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Section Chief: Kaveh Alizadeh, MD, FACS

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh is a board-certified plastic surgeon and Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College. He was a partner at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group since 2000, where he also served as President of the practice from 2007-2012. Dedicated to advancing the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Alizadeh directs the Clinical Research Division of the practice’s Residency Program, and is also credited with developing a new breast lift technique, NaturaBra™. Since 2005, he has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Consumer Research Council and has held the title of Castle Connolly Top Doctor since 2010.

In 2011 and 2012, Dr. Alizadeh also received national recognition as a Top Doctor by U.S. News and World Report, and was voted by patients as one of the Best Cosmetic Surgeons in the Annual Long Island Press Awards.

Dr. Alizadeh has appeared in news media such as CNN, CBS 60 minutes, NBC Today Show, Discovery Health, Newsweek, and The New York Times. He has authored numerous publications and has given extensive presentations on the national and international level.

Dr. Alizadeh specializes in a range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures, as well as less-invasive treatments. Cosmetic procedures include breast augmentation, body contouring, and facial rejuvenation. Reconstructive procedures include breast reconstruction after cancer and migraine surgery. He also performs the latest non-invasive facial rejuvenation techniques, including injectables such as Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic, for which he is a certified regional trainer.

Dr. Alizadeh obtained his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and earned his Masters Degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then pursued his MD from Cornell University Medical College, having received 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.

Dr. Alizadeh’s passion is to perform volunteer plastic surgery. He is co-founder and Chairman of Mission: Restore, which provides free medical care, education, and research to help adults and children in need around the world. His volunteer work began in the Afghan refugee camps in 1993 and since then he has participated in volunteer missions each year traveling all over the world including Central and South America, the Middle East, and Asia. 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.

EDUCATION

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

Post-Graduate Training
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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