Neil Gordon, M.D., B.S.’86
By Jim Sciancalepore, M.A.’93
“I make people’s outsides match what’s inside,” explained Neil Gordon.
Gordon is one of the nation’s preeminent facial plastic surgeons and a leader in the breakthrough technique known as the ‘deep plane facelift’ – a way to make patients’ faces appear younger without looking like they’ve had work done.
“It’s very artistic,” said Gordon, describing his work. “And it has a very positive effect on people’s lives, their confidence and self-image.”
Gordon, who practices at office locations in Connecticut and in Manhattan, is founder of The Retreat at Split Rock, a unique facility that offers state-of-the-art plastic surgery in a private, spa-like atmosphere.
Beyond his private practice, Gordon is the director of Head and Neck Aesthetic Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine; he also carries out other academic responsibilities. A nationally recognized authority on facial plastic surgery, he was even interviewed by E! Entertainment Television for a segment about celebrity facelifts.
Gordon credits his UAlbany education with putting him “in a position to succeed” relative to medical school and other endeavors.