Charles H. Thorne MD, FACS

New York, NY, US
Charles H. Thorne MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Specialization

Dr. Thorne has been performing, teaching, and writing about plastic surgery since he completed his training 25 years ago. The practice consists of cosmetic surgery and several highly specialized areas within reconstructive surgery.

The surgical procedures which Dr. Thorne has particular expertise in performing are the following

Cosmetic Surgery:
Facelift
Browlift
Eyelid Surgery
Nasal Surgery
Otoplasty and ear red'n
Chin Surgery
Breast Augmentation
Breast Reduction
Liposuction
Abdominoplasty

Reconstructive Surgery:
Ear Surgery
Craniofacial Surgery
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Facial bone fractures

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1991, Current in Maintenance of Certification
American Board of Surgery, 1987

Professional Background

Education:
Yale College, BA, Biophysics and Biochemistry, 1974
UCLA School of Medicine, MD, 1976-1981
Research Fellowship, UCLA, 1979-1980

Residency Training:
Massachusetts General Hospital, Surgery, 1981-1986
New York University, Plastic Surgery, 1986-1988
New York University, Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship, 1988-1989

Other Work Experience:
Peace Corps Volunteer, Ghana, West Africa, 1974-1976

Teaching Appointments

Academic Appointment:
Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery with permanent tenure,
N.Y.U. School of Medicine

Administrative Appointment:
Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery, Lenox Hill/Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital

Publications and Presentations

*Visiting Professorships/Special Invitations:*
Invited Guest and Live Surgery Demonstrator, Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, Brasilia, Oct 2007
“Otoplasty,” Department of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, LSU/Tulane New Orleans, LA, April 2005
“Rhinoplasty and Facelifting,” Department of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds, St. Barnabas Hospital, Livingston, NJ, April 2004
“Otoplasty and Reconstruction of Microtia,” Institute of Aesthetic Surgery, Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mount Kisco, NY, November 2002
“New Techniques in Microtia Reconstruction,” Pan-Arab Society, Amman, Jordan, April 2001
“Comprehensive Care of the Patient with Microtia,” Visiting Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Division of Plastic Surgery, Newark, NJ, March 1999
Visiting Professor, Yale University Division of Plastic Surgery, New Haven, CT, April 1998
“Hemifacial Microsomia,” N.Y.U. Dental School Lecture to Prosthodontic graduate students, January 1998
“Distraction Osteogenesis”; Symposium on Loading of Bone, Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, October 1997
“Distraction Osteogenesis in the Pediatric Mandible,” Symposium on Comprehensive Management of Craniofacial Asymmetries, Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark, 1996
“Craniofacial Trauma,” Brooklyn Hospital Center, Department of Surgery, Grand Rounds, Brooklyn, NY, February 1996
"Craniofacial Malformations," Maimonides Department of Pediatrics, Grand Rounds, Brooklyn, NY, January 1995
"Bone Lengthening in the Human Mandible," American Association of Orthodontics, Orlando, FL, April 1994

*Publications:*

Textbooks:
Editor in Chief, Grabb and Smiths PLASTIC SURGERY, 7th Edition, Thorne (Ed), Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
Editor in Chief, Grabb and Smith’s PLASTIC SURGERY, 6th Edition, Thorne (Ed), Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
Co-Editor, Grabb and Smith’s PLASTIC SURGERY, 5th Edition, Aston, Beasley and Thorne (Editors), Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, PA, 1997

Journal Articles:
Sinno and Thorne: “Ear reduction in combination with otoplasty,” Accepted for publication, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2014
Bastidas, Jacobs and Thorne: “Ear lobule Reconstruction using nasal septal cartilage, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 131(4): 760, April 2013
Levine, Reformat and Thorne, “Cutis Aplasia: Perioperative Management and Case Report,” Amer. Journal of Critical Care 21(3): 215, May 2012
Thorne and Wilkes; “Ear Deformities, Otoplasty and Ear Reconstruction,” PRS 129(4): 701e, April 2012
Haddock, Boutros, Saadeh and Thorne: “The Tear Trough and Lid/Cheek Junction: Anatomy and Implications for Surgical Correction,” PRS 123(4):1332, April ‘09
Thorne: Book Review of Aesthetic Mesotherapy and Injection Lipolysis in Clinical Practice, PRS 122(3):985, Sept 2008
Thorne, “Otoplasty,” PRS 122(1):291, July 2008
Thorne, C; Discussion of “Fibrin Glue in Rhytidectomy,” PRS 120(4):1052, Sept ‘07
Ghali, Knox, Boutros et al; “The Incidence of Late Cephalohematoma following craniofacial surgery,” PRS 120(4):1004, Sept ‘07
Thorne, C; Discussion of “Aesthetic management of the Ear as a Donor Site,” PRS 120(4):909, Sept ‘07
Thorne, C; Discussion of “Noninvasive Body Contouring by Focused Ultrasound: Safety and Efficacy of the Contour I Device in a multicenter, Controlled Clinical Study,” PRS 120 (3):790, Sept ‘07
Thorne, C; Book Review: Aesthetic Surgery of the Facial Mosaic, PRS 120(1):346, July ‘07
Thorne, C; Book Review: Beauty Junkies: Inside our $15 Million Obsession with Cosmetic Surgery, PRS 119 (4): 1367-1364, April ‘07
Bauer, B; Brent, B; Reinisch, J; and Thorne, C: Panel Discussion-“Ear Reconstruction”, PRS Abstract Supplement 188 (4), Supplement 32, September ‘06
Thorne, C; Book Review: The Art of Aesthetic Surgery: Principles and Techniques. PRS 118 (1): 261, July ‘06
Thorne, C; Discussion of Margulis, A; Bauer, B; and Alizadeh, K: “Ear Reconstruction after Auricular Chondritis Secondary to Ear Piercing”, PRS 111 (2):898, February 2003
Thorne; Discussion of “Common Craniofacial Anomalies: The Facial Dysostoses” by Hunt and Hobar. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2002
Thorne; Discussion of “The Midface Sling: A New Technique to Rejuvenate the Midface” by Yousif and Summers. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 110(6):1556, November 2002
Thorne; Discussion of “3-Histomorphometric Analysis of Distraction Osteogenesis Using an Implanted Device for Mandibular Lengthening in Sheep” by Ploder, Oliver, et al. Accepted for publication, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2002
Angrigiani, Grilli, and Thorne; “The Adductor Flap: A New Method of Transferring Posteromedial Thigh Skin.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 107(7): 1725, June 2001
Thorne, Brecht, Bradley, et al; “Auricular Reconstruction: Indications for Autogenous and Prosthetic Reconstruction.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 107(5): 1241, April 2001
Turk, McCarthy, Nichter, and Thorne; “Moebius Syndrome. The New Finding of Hypertrophy of the Coronoid Process.” Accepted for publication, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 1999
Greer, Kasabian, and Thorne; “The Use of a Subatmospheric Pressure Dressing to Salvage a Gustilo Grade IIIB Open Tibia Fracture with Concomitant Osteomyelitis and Avert a Free Flap.” Annals of Plastic Surgery, 41(6): 687, 1998
Cutting, Grayson, McCarthy and Thorne, et al; “A Virtual Reality System for Bone Fragment Positioning in Multi-segment Craniofacial Surgical Procedures,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 102:2436, 1998
Brecht and Thorne; “Osseointegrated Craniofacial Implants in Pediatric Auricular Reconstruction: Indications and Contraindications,” Proceedings of the VIIth International Congress of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy, 1998
Turk, McCarthy and Thorne; “The ‘Back to Sleep Campaign’ and Deformational Plagiocephaly: Is there cause for concern?”, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 7(1):12, 1996
Gosain, Steele, McCarthy and Thorne; "A Prospective Study of the Relationship between Strabismus and Head Posture in Patients with Frontal Plagiocephaly." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 97(5):881, 1996
McDonald, Zagzag and Thorne; “Frontonasal Encephalocele and Associated Congenital Brain Tumor.” Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 6(5): 386, 1995
Angrigiani, Grilli, Siebert and Thorne; "A New Musculocutaneous Island Flap from the Distal Thigh for Recurrent Ischial and Perineal Pressure Sores." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 96(4): 935, 1995
McCarthy, Wood..., Thorne, "Introduction of an Intraoral Bone-Lengthening Device." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1996(4): 978, 1995
McCarthy, Glasburg, Cutting, Thorne et al, "Twenty-year Experience with Early Surgery for Craniosynostosis: I. Isolated Craniofacial Synostosis - Results & Unsolved Problems." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 96(2):272, 1995
McCarthy, Glasburg, Cutting, Thorne et al, "Twenty-year Experience with Early Surgery for Craniosynostosis: II. The Craniofacial Synostosis Syndromes and Pansynostosis - Results and Unsolved Problems." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 96(2):284, 1995
Breitbart, Staffenberg, Thorne, et al, "Tricalcium phosphate and Osteogenin: A bioactive onlay bone graft substitute." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 96(3):699, 1995
Thorne; "Craniofacial Clefts," Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 20(4): 803, 1993
McCarthy, Karp, Schreiber, Thorne, Grayson; "Lengthening of the Mandible by Gradual Distraction: Experimental and Clinical Studies." In Craniofacial Surgery - Proceeding of the Fourth Meeting of the International Society of Cranio-Maxilo-Facial Surgery, Ed. Montoya, Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy, 1992
Thorne; "Gunshot Wounds to the Face," Clinics of Plastic Surgery, 19(1):233, 1992
McCarthy, Schrieber, Karp, Thorne and Grayson; "Lengthening the Human Mandible by Gradual Distraction," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 89(1): l, 1992
Karp, McCarthy, Sissons and Thorne; "Membranous Bone Lengthening: A serial histologic study," Annals of Plastic Surgery, 29:2, 1992
Abbott, Cutting, Wisoff, Thorne, and Epstein; "Aplasia cutis congenita of the Scalp: Issues in Its Management," Pediatric Neurosurgery, 17:182, 1991-1992
McCarthy, Karp, LaTrenta and Thorne; "The Effect of Early Fronto-orbital Advancement on Frontal Sinus Development and Forehead Esthetics," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 86(6):1078, 1990
Karp, Thorne, and McCarthy; "Bone Lengthening in the Craniofacial Skeleton," Annals of Plastic Surgery 24:231, 1990
Thorne, Karp and McCarthy; "Bone Expansion in the Craniofacial Skeleton," II International Congress of the International Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Florence, Italy 1989, Ed. Caronni, Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy, Page 83-88, 1991
Ulich, Thorne, et al; "Chronic Active Hepatitis... Immuno-peroxidase staining of HBsAg," American Journal of Surgical Pathology 6(1):33, 1982
Thorne, et al; "Histologic Comparison of Hepatitis B with non-A, non-B Chronic Active Hepatitis," Arch Path, 106:433, 1982

*Book Chapters:*
Thorne; “Techniques and Principles in Plastic Surgery,” In Grabb and Smith’s PLASTIC SURGERY, 7th Edition, Thorne (Ed-in-chief), Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2014
Thorne; “Ear Reconstruction,” In Grabb and Smith’s PLASTIC SURGERY, 7th Edition, Thorne (Ed-in-chief), Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2014
Thorne; “Facelift,” In Grabb and Smith’s PLASTIC SURGERY, 7th Edition, Thorne (Ed-in-chief), Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2014
Thorne; “Otoplasty,” In Grabb and Smith’s PLASTIC SURGERY, 7th Edition, Thorne (Ed-in-chief), Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2014
Boutros and Thorne; “Reconstruction of Acquired Ear Defects” in Plastic Surgery: Indications and Practice, Guyuron, Eriksson, Persing et al (Eds), Elsevier, London, 2009
Thorne; “Facelift,” in Grabb and Smith’s PLASTIC SURGERY; 6th Edition, Thorne (Ed-in-Chief), Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2007
Thorne; “Otoplasty and Ear Reconstruction,” In Grabb and Smith’s PLASTIC SURGERY, 6th Edition, Thorne (Ed-in-Chief), Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2007
Thorne; “Principles of Plastic Surgery,” in Grabb and Smith’s PLASTIC SURGERY, 6th Edition, Thorne (Ed-in-Chief), Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2007
Thorne and Steinbrech; “Facelift and Browlift,” in Current Therapy in Plastic Surgery; McCarthy, Boutros, Galiano (Eds.), Elsevier Science, Philadelphia, PA, 2006
Thorne; “The External Ear,” in Current Therapy in Plastic Surgery; McCarthy, Boutros, Galiano (Eds.), Elsevier Science, to be published in 2004
Thorne, Kaban and Longaker, “Craniofacial Malformations,” in Gellis and Kagan’s Current Pediatric Therapy, 16th Edition; Berg, et al (Eds.), Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1997
Thorne and Aston; “Aesthetic Surgery of the Aging Face.” In Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery; 5th Edition; Aston, Beasley, Thorne (Eds.), Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, PA, 1997
Thorne, Kaban and Longaker; "Craniofacial Malformations." in Gellis and Kagan's Current Pediatric Therapy, 15th Edition, Burg, et al. (Eds.) Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1995
Aston, Thorne and Rees; "History of Facelifting," in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Rees and La Trenta (Eds.), Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1994
Aston, Thorne and Rees; "Anatomy and Pathogenesis of the Aging Face," in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Rees and LaTrenta (Eds.), Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1994
Aston, Thorne and Rees; "Pre-operative Preparation and Evaluation," in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Rees and LaTrenta (Eds.), Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1994
Aston and Thorne; "Contemporary Rhytidectomy," in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Rees and LaTrenta (Eds.), Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1994
Aston and Thorne; "The Forehead and Brow," in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Rees and LaTrenta (Eds.), Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1994
Rees, Aston and Thorne, "Post-operative Considerations and Complications," in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Rees and LaTrenta (Eds.), Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1994
Thorne, et al; "Lower Extremity Reconstruction," in Plastic Surgery, Ed. McCarthy, Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1990
McCarthy, Thorne, and Wood-Smith; "Principles of Craniofacial Surgery: Orbital Hypertelorism," in Plastic Surgery, Ed. McCarthy, Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1990
Rees, Aston, and Thorne; "Blepharoplasty and Facialplasty," in Plastic Surgery, Ed. McCarthy, Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1990
Aston and Thorne; "Aesthetic Surgery of the Aging Face," in Plastic Surgery, Eds. Smith and Aston, third edition, Little Brown and Co., Boston, MA, 1990

*Presentations:*
Thorne, Moderator of Panel, “Correction of Facial asymmetry, “ASPS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Oct, 2014
Thorne, “Otoplasty,” Annual Meeting of Plastic Surgery Nurses, Chicago, Oct, 2014
Thorne, “What’s new in Maintenance of Certification, ASPS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Oct, 2014.
Thorne, Teaching Course “Facelifting-MOC”, ASAPS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, May, 2014
Thorne, Moderator of panel, “How to train aesthetic plastic surgeons: Where we have been, where we are and where we are going,” ASAPS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, May 2014
Thorne, Interactive video, “Otoplasty”, ASAPS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, May 2014
Thorne, Teaching Course “Otoplasty,” ASPS Annual Meeting, San Diego, Oct 2013
Thorne, Moderator of panel “Facelifting – critiquing my own results – what have I learned?” ASAPS Annual Meeting, New York, New York, April 2013
Thorne, “Interactive Facelift video,” Moderator, ASAPS Meeting, Vancouver, May-2012
Thorne, “My Approach to Ear Reconstruction in Microtia,” ASPS Annual Meeting, Denver, Sept 2011
Thorne, “MOC-PS Improving Your Facelift Results—Individualizing your approach to facial rejuvenation,” ASPS Annual Meeting, September 2011
Thorne, “Rhinoplasty”, Moderator, NESPS, Amelia Island, 10-2011
Thorne, “Enhancing the jawline,” Moderator, NESPS Meeting, Washington, DC, 10-2010
Thorne, “Browlifting-What works?” Panel Moderator, ASPS, Toronto, 9-2010
Thorne, “Correction of the tear trough and prominent lid-cheek junction," ASAPS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 5-2010
Thorne, “The importance of jowl correction in facelifting, “Panel Moderator, ASAPS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 5-2010
Thorne, “Lower eyelid blepharoplasty,” ASAPS Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 5, 2009
Thorne, “Facelifting-What to do?” Expanding Horizons Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan ‘09
Thorne, “What are the tear trough and lid/cheek junction and can they be fixed?” Expanding Horizons Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan ‘09
Thorne, “Lower Eyelid Anatomy and its relationship to treatment of the tear trough and lid/cheek junction,” New Horizons Symposium, Rancho Mirage, CA, Jan ‘08
Thorne, “What I learned at last year’s meeting,” New Horizons Symposium, Rancho Mirage, CA, Jan ‘08
Thorne, “Treatment of the tear trough deformity and lid/cheek junction by transposition of orbital fat,” Edited video presentation, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Symposium, New York, Nov ‘07
Thorne, “Anatomy and Treatment of the Tear Trough and Lid/Cheek junction,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Symposium, New York, Nov ‘07
Thorne, “My Approach to Facelifting,” Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Brasilia, October ‘08
Thorne, “Anatomy of the Tear Trough,” Perspectives in Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vail, Colorado, March ‘07
Thorne, “Controlling Length in Rhinoplasty,” Perspectives in Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vail, Colorado, March ‘07
Thorne, “Otoplasty-Keeping Your Eye on the Ball,” Perspectives in Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vail Colorado, March ‘07
Thorne, “What I learned from Last Year’s Meeting,” New Horizon’s in Cosmetic Surgery Meeting, Indian Wells, California, Jan ‘07
Thorne, “Anatomy and Treatment of the Tear Trough Deformity of the Lower Eyelids,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, New York, Nov ‘06
Thorne, “Technique of Upper Blepharoplasty-State of the Art,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, New York, Nov ‘06
Thorne, “Complications of Facelifting,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, New York, Nov ‘06
Thorne, “Ear Reconstruction in Microtia,” American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting, San Francisco, Oct 2006
Thorne, “Rejuvenation of the Difficult Neck,” Current Perspectives in Plastic Surgery, Washington DC, June 2006
Thorne, “Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium,” Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2006
Thorne, “Complications in Cosmetic Surgery,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2006
Thorne, “Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty, Standard Technique”, New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2006
Thorne, “Anatomy of the Facial Nerve in Facelifting,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2006.
Thorne, “Anatomy of the Lower Eyelid Tear Trough,” Manhattan Eye and Ear Symposium, New York, NY, Nov 2005
Thorne, “Otoplasty”, Manhattan Eye and Ear Symposium, New York, New York, Nov, 2005
Thorne, “The Facial Nerve in Facelifting,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, PSEF, Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2005
Thorne, “Honesty in Photographic Documentation in Cosmetic Surgery Presentations,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, PSEF, Indian Wells, CA, January 2005
Thorne, “My Approach to Total Facial Rejuvenation,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, PSEF, Indian Wells, CA, 2005
Thorne, “My Ten Consecutive Cases of Facial Rejuvenation,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2005
Thorne, “Complications in Facelifting,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2005
Thorne, “High Extended SMAS vs. Traditional SMAS dissection in Facelifting,” Manhattan Eye and Ear Symposium, New York, New York, Nov 2005
Thorne; “The Ear in Cosmetic Surgery,” American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, April 2004
Thorne; “My Approach to the Aging or Unattractive Neck,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Indian Wells, CA, January 2004
Thorne; “How to Shorten the Nose Predictably,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Indian Wells, CA, January 2004
Thorne; Moderator of “Live Surgery,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, “Aesthetic Surgery of the Aging Face,” New York, NY, November 2003
Thorne; “Otoplasty,” Core Curriculum Course, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting, Boston, MA, May 2003
Thorne; “Otoplasty,” Core Curriculum Course, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, April 2002
Thorne; Moderator, “Live Surgery,” Aesthetic and Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Meeting, New York, NY, October 2001
Thorne; Moderator of panel, “Facial Rejuvenation, Clinical Pearls,” Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 2001
Thorne; Moderator of panel, “What’s New in Otoplasty,” American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting, New York, NY, May 2001
Thorne; “Ear Reconstruction in Patients with Hemifacial Microsomia,” Panel on State-of-the-Art in Congenital Deformities of the Face, Craniofacial Surgery: The New Millennium meeting, New York, NY, March 2001
Thorne; “Ear Reconstruction,” Grand Rounds in Plastic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, March 2001
Thorne; Moderator of “Live Surgery,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, “Advances in Aesthetic Surgery: The Cutting Edge III,” New York, NY, November 2000
Thorne; “Cosmetic Surgery in the Year 2000,” presentation to the Forum Club, New York, NY, November 2000
Thorne; Moderator of “Rhinoplasty Panel,” Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Burlington, VT, October 1999
Thorne; Moderator of “Live Surgery,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, “Advances in Aesthetic Surgery: The Cutting Edge II,” New York, NY, November 1999
Thorne; Moderator of “Live Surgery,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, “Advances in Aesthetic Surgery: The Cutting Edge I,” New York, NY, November 1998
Thorne; “Facial Anatomy,” Core Curriculum Course in Plastic Surgery, Chicago, IL, August 1998
Thorne, Brecht, Hammerschlag; “Indications for Autogenous vs. Prosthetic Ear Reconstruction: The N.Y.U. Experience,” Ear Reconstruction Meeting, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, March 1998
Brecht, Thorne, Grayson; “Molding of Ear Deformities in the Newborn Period,” Ear Reconstruction Meeting, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, March 1998
Hammerschlag, Thorne, Roland, et al; “Aural Atresia: Surgical Outcome in a Multidisciplinary Center,” American Laryngological and Otology Society, New York, NY, January 1998
Thorne; Moderator of “Live Surgery,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, “Rhinoplasty Symposium,” New York, NY, November 1997
Thorne; “Anatomy of the Facelift,” Core Curriculum Course in Plastic Surgery, Chicago, IL, October 1997
Brecht, Thorne, McCarthy; “Osseointegrated Craniofacial Implants in Pediatric Auricular Reconstruction: Indications & Contraindications,” Santa Fe, NM, September 1997
Thorne; “Anatomy of the Facelift,” Core Curriculum Course in Plastic Surgery, Chicago, IL, November 1996
Thorne; “Avoiding Complications in Orbitozygomatic Fractures,” PSEF State-of-the-Art Craniofacial Symposium, New York, NY, March 1996
Thorne; “Prosthetic Reconstruction of the Craniofacial Patient Using Extra-Oral Osseointegrated Implants,” North Shore Hospital, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Manhasset, New York, NY, January 1996
Thorne; "Anatomy of the Facelift," Core Curriculum Course in Plastic Surgery, Chicago, IL, November 1995
Thorne; "Management of Difficult Facial Wounds Following Trauma and Mohs' Therapy," Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Boston, MA, November 1995
McCarthy, Turk, Thorne, et al; “A Six Year Experience with Mandibular Distraction,” Sixth Meeting of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, St. Tropez, France, October 1995
Thorne; "Anatomy of the Facelift," Core Curriculum Course in Plastic Surgery, Chicago, IL, November 1994
Thorne; "Cleft Lip Nasal Reconstruction," Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Symposium on Aesthetic and Reconstructive Rhinoplasty, New York, NY, November 1993
Thorne, "Complications in Thigh Lifting," Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Symposium on Breast Surgery and Body Contouring, New York, NY, June 1993
Breitbart, Staffenberg, Glat, Cunningham, Reddi, McCarthy and Thorne, "Tricalcium Phosphate and Osteogenin: A Bioactive Onlay Bone Graft Substitute," Plastic Surgery Research Council, Houston, TX, April 1993
Thorne; "Soft Tissue Reconstruction: Hemifacial Microsomia," International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons Symposium, Chicago, IL, October 1992
Thorne; "Maxillofacial Surgery," American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, New York, NY, March 1992
Grilli, Thorne, Angrigiani, Siebert; “The Anatomy and Surgical Complications of the Frontal Branch of the Facial Nerve: Further Clarification,” American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Seattle, WA, September 1991
McCarthy, Schreiber, Karp, Thorne and Grayson; "Bone Lengthening of the Human Mandible by Gradual Distraction," International Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 1991
McCarthy, Thorne, Karp, Cutting, Zide and LaTrenta; "Early Fronto-orbital Advancement Revisited: Unsolved Problems," American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Boston, MA, October 1990
Karp, Schrieber, Thorne and McCarthy; "Membranous Bone Lengthening: A serial histologic study," American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Boston, MA, October 1990
Thorne, Grilli, Angrigiani, and Siebert; "Avoiding the Frontal Branch of the Facial Nerve: Further Clarification," Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Lake George, NY, September 1990
Angrigiani, Siebert, Grilli and Thorne; "A New Myocutaneous Island Flap from the Distal Thigh for Recurrent Ischial Pressure Sores," American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Hot Springs, VA, May 1990
Karp, McCarthy, Sissons and Thorne; "Membranous Bone Lengthening: “A serial histologic study," Plastic Surgery Research Council, Washington, DC, April 1990
Thorne; "Soft Tissue Reconstruction in Hemifacial Microsomia," Symposium on Maxillofacial Surgery sponsored by the American Cleft Palate Association and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, New York, NY, March 1990
Thorne, Karp, and McCarthy; "Bone Lengthening in the Craniofacial Skeleton," American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, October 1989
Thorne, Karp, and McCarthy; "Bone Expansion in the Craniofacial Skeleton," International Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Florence, Italy, June 1989
Karp, Thorne, and McCarthy; "Bone Lengthening in the Canine Mandible," Plastic Surgery Research Council, Atlanta, GA, April 1989

Awards & Honors

Honors:
Captain, Yale Freshman Baseball Team, 1971
Magna Cum Laude, Yale College, 1974
Alpha Omega Alpha, UCLA, 1980
Executive Chief Resident, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, 1987-1988

Awards:
Best clinical paper at Northeastern Society Meeting, Providence, RI, September 2014,
“Ear Reduction in Combination with Otoplasty”

Best Moderator at ASAPS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May, 2009

Teacher of the Year Award, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, N.Y.U. Medical Center, 1999-2000, 1997-1998, 1993-1994, 2003-2004, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2011-2012

First Prize, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Award for best clinical paper of 1992: McCarthy, Schrieber, Karp, Thorne and Grayson; "Lengthening the Human Mandible by Gradual Distraction," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 89(1):1, 1992

First Prize, Annual Competition, New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery; Karp, Thorne and McCarthy; "Bone Lengthening in the Canine Mandible," New York, NY, 1990

First Prize, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Award for best paper of 1990: McCarthy, Karp, LaTrenta and Thorne; "The Effect of Early Fronto-Orbital Advancement on Frontal Sinus Development and Forehead Esthetics," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 86(6):1078, 1990

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Associate Attending Surgeon, N.Y.U. Medical Center
Associate Attending Surgeon, Bellevue Hospital Center
Associate Attending Surgeon, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
Associate Attending Surgeon, Manhattan Veteran's Administration Hospital
Associate Attending Surgeon, Beth Israel Medical Center

Society Memberships

American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American Cleft Palate Association
American College of Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Craniofacial Surgery
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Forum for Academic Plastic Surgeons
International Society for Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

Offices Held

Offices/Positions Held:
Chair, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2014-2015
Program Co-Chair, Amer Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, 2014-2016
Chair Elect, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2013-2014
Vice Chair, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2012-2013
Board of Directors, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2008-Present
Board Member-at-Large, Amer. Soc. for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2007-2011
Parliamentarian, Amer. Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2006-2007
Trustee, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2004-2007
President, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2003-2004
Vice President/President-Elect, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2002-2003
Board Member-At-Large, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2001-2003
American Board of Plastic Surgery, Senior Examiner, 2002-Present
Parliamentarian, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2000-2001
American Board of Plastic Surgery, Guest Examiner, 1997-2001
Program Chairman, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, September 2000
President, Forum for Academic Plastic Surgery, 1996-1997

Editorial and Advisory Boards:
Section Editor, Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2005-2013
Associate Editor, Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2002-2008
Associate Editor, The Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma, 1995-2001

Administrative Positions:
Director, Center for Ear Anomalies, N.Y.U. Medical Center, 1990–Present
Chief, Plastic Surgery Service, Bellevue Hospital, 1992-2003
Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program, N.Y.U. Medical Center, 1989–1998
Program Director, Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship, MEETH, 1998–1999

Hospital Appointments:
Associate Attending Surgeon, N.Y.U. Medical Center
Associate Attending Surgeon, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital

Professional Committees:
Chair, Teaching Course Committee, ASAPS, 2010-2011
Chair, Clinical Symposium Committee, ASPS, 2010-2011
Chair, Co-Sponsored Symposia Committee, ASPS/ASAPS, 2010-present
Chair, ASAPS Public Education Committee, 2008-2010
Judicial Council, ASPS, 2009-Present
Fellowship Review Committee, ASAPS, 2009-Present
Blog Subcommittee, ASAPS, 2009-Present
Distance Learning Committee, ASAPS, 2010-2011
Continuing Medical Education Committee, ASAPS, 2009-Present
C0-Sponsored Symposia Committee, ASPS/ASAPS, 2008-2009
Annual Meeting Program Committee, ASPS, 2009
Membership Committee, Co-Chair, ASAPS, ’07-present
Annual Meeting Program Comm, ASAPS, ’05-present
Public Educat. Comm., Co-chair, ASAPS, ’06-2010
ASPS, Task Force on Maintenance of Certification, ’05-‘07
ABPS Advisory Council, Cosmetic Surgery, ‘05-present
Symposium Committee, PSEF, 2003-present
Symposium Committee, ASAPS, 1996-2000
New Technology Committee, ASAPS, 1996-1998
Nominating Committee, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, 1996
Young Plastic Surgeons Committee, Amer Soc Plastic Surgeons, 1991-1995
Instructional Course Committee, Plastic Surgery Educational Found., 1991-1995

Hospital Committees:
Board of Surgeon Directors, Manhattan Eye & Ear Hospital, 2000-2003
Institutional Review Board, Manhattan Eye & Ear Hospital, 2000-2003
Curriculum Committee, N.Y.U. School of Medicine, 2002
LCME Faculty Committee, N.Y.U. School of Medicine, 1999
Quality Assurance Committee, Manhattan Eye & Ear Hospital, 1998-1999
Credentials Committee, Manhattan Eye & Ear Hospital, 1998-1999
Executive Committee, N.Y.U. Association of Attending MD's, 1995-1998
Bellevue Hospital Operating Room Committee, 1993-1998
N.Y.U. Operating Room Committee, 1990-1998
N.Y.U. Surgical House Staff Committee, 1989-1997
Executive Committee of N.Y.U. Medical Board, 1994-1996

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