Robert Thomas Grant, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.S.

Plastic Surgery
Robert Grant

Robert T. Grant, MD, FACS is Chief of the combined Divisions of Plastic Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. For more information about Dr. Grant and or to contact him, click here www.robertgrantmd.com

 


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

Publications

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Lee, JA; Conejero, JA; Mason, J; Parrett, BM; Wear-Maggitti, KD; Grant, RT; Breitbart. Lentoviral transfection with the PDGF-B gene improves diabetic wound healing. Plast Reconstr Surg 2005;116:532-537.

 

Wear-Maggitti, K; Lee, J; Conejero, A; Schmidt, A; Grant, RT: 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.

 

Books and Chapters:

 

Grant, RT (ed.) CURRENT Cosmetic Surgery. New York: McGraw-Hill, in press.

 

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.

 

NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Breitbart, A.S., Grande, D.A., Mason, J.M. James, T. and Grant, R.T. Gene Modified Tissue Engineering: Applications for Bone Healing Using Cultured Periosteal Cells Retrovirally Transduced with BMP-7 Gene. Presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Newport, Rhode Island, October 23, 1998.

 

Breitbart, A.S., Mason, J.M., Grande, D.A., James, T. and Grant, R.T. Gene modified Tissue Engineering: Application For Wound Healing Using Cultured Dermal Cells Transduced with PDGF Gene. Presented at the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Loma Linda, California, on April 6, 1998.

 

Breitbart, A.S., Grande, D.A., Kessler, R. and Grant, R.T. Tissue Engineered Bone Consolidation of Cranial Defects Using Periosteal Cells. Presented at the International Interdisciplinary Congress on Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery, Cancun, Mexico, January 22, 1998.

 

Breitbart, A.S., Grande, D.A., Kessler, R. and Grant, R.T. Bone Consolidation of Critical Size Calvarial Defects Using Cultured Periosteal Cells. Poster Presentation at the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 14-17, 1997.

 

Breitbart, A.S., Grande, D.A., Kessler, R. and Grant, R.T. “Bone Consolidation of Critical Size Calvarial Defects Using Cultured Periosteal Cells.” Presented at the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Galveston, Texas on February 28, 1997.

 

Breitbart, A.S., Grande, D.A., Kessler, R. and Grant, RT. “Tissue Engineered Bone Consolidation of Critical Size Calvarial Defects Using Cultured Periosteals Cells.” Presented at the International Symposium on Advances in Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials, York, England on July 21, 1997.

 

Grant, R.T., Breitbart, A.S., Parnell, V. “Muscle Flap Reconstruction of Pediatric Post-Sternotomy Wound Infections.” Presented at Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Washington, DC, October 11-12, 1996.

 

Breitbart, AS, Grande, DA, Kessler, R, and Grant, R.T.

Tissue enginerring bone consolidation of critical size calvarial defects using cultured periosteal cells. Presented at the International Symposium on Advances in Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials, York, England, July 21, 1997.

 

Mason, JM, Grande, DA, Barcia, M, Pergolizzi, RG, and Breitbart,

AS. Gene therapy/tissue engineering combination for bone and cartilage repair using bone morphogenetic protein 7. Poster presentation at the American Society of Gene Therapy, Seattle, Washington, May 28-31, 1998.

 

Breitbart, AS, Grande, DA, Mason, JM, James, T, and Grant, RT. Bone repair using cultured periosteal cells retrovirally transduced with BMP-7 gene. Presented at the Tissue Engineering Society, Orlando, Florida, December 4, 1998.

 

Mason, JM, Breitbart, AS, Barcia, M, Pergolizzi, RG, and Grande.

Gene/therapy/tissue engineering combination for cartilage repair using bone morphogenetic protein 7. Poster presentation at the American Society of Gene Therapy, Washington, DC, June 9-13, 1999.

 

Mason, JM, Grande, DA, Barcia, M, Urmacher, C, Pergolizzi, RG, and Breitbart, AS. Gene therapy/tissue engineering combination for wound healing using hPDGF-B and hVEGF121 genes. Poster presentation at the American Society of Gene Therapy, Washington, DC, June 9-13, 1999.

 

Breitbart, AS, Mason, JM, Malhotra, S, Grant, RT, and Grande,

DA. Gene enhanced tissue engineering for treatment of ischemic wounds

using PDGF and VegF Genes. Presentation at the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Seattle, WA, May 18-20, 2000.

 

Breitbart, AS, Grande, DA, Malhotra, S, Grant, RT, and Mason, J.M. Treatment of ischemic wounds using cultured dermal fibroblast retovirally transduced with PDGF and VegF genes. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Montreal, Canada, September 14-16, 2000.

 

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.

 

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

 

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, 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.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.

 

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.

Honors and Awards

2011-2012: "Best Doctors in America" by Castle Connolly and US News & World report

2011 New York SuperDoctors--only 5 percent of all New York physicians earn this honor

2009 Man of the Year Honoree of the Beth C. Tortolani Foundation in recognition of his work for and on behal of women with breast cancer

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