Provider Profile

Roger Simpson MD
Gender: Male
NPI: 1861460552

Physician Bio:
Dr. Roger L. Simpson is President of the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group and has been a partner at the practice since 1981. Dr. Simpson graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Brussels, School of Medicine in 1974. He completed his General Surgery residency and his Plastic Surgery residency at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY in 1980 and went on to complete a prestigious fellowship in Hand Surgery at the Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City in 1981, attaining the Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. Since 1989, Dr. Simpson has been the Director of the Residency Training Program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Nassau University Medical Center. He holds several additional positions at Nassau University Medical Center, including Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Director of the Burn Center and Chief of the Hand Surgery Service. Dr. Simpson directs LIPSG’s Center for Facial Paralysis where he continues the fundamental work of Dr. Leonard Rubin in techniques of reanimation of the paralyzed face. As a teaching professional, Dr. Simpson is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Simpson performs a wide range of plastic surgery procedures, with a special interest in hand surgery, peripheral nerve repair, and restoring animation in the paralyzed face. He has addressed professional colleagues at numerous symposia and workshops throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Dr. Simpson has published his work in textbooks and professional and academic journals on topics relating to plastic and reconstructive surgery, facial paralysis, burn reconstruction, and hand surgery. Education • 2000-2002: M.B.A., University of Phoenix; Phoenix, Arizona • 1968-1974: M.D., University of Brussels; Brussels, Belgium • 1964-1968: B.S., Syracuse University; Syracuse, New York Training • 1980-1981: Fellowship: Hand Surgery, The Roosevelt Hospital; New York, New York • 1978-1980: Residency: Plastic Surgery, Nassau County Medical Center; East Meadow, New York • 1974-1978: Residency: General Surgery, Nassau County Medical Center; East Meadow, New York • February-April 1974: Internship: Medical-Cardiology, Hadassah Hospital; Jerusalem, Israel • 1973-1974: Internship: Medical Surgical Rotating, St. Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium Affiliations • Fellow, American College of Surgeons • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery • American Society of Plastic Surgeons • American Association of Plastic Surgeons • New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery • American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons • The American Society for Surgery of the Hand • The American Association for Hand Surgery • The New York Society for Surgery of the Hand • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons • Plastic Surgery Research Council • J. William Littler Society (Hand Surgery) • The Hand Forum • American Burn Association • New York Academy of Medicine • New York State Medical Society • Nassau County Medical Society • Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York – Burn Committee • Nassau County Firefighters Burn Foundation • Nassau Surgical Society – President 2001 • Nassau Academy of Medicine • AAAHC and AAAAPSF – Former Field Surveyor Awards • Castle Connolly Top Doctor NY Metro Area 2001-2013 • U.S. News and World Report’s List of Top Doctors, 2011-2012 • Nassau Surgical Society Distinguished Service Award 2009 Publications • CLINICAL COMMENTARY, CHAPTERS: TEMPORALIS MUSCLE AND MASSETER MUSCLE, in Reconstructive Surgery: Anatomy, Technique, and Clinical Application, eds.: Zenn, M. and Jones, G., Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, in press, February 2012. • ULTRASOUND GUIDED LATERAL FEMORAL CUTANEOUS NERVE (LFCN) BLOCK: SAFE AND SIMPLE ANASTHESIA FOR HARVESTING SKIN GRAFTS, Shteynberg, A., Glickman, L., Simpson, R., accepted for publication BURNS, February 2012. • QUALITY OF LIFE AFTER BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY A 10 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS UTLIZING THE BREAST Q QUESTIONNAIRE: DOES BREAST SIZE MATTER? , Gonzales, M, Glickman, L, Simpson, R., accepted for publication Annals of Plastic Surgery, February 2012. • THE USE OF TISSUE EXPANDERS FOR RESURFACING OF THE PENIS FOR HYPOSPADIUS CRIPPLES, Mir, T., Hanna, M, Simpson, R., UROLOGY, Accepted for publication August 2011. • MANAGEMENT OF BURNS OF THE UPPER EXTREMITY, Simpson RL, In: REHABILITATION OF THE HAND AND UPPER EXTREMITY, Amadio, P., ed. 6th edution, Elsevier, 2011. • SUBUNGUAL EXOSTOSIS OF THE FINGER WITH NAIL PLATE INDUCTION, Nowillo, K and Simpson, R., HAND, September 11, 2009, Electronic Publication. Publications Continued • ULNAR POLYDACTYLY WITH RETROGRADE DEVELOPMENT AND SYNOSTOSIS: CASE REPORT, J. Ridha, R. Simpson, JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY, 2008:33A:1872-1872 • BURNS, in Manual of Critical Care, ed. S. Raoof, American College of Physicians, McGraw Hill 2008, New York. • MANAGEMENT OF BURNS OF THE UPPER EXTREMITY, R. Simpson, M. Gartner, In: REHABILITATION OF THE HAND, E. Mackin,, St. Louis, C.V. Mosby Company, 2002. • BURN INJURY IN KITCHEN WORKERS: A CAUSE FOR PREVENTION, L. Riina, R. Simpson, O. Gudjonnson,, JOURNAL OF BURN CARE AND REHABILITATION 21(6):563-4, 2000. • THE SEARCH FOR THE NEUROCRANIAL PATHWAYS TO THE FIFTH NERVE NUCLEUS IN REANIMATION OF THE PARALYZED FACE, L. Rubin, P. Rubin, R.Simpson,, PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 103(6):1725-8, 1999. • A NEW NERVE GRAFTING TECHNIQUE: THE MULTIUNIT GRAFT, J. De la Torre, L. Glickman, R. Simpson, PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 103(2):742, 1999. • TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF THE BURNED HAND, Panel Discussion, M. Saldana, R. Simpson, J. Petro, P. Fillion, Hand Surgery Quarterly, Summer 1998. • COMPLETE DIGITAL DUPLICATION: A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF ULNAR POLYDACTYLY, J. de la Torre, R. Simpson, ANNALS of PLASTIC SURGERY 40(1):76,1998. • CROSS FACIAL NERVE GRAFTING FOR FACIAL REANIMATION: EFFECT ON NORMAL HEMIFACE MOTION, L. Glickman, R. Simpson, JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, 12(3):201-2, 1996. • FORMIC ACID INHALATION INJURY: A CASE REPORT, J. Yelon, R. Simpson, O. Gudjonsson, JOURNAL OF BURN CARE AND REHABILITATION 17(3):241-2, 1996. • THE NEW DEEP PLANE FACELIFT DISSECTIONS vs. THE OLD SUPERFICIAL TECHNIQUES: A COMPARISON OF NEUROLOGIC COMPLICATIONS, L. Rubin, R. Simpson, and O. Gudjonsson, PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 97(7): 1461-5, 1996. • MULTIPLE NERVE COMPRESSION AND THE “DOUBLE CRUSH SYNDROME”, R. Simpson and S. Fern, Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 27 (2): 381-8, 1996. • POST-BURN “PSEUDOBOUTONNIERE” DEFORMITY, R. Simpson, in TECHNICAL TIPS FOR HAND SURGERY, M. Kasdan, P. Amadio, and W. Bowers, eds., St. Louis, C. V. Mosby Company, 1994. • WRIST BLOCK ANESTHESIA, L. Marini, R. Simpson, NYSSA SPHERE, 44 (2):16, 1992. • THE USE OF TISSUE EXPANDERS IN RECONSTRUCTIVE UPPER EXTREMITY SURGERY, R. Simpson, THE HAND, vol 5, R. Toubiana, ed., Philadelphia , W.B. Saunders, 1998. • THE BURNED SMALL FINGER, R. Simpson, M. Flaherty, CLINICS IN PLASTIC SURGERY, R. Salisbury, ed., Burn Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, 19 (3):673, 1992. • DIAGNOSING THE SITE OF FACIAL NERVE LESION BY ANATOMICAL LOCATION, R. Simpson, In: THE PARALYZED FACE, L. Rubin, ed., St Louis, C. V. Mosby Company, 1991. • ANATOMY OF THE FACIAL NERVE, R. Simpson, In: THE PARALYZED FACE, L. Rubin, ed., St. Louis, C. V. Mosby Company, 1991. • LATE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE BURNED PALM IN CHILDREN, R. Simpson, PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 82(4):728, 1988. • REANIMATION OF THE LONG STANDING PARTIAL FACIAL PARALYSIS, L. Rubin, G. Lee, R. Simpson, PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 77(1):41-50, 1986. • SURGERY OF THE ARTHRITIC THUMB, R. Simpson, J. Kassimir, NCMC PROCEEDINGS, 13(2):22-30, 1986. • CAUSTIC BURNS FROM CONTACT WITH WET CEMENT, S. Early, R. Simpson, JAMA, 254(4):528-529, 1985. Publications Continued • COLLAGEN AS A BIOMATERIAL, R. Simpson, In: Rubin L.R. ed. BIOMATERIALS IN PLASTIC SURGERY, St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Co., 1982. • USE OF THE LANDE-EDWARDS MEMBRANE OXYGENATOR AS ARTIFICIAL LUNGS (translated from French), P. Vanderhoeft, P. DeFrancquen, R. Simpson,; ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, 74(1):82-5, 1975. • BUBBLE OXYGENATOR ON BYPASS vs. ALLOTRANSPLANTED LUNGS, P. Vanderhoeft, P. DeFrancquen, Y. Carpentier, R. Simpson, M. Sarezky, S. Degre, H. Otte, J. Kraynak, D. Jacobovitz, ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, 28: 615-624, 1973. • ARTIFICIAL LUNG vs. ALLOTRANSPLANTED LUNGS AFTER ACUTE PULMONARY HYPERTENSION (EXPERIMENTAL), P. Vanderhoeft, P. DeFrancquen, A. Dubois, Y. Carpentier, N. Lauvau, A. Gyhra, S. Degre, R. Simpson, M. Sarezky, L. Brickman; EUROPEAN SURGICAL RESEARCH, 4:363-364, 1972. • METABOLISM AND HEMODYNAMICS OF EXPERIMENTAL TRANSPLANTATION OF TWO LUNGS “EN BLOC” USING EXTRACORPOREAL CIRCULATION (translated from French), P. Vanderhoeft, A. Dubois, S. Degre, M. Sarezky, R. Simpson; ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, 70:647-652, 1971.

Specialties Education
Plastic Surgery (Board Certified)
Medical School: Universite Libre de Bruxelles, B-1070 Brussels, Belgium
Internship: St Pierre University Hospital, Brussels
Residency: Nassau University Medical Center - GME, East Meadow NY
Fellowship: St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center - Roosevelt Div, New York NY

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999 Franklin Avenue
Garden City NY 11530
(516) 535-6744

Rockville Centre NY 11570

2201 Hempstead Tpke
East Meadow NY 11554
(516) 572-6703

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