With so many titles and designations out there, it can be hard to know what they actually mean. The American Board of Medical Specialties is the standard organization under which fall the original and mostly highly credentialed medical boards.

Within the ABMS, the American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only organization for plastic, reconstructive, and aesthestic surgeons. All of our surgeons are either Board Certified or Board Eligible under the ABPS, holding to the highest standard and meeting the most rigorous criteria for professionalism and safety in practice.

As surgeons, we rely on many other team members to ensure best practices and minimize complications. All of our procedures involve fully trained nurses, technicians, anesthesiologists, medical assistants, and aestheticians. No corners are cut, no criteria unmet. We believe that the procedure is only as safe as its team, and everyone on our team is held to the highest standard possible.


Our Team

sophie bartsich md facs  Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Bartsich was educated in Manhattan at the world-renowned Lycé Français de New York and learned to appreciate an international aesthetic at an early age. After completing the French Baccalauréat degree in biology, she received an undergraduate degree in psychology at Cornell University. Dr. Bartsich then pursued her interest in design by earning a graduate degree at Parsons School of Design, which she followed with a study-abroad program in foreign language and art. With a focus on balance and natural aesthetics, her design experience ranges from fashion to architecture.  Dr. Bartsich completed her premedical studies at Columbia University and her medical degree at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Accepted into the independent program in plastic surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, she also trained as a resident at a wide range of top-ranked academic institutions in Manhattan. Dr. Bartsich is now an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital Medical Center.   As a resident, Dr. Bartsich was awarded a research grant to pursue studies in implant-based breast surgery. This research was recognized at the national Aesthetic Meeting in 2011, ultimately forming the basis of her current academic endeavors. Now published in several peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Bartsich has been invited to speak at a host of local and national conferences.  see more at  www.doctorsophie.com

sophie bartsich md facs

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Bartsich was educated in Manhattan at the world-renowned Lycé Français de New York and learned to appreciate an international aesthetic at an early age. After completing the French Baccalauréat degree in biology, she received an undergraduate degree in psychology at Cornell University. Dr. Bartsich then pursued her interest in design by earning a graduate degree at Parsons School of Design, which she followed with a study-abroad program in foreign language and art. With a focus on balance and natural aesthetics, her design experience ranges from fashion to architecture.

Dr. Bartsich completed her premedical studies at Columbia University and her medical degree at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Accepted into the independent program in plastic surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, she also trained as a resident at a wide range of top-ranked academic institutions in Manhattan. Dr. Bartsich is now an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital Medical Center. 

As a resident, Dr. Bartsich was awarded a research grant to pursue studies in implant-based breast surgery. This research was recognized at the national Aesthetic Meeting in 2011, ultimately forming the basis of her current academic endeavors. Now published in several peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Bartsich has been invited to speak at a host of local and national conferences.

see more at www.doctorsophie.com

Marc elkowitz MD FACS  Dr. Elkowitz was raised in Great Neck, New York, and chose to begin his practice here in 2000. From high school at Great Neck North, Dr. Elkowitz was admitted to college and medical school as part of a highly competitive, and prestigious seven year combined B.S./M.D. program at Union College and Albany Medical College, of which only 20 students per year attend.  After graduation from medical school, Dr. Elkowitz immediately began residency in General Surgery at New York Medical College. His experience there was invaluable, spanning the wide breadth of surgery as he was part of one of the busiest acute trauma services in the New York area. It was there that Dr. Elkowitz began to think about applying the most advanced surgical techniques, coupled with exquisite attention to details and absolute dedication to patient care, to a career in plastic surgery.  Dr. Elkowitz began his education in Plastic Surgery at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He had the opportunity to train in every aspect of plastic surgery, and had the privilege of training under the tutelage of some of the most renowned educators and skilled surgeons of cosmetic, reconstructive, and hand surgery.   Dr. Elkowitz is double board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery by The American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery, respectively. He has also recertified in both as part of an ongoing maintenance of certification program.   Dr. Elkowitz has been recognized by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery, and Top Doctors in The Nation, and featured by them in local and national news papers.

Marc elkowitz MD FACS

Dr. Elkowitz was raised in Great Neck, New York, and chose to begin his practice here in 2000. From high school at Great Neck North, Dr. Elkowitz was admitted to college and medical school as part of a highly competitive, and prestigious seven year combined B.S./M.D. program at Union College and Albany Medical College, of which only 20 students per year attend.

After graduation from medical school, Dr. Elkowitz immediately began residency in General Surgery at New York Medical College. His experience there was invaluable, spanning the wide breadth of surgery as he was part of one of the busiest acute trauma services in the New York area. It was there that Dr. Elkowitz began to think about applying the most advanced surgical techniques, coupled with exquisite attention to details and absolute dedication to patient care, to a career in plastic surgery.

Dr. Elkowitz began his education in Plastic Surgery at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He had the opportunity to train in every aspect of plastic surgery, and had the privilege of training under the tutelage of some of the most renowned educators and skilled surgeons of cosmetic, reconstructive, and hand surgery. 

Dr. Elkowitz is double board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery by The American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery, respectively. He has also recertified in both as part of an ongoing maintenance of certification program. 

Dr. Elkowitz has been recognized by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery, and Top Doctors in The Nation, and featured by them in local and national news papers.

lauren chmielewski md  *Board eligible*  Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Lauren Chmielewski graduated from Princeton University, where she majored in Chemistry, Classic Greek and played Division one softball.  As a lifelong athlete, Dr. Chmielewski knows the importance of an interdependency and team-based culture.  This team based approach coupled with tireless dedication and integrity, culminated during her post-baccalaureate years at the University of Pennsylvania where it quickly became evident that she was meant for a career in medicine.      Dr. Chmielewski obtained a degree in medicine from the prestigious Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  She then chose to stay at Case Western to complete a rigorous six-year integrated Plastic Surgery Training program before returning back to the East Coast to begin her career.  For Dr. Chmielewski, Plastic Surgery is a field that allows her to make a positive impact on patients’ quality of life. Whether restoring the effects of cancer and trauma or improving upon a patient’s appearance and self-esteem, Dr. Chmielewski always enjoys helping her patients achieve satisfying results from challenging problems.  Her driving force is the pleasure she derives in working with patients to accomplish this common goal.  While fully trained in all aspects of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Chmielewski is especially passionate about cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, hand surgery, and recontouring of the breast and body.

lauren chmielewski md

*Board eligible*

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Lauren Chmielewski graduated from Princeton University, where she majored in Chemistry, Classic Greek and played Division one softball.  As a lifelong athlete, Dr. Chmielewski knows the importance of an interdependency and team-based culture.  This team based approach coupled with tireless dedication and integrity, culminated during her post-baccalaureate years at the University of Pennsylvania where it quickly became evident that she was meant for a career in medicine. 

 

Dr. Chmielewski obtained a degree in medicine from the prestigious Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  She then chose to stay at Case Western to complete a rigorous six-year integrated Plastic Surgery Training program before returning back to the East Coast to begin her career.

For Dr. Chmielewski, Plastic Surgery is a field that allows her to make a positive impact on patients’ quality of life. Whether restoring the effects of cancer and trauma or improving upon a patient’s appearance and self-esteem, Dr. Chmielewski always enjoys helping her patients achieve satisfying results from challenging problems.  Her driving force is the pleasure she derives in working with patients to accomplish this common goal.

While fully trained in all aspects of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Chmielewski is especially passionate about cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, hand surgery, and recontouring of the breast and body.