Robert J. Morin, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon, craniofacial surgeon and pediatric plastic surgeon. In addition to general plastic surgery, Dr. Morin specializes in cosmetic surgery of the head and face. Dr. Morin received extensive training in craniofacial surgery, facial cosmetic surgery and pediatric plastic surgery. This additional training allows him to successfully perform a wide range of complex reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures on both adults and children. Dr. Morin has a specific interest in nasal reconstruction, ear reconstruction, and cosmetic and cleft rhinoplasty. Dr. Morin was voted by his peers as one of the best plastic surgeons in the NYC metro area and is included in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” book.
Dr. Morin attended New York Medical College where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and served as Vice President of the college chapter of the American Medical Association. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Morin completed a combined general and plastic surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, during which time he served as Plastic Surgery Chief Resident. Continuing his postgraduate training, Dr. Morin pursued his special interest as a Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellow at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida, where he trained with one of the world’s most respected craniofacial surgeons, Dr. S. Anthony Wolfe.
With vast academic and clinical backgrounds in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, NJ plastic surgeon Dr. Morin offers patients unique expertise and thorough understanding of the nose, face, and eyes.
Dr. Morin has presented his work at medical conferences from New Jersey to Israel. The NJ rhinoplasty surgeon has traveled extensively to developing countries in order to help children in need of complex surgical care. In the past several years, he has operated in Costa Rica, Mauritius, Guatemala, the Philippines, and Colombia. In addition, Dr. Morin was one of the first plastic surgeons on the ground in Haiti, operating on children following the devastating earthquake in January 2010. He’s received numerous Awards of Distinction in recognition of his services to the children of these foreign regions and was featured on the ABC Nightline special about the United States surgical effort in Haiti titled “ER: Haiti.”
Dr. Morin believes that all “reconstructive” procedures are judged on their “aesthetic” result. Therefore, his goal is always to produce the best cosmetic result possible, regardless of whether he’s repairing a cleft lip or performing a breast augmentation.
Dr. Morin practices plastic surgery in his office in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Doctor of Medicine, New York Medical College – Valhalla, New York 7/2000 – 5/2004
Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin 9/1995 – 5/1999
Scuola Lorenzo de Medici – Florence, Italy 1/1998 – 5/1998 (study abroad)
Rutgers– New Jersey Medical School, General Surgery
Rutgers– New Jersey Medical School, Plastic Surgery
Miami Children’s Hospital– Fellowship, Craniofacial Surgery
Columbia Business School- Master Of Business Administration
New York Magazine Best Doctors in Plastic Surgery, New York, 2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery, New York Metro Area, 2017
American Red Cross Humanitarian Service Award In recognition of services rendered to the children of Haiti following the earthquake of January 2010
Miami Children’s Hospital Award of Distinction – In recognition of services rendered to the children of Haiti following the earthquake of January 2010
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) – Honor Medical Society Member – New York Medical College 2003
Hospital San Juan de Dios Award of Distinction – In recognition of services rendered to the children of San Jose, Costa Rica – 7/2001
Dean’s List – University of Wisconsin Madison 1998 – 1999
CMS – Stage, 2012
As the American Board of Medical Specialties logo states, “Certification Matters.” Dr. Robert Morin is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board that ensures plastic surgeons have met all strict requirements necessary to call themselves board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Dr. Morin believes it’s extremely important to make sure that your surgeon is certified by the appropriate board for their specific field. It’s 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 completed a 9-hour computer examination, successfully performed a required number of peer-reviewed surgical cases and finally, passed 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.
Multimedia and Multilingual Education for Families and Healthcare Providers of Patients with Craniofacial Deformities – $20,000 for filming and production of high definition DVDs supported by the Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems Project and the Foundation of UMDNJ, 2007
Medical Doctor – The State of New Jersey, 2007 – Present
Medical Doctor – The State of Florida, 2009 – Present
Medical Doctor – The State of New York, 2010 – Present
Burke RM, Morin RJ, Perlyn CA, Wolfe, SA. Special considerations in vascular anomalies: operative management of craniofacial osseous lesions. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2011 Jan;38(1):133-42.
Wolfe SA, Morin RJ, Burke R. Critical analysis of 84 monobloc frontofacial advancements over a 27 year period. Accepted Pending Revisions Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – 11/2011
Taub PJ, Morin RJ, Ciminello F, Wolfe SA. Management of the Premaxilla. Accepted Pending Revisions – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – 3/2011
Ciminello FS, Morin RJ, Nguyen TJ, Wolfe SA. Cleft Lip and Palate: Review. Comprehensive Therapy 35(1):37-43;2009.
Morin RJ, Swan KG, Tan V. Acute forearm compartment syndrome secondary to local arterial injury following penetrating trauma. Journal of Trauma Apr 66(4):989-93;2009.
Morin RJ, Tenenhaus M, Granick MS. A review of silver in the management of burns. Journal of Wound Technology; Oct (2):28-32;2008.
Morin RJ, Tomacelli N. Topical Agents and Interactive Dressings. In Wound Surgery. Clinics in Plastic Surgery Oct 34(4):643-658;2007.
Klotman, ME, Herold, BC, Morin RJ, et. al., Mandelic Acid Condensation Polymer: Novel Candidate Microbicide for Prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Herpes Simplex Virus Entry. Journal of Virology. 76:11236-11244;2002.
Burke R, Morin RJ, Wolfe SA. Acquired cranial and facial bone deformities. In: Neligan P, ed. Plastic Surgery 3rd edition: Head, neck and craniofacial surgery; Elsevier. Chapter in Press – 10/2009
Morin RJ, Burke R, Wolfe SA. Fractures of the maxilla. Plastic Surgery Secrets. – 8/2009 Morin RJ, Datiashvili RO. High-dose epinephrine injection in the thumb. ePlasty Interesting Case Series. eplasty-s-08-00057, 2008.
Hoppe IC, Morin RJ. Dog Bite to the Lower Lip. ePlasty Interesting Case Series.
Hoppe IC, Morin RJ. Microtia in a Nine Year Old. ePlasty Interesting Case Series. eplasty-d-08-00068, 2008.
Knox K, Morin RJ, Fleegler EJ. Electrical Burn in the Upper Extremity. ePlasty Interesting Case Series. eplasty-d-08-00071, 2008. Ahuja N, Morin RJ, Granick MS. Lip Reconstruction. Current Reconstructive Surgery. Chapter in Press – 8/2007
Developing Judgment in Rhinoplasty. Invited Guest Lecturer Lenox Hill Hospital
Plastic Surgery Department Grand Rounds. New York, New York 2/2019.
A Brief Overview of Pediatric Plastic Surgery. Invited Guest Lecturer Morristown
Medical Center Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds. Morristown, New Jersey 1/2019.
Facial Analysis and Genioplasty. Invited Guest Lecturer Hackensack Meridian Health
Plastic Surgery Department Resident Education Series. Hackensack, NJ 11/2017.
Improving Outcomes in Rhinoplasty. Invited Guest Lecturer Rutgers University Plastic
Surgery Department Grand Rounds. Newark, New Jersey 6/2017.
Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Update. Englewood Hospital Pediatric
Grand Rounds. Englewood, New Jersey 5/2012
Autogenous Ear Reconstruction: Ten Days in Colombia with Dr. Francoise Firmin.
Invited Guest Lecturer Medical City Children’s Hospital Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds.
Dallas, Texas 3/2012.
Common Indications for Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery. Englewood Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds. Englewood, New Jersey 5/2011
Secondary Reconstruction of the Orbit Following Trauma. New York Ocular Trauma
Symposium. Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. New York, New York 11/2010.
Common Indications for Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery. Hackensack
University Medical Center Pediatric Grand Rounds. Hackensack, New Jersey 9/2010.
Autogenous Ear Reconstruction in Patients with Microtia – The Francoise Firmin
Model. Miami Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Grand Rounds. Miami, Florida 6/2010.
The Pediatric Surgical Effort at the Port-au-Prince Airport Following the Earthquake in
Haiti. Miami Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Grand Rounds. Miami. Florida 4/2010.
Nasal Osteotomy Performed with a Dual Plane Reciprocating Saw: Long-term Follow-up. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting – Residents and Fellows Forum. Las Vegas, Nevada 5/2009
The Delay Phenomenon Revisited: Minimizing Complications in Total Knee
Arthroplasty. New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery. New York, New York 3/2009
Rhinoplasty. UMDNJ Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Newark, New Jersey-3/2009
Nasal Osteotomy Performed with a Dual Plane Reciprocating Saw: Long-term Follow-up.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Senior Residents Conference. Austin, Texas 1/2009
Rhytidectomy. UMDNJ Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Newark, New Jersey 2/2009
Plastic Surgery Mission to Mauritius. Hackensack University Medical Center Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Hackensack, New Jersey 12/2008
Ear Reconstruction. UMDNJ Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Newark, New Jersey 9/2008
Traumatic Hand Injuries. UMDNJ Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Newark, New Jersey 7/2008
Craniofacial Syndromes. UMDNJ Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Newark, New Jersey 6/2008
Current Trends in Cosmetic Surgery. UMDNJ University Hospital Employee Lecture Series. Newark, New Jersey 4/2008
Guidelines for Laser-Assisted Liposuction Consistency and Safety. New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery. New York, New York 3/2008
Fracture and Dislocation Injuries of the Wrist. UMDNJ Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Newark, New Jersey 2/2008
Techniques in Blepharoplasty. UMDNJ Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Newark, New Jersey 12/2007
Augmentation Mammaplasty. UMDNJ Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds.Newark, New Jersey 4/2007
HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis for Medical Students During Electives Abroad. American Medical Association National Meeting. San Francisco, California. 12/2001 – voted AMA Policy D-295.970 – 2002
Guatemala 3/2015 – Developing Faces Surgical Mission to Hospital Angeles, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemala 4/2012 – Medical Mission Group pediatric plastic surgery mission to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala
Reconstruction of the Cleft Nasal Deformity. Rizal Provincial Hospital Grand Rounds,Rizal, Philippines 2/2010.
Revisiting the Reconstruction of Postablative Mandibular Defects with a combination of Free Flaps and Titanium Plates. Plastic
Surgery at the Red Sea International Symposium. Eilat, Israel 3/2009.
Ear Reconstruction. Victoria Hospital Grand Rounds. University of Mauritius Medical School, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius 11/2008
Guatemala 11/2011 – Medical Mission Group cleft lip and palate mission to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala
Colombia 5/2010 – Que Canten los Ninos/Francoise Firmin ear reconstruction mission to Ibague, Colombia
Philippines 3/2010 – PAGES/Operation Hope cleft lip and palate mission to Rizal, Philippines
Haiti 1/2010 – Miami Children’s Hospital/University of Miami/Project Medishare surgical mission to Port-au-Prince, Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake.
Mauritius 11/2008 – Pediatric plastic surgery mission to Port Louis, Mauritius
Active Member Rhinoplasty Society, 2017 – Present
Active Member New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2017 – Present
Active Member New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2014 – Present
Fellow and Active Member American College of Surgeons, 2014 – Present
Active Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2012 – Present
Active Member American Medical Association, 2001 – 2011
Active Member American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2007 – Present
Private Practice Plastic Surgeon, Craniofacial Surgeon, and Pediatric Plastic Surgeon New York Eye and Ear Infirmary New York, New York
Physician Advisor and Consultant, EpiBone, Inc. – New York, New York- 2/2017 – Present
Provides expert clinical advisory support throughout FDA approval process to startup biotech company creating anatomically shaped stem cell derived autologous bone
President and Chairman, Board of Directors, Developing Faces, Inc. 501(c)(3) Charity-7/2013 – Present
Co-founded charitable organization that provides craniofacial surgical services to babies and children with facial abnormalities in developing countries around the world
Hackensack University Medical Center – Hackensack, New Jersey
Englewood Hospital – Englewood, New Jersey
Jersey City Medical Center – Jersey City, New Jersey
7/2010 – Present Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellow S. Anthony Wolfe, MD, FACS Fellowship Miami Children’s Hospital – Miami, Florida
7/2009 – 6/2010 Plastic Surgery Chief Resident UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School – Newark, New Jersey
7/2008 – 6/2009 Plastic Surgery Resident UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School – Newark, New Jersey
7/2007 – 6/2008 General Surgery Resident UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School- Newark, New Jersey
7/2004 – 6/2007 Medical Student Summer Intern – Department of Plastic Surgery Hospital San Juan de Dios – San Jose, Costa Rica
5/2001 – 7/2001 Research Coordinator – Division of Infectious Disease Mount Sinai School of Medicine – New York, New York
8/1999 – 7/2000 Emergency Trauma Technician Hackensack University Medical Center – Hackensack, New Jersey
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