Thomas A. Imahiyerobo Jr., MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Imahiyerobo received his B.A. from Harvard University where he graduated with Honors, cum laude. After also receiving his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Imahiyerobo entered the combined Plastic Surgery Residency at New York Presbyterian/Columbia and New York Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell. During his residency, Dr. Imahiyerobo was the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Dicran Goulian award for academic excellence in Plastic Surgery, as well as the Weill Cornell Alumni Council award for Distinguished House Staff. During his final year of residency Dr. Imahiyerobo served as chief resident in Plastic Surgery and was recognized by New York Presbyterian Hospital for his outstanding patient care.

Dr. Imahiyerobo’s areas of expertise include the treatment of cleft lip, cleft palate, craniosynostosis, frontal facial advancement and orthognathic (jaw) surgery. He also specializes in the care of adult cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. He helps lead the Craniofacial Center at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, where he is committed to providing comprehensive, cutting-edge, compassionate care to patients of all ages with craniofacial differences. He has completed additional training in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery during his fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. While there, he was an integral part of one of the largest cleft and craniofacial teams in the country.

Dr. Imahiyerobo is the author of numerous academic publications. He has been a speaker at national meetings of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Plastic Surgery Research Council. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Gaspar Anastasi Award for best presentation during the Resident and Fellows Forum at the meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His current research interest includes the use of innovative approaches to treat global midface hypoplasia and severe Class III malocclusion. He is also focused on outcomes research for cleft lip and palate surgery, as well as the effects of craniosynostosis on pediatric cognitive development.

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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Congenital Malformation
  • Cosmetic Ear Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Craniofacial Deformities
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • External Ear Reconstruction
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Jaw Anomaly
  • Otoplasty
  • Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
  • Section Chief, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Primary
177 Ft. Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
300 Frank W Burr Blvd
Suite 130
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Disabled Accessible

Insurance Accepted

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • BA, Harvard University
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Committees, Societies, Councils

  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (pending)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • AO CMF

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery

Honors & Awards

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Employee of the Month Award Winner, 2014
  • Gaspar Anastasi Award for best presentation, ASAPS Annual Meeting, 2014
  • Jerome P. Webster Research Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2014
  • Administrative Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2013-2014
  • Dicran Goulian, MD Award for Academic Excellence in Plastic Surgery, 2013
  • Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished House-staff Award, 2013
  • Google Glass Explorer Program, 2013 - present
  • Healing the Children New Jersey: Mission trip to Arequipa, Peru (3/29/2014), 2013
  • Healthcare Quality Counsel, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2012-2014
  • Pfifer Research Fellowship, 2004

Research

Selected Publications

Publications

  • Cohen HY, Lavu S, Bitterman KJ, Hekking B, Imahiyerobo TA, Miller C, Frye R, Ploegh H, Kessler BM, Sinclair DA. Acetylation of the C terminus of Ku70 by CBP and PCAF controls Bax-mediated apoptosis. Molecular Cell. 2004 Mar 12; 13(5):627-38.
  • Imahiyerobo TA, Spector JA. Late Extrusion of a Venous Microvascular Coupling Ring. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2013 Sept;29(7):493-4
  • Imahiyerobo TA, Ascherman JA. Discussion: Tuberous Breast: Revised Classification and a New Hypothesis for its Development. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2013 Oct;37(5):904-5
  • Imahiyerobo TA, Pharmer LA, Swistel AJ, Talmor M. A Comparative Analysis of Complications Following Oncoplastic Breast Reduction and Breast Reductions for Benign Macromastia: Are These Procedures Equally Safe? Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2014 March 29
  • Perez, J, Cohen L, Imahiyerobo TA, Ginter PS, Otterburn DM. Let's Keep Our Differential Board: Multiple Upper Extremity Glomulovenous Malformations. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Dec; 134(6):991e-2e
  • Christian EA, Imahiyerobo TA, Nallapa S, Urata M, McComb JG, Krieger M. Intracranial Hypertension after Surgical Correction for Craniosynostosis: A Systematic Review. Neurosurgical Focus. Accepted for publication February 5th 2015.
  • Imahiyerobo TA, Small KH, Sackeyfio R, Hoffman H, Talmor M. Eight lessons learned in transition from round to shaped implants in breast reconstruction surgery (submitted)

International/National Scientific Presentations

  • Imahiyerobo TA, Liang F, Magee III W, Hammoudeh JA. Neonatal Cleft Lip Repair: A Potential Paradigm Shift. 16th Congress of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Tokyo Japan (submitted) Plastic Surgery The Meeting Boston, MA 2015. (submitted)
  • Imahiyerobo TA, Pharmer LA, Swistel AJ, Talmor M. Comparative Analysis of Complications Following Oncoplastic Breast Reduction and Breast Reduction for Benign Macromastia: Are These Procedures Equally Safe? Plastic Surgery Residents' Night, The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons 2013. ASPS Senior Residents Conference/Residents Day, Plastic Surgery The Meeting San Diego 2013.
  • Imahiyerobo TA, Scott J, Spector JA. Novel Antimicrobial Coating Of Non-crosslinked Acellular Porcine Dermal Matrix Provides Protection From Microbial Colonization By Common Pathogenic Microorganisms In A Rabbit Model. Plastic Surgery Research Council, 59th Annual Meeting. March 2014. New York, NY. New York Presbyterian Hospital Inaugural Resident Research Night. New York, NY April 2014.
  • Imahiyerobo TA, Small KH, Sackeyfio R, Swistel AJ, Talmor M. Lesson learned in transition from round to shaped implants in breast reconstruction surgery. ASAPS Residents Forum and Scientific Exhibit. The Aesthetic Meeting 2014 San Francisco, CA. New York Presbyterian Hospital Inaugural Resident Research Night. New York, NY April 2014.
  • Imahiyerobo TA, Ireton JE, Defazio A, Ascherman JA. XPAND Trial: Updated Results of a single Center's Experience with a Patient-Controlled Tissue Expander System for Breast Reconstruction. Plastic Surgery Residents' Night, The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons 2013. Poster presentation.
  • Imahiyerobo TA, Ofodile F. Breast Reduction. West African College of Surgeons 53rd Annual Scientific Conference. Lome, Togo. March 2013.
  • Imahiyerobo TA. Management of Cutaneous Abscess. Columbia University Medical Center Department of Surgery Standard of Care Presentation, February 2011.
  • Imahiyerobo TA. Breast Reduction. Division of Plastic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, Grand Rounds August 2012.
  • Imahiyerobo TA. Craniosynostosis. Division of Plastic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, Grand Rounds March 2013.