New York, NY, June 29, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Robert Morin is a board certified plastic surgeon who performs a full range of plastic surgery procedures. He specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the head and face. He has extensive training in craniofacial surgery, facial cosmetic surgery and pediatric plastic surgery, which allows him to successfully perform a wide range of complex reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures on both adults and children.
“[Angelina Jolie’s] decision raises a very interesting and controversial issue. The BRCA test is very expensive,” he says on the Hollywood star’s recent preventative mastectomy, “Many insurance companies won’t pay for it and many people in the US cannot afford it. She made a reasonable decision based on her risk of cancer. I hope that as a result of the recent light shed on this issue, we, as a society, will create easier access for more women to the diagnostic tests and surgical options available,” an apt expression of the doctor’s strong feelings on the availability of medical care for all who are in need.
Dr. Morin has performed countless reconstructive surgeries over the span of his career and is passionate about the challenges and rewards of his trade. Beyond treating the children of the tri-state area, Dr. Morin spends a full week each year in a developing country performing reconstructive facial surgeries on underprivileged children.
"I love reconstructing faces," he says. "I love seeing the look on a mother's face the first time she sees her baby after his or her cleft lip is repaired. It's the best part of being a plastic surgeon."
That feeling is exactly what led the doctor to co-found a 501(c)(3) charity that will fund regular surgical missions to developing countries. Aptly named Developing Faces Inc., Dr. Morin, along with Manhattan-based business development expert Susan Kim and Washington DC attorney Alyson Guyan will sit on the board directors as co-founders. The board will also include appointed community advisors.
"It is our goal to provide high quality surgical care to babies and children with facial abnormalities living in developing countries around the world," says Dr. Morin.
The doctor has gone on a number of surgical missions with other foundations to countries including Guatemala, Colombia, Mauritius, the Philippines and Haiti. He's worked with a variety of specialists including neurosurgeons, surgical oncologists, dermatologists and neonatologists to treat pediatric patients with traumatic injuries, congenital abnormalities and cancer.
Developing Faces Inc., which will be based out of New York City, will hold its first fundraising event in Manhattan in October 2013, with the first charitable mission planned for Colombia in the winter of 2014. "This charity will allow me to perform surgeries I love while helping to improve the lives of children,” says an excited Dr. Morin.
This summer Dr. Morin and his collaborators in Developing Faces Inc. will be attending and co- sponsoring events across New York City and the Hamptons. Regarding more information on the charity and upcoming speaking engagements, Dr. Morin says, “The website is being created and we are looking forward to a successful launch and helping many children through our charity!” You may visit Dr. Morin’s website in the meantime: http://www.robertmorinplasticsurgeon.com/
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