Robert Thomas Grant, MD, MSc, FACS

Plastic Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Surgery (Board Certified)
Cancer Care
Office Phone: (212) 305-3103
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Biography

Dr. Grant has been Chief of Plastic Surgery for the combined Divisions of Plastic Surgery at NewYork-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 NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. 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 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. 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 Cornell Medical College.

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."

Area of Expertise

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Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Medicaid]

Great West [PPO]

Healthfirst

Medicaid

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare, Medicare Managed Care]

Railroad [Medicare]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicare, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

Education

New York University School of Medicine

Albany Medical College-Union University, NY

BS, 1982 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MD, 1983 Albany Medical College-Union University, NY

Internship: Bellevue Hospital Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship: Bellevue Hospital Center

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.

Locations

Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 511
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-3103

Fax: (212) 305-9848

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525 East 68th Street Office

525 East 68th Street Starr 8
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 305-3103

Fax: (212) 305-9848

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Professor of Surgery at CUMC

  • 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