Neil Gordon

Neil Gordon, M.D., B.S.’86

Facing Forward

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.