About

Dr. Michael J. Stein is a double board certified, Manhattan-based plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. He is highly regarded by his patients for his technical finesse, meticulous attention to detail, and excellence in patient care.

Dr. Stein is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and Assistant Attending in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital.

He is trained at some of the finest institutions in Canada and the United States. Dr. Stein completed a Bachelor’s of Arts and Science (BASc) at McGill University, graduating with honors and a double major in biomedical sciences and social studies of medicine. He then received his medical degree (MD) at the University of British Columbia, one of the top ranked medical schools in Canada. Dr. Stein completed his 5-year plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Ottawa where he served as chief resident and became board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). He then pursued a Master’s Degree in Applied Sciences (MAS) studying patient safety and healthcare quality at Johns Hopkins University, the number one ranked school for public health in North America. Dr. Stein also completed a fellowship at the prestigious Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospitals, specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. He also became board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

As a plastic surgeon in NYC, Dr. Stein’s aesthetic interests include facelifts, breast surgery, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. His reconstructive interests include breast cancer reconstruction, nerve reconstruction, and Mohs facial reconstruction following skin cancer.

Dr. Stein has a passion for advancing the field of plastic surgery through clinical research. He has over 50 publications and been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences. His excellence in research has been recognized through multiple research awards. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Plastic Surgery and as an invited reviewer for multiple other peer reviewed journals in plastic surgery.

Another interest of Dr. Stein’s is Global Health and Humanitarianism. He has participated in medical volunteer activities in India, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Israel and continues to engage in activities advocating for marginalized populations.

Dr. Stein is an accomplished athlete. At McGill University he was an Academic All-Canadian varsity athlete as a member of the varsity soccer team and competed in the national championship. At the University of British Columbia, he was a member of the junior varsity rowing team and competed in the San Diego Classic Regatta. Today, Dr. Stein is an avid runner and cyclist, having completed multiple marathons and bike races.

Credentials

Undergraduate Degree
McGill University – Bachelor’s of Arts and Science (BASc)

Medical Degree
University of British Columbia – Medicine (MD)

Plastic Surgery Residency
University of Ottawa – Plastic Surgery (FRCSC)

Master’s Degree
Johns Hopkins University – Master’s of Applied Science (MAS)

Fellowship
Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital (ABPS)

Board Certification

Board Certified – American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)

Board Certified – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)

Memberships

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

New York State Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYSRSPS)

Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)

– Dr. Stein
“Patients First, Always.”
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Philosophy

The purpose of plastic surgery is to artistically transform a physical attribute in order to build your confidence and self-esteem. Plastic surgery empowers patients to live the best version of themselves and be confident. 

Many patients ruminate over undesirable physical characteristics. This repeated negative self-talk is damaging to both your psychological and physical health.  

I want to provide you with a beautiful surgical result. Correcting a physical characteristic will not only alleviate anxiety and any negative inner voices but will instill a new found confidence.

Your surgery will hopefully inspire you to live the best version of yourself. You will watch what you eat. You will enhance your exercise regimen. You’ll invest more in your social and psychological well-being. 

Physical changes have the power to enhance psycho-social wellbeing, and this result is extremely rewarding to me as a plastic surgeon. Confidence is a powerful tool, and I am humbled to be able to deliver this positive impact on your well-being.

This is the Art of Confidence.

“The number one priority in my practice is caring for your well being.”

 – Dr. Stein

Selected Publications

Michael J. Stein, Rod Rohrich. Artificial Intelligence and Postoperative
Monitoring in Plastic Surgery. Plastic Surgery. [Published Nov 2023]

Michael J. Stein, Josh Weissman, John Harrast, Peter Rubin, Arun Gosain, Alan Matarasso. Clinical Practice Patterns and Evidence-Based Medicine in Abdominoplasty: 16-Year Analysis of Continuous Certification Tracer Data from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. [Published April 2023]

Christopher Pannuci, Michael J. Stein. Decrease Venous Thromboembolism Without Anticoagulation in Plastic Surgery: The Paradigm of Risk Identification, Risk Modification, and Risk Reduction. Plastic Surgery. [Published Nov 2023]

Michael J. Stein, Sherell Aston. Ancillary Procedures to Facelift Surgery: What has Changed. Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open. [Published Sept 2023].

Michael J. Stein, Sarah Applebaum, John Harrast, Joan Lipa, Alan Matarasso, Arun Gosain. Clinical Practice Patterns in Augmentation Mammoplasty: A 16-Year Review of Continuous Certification Tracer Data from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery [Published Sept 2023]

Michael J. Stein, Josh Weissman, John Harrast, Peter Rubin, Alan Matarasso. Clinical Practice Patterns and Evidence-Based Medicine in Abdominoplasty: 16-Year Review of Continuous Certification Tracer Data from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. [Published Sept 2023]

Michael J. Stein, Alan Matarasso. Selection of The Male Aesthetic Patient. The Comprehensive Guide to Male Aesthetic Surgery. (Editor: Seth Ray Thaller)

Michael J. Stein, Alan Matarasso. Male Body Contouring. The Comprehensive Guide to Male Aesthetic Surgery. (Editor: Seth Ray Thaller)

Michael J. Stein, Alan Matarasso. Male Facial Rejuvenation. The Comprehensive Guide to Male Aesthetic Surgery. (Editor: Seth Ray Thaller)

Michael J. Stein, Daniel Sasson, John Harrast, Jim Zins, Alan Matarasso, Arun Gosain. A Sixteen-year Review of Clinical Practice Patterns in Liposuction Based on Continuous Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery [Published April 2023]

Daniel Delvecchio, Michael J. Stein, Erez Dayan, Joseph Marte, Spero Theodorou Nanotechnology and Artificial Intelligence: An Emerging Paradigm for Postoperative Patient Care. Aesthetic Surgery Journal [Published March 2023]

Daniel Del Vecchio, Simeon Wall Jr, Michael J. Stein, Thomas H Jovic, Iain S Whitaker. Simultaneous Separation and Tumescence (“SST”): A New Paradigm for Liposuction Donor Site Preparation. Aesthetic Surgery Journal [Published Aug 2022].

Michael J. Stein, Spero Theodorou, Christopher Chia. Two-Stage Radiofrequency-Assisted Lipoabdominoplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open [Published April 2022]

Michael J. Stein, Alan Matarasso. The Male Abdominoplasty. Clinics of Plastic Surgery. [Published March 2022].

Michael J. Stein, Alan Matarasso. High-Definition Liposuction in Males. Clinics of Plastic Surgery. [Published March 2022].

Alan Matarasso, Michael J. Stein. Lipoabdominoplasty Technique. Plastic and Aesthetic Research [Published Oct 2021]

Michael J. Stein, Oren Z Lerman. Cognitive Aids and Lean Six Sigma Value Stream Mapping in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open [Published. July 2021]

Michael J. Stein, Aneesh Karir, Melissa Hanson, Simon Frank, Naveen Cavale, Alex, Almoundaris, Sophocles Voineskos. Managing the Pelvic Defect following Abdominoperineal Resection and Pelvic Exenteration: Management Practices amongst Plastic and Colorectal Surgeons. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery [Published June 2021]

Michael J. Stein, Emma Smith, Jacob Harty, Mario Jarmuske. Surgical and Patient-Reported Outcomes following Mastectomy and Free Nipple Grafts in Obese Trans male Patients. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery [Published. Dec 2020]

Michael J. Stein, Angel Arnaout, Julia Lichtenstein, Bahareh Ghadi, Simon Frank, Jing Zhang. A Comparison of Patient Reported Outcomes between Alloderm and Dermacell in Immediate Implant Based Breast Reconstruction: A Randomized Control Trial. Journal of Plastic Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery. [Published Sept 2020]

Michael J. Stein, Jing Zhang. Single Artery Upper Extremity Salvage via Dual Free Flap End-to-Side Brachial Artery Anastomoses. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery Open [Published. August 2020]

Michael J. Stein, Amy Chung, Angel Arnaout, Ammara Ghumman, Bahareh Zhadeh, Jing Zhang. Outcomes of Immediate Breast Reconstruction and Radiation with and without Acellular Dermal Matrix. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. [Published. May 2020]

Michael J. Stein, Angel Arnaout, Jing Zhang. ASO Author Reflections: The Evolving Field of Oncoplastic Breast Conservation for the Management of Breast Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. [Published May 2020.]

Michael J. Stein, Aneesh Karir, Angel Arnaout, Erin Cordeiro, Amanda Roberts, Jing Zhang. Quality of Life and Outcome Comparison in Breast Cancer Patients treated with Therapeutic Reduction Mammoplasty vs. Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction. Annals of Surgical Oncology. [Published May 2020.]

Michael J. Stein, Kelly Harper, Sophocles Voineskos, Brian Macdonald, Murray Allen, Simon Frank. Pelvic Reconstruction with the VRAM Flap: Does CT Muscle-to-Pelvic Defect Ratio Affect Complication Rate. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. [Published January 2020.]

Michael J. Stein, Simon Frank, Anne Lui, Tinghua Zhang, Jing Zhang. Ambulatory Latissimus Dorsi Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective Cohort Study of an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Protocol. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. [Published August 2019.]

Michael J. Stein, Angel Arnaout, Kednapa Thavorn, Sasha van Katwyk, Jing Zhang. A Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Paravertebral Blocks in Immediate Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery[Published May 2019]

Michael J. Stein, Daniel Waltho, Tim Ramsey, Patrick Wong, Angel Arnaout, Jing Zhang. Paravertebral Blocks in Immediate Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy. The Breast Journal. [Published May 2019]

Michael J. Stein, Simon Frank, Anne Lui, Tinghua Zhang, Jing Zhang. Ambulatory Latissimus Dorsi Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective Cohort Study of an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Protocol. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. [Published August 2019.]

Michael J. Stein, Angel Arnaout, Kednapa Thavorn, Sasha van Katwyk, Jing Zhang. A Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Paravertebral Blocks in Immediate Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery[Published May 2019]

Michael J. Stein, Daniel Waltho, Tim Ramsey, Patrick Wong, Angel Arnaout, Jing Zhang. Paravertebral Blocks in Immediate Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy. The Breast Journal. [Published May 2019]

Michael J. Stein, Aneesh Karir, Maleka Ramji, Murray Allen, James Ralph Bain, Ronen Avram, Robin Boushey, Rebecca Auer, Mario Jarmuske. Surgical Outcomes of VRAM versus Gracilis Flaps for the Reconstruction of Pelvic Defects following Oncologic Resection. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. [Published Feb 2019.]

Michael J. Stein, Zack Zhang, Matthew Feld, Nigel Mercer, Claudia Malic. Determining Post-Operative Outcomes After Cleft Palate Repair: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. [Published Oct 2018]

Michael J. Stein, Moein Momtazi. Bladder Outlet Obstruction as a Cause for Late Total Flap Failure in Pelvic Reconstruction with a VRAM- A Case Report. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery Open. [Published July 2018.]

Zach Zhang; Michael J. Stein, Nigel Mercer, Claudia Malic. Cleft Palate Management: A PRISMA-P Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocol. Systematic Reviews. [February 2017]

Michael J. Stein, Alexander Seal. Migratory Sensory Neuritis- A Case Report. Plastic Surgery Case Studies. [Published March 2019]

Michael J. Stein; Guilfoyle, Regan; Courtemanche, Douglas; Moss, Wendy; Bucevska, Marija; Arneja, Jugpal. The Little “aVM”: A New Entity in the Spectrum of High Flow vs. Low Flow Vascular Malformations. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open. [Published July 2014]

Emma Smith, Michael J. Stein, Angel Arnaout, Tim Ramsey, Nick Cormier, Jing Zhang. The Effect of Immediate Breast Reconstruction on Adjuvant Therapy Delay, Locoregional Recurrence and Disease-Free Survival. The Breast Journal [Published. Oct 2021]

Emma Smith, Michael J. Stein, Angel Arnaout, Bahareh Ghaedi, Tim Ramsey, Jing Zhang. The Effect of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy on Safety Outcomes Following Immediate Breast Reconstruction [Published March 2022]

Sebastian Gonzalez, Michael J. Stein, Robert Rohling Philip Edgcumbe. The VascuLens – A Handsfree Projector-Based Augmented Reality System for Surgical Guidance During DIEP Flap Harvest. Canadian Medical and Bioengineering Journal. [Published. March 2021]

Aneesh Karir, Michael J. Stein, Jing Zhang. Conjoined PAP/TUG Flap for Breast Reconstruction: Systematic Review and Illustrative Cases. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open [Published February 2021]

Aneesh Karir, Michael J Stein, Sarah Shiga, Jing Zhang. Reconstruction of Lower Extremity Defects Using Serratus Anterior Free Flap: A Systematic Review and Retrospective Case Series. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. [Published September 2019.]

Amy M Chung, Michael J. Stein, Ammara Ghumman, Jing Zhang, The Effect of Post Mastectomy Radiation Therapy on Breast Reconstruction with and without Acellular Dermal Matrix: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocol. Systematic Reviews. [Published Feb 2019.]

Nicholas Cormier, Michael J. Stein, Haemi Lee, Jing Zhang. Epidural Nerve Blocks Increase Intraoperative Vasopressor Consumption and Delay Surgical Start Time Compared to General Anesthesia Alone in DIEP Free Flap Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. [Published Jan 2019]

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