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Dr. Anisha Kumar Named Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at White Plains Hospital

October 17, 2022

White Plains, N.Y. (October 17, 2022) – White Plains Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Anisha Kumar has joined the Hospital as Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Kumar offers the full complement of reconstructive and facial aesthetic procedures, including reconstruction of skin cancer defects, interventions for facial paralysis, gender affirmation surgery, rhinoplasty, face lift, neck lift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, ear reshaping, lip lift, cheek and chin implants, injectables treatments, and skin resurfacing.

She has an academic background in medical anthropology, and her research interests include social perception of facial plastic surgery and quality of life measures associated with facial deformities.

Dr. Kumar earned her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, followed by a residency in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins, and a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

In addition, Dr. Kumar has written over a dozen articles for peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and given numerous podium presentations at national academy meetings. Her work has been published in such journals as Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, Facial Plastic Surgery, and the Journal of Laryngology and Otology. She is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

To schedule an appointment, call (914) 849-3755.

About White Plains Hospital 

White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer Care and The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and in 2021, the Hospital formally launched its cardiac surgery program with its first-ever open-heart surgery in partnership with world-class cardiac surgeons from Montefiore Einstein. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, New Rochelle, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.

The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2019. In 2022, White Plains Hospital received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency. In addition, the Hospital received Magnet® designation three times, most recently in 2021 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Hospital recently received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Achievement Award for its treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks in its Emergency Department and Cardiac Catherization labs and its mortality rate is amongst the lowest in the country according to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR). The Hospital has been reaccredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for providing high-quality, patient-centered cancer care to their patients and the community. It has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), one of 60 hospitals in the nation, and the Hospital’s Bariatric Surgical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). White Plains Hospital has received full accreditation for its breast cancer program four times from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) recognized White Plains Hospital as a top 10% performing hospital for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019. In 2022, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades® for the 7th time, and in 2022 became the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 7th time.