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Dr. Adam Schaffner, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
14 years of experience
Accepting new patients
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Education ?

Medical School Score
Rush Medical College (1998) *
Detroit Medical Center (2009) *
Plastic Surgery
Stony Brook University Hospital (2003) *
Otolaryngology - Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck
Mittelman Facial Plastic Surgery CenterStanford affiliated (2004) *
Facial Plastic Surgery
Georgetown University Hospital (2010) *
Plastic Surgery
* This information was reported to Vitals by the doctor or doctor's office.

Awards & Distinctions ?

Listed in Guide to Americas Top Surgeons Consumers? Research Council of America?s
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (2015)
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2012 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
New York
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
New York Metro Area
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd *
Consumers' Research Council of America *
Marquis Who's Who *
Georgetown University School of Medicine (2009 - 2010)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Weill Medical College of Cornell University - New York Ny (2005 - 2008)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
Weill Cornell Medical College (2005 - 2008)
Clincal Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
Stony Brook University School of Medicine Suny - Stony Brook Ny (1998 - 2003)
Clinical Assistant Instructor, Department of Surgery
Stony Brook University School of Medicine (1998 - 2003)
Clinical Assistant Instructor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Georgetown University School Of Medicine - Washington Dc (2009 - Present)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University (2005 - Present)
Clincal Assistant Professor, Otorhinolaryngology
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
New York County Medical Society
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Medical Association
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Affiliations ?

Dr. Schaffner is affiliated with 3 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Lenox Hill Hospital *
    100 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075
  • New York Eye And Ear Infirmary *
    310 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003
  • Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital *
    210 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Schaffner has contributed to 3 publications.
    Title Donor-site Morbidity and Patient Satisfaction Using a Composite Nipple Graft for Unilateral Nipple Reconstruction in the Radiated and Nonradiated Breast.
    Date May 2011
    Journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    The number of techniques available for nipple reconstruction underscores the notion that achieving an acceptable result remains a challenge. To better assess the value of a composite nipple graft in unilateral breast reconstruction, a study was performed to evaluate donor-site morbidity and patient satisfaction using a composite nipple graft for unilateral nipple reconstruction following mastectomy and reconstruction in radiated and nonradiated patients.

    Title The Effects of the Plasminogen Pathway on Scar Tissue Formation.
    Date February 2004
    Journal The Laryngoscope

    OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The authors sought to determine the role of the plasminogen pathway in wound healing. They hypothesized that decreased fibrin degradation may lead to increased collagen deposition. Presuming that the degree of histopathological abnormality correlates with the aesthetic appearance of the scar, we conducted a study that attempted to determine the histopathological appearance of scar tissue in mice with and without impaired function of the plasminogen pathway. STUDY DESIGN: Mice with and without deficiencies in the plasminogen pathway underwent surgery. The role of the plasminogen pathway in wound healing was studied by analysis of scar tissue formation using the methods described. METHODS: A 2-cm incision was made on the dorsum of mice with and without specified genetic deficiencies in the plasminogen pathway. After the animals were killed, the tissue was harvested, fixed, and prepared using hematoxylin and eosin as well as trichrome stains. Histopathological analysis and scoring were performed by two separate investigators in a blinded manner. Student's t test was used to determine statistical significance between groups. RESULTS: A statistically significant difference in collagen orientation was noted between mice with impaired plasminogen pathway function and the wild-type (control) group (P =.0163). A statistical trend toward improved wound healing for plasminogen-deficient mice was found for overall histomorphological score (P =.0706). CONCLUSION: The role of the plasminogen pathway in wound healing is one that should be noted and may lead to the development of new therapies that reduce scar tissue formation. Hence, the role of other thrombolytic and anti-thrombolytic agents in wound healing should be further investigated to precisely identify agents that play the most significant role in scar tissue formation.

    Title Prognostic Significance of Bcl-2 and P53 Expression in Advanced Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
    Date August 2001
    Journal Head & Neck

    BACKGROUND: Proteins regulating the cell cycle and cell death are frequently abnormally expressed in cancer. Several of these, particularly p53 and Bcl-2, have been widely suggested as possible prognostic markers in diverse human malignancies. Their role in predicting outcome in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck is unclear and may depend on the location, stage, and treatment of the tumor. METHODS: To assess this question specifically for advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx, we studied 69 patients with stage III or IV tumors, all but 6 of whom were treated with surgery plus postoperative irradiation by a single physician. We studied the patients retrospectively to test the association between expression of Bcl-2 and p53, as assessed by immunohistochemistry, with treatment outcome and survival. RESULTS: Twenty of the 69 patients died from their tumor (poor outcome); the rest were alive and tumor free at the last follow-up or died of unrelated causes without clinical tumor recurrence (good outcome). Fourteen tumors had detectable Bcl-2 expression, including 8 scored as overexpressors. Thirty-nine tumors overexpressed p53. Expression of neither Bcl-2 nor p53 was associated with outcome, overall survival, or disease-free survival. Only tumor stage was significantly associated with outcome and disease-free survival. CONCLUSION: These data indicate that assessing expression of p53 or Bcl-2 is unlikely to be prognostically useful for surgically treated advanced laryngeal carcinoma.

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