Dr. Rachel A. Ruotolo and Dr. Noël B. Natoli are among 1,679 Initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation ceremony at the College’s 2015 annual Clinical Congress in Chicago, Ill., last month. This year’s class of Initiates was among one of the largest ever admitted into the College.
Dr. Rachel A. Ruotolo joined Long Island Plastic Surgical Group in 2008 and has been a partner since 2010. Dr. Ruotolo is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in pediatric craniofacial surgery. 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. Noël B. Natoli joined Long Island Plastic Surgical Group in 2011 and recently was named a partner. Dr. Natoli received her undergraduate degree at The College of William & Mary and obtained her Doctorate of Medicine from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. She went on to complete a combined residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where she served as a Chief Resident in her final year of training. She then went on to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for a Microsurgical Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Natoli specializes in general plastic and reconstructive surgery with a focus in natural breast reconstruction using microsurgical techniques, she also specializes in cosmetic breast surgery, as well as female rejuvenation.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.