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Dr. Elsa RaskinBOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Elsa Raskin is a skilled board certified plastic surgeon with her own practice in Greenwich, Connecticut. In addition to plastic surgery, she is highly trained in general surgery and ophthalmology. Since earning her M.D. in Geneva, Switzerland and completing general surgery, plastic surgery and ophthalmology residencies in New York and Pittsburgh, she has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Raskin focuses on women’s cosmetic surgery needs and employs an all-female staff to ensure your comfort. Greenwich Magazine named her a Top Doctor for her high standards and excellent care for the past 10 years. She has also earned membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetics. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Raskin, contact our office today.

From Geneva to Greenwich

Dr. Raskin is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who completed her Plastic Surgery training at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Pittsburgh University Medical Center. Dr. Raskin completed her General Surgery training at New York University and completed Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition, she completed an Oculoplastic Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her MD degree from the University of Geneva Switzerland. Dr. Raskin has been practicing in New York and Greenwich since 2001.

A Consultation with Dr. Raskin

If you are considering plastic surgery, Dr. Raskin will meet with you for a comprehensive consultation. During this appointment, she will complete a comprehensive physical examination, discuss any pertinent health issues, and review photos of past patients so you know what to expect from your procedure. Dr. Raskin completes all consultations at our private office so you can feel comfortable openly discussing all of your questions or concerns. Dr. Raskin is fluent in English, French, Spanish, & Portuguese.

Customized Care

Dr. Raskin can perform face, breast, or body surgery, as well as a variety of nonsurgical procedures. She often designs customized treatment plans for patients, including a mommy makeover for new mothers whose bodies have changed due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or childbirth. She is well-versed in many surgical techniques, including SmartLipo™ liposuction to sculpt your body, eyelid surgery to brighten your face, a chemical peel to smooth your skin, and breast reduction for a lighter, younger bosom, among others. Dr. Raskin’s first priority is helping her patients and ensuring they are satisfied with the results of their treatment.

A Natural Appearance

Many plastic surgery patients are concerned about their results looking unrealistic or exaggerated. Dr. Raskin uses her left hand and decades of experience to produce natural-looking results. She also provides many options to patients so that you can choose which materials or methods work best for you. For example, she offers silicone or saline breast implants, fat transfer for natural breast augmentation, and many brands of dermal fillers.

Learn More About Dr. Raskin

When improving your appearance and health with plastic surgery, it is important to find a skilled, dedicated doctor. Dr. Raskin is an award-winning surgeon with a track record of success and a commitment to excellent care. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Raskin.

Medical Missions

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Dr. Elsa Raskin performed a medical missions trip to Nepal in August 2018 to teach recent techniques in breast reconstruction to Nepalese Doctors.

Circum Vitae

Experience

Education

Postgraduate Training

Residency: 7/99- 6/01
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cornell Medical Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York
Lloyd Hoffman, MD-Director

Residency: 1/97 – 2/99
General Surgery
New York University Medical Center/ Bellevue Hospital
New York, New York
Thomas Gouge, MD- Director

Residency: 1/96-12/96
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvalnia
J. William Futrell, MD-Director

Fellowship: 7/95 – 12/95
Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
James A. Katowitz, MD-Director

Residency: 7/92 – 6/95
Ophthalmology
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, New York
Joseph Walsh, MD-Director

Fellowship: 7/91 – 6/92
Ophthalmic Pathology
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, New York

Research Fellowship: 7/90-6/92
Fight for Sight Fellowship Recipient
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, New York

Residency: 7/89 – 6/90
General Surgery
New York University Medical
Center/ Bellevue Hospital
New York, New York
Thomas Gouge, MD-Director

10/87 – 9/88
General Surgery
Hospital de Montreux
Montreux, Switzerland

Medical School: 10/80 – 9/ 86
Faculty of Medicine
University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
*Accelerated Program

Pre-Medical Training: 10/77 – 9/80
LeGymnase Cantonal de La Chaux-de-Fonds
Neuchatel, Switzerland* B.S.
Physics

Licensure and Certifications

9/14/02 Diplomate American Board of Plastic Surgery

9/30/05 State of Connecticut Licensure (#041001)

9/02 New Jersey Licensure (#25MA07471700)

6/96 DEA# BR 4467014

6/95 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Licensure (#55265)

9/92 New-York State Licensure (# 190500)

2/89 FLEX Examination

5/88 Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

9/87 Swiss Confederation Diploma-Physician

Professional Affiliations:

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2014 Member
American Society of Plastic Surgery, 2002 Member
North Eastern Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2002 Member
New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2002 Member

Hospital Affiliations:

Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich CT
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, NY Center for Specialty Care

Research Grants

Fight for Sight, the Research Division of the National Society to Prevent Blindness: Pathogenesis and Prophylaxis of Postoperative Endophthalmitis.

Publications (in peer-reviewed journals)

Molecular Biology of Circulatory Shock. Buchman TG, Cabin DE, Raskin EM, et al. Surgery; Sept. 1990, 559-566.

The Effect of Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens Wear on the Corneal Endothelium Post-Keratoplasty. Speaker MG, Cohen EJ, Edelhauser HF, Clemons CS, Arentsen JJ, Laibson PR, Raskin EM. Ophthalmology 1991; 109: 1703-1706.

A Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Postoperative Endophthalmitis. Menikoff JA, Speaker MG, Raskin Ophthalmology 1991; 98: 1761-1768.

Blepharitis. Raskin EM, Speaker MG, Laibson PR. (1992) Infectious Disease Clinics of North America: Ocular Infections. J. Baum and M. Barza (ed) W. B. Saunders.

Polypropylene Haptics Increase Bacterial Adherence to Intraocular Lenses. Raskin EM, Speaker MG, McCormick, SA Wong DS, Menikoff JA. Pelton-Henrion K. Archives of Ophthalmology. 1993; 111:250-253.

Non-infectious Granulomatous Idiopathic Orbital Inflammation. Raskin EM, McCormick SA, Maher EA and Della Rocca RC. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1995; 11,2:131-135.

Reducing Eyelid Retraction Following Subperiosteal Facelift. Hurwitz DJ. Raskin EM. Aesthetic Surgery Journal.1997;17,3:149-156.

Prediction of Late Enophthalmos by Volumetric Analysis of Orbital Fractures. Raskin EM, Millman AL, Lubkin V, Della Rocca RC, Lisman RD, Maher EA. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 14:19,1998.

A Long Road. Raskin EM. This Side of Doctoring; Reflections from Women in Medicine. Eliza Lo Chin. Sage Publications, 2002.

“Why do we age in our cheeks?” Raskin, E.M. LaTrenta, G.S., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. Aesthetic Surgery Journal.2007;27,1:19-28.

Presentations and Published Abstracts

Decentration and Tilting of Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lenses After Trans-scleral Suture Fixation. American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Boston, April, 1991.

Phenotypic and Genetic Evaluation of Pathogenic Staphylococci Causing Postoperative Endophthalmitis. Raskin EM, Menikoff JA, Speaker, MG, Kreiswirth, BN, Shah, MK. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May, 1991.

Systemic Ciprofloxacin and Ceftriaxone in the Treatment of Postoperataive Endophthalmitis. Menikoff, JA, Raskin, EM, Speaker, MG. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May 1991.

Decentration and Tilting of Posterior Chamber Intra-Ocular Lenses After Trans-Scleral Suture Fixation. Speaker, MG, Raskin, EM, Menikoff, JA. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May, 1991.

Phenotypic and Genetic Evaluation of Pathogenic Staphylococci Causing Postoperataive Endophthalmitis. Raskin, EM, Menikoff, JA, Speaker, MG, Kreiswirth, BN, Shah, MK. Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group, Anaheim, CA., October 12, 1991.

Decentration and Tilting of Posterior Chamber Intra-Ocular Lenses After Trans-Scleral Suture Fixation. Speaker, MG, Raskin, EM, Menikoff, JA. Castroviejo Society, Anaheim, CA., October 12, 1991.

Polypropylene Haptics Increase Bacterial Adherence to Intraocular Lenses. Raskin EM, Speaker MG, Pelton-Henrion V, Shah MK, Wong DS McCormick, SA. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May, 1992.

Orbital Traumatic Neuroma: Pathologic and Tissue Culture Observations of an Under-Recognized Clinico-pathologic Entity. McCormick SA, Maher EA, Hu DN, Della Rocca RC, Millman AL, Raskin EM. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May, 1992.

A Microbial Evaluation of Pre-Operative Prophylaxis with Topical Ciprofloxacin and Povidine-Iodine. Raskin EM, Speaker MG, Shah MK, Mermelstein JM, Preschel N, McCormick SA. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dallas, Tx, November, 1992.

Non-infectious Granulomatous Idiopathic Orbital Inflammation (“Inflammatory Pseudotumor”): Analysis of Five Patients. Raskin EM, McCormick SA, Maher EA and Della Rocca RC. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May, 1993.

Microbiologic Evaluation of Pre-Operative Prophylaxis And Bacterial Contamination of Intraocular Fluids. Preschel N, Speaker MG, Raskin EM, McCormick SA, Shah MK, and Mermelstein JR. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May, 1993.

Non-infectious Granulomatous Idiopathic Orbital Inflammation (“Inflammatory Pseudotumor”): Analysis of Five Patients. Raskin EM, McCormick SA, Maher EA and Della Rocca RC. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chicago, IL, November 1993.

Early Surgical Intervention for Orbital Cellulitis. Maher EA, Weiner, MH, Raskin EM and Della Rocca RC. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chicago, IL, November 1993.

Volumetric Analysis of Enophthalmos in Orbital Fractures Elsa M. Raskin, Arthur L. Millman, V. Lubkin, Robert C. Della Rocca, Richard D. Lisman, Elizabeth A. Maher, American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, CA, November, 1994.

Orbital Anatomy. Elsa M Raskin. Scheie Eye Institute. Annual Board Review Course. Philadelphia, PA, September, 1995.

Enucleation, Evisceration and Socket Reconstruction. Elsa M Raskin. Scheie Eye Institute. Annual Board Review Course. Philadelphia, PA, November, 1995.

Lacrimal Problems in the Pediatric Age Group. James A. Katowitz, Katrinka Heher, Elsa M.Raskin. Course, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Atlanta, GA,November, 1995.

Orbital Decompression in Thyroid Related Ophthalmopathy. Elsa M.Raskin. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Pittsburgh, PA. February, 1996.

Prediction of Late Enophthalmos by Volumetric Analysis of Orbital Fractures. Elsa M. Raskin, Arthur L. Millman. Ivy Society Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA, March, 1996.

Prevention of Post-Operative Lower Lid Retraction in the Deep Plane Face Lift – A Series of Fifty Patients” Elsa M. Raskin Dennis J. Hurwitz. Ohio Society. Cleveland, OH, June, 1996.

Periocular Reconstruction. Elsa M.Raskin. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Pittsburgh, PA. June, 1996.

Orbital Fractures. Elsa M. Raskin. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Pittsburgh, PA. August, 1996.

Vascularized Cranial Bone Grafts. Elsa M. Raskin. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Pittsburgh, PA. September, 1996.

Reducing Eyelid Retraction Following Subperiosteal Facelift. Dennis J. Hurwitz, Elsa M. Raskin. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. New York, NY. May, 1997.

Surgical Flaps. Elsa M. Raskin. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY. November 1999.

Breast Reduction and Mastopexy. Elsa M. Raskin. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY.May 2000.

Periorbital Reconstruction. Elsa M. Raskin. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY.January 2001.

Fat distribution within the layers of the human face: A cadaveric study. Elsa M. Raskin, Gregory S. LaTrenta, Lloyd Hoffman. Senior Residents Conference. Providence, Rhodes Island, March 2001.

Fat distribution within the layers of the human face: A cadaveric study. Elsa M. Raskin, Gregory S. LaTrenta, Lloyd Hoffman. ASAPS. New York, NY, May 2001.

“Why do we age in our cheeks?” Gregory S. LaTrenta, Elsa M. Raskin. ASAPS, Las Vegas, April 2002.

PSEF in service writing questions task force. Philadelphia, May 21st 2004.

“Why do we age in our cheeks?” Gregory S. LaTrenta, Elsa M. Raskin. Submitted to PRS, October 2004.

PSEF in service writing questions task force. Philadelphia, May 6tht 2005.

PSEF in service writing questions task force. Philadelphia, May 5tht 2006.

PSEF in service writing questions task force. Philadelphia,June 15, 2007.

PSEF in service writing questions task force. Philadelphia, May 9, 2008.

PSEF in service writing questions task force. Philadelphia, May 29, 2009.

PSEF in service writing questions task force. Philadelphia,June 4, 2010.

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