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A Top Specialist Doctor in New York

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  He is the current Professor of Clinical Surgery of New York Medical College, and the former Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center.

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. He has served as the president of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons and was also elected as the president of the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons where he has served on the board of trustees.

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh  - A Top Specialist Doctor in New York & Long Island

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

Continuous Contribution To The Field

Dr. Alizadeh directs the Clinical Research Division of Cosmoplastic Surgery, where he has conducted multiple national 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 in a welcome video.

Media & Awards

Dr. Alizadeh has appeared in over 60 media outlets such as CNN, CBS 60 Minutes, NBC Today Show, Discovery Health, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He has authored over 30 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. 

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Wide Range Of Elective Offerings

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 labiaplasty; 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.

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Leaders Across Borders

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh shares the indivisible journey between his own hard childhood experiences and his calling to train doctors and save lives wherever there is conflict, war and trauma. He is a sought-after motivational speaker because of his personal journey as a refugee, a doctor, and as a teacher. You can see a speech he delivered to over two thousand participants at the 2019 YPO global Leadership Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh – Leaders Across Borders – YPO GLC 2019


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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Dr. Alizadeh's award winning PRS Global Open paper dog bites.   Closeup of an award

Dr Alizadeh is the proud recipient of multiple awards including the prestigious Ellis island Medal of Honor.

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Dr. Alizadeh's Award-Winning PRS Global Open paper dog bites - ASPS conference, Chicago 2018 (Read the paper here)

Achievements in Health Care Awards, Keynote Speaker LIBN December 10, 2019

YPO Annual Global Meeting Invited Honorary Speaker March 4,  2019
Cape Town, South Africa 

Best Published Paper in North America Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Open Global as lead author September 2018
An Algorithmic Approach to Operative Management of Complex Pediatric Dog bites: 3 Year Review of a Level I Referral Pediatric Trauma Hospital, October 2017 - Volume 5 - Issue 10 - p e1431

NECO Ellis Island Award for Humanitarian Volunteer work May 8, 2009
Entered into the US congressional record January 2010

Patients of Courage Award from ASPS for Ciara Lockhart October 2017
A teenager with congenital absence of breast who underwent multiple reconstructive operations to reconstruct her chest and donated her time to Mission: Restore

IAS New York Annual Gala honorary award March 12, 2016

125 year anniversary commencement honorary speaker, DES May 24, 2014

Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors: NY Metro Area 2010-present

U.S. News and World Report Top Doctors 2011-present

Best Cosmetic Surgeon; LI Press ‘BOLI’ Awards, 2011-2012

2012 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon of the Year; October 2012
New York State Citation   
Nassau County Recognition Lifetime Humanitarian Award December 20, 2012

Child Harbor Care distinguished honor award October 27, 2011
Contributions for volunteer care for children

Best Cosmetic Surgeon, as voted by LI Press March 2011

New York State Assembly Humanitarian recognition award September 2011
Health Care Heroes Award, LI business News November 4, 2010

First Place Prize for the best Aesthetic Paper presentation, January 25, 2010

Novel Use of An Internal Autogulous Bra Provides Better Long Term Outcomes in Breast Surgery, National Plastic Surgery Senior Resident’s Conference  
Top Prize Poster Presentation, Use of FAMM flaps as a spacer flap for palatal closure, Nassau Surgical Society Annual meeting Dec 4, 2009

Patients of Courage Award from ASPS for Uday Hattem October 2009
An American translator who had over 10 reconstructive surgeries 
after being shot by the insurgents during the Iraq war                   

Best Plastic Surgery Group, as voted by LI Press 2008-present

First Place Award for the best Business Plan Presentation
Harvard Business School May 20, 2006

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Dwight Englewood School October 2004

Training and Education Grant, Smile Train Organization 2003-2008

Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident Contest Award:
Management of superior helical rim chondritis Maui, Hawaii January19, 1999

Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident Presentation Award: 
Surgical Rescue in Head and Neck Cancer, Chicago, Illinois May 6, 1999

Joseph Collins Scholarship, Cornell University Medical College 1990-1993

 Rosenbleuth Scholarship, Cornell University Medical College May 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-present

Global Directory of Who’s Who Selection 2003-present

Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors: NY Metro Area 2005-present

Marquis Who’s Who in America 2006-present

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh


Logos of schools that Dr. Alizadeh has attended.

  • 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
Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh


Logo for Mission Restore
Logo for Westchester Medical Center
New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons logo
Logo that says: Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery Inc.

Professor of Surgery

New York Medical College

Founder and Chairman Of Board

Mission: Restore, which provides clinical services, 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 2005-20013
  • 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
Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh
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