$4 Million Grant to Build State-of-the-Art Facility For NYU Langone Medical Center Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

NYU Langone Medical Center announced today a $4 million grant from The National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction (NFFR) to support the design and construction of a new state-of-the-art facility for its Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (IRPS), located on East 33rd Street in Manhattan.  The NFFR has supported NYU Langone since 1963 with grants totaling over $40 million.

Under the leadership of Joseph McCarthy, MD, the Lawrence D. Bell Professor of Plastic Surgery and director of IRPS, the Institute is the largest facility of its kind in the country, and each year treats approximately 3,000 patients with cranial or facial abnormalities as well as other plastic surgery conditions. Expert physicians at the IRPS have been revolutionizing the treatment of craniofacial deformities for almost 60 years.

“The NFFR’s ongoing generosity fosters the invaluable work of our extraordinary doctors at the IRPS and will allow us to continue to provide expert, innovative reconstructive plastic surgery,” said Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center.  “We thank the NFFR for their gift and for recognizing the importance of this very specialized treatment and the important work being done by Dr. McCarthy and his gifted team of physicians.”

Established in 1951, the NFFR supports those with facial disfigurement, primarily children, by supporting state-of-the-art treatment, innovative research, psychosocial support, medical training and national public health initiatives that improve care and inspire a new generation of doctors.  Recently the foundation was honored for its ongoing support of NYU Langone’s IRPS at its annual Giving Societies luncheon.  The award was accepted by Eileen Newman, President of the NFFR, on behalf of foundation.