Richard Garvey, MD
Harrison, New York, NY 10528
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About This Surgeon
When Doctor Garvey was a little boy, his mother took him aside and told him that his sister, Valerie, was a special person. His mother explained to him that his sister was born ill and would not be with them for very long. Because of Valerie’s short life, he would have to treat her with extra special care.
Doctor Garvey was Valerie’s constant companion. He was always by her side during her countless hospitalizations, check-ups and doctor visits. As a result, doctor Garvey witnessed, from the patient’s perspective, the importance and healing powers of compassionate doctors and nurses. Medical school may have taught doctor Garvey how to treat diseases, but his sister taught him how to care for patients.
Doctor Garvey was born the youngest of six children in the Bronx, New York, and raised in New Rochelle, New York. He attended Columbia University where he was on the dean’s list for academic excellence. He then graduated from the Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he was the class president. He completed five years of general and trauma surgery at the Kings County/SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he was awarded the Golden Apple for teaching excellence. He completed his plastic surgical training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center, where he received the prestigious Leo Davidoff Award for Teaching. Doctor Garvey has developed one of the finest reputations for plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery in the tri-state area.
Doctor Garvey is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is Chief of Plastic Surgery at the prestigious Lawrence Hospital Center in Bronxville, New York and at the Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, New York. As a member of the clinical faculty at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center, he has trained scores of future plastic surgeons for the past ten years. Doctor Garvey has offices in Westchester and Manhattan.
Doctor Garvey is married and has three children. Despite a busy private practice, frantic work schedule and rewarding family life, Doctor Garvey still finds time to perform with his rock band, The Scrubs. The Scrubs are a group composed of other doctors and rock musicians (and even patients!), and have performed at numerous benefits, fundraisers and local venues throughout the tri-state area.