Matthew Kaufman, MD, FACS
Dr. Matthew Kaufman is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery & the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of The Rhinoplasty Society.
Dr. Kaufman received his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University and attended medical school at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, graduating in the top 5% of his medical school class. He embarked on his surgical training at one of the nation’s top training programs for Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York. Upon completion, he continued his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Kaufman has pioneered treatments for diaphragm paralysis due to phrenic nerve injury and ventilator dependency due to spinal cord injury. He has successfully treated over 400 patients with these conditions from throughout the United States and from countries as distant as South Africa, Australia and Israel.
Dr. Kaufman is also an expert in nerve decompression surgery for migraine headaches and occipital neuralgia. He has been surgically treating this condition since 2006 and is amongst the most experienced in the United States. Based on his surgical expertise and the success of these innovative surgical therapies, he is now offering treatments for other complex reconstructive problems, including Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS) Reversal for compensatory hyperhidrosis.
Dr. Kaufman has published more than 35 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the surgical literature. In addition, he is a co-editor of the textbook, “Rehabilitative Surgery: A Comprehensive Text for an Emerging Field” and has lectured at more than 60 national and international surgical meetings. He is the co-Director of the Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center and an assistant professor in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman has been recognized as a Top Plastic Surgeon in the Castle Connolly Guide for the New York metropolitan area, Inside New Jersey magazine and New Jersey Monthly magazine.