Dr. David Shafer, MD, FACS is a double board certified, award-winning New York City plastic surgeon who specializes in all aspects of aesthetic & cosmetic surgery. Dr. Shafer combines surgical and non-invasive procedures to achieve natural looking results — remaining actively engaged with his patients from initial consultations through post-operative recovery and follow-up.
Dr. Shafer’s surgical training began at the Arizona Burn Center in Phoenix, Arizona. His research in wound healing and surgical techniques earned international attention and contributed to the scientific literature and his refined approach to patient healing today. Working with burn patients with complex wounds, Dr. Shafer perfected high-tech reconstructive techniques such as tissue engineering and tissue grafting, which translate in a positive way to modern aesthetic surgery. As a graduating Chief Resident, Dr. Shafer was honored with all three possible awards including “Intern of the Year,” “Rick Weimar Ambassador of Medial Ethics,” and the “Harry W. Hale Jr. Surgery Award for Outstanding Surgeon.”
Dr. Shafer continued his training in plastic surgery at Mayo Clinic, which is consistently ranked as best in class for hospitals and surgical training. The international draw of this world-renowned medical center introduced Dr. Shafer to patients from the Middle East to South America to Asia. Dr. Shafer has travelled to Hanoi, Vietnam to participate in the Global Health Organization’s project to repair cleft lips and palates. Dr. Shafer’s office features many photographs of children he treated in Vietnam with their delighted parents.
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Dr. Shafer has integrated this depth of clinical knowledge and advanced technique into his Manhattan-based practice that offers both surgical and non-invasive solutions. Dr. Shafer is a National Master peer trainer for fundamental and advanced techniques on BOTOX® and new dermal fillers such as Juvederm® VOLUMA XC.learn more