Dr. Richard S. Rosenblum was born and raised in Virginia Beach. He graduated from Norfolk Academy and went on to study at Colgate University, where he played football and majored in religion. He returned to the south to attend the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He began his surgical training at the University of Kentucky in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Focused on achieving true Board Certification in Plastic Surgery, he was invited to attend prestigious Vanderbilt University where he completed his Plastic Surgery residency. He ultimately achieved rare double board certification in both Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery.
In an effort to further specialize in facial cosmetic surgery, he completed an additional fellowship with Dr. William P. Magee, Jr. and Operation Smile International. During that year he traveled to several countries where new techniques were being developed for pediatric/infant surgery as well as adult cosmetic surgery. He was also afforded the rare opportunity to spend several months in Paris with renowned cosmetic plastic surgeons. It was there that he was exposed to innovative cosmetic procedures and techniques which are still being introduced to the United States today.
Dr. Rosenblum joined his mentor Dr. Magee and created Magee- Rosenblum Plastic Surgery; one of the country’s largest practices focused on the specialty of pediatric plastic surgery. Over the next several years, he realized that the complex surgeries he was performing on children had numerous applications for his adult cosmetic patients as well. He was able to adapt several of these techniques and apply them to his adult patients to achieve natural and long-lasting results. It was the culmination of these experiences which resulted in the creation of Rosenblum Plastic Surgery in 2005.
The vision of Rosenblum Plastic Surgery was realized with the establishment of a free standing, state of the art surgical center. Complemented by The Spa and Laser Center and located in the North End of Virginia Beach, Rosenblum Plastic Surgery offers a full service of both surgical and non surgical options to enhance the appearance of even the most discriminating patients. Studying the faces of his youngest patients has allowed Dr. Rosenblum to uniquely understand the aging process and its effects throughout life. It is this distinctive perspective which allows him to continually develop and innovate techniques for his adult cosmetic patients, ultimately producing superior natural results.
Dr. Rosenblum continues to operate on children and infants and travels frequently internationally with Operation Smile. He holds a prominent role in the organization at the national level and lectures on cleft lips and palates and birthmarks, in the US and abroad. He is the founder and director of the Virginia Birthmark.
He is on the Medical Staff of Virginia Beach General Hospital, Sentara Princess Anne Ambulatory Surgery Center, Virginia Beach Ambulatory Surgery Center, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Leigh Hospital as well as serving as the Chairman of Plastic Surgery at Bon Secours DePaul Hospital.
As the founder of Rosenblum Plastic Surgery, he maintains an active cosmetic surgery practice in Virginia Beach where all of his procedures are performed at his fully accredited ambulatory surgical facility. He is also the medical director of the Spa and Laser Center which is located adjacent to his plastic surgery center on Shore Drive. It is here that his patients are pampered with the latest and most innovative skin care and laser treatments. This not only ensures that operative results are maximized and long-lasting but, on occasion, surgical procedures are avoided in favor of newer, less invasive techniques. Dr. Rosenblum has specifically developed techniques for endoscopic brow lifts, minimal incision face lifts, short scar breast lifts and no incision rhinoplasties; all in an effort to minimize scars, decrease downtime and improve results. Ultimately this commitment to excellence delivers reproducible and natural results.
Importantly, Dr. Rosenblum has assembled perhaps the most experienced cosmetic office staff nationwide. With over 150 years of combined experience in plastic surgery, his staff can answer any question and find a solution to any problem. His patient coordinator, Connie King, is well known in Hampton Roads from her long tenure with Dr. Richard Mladick. Dr. Rosenblum relies heavily on the expertise of his two injectors, Debbie Turner LPN and Ashley Chieppa, PA. With a combined experience with injectables and fillers such as Botox, Juvederm, Resylane, Perlane and Rasdiesse, they are able to artfully complement his cosmetic surgical results. They are both integral in helping formulate facial rejuvenation plans for patients. Karen Gentry, R.N. and Gloria Brown, C.S.T. have decades of cosmetic operating room experience and are the full-time operating room staff who ensure the safety and comfort of all our surgical patients. As the nursing director of the operating room, Karen ensures certification to the highest standard, maintaining the safest surgical experience for our patients. Gloria worked with Dr. Richard Mladick for over 35 years as his personal surgical assistant. Even Dr. Mladick often joked, “Gloria can do the operations without me!”. The team at Rosenblum Plastic Surgery is headed up by the most experienced administrator in the region, Lynn Davis. Mrs. Davis has been in plastic surgery administration for over 20 years and brings a professionalism and caring that is often absent in other practices.
Personally, Dr. Rosenblum has been happily married for 18 years and has 3 young children who stay busy singing, shooting baskets or surfing the waves of Virginia Beach.
Whether it be infants or adults, or anywhere in between, come meet with Dr. Rosenblum at Rosenblum Plastic Surgery and experience the expertise of our staff and their unrivaled and uncompromising “commitment to excellence”.