Our Mission

The Mission of the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery of the NYU Langone Medical Center is to maintain a leadership role in local, national and international plastic surgery by providing the highest standards of patient care, by offering optimal educational programs and by organizing clinical and basic science research programs. To attain the above goals, the Institute must:

  • Provide state-of-the-art clinical services to all patients with plastic surgery problems in an effective, unbiased and sympathetic manner. Multidisciplinary centers of excellence are offered for the evaluation and treatment of complex clinical problems.
  • Offer professional training programs for plastic surgery residents, fellows and others, including medical students, rotating residents, practicing plastic surgeons and other professionals.
  • Organize educational and self-help programs for the benefit of patients, their families and the general public.
  • Develop symposia on a variety of plastic surgery subjects which are available to all of the above.
  • Conduct research programs at both the basic science and clinical levels on a variety of plastic surgery-related subjects. These are designed to enhance patient care with optimal clinical outcomes.
  • Recruit and develop a professional staff of the highest quality with sub-specialty expertise and a commitment to leadership and excellence in patient care, education and research.
  • Maintain effective affiliations with the participating hospitals (Tisch Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, Veterans Administration Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and North Shore University Hospital) which are mutually beneficial and conducive to enhanced patient care, education and research.
  • Promote avenues of communication with other health care providers, as well as private and government regulatory agencies, in order to be current with societal needs and viewpoints.
  • Organize strategic planning initiatives to enhance the clinical, educational and research programs of the Institute.
  • Maintain a complementary and effective relationship with the National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction (NFFR).
  • Operate a fiscally independent facility to achieve the above goals in patient care, education and research. The Institute should operate without a deficit to ensure continued funding of these programs.