Andrew Elkwood, MD, FACS
Dr. Andrew 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 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.
Skilled in many of the latest plastic and reconstructive surgery techniques, Dr. Elkwood is an international expert in nerve reconstruction surgery to alleviate pain and restore function that has been lost due to nerve damage and disease. He is also 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 in Schenectady, New York and the Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, New York. He completed his general surgery residency at New York University and Bellevue Hospital, while simultaneously receiving 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 the founder and director of the Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery at Jersey Shore Medical Center. In addition, he is an associate clinical professor of surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 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, a frequent contributor to multiple scientific journals and has appeared on many major network programs. Dr. Elkwood has been recognized as 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.