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Dr. Matthew R. Kaufman, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, in practice for more than 16 years in the New York metro area, who operates primarily out of his ambulatory surgical facility in central New Jersey. He is a specialist in closed (endonasal) rhinoplasty and has performed many hundreds of rhinoplasties throughout his surgical career. Dr. Kaufman has been named as a Top Plastic Surgeon by Castle Connelly Guide (New York metro area) and Inside New Jersey magazine.
Dr. Kaufman has been consecutively named as a Top Plastic Surgeon for Castle Connolly, New Jersey Monthly, and New Jersey Top Doctors.
Dr. Kaufman received his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University where he graduated with honors and was named to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Society. He attended medical school at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, graduating in the top 5% of his medical class. While there, he received numerous honors including acceptance into the AOA Medical Honor Society and an endowment scholarship for outstanding academic performance.
Dr. Kaufman embarked on his surgical training at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, one of the nation’s top training programs for Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. While there, he trained with world famous surgeons dedicated to complex head and neck reconstruction and facial plastic surgery. Upon completion, he continued his training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. While there, he learned the most advanced and innovative plastic surgery techniques from leaders and innovators practicing in the epicenter of the cosmetic surgery world.
Dr. Kaufman is highly skilled in all cosmetic surgery procedures of the face and body. These procedures include abdominoplasty, blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation), breast augmentation, breast lift/reduction, brow lift, chin/lip surgery, ear reshaping (otoplasty), face lift, liposuction, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), and skin resurfacing. Additionally, he has advanced expertise in complex revision rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty.
Dr. Kaufman has pioneered treatment for diaphragm paralysis due to phrenic nerve injury, and ventilator dependency due to spinal cord injury. He has successfully treated over 700 patients with these conditions from both the U.S. and international regions, including Australia, Israel, and South Africa. Dr. Kaufman is also a regional expert in nerve decompression surgery for migraine headaches and occipital neuralgia.
Dr. Kaufman has published more than 35 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in surgical literature and lectured at more than 60 national and international surgical meetings. He is also a co-editor of the textbook, “Rehabilitative Surgery: A Comprehensive Text for an Emerging Field”. Additionally, Dr. Kaufman is a lead author of “Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery for Darker Skin Types”, the first textbook dedicated to cosmetic surgery in darker racial ethnic groups.
Dr. Kaufman has been featured in Cosmetic Surgery Times for his tissue engineering research and a medical consultant for “Untold Stories of the ER”, a syndicated series on The Learning Channel. Other media appearances include CBS News, Discovery Health, Eyewitness News, Good Morning America, Health Professionals Radio, IVANHOE, Markets Insider, PBS (NJTV), Radio Pacifica, SIRIUS Doctor Radio, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and WCTC (The Voice of Central Jersey).
Dr. Kaufman is the founder and co-director of Axon Advance Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization developed in 2013 to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injury through clinical research, access to innovative surgical procedures, and community outreach.