ROGER SIMPSON, MD, FACS, INVITED TO PRESENT THREE PAPERS AT HARVARD’S 2013 INTERNATIONAL FACIAL NERVE SYMPOSIUM - Press Release › NuHealth - Nassau Health Care Corporation

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ROGER SIMPSON, MD, FACS, INVITED TO PRESENT THREE PAPERS AT HARVARD’S 2013 INTERNATIONAL FACIAL NERVE SYMPOSIUM

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June 17, 2013

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ROGER SIMPSON, MD, FACS, INVITED TO PRESENT THREE PAPERS AT HARVARD’S 2013 INTERNATIONAL FACIAL NERVE SYMPOSIUM 

EAST MEADOW, NY…Roger Simpson, MD, FACS, director of the burn center at the Nassau University Medical Center and a board-certified plastic surgeon with the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, has been invited to present three papers at the International Facial Nerve Symposium at Harvard University, from June 30 to July 2, 2013, with plastic surgeons from all over the world expected to attend. 

The papers to be presented are:

1. Outcome of the smile in facial paralysis reanimation - An objective evaluation of post surgical results grading facial movement

2) Contiguous temporalis and masseter muscle transfer for reanimation of the smile in facial paralysis

3) Correction of the lower eyelid in facial paralysis - a function of orbital anatomy

According to Dr. Simpson, who is fortunate to have three papers selected, “The Harvard symposium is a meeting of physicians, therapists and psychologists, all dedicated to the patient with acquired and congenital facial paralysis. The three lectures will present surgical techniques for reanimating the paralyzed smile and eyelids with reproducible and long standing results. One presentation will propose a grading system to classify the results of facial paralysis reanimation after surgery, something not yet consistently accepted.”

Dr. Simpson went on to add: “Techniques and treatments from all over the world are shared for the betterment of the patient. Few specialists in the country concentrate in this field.”

Dr. Simpson has been the director of the residency training program in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) for the last 20 years.  He is also the chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery, director of the burn center and chief of the hand surgery service at NUMC.  Dr. Simpson is an assistant professor of clinical surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  Dr. Simpson also directs LIPSG’s Center for Facial Paralysis where he provides state-of-the-art, life-altering surgery to restore function to patients’ paralyzed facial nerves caused by stroke, disease or traumatic injury.  Dr. Simpson also focuses on burn reconstruction and hand surgery as well as performing general plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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