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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (21)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David Shafer, Plastic Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. Shafer has been reviewed by 44 patients who have provided 21 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 4.9
Follows Up After Visit 4.9

Specialties & Research

Dr. David Shafer, MD is board certified in Plastic Surgery and Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 22 areas:
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgery (Mammaplasty)
  • Chemical Peel (Chemexfoliation)
  • Collagen Therapy
  • Cosmetic Surgery (Aesthetic Procedures)
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Ear Surgery (Otologic Surgical Procedures)
  • Eye Diseases
  • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Facelift (Rhytidoplasty)
  • Gynecomastia
  • Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • Lipodystrophy
  • Liposuction (Lipectomy)
  • Melanoma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
  • Oophoritis (Ovary inflammation)
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Rejuvenation
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Education & Awards

Dr. Shafer graduated from Michigan State University , East Lansing. He has 15 awards.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (2015)
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 - 2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
New York
Plastic Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
New York, NY
Plastic Surgeon
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Compassionate Doctor Award *
Ethics Award *
Intern of the Year *
Patient's Choice Award * Top Doctor *
Resident of the Year *
Trump Surgery Award *


Dr. Shafer has 2 hospital affiliations:

  • Lenox Hill Hospital 
  • Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. David Shafer MD is a male Plastic Surgeon, has 11 years of experience and practices in Plastic Surgery and Surgery.
Where does Dr. David Shafer practice?
Dr. David Shafer has 3 office locations.
Dr. David Shafer practices Plastic Surgery and Surgery near New York, NY.
Additional practice locations include: Rochester, MN.
See New York Plastic Surgeons and New York Surgeons.