Jeffrey A Ascherman, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery
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Treats Children
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Dr. Ascherman is Site Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery and a Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. He obtained his B.A. degree from Harvard University, and his M.D. from Columbia University’s 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 the Columbia University Medical Center. In addition, he completed a craniofacial fellowship in Paris.

Dr. Ascherman is an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has published over 75 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, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons where he is President-Elect. 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.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Titles

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

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital


  • French


  • Male

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161 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 511
New York, NY 10032
51 West 51st Street
Suite 380
New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA, 1984 Harvard University
  • MD, 1988 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery

Honors & Awards

  • Included in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" issue, 2011-2020.
  • 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, 2011-2020.
  • Included in Castle Connolly's How to Find the Best Doctors: New York Metro Area, 1997-2020.
  • "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.
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor


Selected Publications

  • 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.