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Professional Credentials

Educational Background:

  • B.S. in Biology, Summa Cum Laude Graduate, University of Steubenville, Ohio
  • Medical Degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine (currently Drexel University), Philadelphia
  • Internal Medicine Internship at Lankanau Hospital, Philadelphia
  • General Surgery Internship at The Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York City
  • Fellowship Training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland

Robert A. Guida, MD

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery


  • Licensed to practice medicine in the state of New York and the state of Florida

Academic & Hospital Appointments:

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the Weill Cornell School of Medicine
  • Director of Facial Plastic Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College from 1992-2002
  • Attending surgeon at the following renowned institutions:
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University
    • Northwell’s Lenox Hill Hospital
    • Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
    • New York Center for Ambulatory Surgery
    • Midtown Surgery Center in Manhattan

Specialization & Expertise

Dr. Guida is a distinguished facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. With over three decades of experience, he has established himself as a leading authority in various surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Guida’s primary areas of expertise include cosmetic and functional nose surgery, sinus surgery, face and neck lifts, cosmetic eyelid surgery, laser resurfacing, otoplasty, facial reconstruction, and skin cancer removal (Mohs surgery).

Dr. Guida specializes in revision rhinoplasty surgery, a challenging field that requires the utmost precision. Furthermore, he is one of the few U.S. surgeons equipped with a Medtronics Image Guided Sinus Surgery Fusion machine in his office operating room, which allows him to provide the most effective and safe results with sinus surgery. Dr. Guida believes that a cosmetically attractive nose should also function optimally, and each procedure is designed with a holistic view.

Rhinoplasty & Revision Rhinoplasty Expert

Dr. Guida’s extensive training in rhinoplasty has established him as a true authority in the field. He learned and mastered the latest rhinoplasty techniques from the leading rhinoplasty surgeons across the United States, including New York City, Philadelphia, and the West Coast. This broad exposure is crucial since every nose presents distinct anatomical challenges, and Dr. Guida’s proficiency in multiple techniques ensures a customized approach for each patient.

With a career spanning over 30 years, Dr. Guida’s expertise in rhinoplasty is further enhanced by his tenure in both academic and private practice settings. His initial decade in academia allowed him to train numerous residents and share his knowledge on rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction on national and international platforms. Over the past two decades in private practice, he has continued to refine and innovate his techniques, incorporating the latest advancements while drawing from his decades of thoughtful experience.

Global Medical Contributions

From Honduras and Bolivia to Ecuador, Dr. Guida has gone on multiple medical pro-bono expeditions to perform surgical repair of cleft lip, cleft lip nasal, cleft palate, microtia, and other facial deformities. He has lectured to medical staff in these countries on surgical techniques and taught younger doctors to care for the less fortunate who are born with severe congenital deformities. He has also been involved in the past with the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery initiative called “Face To Face,” offering help to victims of domestic abuse.

Publications & Book Journals

As a highly sought-after surgeon, Dr. Guida is considered a thoughtful academic leader in his field. He has spoken at numerous scientific meetings, taught courses to other physicians, and published scientific articles and book chapters on all aspects of facial plastic surgery. His areas of interest include basic principles of soft tissue surgery to achieve optimal surgical results, scar revision surgery, rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction, and facial rejuvenation with surgical and nonsurgical techniques.

Innovative Surgical Techniques, Natural Results

Dr. Guida’s approach to facial plastic surgery is based on a commitment to individualized care and natural-looking results. He firmly believes there is no one-size-fits-all approach to procedures like rhinoplasty or facelifts. Each patient is unique, and Dr. Guida’s dedication to customization begins with a thorough assessment of their facial structure.

Dr. Guida places great importance on open and attentive communication with patients, taking the time to understand their concerns and expectations fully. He ensures results that conform to each patient’s natural features to elevate facial harmony. He also uses digital computer imaging to help patients understand the possible results and develop realistic expectations.

Why Choose Dr. Guida?

  • Over 30 years of surgical experience in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
  • Recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in New York” by Castle Connolly Guide for over 25 years
  • Featured in New York Magazine’s elite list of top “beauty doctors” in New York City
  • Named multiple times in New York Magazine’s Best Doctor issue
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the Weill Cornell School of Medicine
  • Attending Surgeon at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
  • Extensive training and experience in innovative plastic surgery techniques
  • Proficiency in various complex surgical procedures, from cosmetic and functional nose surgery, all aspects of facial plastic surgery, to facial reconstruction after skin cancer removal (Mohs surgery)

Dr. Guida to the Rescue

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Dr. Robert Guida is your trusted source for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. With over three decades of experience and a commitment to achieving natural-looking results, Dr. Guida offers trusted care to multi-generational clientele. He is trusted by generations of individuals across all ages, who trust him to offer safe, consistent results that conform to their natural facial anatomy. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Guida to experience artistic surgical judgment today.

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