A leading plastic surgeon was arrested by Greenwich police last week after his estranged wife told officers he attacked her and her daughter inside their Backcountry home.

Dr. Laurence Kirwan, who has offices in New York, Connecticut and England, was arrested by Greenwich police last Friday and charged with third degree assault and disorderly conduct.

He was also ordered to stay away from his wife.

Officers responding to a domestic dispute called at the doctor’s Backcountry mansion found his forty-year-old wife, Chelsea Chapman Kirwan, and her 18-year-old daughter, Tailor Dortona, suffering from minor injuries.

Chapman-Kirwan told officers her 60-year-old estranged husband had attacked her and her daughter from a previous relationship, inside their Sterling Road home.  She said he fled while she was on the phone with the 911 operator.

After learning that a warrant was issued for his arrest, Kirwan surrendered to police.

Sources say it is likely that additional charges will be filed against the doctor since his three young children with Chapman-Kirwan were inside the home at the time of the alleged assault.

Before marrying Dr. Kirwan, Chapman Kirwan was one of his patients.

According to his website, Dr. Kirwan, who is also a professor at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, was born in Liverpool, England, and has been practicing medicine in United States since 1987.

He has been named one of the Best Plastic Surgeons in the Tatler Guide to Cosmetic Surgery in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. His patient, Ulrika Jonsson, a UK media celebrity and author, was featured on the cover of Hello Magazine after her breast reduction surgery by Prof. Kirwan, in 2009. The London Evening Standard has nominated him as one the 1000 Most Influential Londoners in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He is listed in Debrett’s ‘People of Today’ and was also named as one of the Top 20 Plastic Surgeons, Worldwide in the January 2006 issue of Russian Vogue.

Prof. Kirwan has published extensively in journals and books related to Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery and taught Instructional Courses and participated in Expert Panels at National and International Scientific Meetings such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

He has written several books, including Cutting Edge,:(Artnik, 2004) ISBN 1-903906-22-9 and been featured in several others such as Plastic Surgery: The Worlds’ Top Surgeons and Clinics (Beyond Black Publications, 2007)  and The Goddess Guide by Gisele Scanlon (Harper Collins, 2007).

In addition to having a Norwalk office, he has offices Manhattan and London.

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