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THE HISTORY OF LIPSG

An inside look at how Long Island Plastic Surgical Group has become the largest and longest-running plastic surgery practice in North America.

lipsg-oldHOW IT BEGAN After the end of World War II, two Army surgeons returned home to New York City. Having encountered the ways the war disfigured the human body, Leonard R. Rubin, M.D. (1912-2001) and Richard H. Walden, M.D., D.D.S. (1913-2001) picked up invaluable first-hand experience in the newly emerging field of plastic surgery. As teachers at Kings County Hospital, Rubin and Walden sought a way to expand their influences beyond the scope of New York City. Against the advice of colleagues, Rubin and Walden opened the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) in April of 1948 in Hempstead, N.Y. While many viewed Long Island in this time as an unorthodox location to start a plastic surgery practice, the two realized the island’s steadily increasing population and untouched opportunities in the field.

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