Division of Plastic Surgery

Patient Care  |  Education  |  Research  |  Faculty  |  Contact  |  Support

Columbia’s Division of Plastic Surgery is dedicated to leading the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery through top-quality clinical care, academic excellence, and pioneering research.

Patient Care

Our Plastic Surgery division has extensive experience providing a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to patients. Our Cosmetic Care Program offers dozens of different surgical and nonsurgical procedures for a variety of aesthetic adjustments, while our Reconstructive Surgery Program can help correct many different abnormalities caused by issues such as birth defects, trauma, disease, and more. Through our highly-specialized Craniofacial Surgery Program, we provide comprehensive support for children born with cleft lips and palates, as well as other facial deformities. If you or a loved one is interested in our services, learn more on our clinical care site:

Plastic Surgery Patient Care Site

Education & Training

We have long made education and training an integral part of our division. As a leader in plastic surgery, we consider it our responsibility to help prepare the next generation of surgeons, as well as teach the current generation the techniques they need to deliver the best care. Through our plastic surgery residency, young doctors have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the most innovative methods in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, while surgeons and other doctors can take part in our continuing medical education courses to keep up with the latest best practices. Learn more about our educational and training programs:

Plastic Surgery Residency Program
Continuing Medical Education Programs


Our clinical research is an incredibly important part of our mission to deliver effective, efficient care. We are continually conducting numerous research and clinical studies to improve surgical techniques, develop innovative procedures, and reimagine the practice of plastic surgery. Recent studies have focused on ways to expedite the post surgery healing process. Learn more about our clinical research:

About Our Research
Clinical Trials


Christine H. Rohde, MD, MPH, FACS
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery

Jeffrey A. Ascherman, MD

Robert T. Grant, MD

Thomas A. Imahiyerobo Jr., MD

June K. Wu, MD

Administrative Contact

Charise Acevedo
Division Administrator, Plastics
Email: ca318@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 342-3911

News & Announcements

State of the Union: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

An interview with Robert Grant, MD, Chief of the joint Division of Plastic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia and Weill Cornell, about the distinctions between types of plastic surgery, what's new in plastics, and individual approach.

Support Our Division

Your support is vital to helping us expand our services, continue our groundbreaking research, and offer as many patients as possible access to quality care. We rely on donations from both individuals and organizations year round in order to advance our patient care programs, as well as our many research, fellowship, and educational initiatives. Learn how you can partner with us by providing vital funding for our work:

Ways to Help

More Contacts & Locations

Plastic Surgery Patient Site

Appointments: (212) 305-5868
Fax: (212) 305-9848

Washington Heights-NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (Main Campus)

Herbert Irving Pavilion, 5th Floor
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Midtown West

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Midtown East

525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065