Dr. Rachel A. Ruotolo has been a partner at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group since 2010. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and MD from George Washington School of Medicine, where she graduated with distinction. Dr. Ruotolo received her general surgery and plastic surgery training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and pursued specialty training in Pediatric Congenital and Craniofacial Surgery during a fellowship at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Ruotolo is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in pediatric craniofacial surgery. She treats patients with conditions such as cleft lip and palate, protruding ears, syndactyly (fused digits), ear reconstruction for microtia, and craniosynostosis (premature closure of skull sutures resulting in abnormal skull and facial shape). Dr. Ruotolo also specializes in facial trauma in children and adults, including orbital, zygomatic and mandible fractures, as well as cranioplasty (skull reconstruction) after craniotomy.
Dr. Ruotolo’s mission to help children also extends outside of the medical field, as she served for 10 years on the board of Child Abuse Prevention Services. In 2010, she was honored by the organization with the Distinguished Service to Children Award. During the same year, Dr. Ruotolo received the prestigious Healthcare Hero Award from Long Island Business News.
Dr. Ruotolo is also actively involved in volunteer medical missions and has traveled abroad to treat adults and children in developing countries around the world. In 2007, she volunteered with Project Vietnam, which provides healthcare for children in rural parts of the Southeast Asian nation. Following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Dr. Ruotolo treated victims at the El Buen Samaritano Hospital in the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Ruotolo has authored numerous publications and has given extensive presentations on pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery throughout the United States. She also is a member of the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, the Medical Society of the State of New York and the Nassau County Medical Society.
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