Larry S. Nichter, MD FACS
PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
In 1987, Larry Nichter, MD, President and Founder of Plasticos Foundation, began what would become one of his lifelong missions: performing reconstructive surgery and training surgeons around the world in the treatment of congenital deformities, trauma care, burn and hand reconstruction. Consequently, he has worked with humanitarian organizations and undertaken more than 30 missions to countries including Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Micronesia, Palau, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam among others. Dr. Nichter has been the trip leader of most of these missions, overseeing the treatment of approximately 3,000 people for whom deformity would have been a life sentence.
Dr. Nichter has been a plastic and reconstructive surgeon for nearly two decades. As a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, he has received national and international recognition for his surgical skills and compassionate involvement with patients and physicians alike. He has selected by his peers as one of “The Best Doctors in America” by the publication of the same name since 1996. Dr. Nichter is published more than one hundred peer review articles in the field and has completed several fellowships as well as Board certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and American College of Surgeons, including the Special Competency Certificate in Hand Surgery.