Dr. Lisa Schneider is a specialist trained in microsurgical reconstruction
of all areas of the body in addition to hand and cosmetic surgery. A longtime
advocate of women’s health issues, she has a particular interest
in breast reconstruction, both using implants and the body’s own
tissue for free flap DIEP reconstruction. Using the body’s own tissue
or “autologous” reconstruction uses microsurgical techniques
to move tissue from the abdomen (DIEP flap) and other areas of the body
to create a new breast. Dr. Lisa Schneider is certified in Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Schneider trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Institute
for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (IRPS) at New York University Langone
Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, where she received training
from international experts in all aspects of plastic surgery, including
aesthetic, reconstruction, hand and microsurgery. She was one of an elite
group chosen for a directed six-year training that combined general and
plastic surgery, the most selective residency category in the United States.
She pursued additional training at IRPS in microsurgical reconstruction
in order to maximize her ability to reconstruct the most challenging surgical problems.
She attended medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians
and Surgeons where she was selected to be a member of the prestigious
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Because of her dedication to compassionate
patient care, she was selected for the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She
was also selected for additional awards based on exceptional academic
achievement, including the Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award, the Markowitz
Endowment for Scholars and the Herbert J. Bartelstone Award.
As an undergraduate, she attended Yale University, where she graduated
with a Summa Cum Laude degree in Humanities and was inducted into the
Phi Beta Kappa Society. She was awarded the Nicholas Poulin Cup, given
to the woman with the highest GPA in the graduating class of Pierson College,
and a Howard Hughes Institute Fellowship for teaching. She was co-coordinator
of the sexual assault counseling service for Yale University. She traveled
to both Kenya and India to perform humanitarian work.