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Jeffrey A Ascherman, MD

Site Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


Breast Reconstruction
Cosmetic Surgery
Craniofacial Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Dr. Ascherman is Site Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery and a Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He obtained his B.A. degree from Harvard University, and his M.D. from Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He then completed his general and plastic surgery training at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. In addition, he completed a craniofacial fellowship in Paris.

Dr. Ascherman is an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has published over 120 scientific articles and chapters, and has presented his work at a number of national and international meetings. He is a member of numerous plastic surgery societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (where he serves as an elected Trustee), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons where he formerly served as President. Dr. Ascherman has been included multiple times in Castle Connolly’s list of America’s Top Doctors and in New York Magazine’s annual list of Best Doctors. He has been an active participant in humanitarian surgical missions, and has traveled numerous times to China as well as to South America to perform volunteer surgeries.


Included in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" issue, 2011-2023.

Teacher of the Year Award, Division of Plastic Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2009, 2012.

"President's Award" for the top presentation at the 2012 annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Included in Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors, 2011-2023.

The New York Times Magazine’s “Super Doctors” list 2008-2023

"Gold Doc" Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation "for demonstrating compassion, empathy and respect in the practice of medicine," 2005.

Teacher Recognition Award, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2000.

Best Research Paper Award at the 1994 Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference.

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.


Ascherman J, Zeidler K, Jacoby A, Appel J, Berkowitz R, Castle J, Colwell A, Chun Y, Johnson D, Mohebali K. Carbon dioxide versus saline tissue expanders: Does it matter? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016;137:31-35.

Ascherman J, Jacoby A, Alizadeh K, et al. Aeroform vs saline tissue expansion in breast reconstruction: A prospective multi-center randomized controlled clinical study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015;136(4 Suppl):84.

Cohen l, Ascherman J. A global update on breast implants. Aesth Plast Surg. 2014;38:908-911.

Ireton JE, Kluft JA, Ascherman JA. Unilateral and bilateral breast reconstruction with pedicled TRAM flaps: An outcomes analysis of 188 consecutive patients. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2013;1:1-7.

Huston T, Rohde C, El-Tamer M, Ascherman J. Oncoplastic breast reduction. In: El-Tamer M (ed). Principles and Techniques in Oncoplastic Breast Cancer Surgery. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. Singapore, 2013.

Doft MA, Hardy KL, Ascherman JA. The "fish" mastopexy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012;129:865e-866e.

Doft MA, Hardy KL, Ascherman JA. Treatment of hyperhidrosis with botulinum toxin. Aesth Surg J. 2012;32:238-244.