American Board of Plastic Surgery Board Certification
As the American Board of Medical Specialties logo states, “Certification Matters.” Dr. Robert Morin is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only board that certifies that plastic surgeons have met all of the strict requirements necessary to call themselves board certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Dr. Morin believes it is extremely important to make sure that your surgeon is certified by the appropriate board for their specific field. It is therefore wise to not only ask if your surgeon is board certified but also to ask by what board. The requirements Dr. Morin had to fulfill in order to become board certified included a medical degree, extensive general surgery training, rigorous plastic surgery training and the successful completion of all medical licensing exams. In addition, Dr. Morin had to pass a 9 hour computer examination, successfully perform a required number of peer reviewed surgical cases and finally, pass an oral board examination. Dr. Morin also completed an accredited fellowship in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. This additional training was not required for board certification, however, it significantly increased Dr. Morin’s knowledge base and surgical experience.
Membership in field specific societies is important as well. In plastic surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest and most influential society. Dr. Morin is an active member of this society.
The logos of both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons can be seen below. Dr. Morin encourages you to look for these logos when selecting a plastic surgeon.