Richard G. Reish, MD, FACS

Richard G. Reish, MD, FACS

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Richard G. Reish, MD, FACS

Dr. Richard Reish is a Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon who is nationally recognized as an award-winning expert in innovative cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Reish received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University, where he graduated summa cum laude as Valedictorian. He was awarded a prestigious $300,000 scholarship to attend Harvard Medical School, where he obtained his M.D. degree with Honors. Dr. Reish completed his plastic surgery residency in the Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Residency Program. He served as the Chief Resident of Harvard Plastic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Reish performs a wide range of cosmetic plastic surgical procedures which includes rhinoplasty,  complex revision rhinoplasty (for which patients travel from all over the United States and the world to see Dr. Reish), facial rejuvenation, facelift, neck lift, minimal-incision breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, abdominoplasty, liposuction, fat transfer, labiaplasty, as well as facial implants including chin implants. Dr. Reish is also well versed in all areas of reconstructive surgery, including breast reconstruction. He is heavily involved in cutting-edge clinical research and has published numerous articles in the top nationally recognized plastic surgery research journals. Dr. Reish has been invited to present his research at numerous national and international plastic surgery conferences. While at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Reish pioneered investigations of many novel scar minimizing treatments. Dr. Reish is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of numerous surgical organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Reish is also currently on the RealSelf Business Advisory Board, where he works alongside RealSelf senior leadership to influence product and business decisions that affect the RealSelf community. In 2022, he was named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Plastic Surgeons recognized for both rhinoplasty and  breast augmentation.

Dr. Reish has a strong interest in medical mission trips in developing countries. In his spare time, he enjoys running and playing tennis. Dr. Reish resides on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

If you have questions and would like to email Dr. Reish directly, please contact him at rreish@lipsg.com.

 

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I did tons of research before picking a doctor, and I couldn’t be happier with Dr. Reish and his phenomenal team. I am such a nervous person, and I was really scared and having anxiety over this surgery. He was beyond amazing! His staff made me feel so comfortable and took the best care of me. Dr. Reish was always available for me for concerns and questions before and after the surgery. He would text me every single day for over a week just to check in on me and make sure I was okay. I really am very impressed with the whole team. I was in the best of hands, and clearly my research was very accurate! I love my new nose!

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Education

  • 2003-2008: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Doctor of Medicine, Honors Graduate
  • 1999-2003: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Bachelor of Science, Summa cum Laude, Valedictorian

Training

  • 2013—2014: Harvard Plastic Surgery: Massachusetts General Hospital, Chief Resident
  • 2009—2013: Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Residency Program, Plastic Surgery Resident
  • 2008—2009: Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Residency Program, General Surgery Resident
  • 2007—2008: Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Plastic Surgery Research Fellow

Honors & Awards

  • July 2022: Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Plastic Surgeons, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor NY Metro Area 2020-2021
  • New York Times, Super Doctors Rising Stars, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • RealSelf Top 100 Award for Enduring Commitment to Consumer Education, 2016, 2017
  • $300,000: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship: $300,000 scholarship towards 5 years of graduate study at Harvard Medical School, 2003—2008
  • $20,000: Harvard Carl W. Walter Endowment Fellowship Research Award, 2007—2008
  • $10,000: Harvard Medical School Office of Enrichment Programs Research Award, 2003
  • Regan Fellowship Recipient: Operation Smile, Santa Cruz Bolivia Medical Mission, 2014
  • Valedictorian of Tulane College, 2003
  • Dean’s Honor Scholarship, Tulane University: 4 year full-tuition academic scholarship for undergraduate study, 1999—2003
  • Gerald S. Gussack Award in Cell & Molecular Biology—Tulane University Department of Cell & Molecular Biology: Awarded to top graduate, 2003
  • Tulane Honors College Thesis Award: Awarded to best graduating thesis, 2003

Publications

  • Chen K, Schultz BD, Mattos D, Reish RG. Optimizing the Use of Autografts, Allografts, and Alloplastic Materials in Rhinoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Sep 1;150(3):675e-683e
  • Benjamin M, McGregor A, Yousif S, Shaikh D, Reish RG.  Entrapment Neuropathy Causing Persistent Headache symptoms after nonsurgical rhinoplasty.  Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020 Dec 21;8(12):e3209.
  • Vasilakis V, Yamin F, Reish RG.   Surgeons’ Dilemma: Treatment of Implant-Associated Infection in the Cosmetic Breast Augmentation Patient.  Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2019 Aug;43(4):905-909. doi: 10.1007/s00266-019-01369-7. Epub 2019 Apr 3. 
  • Benjamin M,Reish RG. Buccal fat pad excision:  proceed with caution. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Oct 16;6(10):e1970.
  • Vasilakis V, Reish RG. Severe Delayed Hemorrhage After Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in the Setting of Maxillary Vascular Malformation. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Aug;81(2):146-147.
  • Rojas YA, Sinnetee C, Reish RG. Facial Implants: controversies and criticisms, a comprehensive review of the current literature. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018
  • Reish RG, Lin A, Phillips NA, Winograd J, Liao EC, Cetrulo CL Jr, Smith BL, Austen WG Jr, Colwell AS. Breast Reconstruction Outcomes after Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Radiation Therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Apr;135(4):959-966.
  • Reish RG, Kobraei EM, Eberlin KR, Cetrulo CL Jr, Winograd JM, Austen WG Jr, Liao EC. The Bone-In Fillet Flap: a spare-parts approach to achieving simultaneous bony pelvic stabilization and soft tissue reconstruction following external hemipelvectomy. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2014 Apr 21.
  • Mattos D, Gfrerer L, Reish RG, Hughes KS, Cetrulo C, Colwell AS, Winograd JM, Yaremchuk MJ, Austen WG, Liao EC. Lifetime costs of prophylactic mastectomies and reconstruction versus surveillance. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Dec;136(6):730e-40e.
  • Mattos D, Gfrerer L, Ling IT, Reish RG, Hughes KS, Halpern EF, Cetrulo C, Colwell AS, Winograd JM, Yaremchuk MJ, Austen WG, Liao EC. Occult histopathology and its predictors in contralateral and bilateral prophylactic mastectomies. Ann Surg Oncol. Nov 2015.
  • Kobrei EM, Eberlin KR, Ricci JA, Reish RG, Winograd JM, Cetrulo CL Jr. GHOST protocol: greatest opportunity for soft tissue, a treatment paradigm for complex sarcoma reconstruction. Am Surg. 2015 Jun; 81(6): 557-63.
  • Tessler O, Reish RG, Maman DY, Smith BL, Austen WG Jr. Beyond Biologics: Absorbable mesh as a low cost, low complication alternative in implant-based breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Feb;133(2):90e-9e.
  • Kantak NA, Reish RG, Slavin SA, Lin SJ. Gossypiboma: An Approach to Diagnosis in the Era of Medical Tourism. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar;133(3):443e-4e.
  • Reish RG, Damjanovic B, Austen WG Jr., Winograd J, Liao EC, Cetrulo CL Jr, Colwell AS. Infection Following Implant-based Breast Reconstruction in 1952 consecutive patients: Salvage Rates and Predictors of Success. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 June;131(6):1223-1230.
  • Reish RG, Damjanovic B, ColwellAS. Deep venous thrombosis Prophylaxis in Body Contouring Patients: 105 Consecutive Patients. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Oct;69(4):412-4
  • Colwell AS, Reish RG, Kuter DJ, Damjanovic B, Austen WG Jr, Fogerty AE. Abdominal contouring procedures increase activity of the coagulation cascade.Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Aug;69(2):129-33.
  • Pryor L, Gordon CR, Reish RG, Zins ZE, Horton K, Cohen SR. Dermaplaning, Topical Oxygen, and Photodynamic Therapy: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Dec;35(6):1151-9.
  • Liu AS, Kao HK, Reish RG, Hergrueter CA, May JW Jr, Guo L. Postoperative complications in prosthesis-based breast reconstruction using acellular dermal matrix.PlastReconstr Surg. 2011 May;127(5):1755-62.
  • Zuhaili B, Aflaki P, Koyama T, Fossum M, Reish R, Schmidt B, Pomahac B, Eriksson E. Meshed skin grafts placed upside down can take if dessication is prevented. PlastReconstr Surg. 2010 Mar;125(3):855-65
  • Reish RG, Zuhaili B, Bergmann J, Koyama T, Aflaki P, Canseco JA, Verma KD, Yao F, Eriksson E. Cutaneous scarring in a liquid environment in the Yorkshire pig. Wound Repair Regen. 2009 Nov-Dec;17(6):806-16.
  • Fossum M, Zuhaili B, Hirsch T, Speilman M, Reish RG, Mehta P, Eriksson E. Minced skin for tissue engineering of epithelialized subcutaneous tunnels. Tissue Eng.2009 Aug;15(8):2085-92.
  • Bar-Meir ED, Reish RG, Yueh JH, McArdle C, Tobias AM, Lee BT. The Maylard incision: a low transverse incision variant seen in DIEP breast reconstruction. J PlastReconstrAesthet Surg. 2009 Nov;62(11):e447-52
  • Reish RG, Eriksson E. Scars: a review of emerging and currently available therapies. PlastReconstr Surg. 2008 Oct;122(4):1068-78.
  • Reish RG, Eriksson E. Scar Treatment: Preclinical and Clinical Studies, a Review. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Apr;206(4):719-30.
  • Yates KE, Shortkroff S, ReishRG.Wnt influence on chondrocyte differentiation and cartilage function. DNA Cell Biol. 2005 Jul;24(7):446-57
  • Yates K, Reish RG.Transcriptional Regulation of Chondrocyte Differentiation. Orthopedic Journal at HarvardMedicalSchool. 2005. 7: 74-76.
  • Lehrer SB, Reish R, Fernandes J, Gaudry P, Dai G, Reese G. Enhancement of murine IgE antibody detection by IgG removal. Journal of Immunological Methods. 2004 Jan; 284(1-2):1-6.
  • Wild L, Dai G, Reish R, Fernandes J, Gaudry P, Reese G, Lehrer S. The Effect of IgG Removal on Detection of Murine-Allergen Specific IgE. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2003 111(1); S2: S106.
  • Lehrer SB, Fernandes J, Reish R, Gaudry P, Dai G, Reese G. Murine IgE and IgG Antibody Responses to Peanuts and Shrimp Allergens, Major Food Allergens in Man.Journal of Allergy and ClinicalImmunology. 2003. 111(1); S2: S247.

Presentations

  • Reish RG. Extreme Revision Rhinoplasty. Grand Rounds, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY. April 2022.
  • Reish RG. Extreme Revision Rhinoplasty. Grand Rounds, Manhattan Eye Ear Nose and Throat Hospital. Jan 2022.
  • Reish RG. Complex revision rhinoplasty: treatment of the over projecting tip, over rotated tip, and thin skin tip. New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Nov 20, 2021.
  • Reish RG. Usage of Cadaveric Rib Cartilage Grafts in Revision Rhinoplasty. New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Nov 20, 2021.
  • Vasilakis V, Reish RG. Surgeons dilemma: Treatment of implant associated infection in the cosmetic brast augmentation patient. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons 35th annual meeting. Boston MA. Oct 2018.
  • Benjamin M, Reish RG. Buccal fat pad excision: proceed with caution. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago IL. Capt 2018 (Best Paper Presentation Award).
  • Rojas YA, Sinnetee C, Reish RG.  Facial Implants: controversies and criticisms.  American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Los Angeles CA. Oct 2016.
  • Reish RG. Management of complex breast reconstruction in the setting of infection. Nassau County Surgical Society Annual Meeting, American College of Surgeons. Dec 2015.
  • Reish RG, Lin A, Austen WG Jr., Winograd J, Liao EC, Cetrulo CL, Colwell AS. Breast Reconstruction Outcomes after Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Radiation Therapy. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 93rd Meeting. Miami, FL. April 2014.
  • Reish RG. Advanced reconstruction of the complex sarcoma patient. Nassau County Surgical Society Annual Meeting, American College of Surgeons. Dec 2014.
  • Reish RG, Vercler CJ, Almodi AI, Fishman SJ, Upton J, Taghinia AH. Lymphatico-venous anastomosis for treatment of a life-threatening congenital thoracic duct malformation. American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons. Hawaii, Jan 2013.
  • Reish RG, Kobraei EM, Eberlin KR, Cetrulo CL Jr, Winograd JM, Austen WG Jr, Raskin K, Liao EC. The Bone-In Fillet Flap: a spare-parts approach to achieving simultaneous bony pelvic stabilization and soft tissue reconstruction following external hemipelvectomy. American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons. Hawaii, Jan 2013.
  • Reish RG, Lin A, Austen WG Jr., Winograd J, Liao EC, Cetrulo CL, Colwell AS. Effects of radiation therapy in outcomes of 605 immediate implant based breast reconstruction after nipple sparing mastectomy. Plastic Surgery Research Council, 59th annual meeting. New York City, NY. March 2014.
  • Reish RG, Lin A, Austen WG Jr., Winograd J, Liao EC, Cetrulo CL, Colwell AS. Breast Reconstruction Outcomes after Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Radiation Therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Apr;133(4 Suppl):991.
  • Tessler O, Reish RG, Maman DY, Smith BL, Austen WG Jr. Absorbable mesh as a low cost, low complication alternative in implant-based breast reconstruction. Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Research Symposium. October 2013.
  • Mattos D, Reish RG, Austen WG Jr, Liao EC. Prevalence of Occult Histology in Prophylactic Mastectomy Specimens: Implications for Lifetime Costs of Surveillance and Surgery. Plastic Surgery Research Council. New York City, NY. March 2014.
  • Reish RG, Damjanovic B, Austen WG Jr., Winograd J, Liao EC, Cetrulo CL Jr, Colwell AS. Management of Infection Following Implant-based Breast Reconstruction. Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Research Symposium. October 2013.
  • Reish RG, Lin A, Austen WG Jr., Winograd J, Liao EC, Cetrulo CL, Colwell AS. Effects of radiation therapy in outcomes of 605 immediate implant based breast reconstruction after nipple sparing mastectomy. American Society of Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, Oct 2013.
  • Mattos D, Reish RG, Liao EC. Prevalence of occult histology in prophylactic mastectomy specimens: implications for lifetime costs of surveillance and surgery. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, Washington DC, Sept 2013.
  • Tessler O, Reish RG, Maman DY, Smith BL, Austen WG Jr. Absorbable mesh as a low cost, low complication alternative in implant-based breast reconstruction. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. San Diego CA. October 2013.
  • Reish RG, Damjanovic B, Austen WG Jr., Winograd J, Liao EC, Cetrulo CL Jr, Colwell AS. Salvage of the Infect Breast Prosthesis after Implant Based Breast Reconstruction.Harvard Medical School Surgery Research Symposium, Boston MA. May 2013.
  • Reish RG, Damjanovic B, Austen WG Jr., Winograd J, Liao EC, Cetrulo CL Jr, Colwell AS. Implant-based Breast Reconstruction: Infection Salvage Rates and Predictors of Success. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. New Orleans LA. October 2012.
  • Reish RG, Damjanovic B, Austen WG Jr., Winograd J, Liao EC, Cetrulo CL Jr, Colwell AS. Infection Following Implant-based Breast Reconstruction in 1952 patients: Salvage Rates and Predictors of Success. PlastReconstrSurg 130: 1S, 64. July 2012.
  • Reish RG, Austen WG Jr., Winograd J, Liao EC, Cetrulo CL Jr, Colwell AS. Infection Following Implant-based Breast Reconstruction: Predictors of Success. Plastic Surgery Research Council, Ann Arbor MI, June 2012.
  • Reish RG, Damjanovic B, Austen WG Jr., Winograd J, Liao EC, Cetrulo CL Jr, Colwell AS. Infection Following Implant-based Breast Reconstruction: Salvage Rates and Predictors of Success. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 91st Meeting, San Francisco CA, April 2012
  • Liu A, Reish RG, Kao HK, Hergrueter C, Guo L. Post-operative complications in implant-based breast reconstruction using acellular dermal matrix. American Association of Plastic Surgeons. San Antonio, TX. March 2010
  • Reish RG, Zuhaili B, Bergmann J, Koyama T, Aflaki P, Verma KD, Canseco JA, Yao F, Eriksson E. A model of cutaneous scarring in the yorkshire pig and comparison of scar formation in a liquid vs dry environment. Plastic Surgery Research Council. Springfeild IL. May 2008.
  • Reish RG, Zuhaili B, Bergmann J, Aflaki P, Koyama T, Waisbren EC, Yao F, Eriksson E. Cutaneous scarring in a liquid environment in the Yorkshire pig. New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Manchester Village, VT. June 2008.
  • Reish RG, Zuhaili B, Bergmann J, Aflaki P, Koyama T, Waisbren EC, Yao F, Eriksson E. Wet wound healing modulates scar formation in the Yorkshire pig. 2nd Scar Meeting: Scar Management 2008. Montpellier, France. A14: 41. Sept 2008.
  • Reish RG, Zuhaili B, Bergmann J, Aflaki P, Koyama T, Waisbren EC, Yao F, Eriksson E. Modulation of scarring in the Yorkshire pig in a liquid environment. American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum. San Francisco CA, Oct 2008.
  • Reish RG, Zuhaili B, Bergmann J, Aflaki P, Koyama T, Waisbren EC, Yao F, Eriksson E. Modulation of scarring in the Yorkshire pig in a liquid environment. American College of Surgeons. 207 (3): S61. Oct 2008.
  • Reish RG, Zuhaili B, Bergmann J, Aflaki P, Koyama T, Waisbren EC, Yao F, Eriksson E. Creation of a porcine model of cutaneous scarring. Massachusetts Medical Society. Boston MA. April 2008.
  • Zuhaili B, Fossum M, Mehta P, Reish RG, Pomahac B, Yao F, Eriksson E. Basement membrane formation after transplantation of skin to full thickness wounds. Wound Healing Society 2008.
  • Fossum M, Zuhaili B, Reish RG, Mehta P, Eriksson E. Minced urothelium for tissue engineering of epithelialized subcutaneous tunnels. XIXth Annual European Sciety of Pediatric Urologists Congress. Nice, France 2008.
  • Shortkroff S, Hitchcock A, Reish RG, Tai P, Zaia J, Yates K. Micro-analytical Methods For Cartilage Matrix Assessment. International Cartilage Repair Society Meeting. Jan. 2006.
  • Gaudry PA, Fernandes J, Reish R, Roux KH, Sathe SK, Teuber SS, Reese G, Lehrer SB. Murine IgE and IgG antibody responses to allergenic and non-allergenic foods: Potential model for allergenicity assessment of foods in man. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2004. 113(2); S234.
  • Reish R, Aresery M, Fernandes J, Gill B, Kamchaisatian W, Tanaka L, El-Dahr JM, Lehrer SB. IgE and IgG antibody reactivity of double blind placebo controlled food challenged corn-allergic subjects to corn, pollen, and starch. American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. March 2003.
  • Reish R, Reese G, Burks W, Helm R, Lehrer SB. Allergen-specific IgE antibody responses to peanuts in mice. Southern Society for Clinical Investigation. Feb 2003. S246.
  • Reish R, Fernandes J, Reese G, Lehrer SB. IGE antibody reactivity to the major shrimp allergen. Southern Society for Clinical Investigation. Feb 2003. S247.
  • Wild L, Dai G, Reish R, Fernandes J, Gaudry P, Reese G, Lehrer S. The Effect of IgG Removal on Detection of Murine-Allergen Specific IgE. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2003 111(1); S2: S106.
  • Lehrer SB, Fernandes J, Reish R, Gaudry P, Dai G, Reese G. Murine IgE and IgG Antibody Responses to Peanuts and Shrimp Allergens, Major Food Allergens in Man.Journal of Allergy and ClinicalImmunology. 2003. 111(1); S2: S247.
  • Reish R, Aresery M Fernandes J, Gill B, Kamchaisatian W, Tanaka L, El-Dahr JM, Lehrer S. Corn pollen, and starch IgE antibody reactivity of double blind placebo controlled food challenged corn-allergic subjects. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2002; 109: S92: 244.

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