NYU Langone Creates Charity Fund for Complex Reconstructive Plastic Surgery for Patients in Need

May 1, 2019

NYU Langone has created a charity care fund for patients in need of complex reconstructive plastic surgery through a $15.1 million donated from international businessman and philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss.

NYU Langone has created a charity care fund for patients in need of complex reconstructive plastic surgery through a $15.1 million donated from international businessman and philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss. The charity fund, within the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, will provide high-quality reconstructive surgery care those underserved, underinsured, and uninsured.

The program, one of the only ones of its kind, will help eliminate disparities and barriers to care, regardless of a patient’s age, geographic location, or socioeconomic status. Conditions to be treated include deformities caused by trauma, cancer, illness, or birth.