Plastic surgery is a unique field in medicine.
It is the only field where the outcomes are measured only by the patients.
A plastic surgeon that fails to grasp this concept will not become successful.
I am an Israeli Board Certified and New York Licensed plastic surgeon. After completing my plastic surgery training at the Sackler School of Medicine, I completed two specialty fellowships programs: A reconstructive microsurgery fellowship specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, and a Lymphedema surgery fellowship program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
I currently serve as an attending plastic surgeon at Harlem Hospital, where I perform complex reconstructive surgery following cancer and trauma.
I believe that my medical knowledge directly correlates with the quality of care I provide to my patients, and therefore, in addition to patient care, I am routinely involved in medical research. I hold a PhD in epidemiology and public health from the Sackler School of Medicine, which helps me to critically evaluate novel published treatments and technologies that can benefit my patients. I am the author of more than 50 peer reviewed scientific publications, and routinely present my own work in international plastic surgery conferences.
My main research interest is patient reported outcome measurement, a new tool that puts the patient in the center of care.
As a human being first, I seek care for every patient like she or he is my first degree relative.
I am responsible for my patients no matter the outcome, without an expiration date. My relationship with my patients is built on mutual trust, honesty and setting realistic expectations.