After interviewing Dr. Robert Morin, MD, MBA, I discovered that while Robert is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Craniofacial Surgeon, and Pediatric Plastic Surgeon professionally, he is also an incredibly driven individual with a passion for changing the lives of children, and those who need his help, through plastic surgery procedures.
Dr. Morin has a background that includes some of the most prestigious universities and training programs in the world. He completed a combined General Surgery and Plastic Surgery Residency at Rutgers University, in addition to a Craniofacial Fellowship at Miami Children’s Hospital. On top of all this, he also attended Columbia University’s Business School, in order to get his MBA. He has been featured several times in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors in Plastic Surgery and he the recipient of both the American Red Cross Humanitarian Service Award and Miami Children’s Hospital Award of Distinction for his work in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake.
During the beginning of his career, Dr. Morin spent a year doing a surgery Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami Florida. It was through this experience he was inspired to perform complex reconstructive surgery on the faces and skulls of adults and children. Additionally, he founded a 501c3 charity called Developing Faces. The charity organizes surgical missions to Central and South America in order to reconstruct the faces of children born with severe facial deformities. Dr. Robert Morin’s care and compassion for the world runs deep. He has participated in many surgical missions to Guatemala, Haiti, the Philippines and Colombia, changing the lives of people internationally as well.
We asked Dr. Morin how he would define his personality as it pertains to his profession. He said, “I am meticulous and precise, reliable and effective, intelligent and decisive. I help people every day, in any way that I can. I am a man of my word and I believe this is one of the most important human attributes in life.” In our opinion, these characteristics are part of the reason why Dr. Morin is such an excellent surgeon.
At his core, Dr. Morin is passionate about helping people be the best they can be. He told that that “I love to help people, especially children. Reconstructive plastic surgery is incredibly challenging. I am constantly intellectually stimulated and I need to call upon my vast knowledge and experience every day to solve complex problems and provide the best results for my patients.” Needless to say, a profession like this constantly keeps you on your toes, needing to learn the latest innovations in the field of medicine, which expands and improves daily. Dr. Morin is constantly equipping himself for the next challenge to help his patients receive the best possible experience and outcome with their health.
Discussing his early years, Dr. Morin said, “After college, I took a year off and did HIV research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City while studying for the MCAT and applying to medical school. We discovered a fascinating compound that prevented the entry of HIV into cells and it was published in a major peer-reviewed medical journal. I then spent the first summer of medical school working with a plastic surgeon in San Jose, Costa Rica. I subsequently did several clinical rotations in both plastic surgery and trauma surgery, and I spent many nights reconstructing the faces of accident victims in the emergency room. This is where I developed my love for reconstructing the face. I always wanted to help children specifically, and it was, therefore, a very natural progression to go into craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery.” It’s these early experiences that undoubtedly crafted Dr. Morin’s love for helping children and the doctor he became later in his career.
For as long as he can remember, Dr. Morin said he’s held the same level of drive, always pushing himself to do more and to be a better person. He said that “Every success is wonderful, however, at the same time, it simply unlocks the next challenge and goal.” Despite its ups and downs, he’s never thought about giving up on his career. “I evolve and pivot, I do not give up,” he told us.
Outside of the office, Dr. Morin said “I am an artist and a painter which is directly complementary to plastic surgery. On the athletic side, I am a skier and a runner and I constantly push myself to conquer stepper and more difficult mountains and terrain.”
Robert Morin, MD, MBA has operated on famous people and celebrities. However, due to confidentiality laws in healthcare in the United States, he’s prohibited from disclosing their identities. He is an expert at rhinoplasty and all we can say is that you have likely seen his work on television. He’s been a guest on the Today Show, the Dr. Oz Show, ABC Nightline, and several reality television shows featured on TLC and Bravo. Ultimately, his passion is to make the world a more beautiful place, one procedure at a time, improving as many lives as he can, every day.
If you’d like to know more about Dr. Morin you can find him on his only Instagram account @robertmorinmd.