Meet Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh

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We strive each and every day to improve the world around us and improve the world beyond us… to renew, to restore and to uplift the face, the body and above all... the human spirit. — DR. KAVEH ALIZADEH

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh is the Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at New York Medical College. From 2007 to 2013, Dr. Alizadeh served as the president of the largest and oldest plastic surgery center in North America, and in 2014, he opened his own private practice with a vision towards the future. As president of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons, he continues to dedicate his career to advancing the field of plastic surgery.

Dr. Alizadeh directs the Clinical Research Division of Cosmoplastic Surgery, where he has conducted multiple clinical trials in plastic surgery devices, breast surgery, and injectables for rejuvenation. He is credited with developing a new breast-lift technique, NaturaBra™, as well as "progressive" eyelid-lift and abdominoplasty techniques. Since 2005, he has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Consumer Research Council, and since 2010, a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Alizadeh has also received national recognition as a Top Doctor by U.S. News and World Report.

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Dr. Alizadeh has appeared in news media such as CNN, CBS 60 Minutes, NBC Today Show, Discovery Health, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He has authored numerous publications and has given extensive presentations at the national and international level. In 2009, Dr. Alizadeh's humanitarian volunteer work earned him the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor, an award recorded in the United States Congressional Record.

Dr. Alizadeh specializes in a range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures, as well as less-invasive treatments. Cosmetic procedures include breast augmentation, lift, and reduction; body contouring, including buttock augmentation and labioplasty; as well as minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. Reconstructive procedures include migraine surgery and post-cancer breast reconstruction. He also performs the latest non-invasive facial rejuvenation techniques, including injectables such as RADIESSE® (+), Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Lyft,, KYBELLA®, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, BOTOX® Cosmetic, XEOMIN®, Dysport®, JUVÉDERM®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic, for which he is a certified national trainer.

Dr. Alizadeh earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his Master's Degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then received his MD from Cornell University Medical College, with commendation from the Dean. Dr. Alizadeh completed his General Surgery and Plastic Surgery training at the University of Chicago Hospitals, followed by an additional year of subspecialty training in Cosmetic Surgery, Microsurgery, and Breast Reconstruction at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He has received further executive education training at Harvard Business School.

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  • Best Cosmetic Surgeon: LI Press 'Best Of Long Island' Awards, 2011-2012
  • Best Plastic Surgery Group: 'Best Of Long Island' Awards, 2008-2012
  • Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors, 2010-2013
  • Child Harbor Care distinguished honor award, Contributions for volunteer care for children, October 2011
  • U.S. News and World Report Top Doctors, 2011-2012
  • 2011 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon of the Year; New York State Citation, 2011
  • New York State Assembly Humanitarian Recognition Award, September 2011
  • Health Care Heroes Award; Long Island Business News November 2010
  • First Place Prize for the Best Aesthetic Paper presentation, Novel Use of An Internal Autogulous Bra Provides Better Long Term Outcomes in Breast Surgery, National Plastic Surgery Senior Resident's Conference January 25, 2010
  • Top Prize Poster Presentation, Use of FAMM flaps as a spacer flap for palatal closure, Nassau Surgical Society Annual meeting December 4, 2009
  • Patients of Courage Award, from ASPS for Uday Hattem, an American translator who had over ten reconstructive surgeries after being shot by insurgents during the Iraq war, October 2009
  • NECO Ellis Island Award for Humanitarian Volunteer work May 8, 2009
  • First Place Award for the Best Business Plan Presentation Harvard Business School May 20, 2006
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Dwight Englewood School October 22, 2004
  • Training and Education Grant, Smile Train Organization 2003-2008
  • Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident Contest Award: Operative management of superior helical rim chondritis Maui, Hawaii January19, 1999
  • Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident Paper Presentation Award: Surgical Rescue in Head and Neck Cancer, Chicago, Illinois May 6, 1999
  • Joseph Collins Scholarship, Cornell University Medical College 1990-3
  • Rosenbleuth Scholarship, Cornell University Medical College 1993
  • The National Institutes of Health Scientist Training Program Fellowship award Thesis: Cellular Growth Patterns of the Colon, Bethesda, Maryland, 1989
  • America's Top Physicians Guide 2004-12
  • Global Directory of Who's Who Selection 2003-12
  • Marquis Who's Who in America 2006-12
  • Rock Climbing; 5.10 Shawangunk Mountains, NY 2007
  • Sculptor: Exhibited sculptures in New York City 2003
  • New York State Triathlon Championships: Lake Sebago, NY 1993
  • United States Hang-Gliding Association: Para-2 license 1993
  • Senior Athletic Award: Soccer (All-State) Discus Throw (all-time record) 1984
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  • 2006-2007: Harvard Business School Executive Program
  • 1990-1993: Cornell University Medical College; New York, New York – Doctor of Medicine, Joseph Collins Award
  • 1988-1990: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons; New York, New York – Masters of Science
  • 1986: Sorbonne University; Paris, France - Certificat de la Civilization Francaise
  • 1984-1988: Cornell University; Ithaca, New York - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981-1984: Dwight Englewood School; Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey - Distinguished Alumnus Award 2005

Director of Cosmetic Surgery at Long Island, NY's Cosmoplastic Surgery

  • 1999-2000: Fellowship: Microsurgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, NY; Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, NY
  • 1998-1999: Chief Resident: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Chicago Hospitals
  • 1997-1999: Residency: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Chicago Hospitals
  • 1994-1997: Residency: General Surgery, The University of Chicago Hospitals; Chicago
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Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College

Chairman of Board

Mission: Restore, which provides clinical, education, and research for victims of war and trauma around the world


Long Island Plastic Surgical Group 2007-2012

Established in 1948, the largest and oldest private academic plastic surgical practice in North America, voted by LI Press as the best plastic surgery practice in Long Island 2008-2012


  • Director Clinical Research, NUMC Plastic Surgery Residency Program 2005-present
  • Partner, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group 2000-2013
  • Course Director, Fresh Cadaver Plastic Surgery Lab 2001-present
  • Medical Advisory Board, HealthiNation 2009-present
  • Governing Board Member , Global Medical Relief Fund 2008- present
  • Chief Medical Officer, Klinger Advanced Aesthetics 2005-2007
  • Vice-President, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group 2005-2007
  • Chief of Microsurgery, Winthrop University Hospital 2003-2008
  • Vice-Chairman, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Winthrop University Hospital 2003-2008
  • Treasurer, New York State Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 2012-present
  • Treasurer, New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 2012-present
  • Member at Large, Nassau Surgical Society, 2012-present
  • Medical Advisor, Cytori Corp. 2012-present
  • Committee Member, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation 2000-present
  • Medical Board Member, Klinger Advanced Aesthetics 2006-2007
  • Membership Committee Director, Long Island Chapter, 2005-present Northeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • Research and Technology Committee Member, 2011-present
    • Public Education Committee Member, 2005-2011
    • Clinical Trials Committee Member, 2009-2011
    • Malpractice crisis task force 2008-2010
    • Health Policy Committee Member, 2007-2008
    • Quality and Performance Measurement 2007-2008
  • American Society Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
    • Practice Relations Committee Member 2007-present
  • Associate Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program, Nassau University Medical Center 2001-2006
    • Best Teaching Award 2003
  • National Trainer, Sculptra Aesthetic 2009- present
  • Medical Advisor, Life Cell Corporation 2008- present
  • Medical Advisor, Kensey Nash 2010-present
  • Medical Advisor, Mentor/Ethicon 2008- present
  • Course Director, Klinger Advanced Aesthetics 2005-2006 Aesthetic Training Program Award
  • Medical Advisory Board, Happy Face Foundation 2001-2004