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  • Thorne, “Cardinal Principles of Otoplasty,” American Association of Plastic Surgeons Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, Baltimore, MD, April 2019
  • Thorne, “Facelifting: Avoiding the Facelifted Look,” 49th Toronto Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, Toronto, Canada, April 2019
  • Thorne, “Customizing Facial Rejuvenation for the Individual Patient, “Teaching Course, ASAPS Annual Meeting, New York, April 2018
  • Thorne, “Ideal Brow Aesthetics and Technique of Lateral Browlift,” Spring Symposium, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, New York, NY, March 2018
  • Thorne, “Subcutaneous Lateral Browlift via Zig-zag, Hairline Incision,” Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, New York, NY, Dec 2017
  • Thorne, “Customizing facelifts for the Individual Face,” MOC Teaching Course, ASAPS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2017
  • Thorne, Moderator of panel: “Obtaining Long Term Results in Neck Rejuvenation,” ASAPS Annual Meeting, San Diego, April 2017
  • Thorne, Moderator of panel: “Highlights from Las Vegas Symposium: Forehead and Browlifting,” San Diego, April 2017
  • Thorne, “Incisions and Skin Redraping; an Underestimated Component of Facelifting,” ASAPS Facial Rejuvenation and Rhinoplasty Symposium, Las Vegas, Jan 2017
  • Thorne, “Subcutaneous, lateral browlift via zig-zag hairline incision”, ASAPS Facial Rejuvenation and Rhinoplasty Symposium, Las Vegas, Jan 2017
  • Thorne, Facelift Teaching Course, ASAPS Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, March 2016
  • Thorne and Grotting, Facelift MOC Teaching Course, ASAPS Annual Meeting, Montreal, May, 2015
  • Thorne, “Ear Reconstruction, “ New York Presbyterian Hospital, Division of Plastic Surgery
  • Thorne, “Facelift: Does deep plane provide longevity?”, ASAPS Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Jan 2015
  • Thorne, “Evaluation of the Upper Blepharoplasty Patient,” ASAPS Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Jan 2015
  • Thorne, “Evaluation of the difficult neck,” ASAPS Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Jan 2015
  • Thorne, “Otoplasty and Ear Reduction, “ Department of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, Jan 2015
  • Thorne, Moderator of Panel, “Correction of Facial asymmetry, “ ASPS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Oct, 2014
  • Thorne, “Otoplasty,” Annual Meeting of Plastic Surgery Nurses, Chicago, Oct, 2014
  • Thorne, “What’s new in Maintenance of Certification, ASPS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Oct, 2014
  • Thorne, Teaching Course “Facelifting-MOC”, ASAPS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, May, 2014
  • Thorne, Moderator of panel, “How to train aesthetic plastic surgeons: Where we have been, where we are and where we are going,” ASAPS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, May 2014
  • Thorne, Interactive video, “Otoplasty”, ASAPS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, May 2014
  • Thorne, Teaching Course “Otoplasty,” ASPS Annual Meeting, San Diego, Oct 2013
  • Thorne, Moderator of panel “Facelifting – critiquing my own results – what have I learned?” ASAPS Annual Meeting, New York, New York, April 2013
  • Thorne, “Interactive Facelift video,” Moderator, ASAPS Meeting, Vancouver, May-2012
  • Thorne, “My Approach to Ear Reconstruction in Microtia,” ASPS Annual Meeting, Denver, Sept 2011
  • Thorne, “MOC-PS Improving Your Facelift Results—Individualizing your approach to facial rejuvenation,” ASPS Annual Meeting, September 2011
  • Thorne, “Rhinoplasty”, Moderator, NESPS, Amelia Island, 10-2011
  • Thorne, “Enhancing the jawline,” Moderator, NESPS Meeting, Washington, DC, 10-2010
  • Thorne, “Browlifting-What works?” Panel Moderator, ASPS, Toronto, 9-2010
  • Thorne, “Correction of the tear trough and prominent lid-cheek junction," ASAPS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 5-2010
  • Thorne, “The importance of jowl correction in facelifting, “Panel Moderator, ASAPS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 5-2010
  • Thorne, “Lower eyelid blepharoplasty,” ASAPS Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 5, 2009
  • Thorne, “Facelifting-What to do?” Expanding Horizons Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan ‘09
  • Thorne, “What are the tear trough and lid/cheek junction and can they be fixed?” Expanding Horizons Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan ‘09
  • Thorne, “Lower Eyelid Anatomy and its relationship to treatment of the tear trough and lid/cheek junction,” New Horizons Symposium, Rancho Mirage, CA, Jan ‘08
  • Thorne, “What I learned at last year’s meeting,” New Horizons Symposium, Rancho Mirage, CA, Jan ‘08
  • Thorne, “Treatment of the tear trough deformity and lid/cheek junction by transposition of orbital fat,” Edited video presentation, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Symposium, New York, Nov ‘07
  • Thorne, “Anatomy and Treatment of the Tear Trough and Lid/Cheek junction,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Symposium, New York, Nov ‘07
  • Thorne, “My Approach to Facelifting,” Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Brasilia, October ‘08
  • Thorne, “Anatomy of the Tear Trough,” Perspectives in Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vail, Colorado, March ‘07
  • Thorne, “Controlling Length in Rhinoplasty,” Perspectives in Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vail, Colorado, March ‘07
  • Thorne, “Otoplasty-Keeping Your Eye on the Ball,” Perspectives in Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vail Colorado, March ‘07
  • Thorne, “What I learned from Last Year’s Meeting,” New Horizon’s in Cosmetic Surgery Meeting, Indian Wells, California, Jan ‘07
  • Thorne, “Anatomy and Treatment of the Tear Trough Deformity of the Lower Eyelids,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, New York, Nov ‘06
  • Thorne, “Technique of Upper Blepharoplasty-State of the Art,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, New York, Nov ‘06
  • Thorne, “Complications of Facelifting,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, New York, Nov ‘06
  • Thorne, “Ear Reconstruction in Microtia,” American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting, San Francisco, Oct 2006
  • Thorne, “Rejuvenation of the Difficult Neck,” Current Perspectives in Plastic Surgery, Washington DC, June 2006
  • Thorne, “Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium,” Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2006
  • Thorne, “Complications in Cosmetic Surgery,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2006
  • Thorne, “Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty, Standard Technique”, New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2006
  • Thorne, “Anatomy of the Facial Nerve in Facelifting,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2006
  • Thorne, “Anatomy of the Lower Eyelid Tear Trough,” Manhattan Eye and Ear Symposium, New York, NY, Nov 2005
  • Thorne, “Otoplasty”, Manhattan Eye and Ear Symposium, New York, New York, Nov, 2005
  • Thorne, “The Facial Nerve in Facelifting,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, PSEF, Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2005
  • Thorne, “Honesty in Photographic Documentation in Cosmetic Surgery Presentations,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, PSEF, Indian Wells, CA, January 2005
  • Thorne, “My Approach to Total Facial Rejuvenation,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, PSEF, Indian Wells, CA, 2005
  • Thorne, “My Ten Consecutive Cases of Facial Rejuvenation,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2005
  • Thorne, “Complications in Facelifting,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Indian Wells, CA, Jan 2005
  • Thorne, “High Extended SMAS vs. Traditional SMAS dissection in Facelifting,” Manhattan Eye and Ear Symposium, New York, New York, Nov 2005
  • Thorne; “The Ear in Cosmetic Surgery,” American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, April 2004
  • Thorne; “My Approach to the Aging or Unattractive Neck,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Indian Wells, CA, January 2004
  • Thorne; “How to Shorten the Nose Predictably,” New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Indian Wells, CA, January 2004
  • Thorne; Moderator of “Live Surgery,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, “Aesthetic Surgery of the Aging Face,” New York, NY, November 2003
  • Thorne; “Otoplasty,” Core Curriculum Course, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting, Boston, MA, May 2003
  • Thorne; “Otoplasty,” Core Curriculum Course, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, April 2002
  • Thorne; Moderator, “Live Surgery,” Aesthetic and Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Meeting, New York, NY, October 2001
  • Thorne; Moderator of panel, “Facial Rejuvenation, Clinical Pearls,” Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 2001
  • Thorne; Moderator of panel, “What’s New in Otoplasty,” American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting, New York, NY, May 2001
  • Thorne; “Ear Reconstruction in Patients with Hemifacial Microsomia,” Panel on State-of-the-Art in Congenital Deformities of the Face, Craniofacial Surgery: The New Millennium meeting, New York, NY, March 2001
  • Thorne; “Ear Reconstruction,” Grand Rounds in Plastic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, March 2001
  • Thorne; Moderator of “Live Surgery,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, “Advances in Aesthetic Surgery: The Cutting Edge III,” New York, NY, November 2000
  • Thorne; “Cosmetic Surgery in the Year 2000,” presentation to the Forum Club, New York, NY, November 2000
  • Thorne; Moderator of “Rhinoplasty Panel,” Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Burlington, VT, October 1999
  • Thorne; Moderator of “Live Surgery,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, “Advances in Aesthetic Surgery: The Cutting Edge II,” New York, NY, November 1999
  • Thorne; Moderator of “Live Surgery,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, “Advances in Aesthetic Surgery: The Cutting Edge I,” New York, NY, November 1998
  • Thorne; “Facial Anatomy,” Core Curriculum Course in Plastic Surgery, Chicago, IL, August 1998
  • Thorne, Brecht, Hammerschlag; “Indications for Autogenous vs. Prosthetic Ear Reconstruction: The N.Y.U. Experience,” Ear Reconstruction Meeting, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, March 1998
  • Brecht, Thorne, Grayson; “Molding of Ear Deformities in the Newborn Period,” Ear Reconstruction Meeting, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, March 1998
  • Hammerschlag, Thorne, Roland, et al; “Aural Atresia: Surgical Outcome in a Multidisciplinary Center,” American Laryngological and Otology Society, New York, NY, January 1998
  • Thorne; Moderator of “Live Surgery,” Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Symposium, “Rhinoplasty Symposium,” New York, NY, November 1997
  • Thorne; “Anatomy of the Facelift,” Core Curriculum Course in Plastic Surgery, Chicago, IL, October 1997
  • Brecht, Thorne, McCarthy; “Osseointegrated Craniofacial Implants in Pediatric Auricular Reconstruction: Indications & Contraindications,” Santa Fe, NM, September 1997
  • Thorne; “Anatomy of the Facelift,” Core Curriculum Course in Plastic Surgery, Chicago, IL, November 1996
  • Thorne; “Avoiding Complications in Orbitozygomatic Fractures,” PSEF State-of-the-Art Craniofacial Symposium, New York, NY, March 1996
  • Thorne; “Prosthetic Reconstruction of the Craniofacial Patient Using Extra-Oral Osseointegrated Implants,” North Shore Hospital, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Manhasset, New York, NY, January 1996
  • Thorne; "Anatomy of the Facelift," Core Curriculum Course in Plastic Surgery, Chicago, IL, November 1995
  • Thorne; "Management of Difficult Facial Wounds Following Trauma and Mohs' Therapy," Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Boston, MA, November 1995
  • McCarthy, Turk, Thorne, et al; “A Six Year Experience with Mandibular Distraction,” Sixth Meeting of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, St. Tropez, France, October 1995
  • Thorne; "Anatomy of the Facelift," Core Curriculum Course in Plastic Surgery, Chicago, IL, November 1994
  • Thorne; "Cleft Lip Nasal Reconstruction," Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Symposium on Aesthetic and Reconstructive Rhinoplasty, New York, NY, November 1993
  • Thorne, "Complications in Thigh Lifting," Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Symposium on Breast Surgery and Body Contouring, New York, NY, June 1993
  • Breitbart, Staffenberg, Glat, Cunningham, Reddi, McCarthy and Thorne, "Tricalcium Phosphate and Osteogenin: A Bioactive Onlay Bone Graft Substitute," Plastic Surgery Research Council, Houston, TX, April 1993
  • Thorne; "Soft Tissue Reconstruction: Hemifacial Microsomia," International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons Symposium, Chicago, IL, October 1992
  • Thorne; "Maxillofacial Surgery," American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, New York, NY, March 1992
  • Grilli, Thorne, Angrigiani, Siebert; “The Anatomy and Surgical Complications of the Frontal Branch of the Facial Nerve: Further Clarification,” American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Seattle, WA, September 1991
  • McCarthy, Schreiber, Karp, Thorne and Grayson; "Bone Lengthening of the Human Mandible by Gradual Distraction," International Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 1991
  • McCarthy, Thorne, Karp, Cutting, Zide and LaTrenta; "Early Fronto-orbital Advancement Revisited: Unsolved Problems," American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Boston, MA, October 1990
  • Karp, Schrieber, Thorne and McCarthy; "Membranous Bone Lengthening: A serial histologic study," American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Boston, MA, October 1990
  • Thorne, Grilli, Angrigiani, and Siebert; "Avoiding the Frontal Branch of the Facial Nerve: Further Clarification," Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Lake George, NY, September 1990
  • Angrigiani, Siebert, Grilli and Thorne; "A New Myocutaneous Island Flap from the Distal Thigh for Recurrent Ischial Pressure Sores," American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Hot Springs, VA, May 1990
  • Karp, McCarthy, Sissons and Thorne; "Membranous Bone Lengthening: “A serial histologic study," Plastic Surgery Research Council, Washington, DC, April 1990
  • Thorne; "Soft Tissue Reconstruction in Hemifacial Microsomia," Symposium on Maxillofacial Surgery sponsored by the American Cleft Palate Association and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, New York, NY, March 1990
  • Thorne, Karp, and McCarthy; "Bone Lengthening in the Craniofacial Skeleton," American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, October 1989
  • Thorne, Karp, and McCarthy; "Bone Expansion in the Craniofacial Skeleton," International Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Florence, Italy, June 1989
  • Karp, Thorne, and McCarthy; "Bone Lengthening in the Canine Mandible," Plastic Surgery Research Council, Atlanta, GA, April 1989

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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