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  • Invited Webinar presenter, “Otoplasty”, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Webinar, July 2018
  • Invited video presentation, “Subcutaneous lateral browlift via zigzag hairline incision,” The Cutting Edge Symposium, New York, NY, Dec 2017
  • Grand rounds presentation, “Auricular reconstruction; my 30 year experience,” Mt. Sinai Department of Otolaryngology, New York, Jan 2017
  • Invited video presentation, “High, extended SMAS Facelift technique,” The Cutting Edge Symposium, New York, NY, Dec 2016
  • Visiting Professor, Univ. of Wisconsin, Division of Plastic Surgery, Nov. 2015
  • Invited guest and Live Surgery Demonstration, “Otoplasty and Ear reduction,” St. Petersburg, Russia, Oct 2015
  • “Advanced Ear Reconstruction,” State of the Art: Facial Reconstruction and Transplantation, New York, May 2015
  • Vieta Lecture, 25th Annual, Lenox Hill Hospital, “Ear Reconstruction”
  • Visiting Professor, University Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 2015
  • Visiting Professor, Hue Central Hospital, Hue, Vietnam, March 2015
  • Invited lecture, “Ear Reconstruction,” New York Presbyterian Hospital, Division of Plastic Surgery, Jan, 2015
  • Invited Guest and Live Surgery Demonstrator, Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, Brasilia, Oct 2007
  • “Otoplasty,” Department of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, LSU/Tulane New Orleans, LA, April 2005
  • “Rhinoplasty and Facelifting,” Department of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds, St. Barnabas Hospital, Livingston, NJ, April 2004
  • “Otoplasty and Reconstruction of Microtia,” Institute of Aesthetic Surgery, Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mount Kisco, NY, November 2002
  • “New Techniques in Microtia Reconstruction,” Pan-Arab Society, Amman, Jordan, April 2001
  • “Comprehensive Care of the Patient with Microtia,” Visiting Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Division of Plastic Surgery, Newark, NJ, March 1999
  • Visiting Professor, Yale University Division of Plastic Surgery, New Haven, CT, April 1998
  • “Hemifacial Microsomia,” N.Y.U. Dental School Lecture to Prosthodontic graduate students, January 1998
  • “Distraction Osteogenesis”; Symposium on Loading of Bone, Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, October 1997
  • “Distraction Osteogenesis in the Pediatric Mandible,” Symposium on Comprehensive Management of Craniofacial Asymmetries, Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark, 1996
  • “Craniofacial Trauma,” Brooklyn Hospital Center, Department of Surgery, Grand Rounds, Brooklyn, NY, February 1996
  • "Craniofacial Malformations," Maimonides Department of Pediatrics, Grand Rounds, Brooklyn, NY, January 1995
  • "Bone Lengthening in the Human Mandible," American Association of Orthodontics, Orlando, FL, April 1994

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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