Daniel C. Morello MD, FACS

Jupiter, FL, US
Daniel C. Morello MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy


Dr. Morello is PAST PRESIDENT of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), which is the leading professional organization of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who specialize in cosmetic (aesthetic) surgery. With 1500 world-wide members, ASAPS is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery around the world. He has been cited as one of the leading plastic surgeons in the United States, and is included in numerous "Best Doctors" Lists.

The single most important factor in the success of your cosmetic surgery is the plastic surgeon you select. Dr. Morello sets himself apart from and above the rest by offering individualized care, personalization, and attention to the fine details of aesthetic plastic surgery that are so often lost in the hustle and bustle of "assembly line" practices. These differences are of the utmost importance.... like the difference between an off-the-rack garment and one that is finely hand-tailored.

Patients come to our practice because they have heard of this attention to detail and meticulous surgical technique, and because they desire the resulting natural look that Dr. Morello produces.

Dr. Morello brings an artists eye and talents to his cosmetic surgery, having been trained in sculpture, drawing, painting, and photography. He has maintained an interest in constructing whimsical and imaginative sand sculptures and castles.

"I believe that balance and harmony are important in cosmetic surgery, as in life. I strive to produce harmony between the way my patients feel and the way they look. This practice is known for the excellence of its surgical results, the individualized attention, and the compassionate and caring staff."

Practice Specialization

Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery

Background & Certification

Board Certification

Facility Director and surgeon at the APSF in White Plains, New York ‚ Dr. Morello is triple board certified and specializes in cosmetic surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify plastic surgeons.

* National Board of Medical Examiners 1970
* American Board of Surgery 1975
* American Board of Plastic Surgery 1977

Professional Background

The University of Notre Dame BS 1965
Georgetown University School of Medicine MD 1969
Intern, Hahnemann Medical College Hospital 1969 -1970

* Surgery Resident, Hahnemann
Charles C. Wolferth, MD Chairman

* Chief Surgical Resident, Hahnemann 1973 -1974
Charles C. Wolferth, MD, Chairman

* Plastic Surgery Resident, The Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
New York University Medical Center
John Marquis Converse, MD, Director 1974 -1975

* Chief Plastic Surgery Resident, The Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
New York University Medical Center
John Marquis Converse, MD, Director 1974 -1975

Continuing Medical Education credits: Current
Length of time in practice: Since 1976

Teaching Appointments

Assistant Professor, Cornell University

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Morello has published and presented extensively at national meetings and is the author of several textbooks, including "Aesthetic Surgery for the Aging Face."

Awards & Honors

Deans Honor List (Notre Dame) 1963 -1965

Clinical Fellow, American Cancer Society 1971-1972

AMA Physicians Recognition Award Current

Best Panel Moderator Award, ASAPS 2001

Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery 2002

On many "Best Doctors" lists

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

  • White Plains Hospital Medical Center - Chief Emeritus

* Northern Westchester Hospital

* United Hospital

* Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital

Society Memberships

American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (Past President)

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (President, 2000 -2001)

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Program Committee)

New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Medical Society of the State of New York

Westchester County Medical Society

Offices Held

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

President, 2000 -2001
Board of Directors 1991 - 2003
Board of Trustees 2001 - 2004 (Chair, 2003 - 04)
Officer-Parliamentarian 1994 -1995
Officer-Treasurer 1995 -1998
Nominating Committee 1985 -1988
Educational Research Committee 1989 -1990
Finance & Investment Committee (Vice-Chairman 1992 - 94) 1990 - 1994
Strategic Planning Committee 1992, 1995
Chair, Awards Committee 1991 - 1992
Chair, Practice Relations Committee 1992 - 1994
Chair, Public Education Committee 1994 - 1996
Chair, International Task Force 1994 - 1998
Chair, Corporate Sponsorship Committee 1997 - 1998
Plastic Surgery On Line Advisory Group 1995 - 1996
LSNA Task Force 1994 - 1998

American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities

President 1994 - 1998
Treasurer 1991 - 1994
Board of Directors 1989 - 2000
Operating Committee 1987 - 1989
Chairman, Peer Review & Quality Assurance Committee 1990 - 1994
Standards Committee 1992 - 1995
Strategic Planning Committee 1991 - 2000
Chairman, Bi-Annual Office Surgery Symposium 1993, 1995

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Educational Assessment Committee (PSEF) 1983 - 1986
Marketing Committee 1992 -1 994
Public Education Committee 1994 - 1996
Ethics Council (Elected Office) 1992 - 1995
Scientific Program Committee 1994 -1999
N.Y. Regional Society of Plastic Surgery

Membership Chairman 1978 - 1980
Program Chairman 1987 - 1988
Board of Directors 1988 - 1991
Officer-Secretary 1988 - 1990
Westchester County Medical Society

Chairman, Section of Plastic Surgery 1983 -1985
Peer Review Committee 1979 -1986
Vice-Chairman 1983 -1986
Medical Defense & Liability Committee 1980 -1988
Chairman 1986 -1988
Alternate Delegate to MSSNY 1982 -1986
Board of Directors 1986 -1988
Medical-Legal Relations Committee 1986

Your Consultation

Consultations in our office are different in that you spend approximately 30 minutes one-on-one with Dr. Morello, who personally explains the procedures and does computer imaging. Our patients find this preferable to having office personnel or a nurse explain the surgery (as is done in many offices).

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Our private Ambulatory Plastic Surgery Facility (APSF) is one of only 500 in the world certified at the highest level by the AAAASF (The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities). We have been continuously certified for 20 years, and Dr. Morello is the a Past President of AAAASF. More information on accreditation is available from the associations web site (www.aaaasf.org) on which you can verify the status of accredited facilities.

Accreditation is a voluntary mark of quality, and indicates that our facility is fully equipped with the latest systems for insuring your safety during surgery and after. Our facility meets and often exceeds the same standards for patient care as those required in a hospital outpatient surgery unit.

Dr. Morello is the principal author of a recent article published in the journal "Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery" titled: "Patient Safety in Accredited Office Surgery Facilities."

Every measure has been taken to ensure your safety and comfort. Anesthesia services are provided by our own board-certified MD anesthesiologists. For the convenience of patients who wish to convalesce Morello is also credentialed in local hospitals for all of the procedures that he performs in the office.

Our facility is located 20 miles north of Manhattan, and is easily reached by automobile, train, and air (10 minutes from Westchester Airport, 30 minutes from Laguardia).

Computer Imaging

We live in a very visually oriented society, as a few minutes in front of TV or looking at a fashion magazine will attest. Pictures have a great impact on us; they speak to our emotions, and are closely linked to what we perceive as out needs, and perhaps even more so, to our wants. For years I have had to rely on my spoken words to convey to patients what I planned. Now, however, the current computer and morphing technology allows me to provide a glimpse of your future, and takes pressure off the spoken word. This is not to imply that the verbal portion of your consultation is unimportant. The rapport established therein is critical to a successful doctor-patient relationship.

No longer do you have to search photo albums for a face similar to your own. Computer imaging takes things several steps beyond, and allows changes to be made on your own picture. Imaging is thus a very personal tool.

Imaging is a means to more easily depict a realistic expectation and give you a more complete understanding. This generates a sense of security in the decision-making process, and makes the entire experience more concrete, less abstract.

The visual impact is beneficial for you and results in less presurgical anxiety. Keep in mind that I am realistic in using this technology and do not suggest enhancements that cannot be delivered. The imaging process makes it easier for you to convey your goals and expectations. It is an excellent communication tool and has added to the overall comfort level of my patients.

Languages Spoken


Payment Options

Medicare accepted.

Daniel C. Morello MD, FACS

641 University Blvd., Jupiter,
FL, 33458, US

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