Plastic Surgery is the art of improving the quality of life of an individual through altering their appearance but also implementing different strategies to fix deformities or things that may cause a patient discomfort, in many ways, it’s one of the most admirable professions in medicine. After interviewing Dr. Robert Morin, MD, MBA, it’s clear that not every surgeon’s mission is the same. They didn’t do it for the money or the status that comes from being high up in the medical field, they did it because they wanted to help as many people as they possibly could in their time of need. Dr. Morin is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Craniofacial Surgeon, and Pediatric Plastic Surgeon professionally in addition to being an incredibly driven individual with a passion for changing lives!
Dr. Robert Morin’s early academic career placed emphasis on both medicine and business, he attended some of the world’s most renowned and prestigious universities and training programs in the world. A student of Rutgers University, he completed his General Surgery Residency. Additionally, a Craniofacial Fellowship at Miami Children’s Hospital. Beyond just that, he wanted to excel in the art of business and learned everything he could about being more effective in it. He attended Columbia University’s Business School to get his MBA. He was featured in New York Magazine Best Doctors in Plastic Surgery, awarded the American Red Cross Humanitarian Service Award & Miami Children’s Hospital Award of Distinction, an exceptional honor.
When his career in medicine began, Dr. Morin finished a surgery fellowship at Miami Children’s Hospital. It was through this experience that he was inspired to perform complex reconstructive surgery on the faces and skulls of both adults and children today. Inspired by his experiences, he founded a 501c3 charity called Developing Faces that works to organize surgical missions to Central and South America to reconstruct the faces of children born with severe facial deformities. Dr. Robert Morin’s care and compassion for the world runs deep, performing multiple surgical missions in both Guatemala and Colombia, changing the lives of people internationally as well. Arguably it’s that love for enriching the lives of children through his profession that drives him to be better every day and perfect his craft. An obsession with helping others defines an aspect of a person’s character. Very few live a life where they always put others over in front of themselves.
When it comes to the characterization of Dr. Morin, he says, “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.” It’s these characteristics that make Dr. Morin such an excellent surgeon.
Dr. Morin has devoted his life to helping people be the best they can be, he says 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 keeps you on your toes, resulting in you constantly needing to learn the latest innovations in the field of medicine to improve 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.
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 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.
Twenty years ago, to the present day, Dr. Morin says he’s held the same level of drive, always pushing himself to do more and be a better person. He says that “Every success is wonderful, however, at the same time, it simply unlocks the next challenge and goal.” needless to say he says that despite its ups and downs he’s never even thought about giving up on his career. “I evolve and pivot, I do not give up,” he says.
Outside the office, he says, “I am an artist and a painter which is directly complementary to plastic surgery. On the athletic side, I am a skier and I constantly push myself to conquer stepper and more difficult mountains and terrain.” and says that “My friends call me Rob. My patients and employees call me Dr. Morin.” he says.
Robert Morin, MD, MBA has worked with some world’s most influential people you may have heard of, but due to confidentiality laws in healthcare in the United States, he’s prohibited from disclosing their identities. All we can say is you likely have seen his work on television. He’s also 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, changing as many lives as he can, always getting better daily.
If you’d like to know more about Dr. Morin you can find him on Instagram @robertmorinmd