Dr. Keegan Profiled in GLOW Magazine

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GLOWSPRING/SUMMER ‘12

Plastic surgeons make a huge difference in the lives of their patients – correcting less than perfect noses, refreshing faces with facelifts and removing the signs of an aging neck. But for many surgeons, the power to heal does not end with patients who are fortunate enough to pay for cosmetic procedures. They donate their time and expertise to volunteer with programs domestically and abroad, helping patients, particularly children, who need transformative surgery because of congenital facial deformities, domestic violence and even terrorism.

“There are many physicians in cosmetic practice who go beyond providing excellent care to their patients,” said
Dr. John Connolly, President & CEO of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. In fact, he said, they go beyond our borders or deep into their own communities to identify those most in need of their skills and talents. Then, with the support of colleagues, friends and other volunteers, they travel to often remote areas, or even to places in the United States where excellent medical care may not be available or accessible – and they deliver it in a way that is not only medically superb, but is exemplary on the human level.

LeoKeegan_web Leo Keegan, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Plastic Surgeon Leo Keegan has a keen interest in giving back. Shortly after he finished his training, Dr. Keegan became the Co Medical Director for the Avon 3-Day Walk to benefit breast cancer research. He regularly volunteers on medical missions despite a full surgery schedule and two offices in New York City and Englewood, New Jersey. He traveled to Honduras with a group of Mt Sinai Medical School students, and to Haiti with a team of colleagues who are members of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons. In 2011, Dr. Keegan went to Vietnam with the Tran Tien Foundation (www.trantienfoundation.org) a non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical care and supportive/social services to the underprivileged and underserved in Hue, Vietnam. He looks forward to returning to Vietnam again this spring to continue his work with this group. Along with Dr. Carlin Vickery, Dr. Keegan is part of New York’s longest-tenured microsurgical team, and he maintains an academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

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