Dr. Joshua D. Zuckerman, MD, FACS | Top Ranked Plastic Surgeon in New York City

About Me

Dr. Zuckerman is a top ranked board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City. For the past 10 years, he has dedicated his career to offering outstanding patient care in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Zuckerman is an active member of both The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the most prestigious society for aesthetic surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), where he also serves on national leadership committees. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and he has been selected by his peers as a New York Times SuperDoctor three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York. Dr. Zuckerman is regularly quoted and interviewed in the media including the television show The Doctors, The New York Post, ABC, CBS, Fox 5, News 12, The Wall Street Journal, and more. 

Dr. Zuckerman performs a wide range of cosmetic surgical procedures, including facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. He has expertise in cutting edge methods of non-invasive facial rejuvenation, including Botox® Cosmetic, injectable fillers, and laser skin resurfacing.

Dr. Zuckerman trained at Brown University as a resident in general surgery and plastic surgery, serving as chief resident in his final year. He then went on to complete a fellowship at New York University (NYU) at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, under renowned surgeon Dr. David T.W. Chiu. He graduated first in his class at Chicago Medical School and was awarded the Board of Trustees Award for Scholarship. Dr. Zuckerman also holds a Master of Science in Applied Physiology and obtained his Bachelor’s degree with distinction in Chemistry and English from Amherst College. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Zuckerman has garnered numerous professional accolades including being named a SuperDoctors Rising Star in The New York Times three years running (2014-2016). He receives near perfect ratings (5 stars) from patients on all major healthcare review sites and has received several patient-care related awards including the Vitals.com Patients' Choice Award for ranking in the top 5% nation-wide of reviewed doctors across all specialties and has been selected as a RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Zuckerman is also actively involved in training the next generation of young plastic surgeons and teaches aesthetic surgery to the residents and fellows at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Dr. Zuckerman is the sole plastic surgery provider to Schweiger Dermatology Group, the largest group of its kind on the east coast.

He has been noted by his peers throughout his career for possessing an unusually high level of technical surgical skill, leading to a very low surgical complication rate and better patient outcomes. His patients are drawn to his philosophy of natural, non-operated looking results and to his personalized, discreet, and compassionate plastic surgical care. Most of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients stay with him beyond their initial procedure.

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Dr. Zuckerman is passionate about aiding those in need internationally with life-altering surgeries that would otherwise not be available. On his most recent medical mission, he travelled to Myanmar to treat burn, congenital defects, and injuries resulting from industrial accidents like sugar cane presses. Myanmar has been closed politically to the Western world for decades, and Dr. Zuckerman was one of the first Western doctors to visit the country in a medical capacity in over forty years.

Often developing countries have both a shortage of surgeons and a lack of technology. In Myanmar, there is a similar shortage of physicians, and the population suffers terrible injuries due to large scale sugar cane farming machinery and other industrial accidents. In addition, because Myanmar has been closed politically to the western world for decades, surgical technology is very basic with "World War II era facilities", and many otherwise curable conditions are often difficult to treat if not fatal.