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Teacher of the Year Award, Northwell Plastic Surgery Residency, 2017-2018

Best clinical paper at Northeastern Society Meeting, Providence, RI, September 2014, “Ear Reduction in Combination with Otoplasty”

Teacher of the Year Award, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, N.Y.U. Medical Center, 1999-2000, 1997-1998, 1993-1994, 2003-2004, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2011-2012

Best Moderator at ASAPS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May, 2009

First Prize, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Award for best clinical paper of 1992: McCarthy, Schrieber, Karp, Thorne and Grayson; "Lengthening the Human Mandible by Gradual Distraction," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 89(1):1, 1992

First Prize, Annual Competition, New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery; Karp, Thorne and McCarthy; "Bone Lengthening in the Canine Mandible," New York, NY, 1990

First Prize, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Award for best paper of 1990: McCarthy, Karp, LaTrenta and Thorne; "The Effect of Early Fronto-Orbital Advancement on Frontal Sinus Development and Forehead Esthetics," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 86(6):1078, 1990

In The Media


Dr. Thorne is consistently highlighted in every publication profiling the Best Doctors in Manhattan or the Best Doctors in the entire United States. He has been featured in the New York Times multiple years running, as well as America's Top Doctors, and has hosted a radio show on plastic surgery alongside dermatologist Dr. Linda Franks.


  • New York Best Doctors 2017
  • New York Best Doctors 2014
  • New York Best Doctors 2008
  • New York Best Doctors 2001


  • New York Best Doctors 2005
  • Americas Top Doctors 2002
  • Castle Connolly 10th
  • Castle Connolly 6th

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