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Teresa O
Teresa O

Teresa O, MD, MArch FACS, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hemangiomas and vascular lesions in all ages. She is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who works closely with Dr. Waner in the medical and surgical management of vascular lesions. Dr. O is also an expert in treating patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT). She has dual training in facial nerve paralysis and reanimation and is also Director of the Facial Nerve Center at Lenox Hill Hospital and the New York Facial paralysis Center. Dr. O is dual board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. O matriculated at Cornell University as an architecture student (B.Arch, M.Arch). She later graduated from Boston University Medical School. She completed a residency in Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Eye, and Ear Infirmary and received fellowship training with Dr. Waner in vascular anomalies. After seeing many patients with the devastating sequelae of facial paralysis, Dr. O pursued further training in facial nerve reanimation with Drs. Hadlock and Cheney at the Massachusetts Eye, and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

Currently, she has restricted her practice to patients with vascular anomalies or facial paralysis. She is Director of the Facial Nerve Center at Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospitals and the New York Facial Paralysis Center in New York. Interestingly, Dr. O’s past as a licensed architect informs her approach to 3-D reconstruction.

She is involved in clinical and basic science research and collaborates with labs at Stonybrook University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. O has lectured internationally, and authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and 17 textbook chapters. She has also edited a textbook on Vascular Anomalies of the Head and Neck and one on facial palsy. Dr. O is a member of several major national and international medical associations including The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and The International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA). She serves on several education committes at the AAO-HNS.

Milton Waner
Milton Waner

Milton Waner, MD, M.B.,B.Ch.(Wits.), FCS(SA), is a pediatric facial plastic surgeon and is Director of the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York.

Dr. Waner earned his M.B., B.Ch.(Wits) degree at the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. After graduating, he completed his internship and general surgical training at the University of the Witwatersrand affiliated hospitals and his residency in the Division of Otolaryngology/Department of Surgery at the University of Witwatersrand. He also completed a research fellowship in head and neck cancer at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He accepted a faculty position in the Department of Surgery at the University of Sydney in Australia. In 1988, he left Australia to join the faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock. He also held the Benjamin and Milton Waner Endowed Chair in Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Waner has authored and co-authored well over 100 peer reviewed articles, 37 book chapters, and 3 textbooks concerning hemangiomas, vascular malformations of the head and neck, and related topics. His work has been cited about 6,000 times in the world literature. He is considered a world authority in hemangiomas and vascular malformations. Dr. Waner has been at the forefront of many breakthoughs in our understanding of hemangiomas and vascular malformations. He promoted early intervention for children with hemangiomas and has developed many surgical approaches to the treatment of hemangiomas and vascular malformations. He was the first to recognize the difference between focal and segmental hemangiomas and was a co-author on the paper that described the first immunohistochemical marker for hemangiomas, GLUT1. He was a pioneer in the development of the medical application for copper vapor lasers and has remained at the forefront in both clinical and basic science research in the field of lasers in medicine. Dr. Waner holds numerous US and international patents on medical devices and one of his most recent inventions is a pair of infrared glasses that can visualize veins through intact skin. This instrument and others similar to it are now being used in hospitals throughout the world. He has served as the surgical representative on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and was nominated to run for president of that society. He is a member of several societies including the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Waner is the recipient of numerous awards. These include an Honor Award presented by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Children’s Miracle Network Achievement Award. He has been made an honorary member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Recently, a tugboat operating in New York harbor was named after him (Dr. Milton Waner, USA). Dr. Waner is consistently included in several lists of top physicians including, America’s Top Doctors, The Best Doctors in America and The Best Doctors in New York and was featured on the front cover as one of the “Best Doctors: in the 1999 US News and World Report.

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Terry D. Amaral, MD

Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Cohen Children’s Medical Center
269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, New York 11040
Ph# (718) 470-4011

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065
Ph# (212) 339-9988

Jacques L. Moritz, MD, FACOG

Weill Cornell Medicine-Lower Manhattan Obstetrics & Gynecology (LOMA)
233 Boradway, 27th Floor, Suite 2750
New York, NY10279
Ph# (646) 962-5662

Salvatore Presti, MD, FAAP, FACC

Pediatric Cardiology
110 East 59th Street, Suite 9B
New York, NY 10022
Ph# (212) 838-9880
Fax# (212) 407-3909

Robert J. Rosen, MD

Endovascular surgery. Embolization and sclerotherapy of extremity lesions.
Co-Director, Division of Peripheral & Endovascular Intervention at Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute of New York
130 East 77th Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 434-2606
Fax: (212) 434-2166

Pediatric Ophthalmic Consultants

Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Mark A. Steele, MD, P.C.
Emily J. Ceisler, MD
Louis E. Furlan, MD
Marc J. Lustig, MD, PH.D
Shirah R. Schwartz, MD
Lisabeth S. Hall, MD
40 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Ph# (212) 981-9800
Fax: (212) 981-9818
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Saadi Ghatan, MD

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Mount Sinai West
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Health System
1000 10th Avenue, Suite 10-C
New York, NY 10019
Telephone: (212) 636-3232

Oren Lerman, MD

Plastic Surgery
100 East 77th Street
3 Wollman
New York, NY 10075
Office Phone (212) 390-8400

Brett Broussard

Brett Broussardis Neurophysiologist. Performs Intraoperative Neuromonitoring to map and monitor the branches of the facial nerve.