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  • Bio

    Dr. Andrew Elkwood is skilled in many of the latest plastic surgery techniques. In addition to his expertise in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Elkwood is an international expert in nerve reconstruction surgery for patients who have lost the use of a limb from nerve damage. He is highly skilled in microsurgery, limb replantation and microsurgical reconstruction after cancer.

    Dr. Elkwood is a graduate of the prestigious six-year combined B.S./M.D. program at Union College, Schenectady, New York, and the Albany Medical College of Union University, Albany, New York. He completed his general surgery residency at New York University and Bellevue Hospital, and simultaneously received a graduate degree in finance and economics from Columbia University. Dr. Elkwood continued training at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital/Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, which ran the world’s busiest cosmetic surgery service.

    Dr. Elkwood is double board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Elkwood is the founder and director of the Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery at Jersey Shore Medical Center. Dr. Elkwood is an associate professor of surgery at Drexel University and an assistant professor in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.

    He is also a journal reviewer and frequent contributor to multiple scientific journals. He has appeared extensively in major media, including CNN, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, The Learning Channel, Fox News, and The Discovery Channel. Dr. Elkwood is also a Top Doctor by New Jersey Monthly year after year, elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America®, and is listed as one of the best surgeons in America in The Consumer Guide to Top Doctors. Additionally, he was named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for Cancer.

    Clinical Expertise

    Surgery-General, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

    Clinical Interests

    Complex Hernia

  • Medical School

    Albany Medical College of Union University, NY, USA, 1988


    New York University Medical Center, NY, USA, 1989


    New York University Medical Center, NY, USA, 1994


    New York University Medical Center, NY, USA 1996

    • Title: A Cost Comparison of Various Methods of Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy
      Authors:AI.Elkowitz, S.Colen, S.Slavin, J.Seibert, M.Weinstein, W.Shaw
      Publisher:Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Title:Traumatic Cysts of the Spleen-The Role of Cystectomy and Splenic Preservation: Experience with Seven Consecutive Patients
      Authors:HL.Pachter, A. Elkowitz
      Publisher:Journal of Trauma
      Issue:35(3) 430-6
    • Title:A Basic Guide to Health Care Finance
      Publisher:Resident and Staff Physician
    • Title:A Resident's Perspective
      Publisher:The New York State Journal of Medicine
      Issue:Vol. 89, No. 8
    • Title:Physicians at the Bedside...Practioners' Thoughts and Actions with Regard to the Bedside Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources
      Issue:Vol. 7, No. 2
    • Title:Physicians at the Bedside...Practitioners' Thoughts and Actions with Regard to Healthcare Allocation
      Publisher:Journal of The National Medical Association
      Issue:Vol. 78
    • Title:Prescribing Exercise for the Elderly
      Authors:EB.Elkowitz, AI.Elkowitz
      Publisher:Family Practice Recertification
      Issue:Vol. 8, No. 1
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