Dr. Jay Birnbaum
74 East 79th Street Suite 1ab
New York, New York 10021
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Phone: (212) 472-3040
Fax: (212) 988-5455

The practice of plastic surgery is the most rewarding career I can imagine. The ability to help such a variety of patients in such a variety of ways has incalculable rewards.

Plastic surgery training lasts a minimum of five years after graduation from medical school and in many cases lasts as long as eight or even nine years; the longest training period of any surgical subspecialty. This extensive training period allows us to master many different surgical procedures for the entire body and throughout the age spectrum.

Everyone knows plastic surgeons perform cosmetic surgery like face lift, nasal surgery, liposuction, breast lift, breast augmentation, and breast reduction. Less commonly known, however, are the other types of surgery performed by plastic surgeons such as hand surgery, microsurgery, replantation of limbs and digits, craniofacial surgery to correct congenital deformities of the skull and facial skeleton on newborns and breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

Any surgery is a serious undertaking and never without some risk. It is the task of the surgeon to do everything possible to minimize that risk.

While excellent surgical skill and techniques are absolutely necessary, it is the ability to use good professional judgment in determining the procedure that will be most appropriate for each individual patient that determines a successful result. This judgment comes from years of surgical experience, rigorous training in a reputable program, and experience caring for patients in a professional and ethical manner.

JAY W. BIRNBAUM, M.D.

Curriculum Vitae

Education:
Medical University of South Carolina:
Charleston, South Carolina; M.D.
Graduated top 15 percent of class – June, 1980
Brooklyn College, City University of New York:
Brooklyn, NY; Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Graduated Cum Laude – June, 1973
Brooklyn College, City University of New York:
Brooklyn, NY; Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology
Graduated – June, 1971
POST GRADUATE:
Plastic Surgery Residency: July, 1983 –July 1986
The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Craniofacial Surgery: October, 1985 – February, 1986
Hospital des Enfantes Malades, Paris France
Burn Center: October, 1985 – November, 1985
The Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
General Surgery Residency: June, 1983 - July, 1983
The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

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CERTIFICATION:
The American Board of Plastic Surgery
November 9, 1989
Fellow of American College of Surgeons
October 13, 1994

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HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:
The Mount Sinai Hospital, July, 1994 – Present
Attending Surgeon: Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery
Beth Israel Medical Center, May, 1990 – Present
Attending Surgeon: Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery
Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopedic Institute, September, 1998 – Present
Attending Surgeon: Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery
Queens Hospital Center, September, 1992 – Present
Attending Surgeon: Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery
 

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PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – 1989
American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Inc. - 2001
New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery – 1992
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
New York County Medical Society – 1986
New York State Medical Society - 1986
American College of Surgery - 1994

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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:
Mount Sinai Medical Center – 1991
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Queens Hospital Center – 1992
Attending and Director, Division of Plastic Surgery

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SYMPOSIA AS A PARTICIPATING SURGEON:
June 3, 1993
Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast and Body
The Manhattan Throat and Eye Hospital
New York, NY
April 15, 1994
The 27th Annual Meeting
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Dallas, TX
May 21, 1994
International Symposium of Plastic Surgery
Education Foundation
Italian Society of Plastic Surgery
Florence, Italy
October 22, 1994
Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Breast Cancer
New York Academy of Medicine
New York, NY
January 22, 1995
Endoscopic Surgery Workshop
Butterworth Hospital
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
January 23-27, 1995
Ninth Annual British Virgin Island Workshop in Plastic Surgery
Butterworth Hospital
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
May 20, 1995
Aesthetic Breast and Body Contouring Symposium
New York University Medical Center
New York, NY
October 7, 1995
Annual Scientific Meeting
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Plastic Surgery Education Foundation
American Society Maxillofacial Surgeons
Montreal, Canada
May 5, 1996
Annual Meeting
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
Hilton Head, South Carolina
October 12, 1996
The 13th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
Washington, DC
January 22, 1997
12th Annual Meeting
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Boca Raton, Florida
September 20, 1997
66th Annual Scientific Meeting
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
San Francisco, CA
October 26, 1997
7th Annual Aesthetic Seminar
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery
Southampton Princess Hotel, Bermuda
February 5, 1998
32nd Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Miami, FL
May 20-22, 1999
EURAPS 10th Annual Meeting
Palace Hotel
Madrid, Spain
October 23-27, 1999
68th Scientific Meeting ASPRS/PSEF/ASMS
New Orleans, LA
May 12-17, 2000
ASAPS/ASERF Annual Meeting
Lake Buena Vista, FL
October 14-18, 2000
69th Scientific Meeting ASPS/PSEF/ASMS
Los Angeles, CA

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PUBLICATIONS:
“Radioisotope Labeled Methylphenidate: Qualitative analysis of placental and blood brain barriers.”
June 1978
Nadkumer Shaw, M.D., and Jay W. Birnbaum, M.D.
Accepted and presented at the International Pharmacology Conference in Paris, France
“Drug of Abuse and Addictions” – June 1980
Chapter in Syllabus for the Department of Behavioral Sciences of the Medical University of South Carolina
“Prospective and Retrospective Study of Efficiency of Treating Keloid Scarring with Sil-K as compared with Kenalog Injection Alone” and Surgery with Post-operative Kenalog, ongoing investigation.
“Treatment Of Keloids Using Surgical Excision Followed By Immediate External Beam Low Dose Radiation Therapy In Divided Doses.”
“MRI In The Diagnosis Of Hand Injuries Involving Tendons”
Collaborative study with the Division of Plastic Surgery and Radiology Department of the Queen’s Hospital
“Radical Forearm Free Flap for Salvage of Achilles-Tendon Repair Wounds”
October, 2000
Jin K. Chun, M.D., Sandra L. Margoles, M.D., and Jay W. Birnbaum, M.D.
Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery

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ADDENDUM:
Listed in the current New York Magazine, Best Doctor’s Issue
Castle Connelly - Top Doctors in the New York Area
America's Top Cosmetic Doctors
How To Find The Best Doctors

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