surgery on young patients suffering from trauma, cleft lip and many other congenital deformities. While abroad, he has had the privilege of working with a team of leading surgeons, as well as the personnel of other non-profit organizations. For his philanthropic efforts, Dr. Morin has received awards of distinction and has been featured in the media. Dr. Morin also recently co-founded his own IRS designated 501(c)3 charity Developing Faces, Inc. His charity’s mission is to provide high quality surgical care to babies and children with facial abnormalities in developing countries around the world.