Jeffrey A. Ascherman, MD

Plastic Surgery
Office Phone: (212) 305-9612
Languages: French
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Area of Expertise

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [NYP Employee Plan]

Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]

Medicaid [NJ, NY]

Medicare [Medicare, Railroad]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan]

Education

BA, 1984 Harvard University

MD, 1988 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Publications

  • Rohde C, Taylor E, Alonso A, Ascherman J, Hardy K, Pilla A. Pulsed electromagnetic fields reduce post-operative IL-1β, pain and inflammation: A double-blind, placebo-controlled study in TRAM flap breast reconstruction patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015;135:808e-817e.
  • Munabi N, Ascherman J, Doft M. Botulinum toxin for the treatment of primary focal hyperhidrosis: Pretreatment considerations, technique, and expected outcomes. In: Huddle J (ed).Hyperhidrosis Causes, Treatment Options, and Outcomes. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York. 2014.
  • Cohen l, Ascherman J. A global update on breast implants. Aesth Plast Surg. 2014;38:908-911. DOI:10.1007/s00266-014-0352-0.
  • Malliaris SD, Munabi NCO, Akelina Y, Ascherman JA. Topical cilostazol inhibits neointimal hyperplasia in a rat interposition vein graft model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014;134:895e-901e. DOI:10.1097/PRS.0000000000000730.
  • Imahiyerobo T, Ascherman J. Invited commentary for: Tuberous breast: Revised classification and a new hypothesis for its development. Aesth Plast Surg. 2013;37:904-905. DOI: 10.1007/s00266-013-0185-2.
  • Ireton JE, Kluft JA, Ascherman JA. Unilateral and bilateral breast reconstruction with pedicled TRAM flaps: An outcomes analysis of 188 consecutive patients. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2013;1:1-7; DOI:10.1097/GOX.0b013e3182944595.
  • Huston T, Rohde C, El-Tamer M, Ascherman J. Oncoplastic breast reduction. In: El-Tamer M (ed). Principles and Techniques in Oncoplastic Breast Cancer Surgery. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. Singapore, 2013.
  • Zeidler KR, Berkowitz RL, Chun YS, Alizadeh K, Castle J, Colwell AS, Desai AR, Evans G, Hollenbeck S, Johnson DJ, Morris D, Ascherman JA. AeroForm patient controlled tissue expansion and saline tissue expansion for breast reconstruction: A randomized controlled trial. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72:Suppl 1:S51-5. DOI: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000175.
  • Munabi NCO, Olorunnipa OB, Goltsman D, Rohde CH, Ascherman JA. The ability of intraoperative perfusion mapping with laser-assisted indocyanine green angiography to predict mastectomy flap necrosis in breast reconstruction: A prospective trial. J Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg. 2014;67:449-55. DOI:10.1016/j.bjps.2013.12.040.
  • Preminger BA, Yaghoobzadeh Y, Ascherman JA. Management of sternal wounds by limited debridement and partial bilateral pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flaps in 25 patients: A less invasive approach. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72:446-50. PMID: 23503433
  • Ascherman J. Obituary: Daniel Marchac (1936-2012). Aesth Plast Surg. 2013;37:1-2.
  • Chang MM, Huston T, Ascherman J, Rohde C. Oncoplastic breast reduction: Maximizing aesthetics and surgical margins. Int J Surg Oncol. 2012; article ID 907576, DOI:10.1155/2012/907576.
  • Hershman DL, Richards CA, Kalinsky K, Wilde ET, Lu YS, Ascherman JA, Neugut AI, Wright JD. Influence of health insurance, hospital factors and physician volume on receipt of immediate post mastectomy reconstruction in women with invasive and non-invasive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Tr. 2012;136:535-545.
  • Byrne MW, Ascherman JA, Casale P, Cowles RA, Gallin PF, Maxwell LG. Elective procedures and anesthesia in children: Pediatric surgeons enter the dialogue on neurotoxicity questions, surgical options, and parental concerns. J Neurosurg Anesthiol. 2012;24:396-400.
  • Doft MA, Hardy KL, Ascherman JA. The "fish" mastopexy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012;129:865e-866e.
  • Doft MA, Hardy KL, Ascherman JA. Treatment of hyperhidrosis with botulinum toxin. Aesth Surg J. 2012;32:238-244.
  • Chang CS, Wong A, Rohde CH, Ascherman JA, Wu JK. Management of lip hemangiomas: Minimizing peri-oral scars. J Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg. 2012;65:163-168.Chang MM, Huston T, Ascherman J, Rohde C. Oncoplastic breast reduction: Maximizing aesthetics and surgical margins. Int J Surg Oncol. In press.
  • Preminger BA, Trencheva K, Chang CS, Chiang A, El-Tamer M, Ascherman J, Rohde C. Improving access to care: Breast surgeons, the gatekeepers to breast reconstruction. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;214:270- 276.
  • Doft MA, Kasten JL, Ascherman JA. Treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis with botulinum toxin: A single surgeon's experience with 53 consecutive patients. Aesth Plast Surg. 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s00266-011-9738-4.
  • Doft MA, Chiang AL, Hardy KL, Schwarz GS, Ascherman JA, Wu JK, Rohde CH. Examiningreduction mammaplasty in Hispanic and African Americans: A changing landscape in American plastic surgery. J Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg. 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2011.07.026.
  • Bartsich S, Ascherman J, Whittier S, Yao C, Rohde C. The breast: A clean-contaminated surgical site. Aesth Surg J. 2011;31:802-806.
  • Wu JK, Chang CS, Wong A, Ascherman JA, Rohde CH. Management of lip hemangiomas: Minimizing peri-oral scars. J Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg. 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2011.08.033.
  • Mao JJ, Stosich MS, Moioli EK, Lee CH, Fu S, Bastian B, Eisig SB, Zemnick C, Ascherman J, Wu J, Rohde C, Ahn J. Facial reconstruction by biosurgery: Cell transplantation vs. cell homing. Tissue Eng Part B Rev. 2010;16:257-262.
  • Park J, Ascherman J, Ofodile F. Alloplastic facial implants. In: Grant R, Chen C (eds). Current Cosmetic Surgery. McGraw-Hill, New York, New York, 2010.
  • Bartsich S, Ascherman JA. Posterior dissection of the rectus abdominis muscle during TRAM flap harvest for the preservation of medial row perforators. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010;126:193e-195e.
  • Cayci C, Cinar C, Yucel OA, Tekinay T, Ascherman JA. The effect of epidural anesthesia on muscle flap tolerance to venous ischemia. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010;125:89-98.
  • Cayci C, Wahlquist TC, Seckin SI, Ozcan V, Tekinay AB, Martens TP, Oz MC, Ascherman JA. Naringenin inhibits neointimal hyperplasia following arterial reconstruction with interpositional vein graft. Ann Plast Surg. 2010;64:105-113.
  • Kamdar MR, Gomez RA, Ascherman JA. Intracranial volumes in a large series of healthy children. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009;124:2072-2075.
  • Bornholdt D, Oeffner F, Konig A, Happle R, Alanay Y, Ascherman J, et al. PORCN mutations in focal dermal hypoplasia: Coping with lethality. Hum Mutat. 2009;30:E618-628.
  • Cross K, Teo E, Wong S, Lambe J, Rohde C, Grant R, Ascherman J. The absorbable dermal staple device: A faster, more cost-effective method for incisional closure. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009;124:156-162.
  • Cayci C, Russo M, Cheema F, Martens T, Ozcan V, Argenziano M, Oz M, Ascherman J. Risk analysis of deep sternal wound infections and their impact on long-term survival: A propensity analysis. Ann Plast Surg. 2008;61:294-301.
  • Ascherman J, Foo R, Nanda D, Parisien M. Reconstruction of cranial bone defects utilizing a quick-setting hydroxyapatite cement and absorbable plates. J Craniofac Surg. 2008;19:1131-1135.
  • Ascherman J, Seruya M, Bartsich S. Abdominal wall morbidity following unilateral and bilateral breast reconstruction with pedicled TRAM flaps: An outcomes analysis of 117 consecutive patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;121:1-8.
  • Conejero J, Lee J, Ascherman J. Cranial defect reconstruction in an experimental model using different mixtures of bioglass and autologous bone. J Craniofac Surg. 2007;18:1290-1295.
  • Sprole A, Adepoju I, Ascherman J, Gayle L, Grant R, Talmor M. Horizontal or vertical? An evaluation of patient preferences for reduction mammaplasty scars. Aesthetic Surg J. 2007;27:257-262.
  • Ascherman J, Hunter C, Bickers D. Refractory eczematous dermatitis associated with retained suture material. Ann Plast Surg. 2006;56:205-207.
  • Terry M, Ascherman J. A case of unilateral coronal synostosis in a child with craniofacial microsomia. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2006;43:752-755.
  • Roudner T, Ascherman J. Pectoralis major reconstruction of sternotomy wounds. Oper Techniques Gen Surg. 2006;8;228-232.
  • Ascherman J, Patel S, Malhotra S, Smith C. Management of sternal wounds with bilateral pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flaps in 114 consecutively treated patients: Refinements in technique and outcomes analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004;114:676-683.
  • Ascherman J, Desrosiers A, Newman M. Management of sternal wounds with pectoralis major musculocutaneous advancement flaps in patients with a history of chest wall irradiation. Ann Plast Surg. 2004;52:480-485.
  • Ascherman J, Knowles S, Marin V, Prisant N, Hu G, Chiu D. Cranial reossification with absorbable plates. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001;107:763-768.
  • Prystowsky JH, Siegel DM, Ascherman JA. Artificial skin for closure and healing of wounds created by skin cancer excisions. Dermatol Surg. 2001;27:648-653.
  • Hutchinson O, Oz M, Ascherman J. The use of muscle flaps to treat left ventricular assist device (LVAD) infections. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001;107:364-373.
  • Prystowsky J, Nowygrod R, Marboe C, Benvenisty A, Ascherman J, Todd G. Artificial skin (Integra dermal regeneration template) for closure of lower extremity wounds. Vasc Surg. 2000;34:557-565.
  • Ascherman J, Knowles S, Attkiss K. Docetaxel (Taxotere) extravasation: A report of five cases with treatment recommendations. Ann Plast Surg. 2000;45:438-441.
  • Ascherman J, Marin V, Rogers L, Prisant N. Palatal distraction in a canine cleft palate model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2000;105:1687-1694.
  • Ting J, Hu G, Marin V, Rogers L, Gorlick N, Ascherman J, Chiu DTW. End-to-side neurophysiology using autogenous vein nerve conduits. Surg Forum. 1998;49:637-638.
  • Umana JP, Ewing D, Sun BC, De Rose JJ, Spanier TB, Catanese K, Gardocki MT, Flannery M, Sultan M, Oz MC, Ascherman J. Use of pedicled muscle flaps successfully manages wound infections in implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients with a low incidence of device endocarditis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1997;16:93.
  • Marchac D, Ascherman J, Arnaud E. Fibrin glue fixation in forehead endoscopy: Evaluation of our experience with 206 cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1997;100:704- 712.
  • Vacher C, Pavy B, Ascherman J. Musculature of the soft palate: Clinico-anatomic correlations and therapeutic implications in the treatment of cleft palates. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 1997;34:189-194.
  • Vendroux J, Ascherman JA, Lacroix P, Duport G, Raulo Y, Baruch J. Obtaining maximal use of expanded scalp rotation flaps via an experimental model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1997;99:1000-1005.
  • Ascherman JA, Hugo NE, Sultan MR, Patsis MC, Smith CR, Rose EA. Single stage treatment of sternal wound complications in heart transplant recipients in whom pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flaps were used. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995;110:1030-1036.
  • Hugo NE, Sultan MR, Ascherman JA, Patsis MC, Smith CR, Rose EA. Single stage management of 74 consecutive sternal wound complications with pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1994;93:1433-1441.
  • Chiu DTW, Ascherman JA, Patsis MC. Prolongation of rat ear allograft survival with cyclosporine. Transplantation. 1993;56:253-255.
  • Chiu DTW, Ascherman JA, Patsis MC. Rat ear transplantation: A feasibility study. J Reconstr Microsurg. 1993;9:33-38.

Abstracts

  • Preminger B, Chiang A, Kieserman-Smokler C, Trencheva K, El-Tamer M, Ascherman J, Rohde C. Understanding breast surgeon referral patterns and their influence on breast reconstruction rates. Ninety fifth annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons. Chicago, Illinois. October 2009.
  • Ascherman J, Gomez A, Kamdar M. Intracranial volume growth in normal children from birth to six years of age. International Master Course on Aging Skin. Paris, France. January 2009.
  • Teo E, Cross K, Wong S, Rohde C, Grant R, Ascherman J. The dermal stapler device: A faster, more cost-effective method for incisional closure as compared to standard dermal sutures. Seventy seventh annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Chicago, Illinois. November 2008.
  • Cayci C, Wahlquist T, Seckin S, Martens T, Oz M, Ascherman J. “Naringenin inhibits neointimal hyperplasia following arterial reconstruction with interpositional vein grafts.” Plastic Surgery Research Council annual meeting. Stanford, California. June 2007.
  • Ascherman J, Seruya M. “Minimizing abdominal wall morbidity in unilateral pedicled TRAM flaps with onlay polypropylene mesh: A review of techniques and outcomes in 105 consecutive patients.” Plastic Surgery at the Red Sea International Symposium. Eilat, Israel. March 2007.
  • Cayci C, Russo M, Cheema F, Martens T, George I, Argenziano M, Oz, M, Ascherman J. “Risk analysis of deep sternal wound infections and its impact on long-term survival: A propensity analysis.” Twenty third annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Boston, Massachusetts. December 2006.
  • Ascherman J, Seruya M, Bartsich S. “Abdominal wall morbidity following unilateral and bilateral breast reconstruction with pedicled TRAM flaps: An outcomes analysis of 117 consecutive patients.” Seventy fifth annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. San Francisco, California. October 2006.
  • Sprole A, Adepoju I, Ascherman J, Gayle L, Grant R, Talmor M, “Horizontal or Vertical? An evaluation of patient preferences for reduction mammaplasty scars.” Annual meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Orlando, Florida. April 2006.
  • Conejero J, Lee J, Ascherman J. “Cranial defect reconstruction in a rabbit model using different mixtures of bioglass and autologous bone.” Sixty third annual meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Vancouver, Canada. April 2006.
  • Conejero J, Ascherman J. “Surgical treatment of facial cleft (Tessier 1 and 2), hypertelorism and nasal dysplasia: A case report.” Sixty third annual meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Vancouver, Canada. April 2006.
  • Ascherman J, Seruya M, Nanda D, Parisien M. “Reconstruction of cranial bone defects utilizing a hydroxyapatite resin and absorbable plates.” Third annual Columbia University assistant professor pediatric research symposium. New York, New York. November 2005.
  • Bijoor R, Chussid S, Ascherman J, Santoro M. “A multi-disciplinary approach to the management of the cleft lip/cleft palate patient.” Fifty eighth annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Orlando, Florida. May 2005.
  • Newman M, Camberos A, Ascherman J. “Atypical mycobacterium infections in northeastern U.S. patients traveling abroad for cosmetic surgery.” Twenty first annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Naples, Florida. January 2005.
  • Lo I, Ascherman J. “An urban medical center population of cleft lip and palate patients: Demographics and outcome analyses.” Chinese American Medical Society annual meeting. New York, New York. October 2004.
  • Hanasono M, Newman M, Hughes D, Ascherman J. “Implant reconstruction in patients who receive radiation for breast cancer.” Seventy third annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 2004.
  • Conejero J, Lee J, Nanda D, Ascherman J. “Cranial defect reconstruction in a rabbit model using different mixtures of bioglass and autologous bone.” Plastic Surgery Research Council annual meeting. Ann Arbor, Michigan. June 2004.
  • Desrosiers A, Newman M, Ascherman J. “Sternal reconstruction after chest wall irradiation.” Twentieth annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Baltimore, Maryland. October 2003.
  • Patel S, Ascherman J. “Management of sternal wounds with bilateral pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flaps in 114 consecutively treated patients: Refinements in technique and outcomes analysis.” 71st annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. San Antonio, Texas. November 2002.
  • Nanda D, Parisien M, Laser J, Ascherman J. “Reconstruction of cranial bone defects utilizing absorbable plates and a hydroxyapatite resin.” Plastic Surgery Research Council annual meeting. Boston, Massachusetts. April 2002.
  • Ascherman J, Jones V, Knowles S. “The effect of retention sutures on wound healing in the rat.” Plastic Surgery Research Council annual meeting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. June 2001.
  • Hutchinson O, Oz M, Ascherman J. “The use of muscle flaps to treat left ventricular assist device (LVAD) infections.” Seventeenth annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Montreal, Canada. September 2000.
  • Attkiss K, Ascherman J. “Docetaxel (taxotere) extravasation: Three case reports and treatment recommendations.” Fifteenth annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Newport, Rhode Island. October 1998.
  • Ting J, Rogers L, Marin V, Gorlick N, Hu G, Ascherman J, Chiu DTW. “End-to-side neurorrhaphies using autogenous vein grafts.” American College of Surgeons annual meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana. October 1998.
  • Yang H, Troutman K, Ascherman J. “Presurgical orthopedics for infant with severe facial clefting.” American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry annual meeting. San Diego, California. May 1998.
  • Ting J, Hu G, Marin V, Rogers L, Gorlick N, Ascherman J, Chiu DTW. “End-to-side nerve anastomosis using autogenous vein nerve conduits.” American Society for Peripheral Nerve eighth annual meeting. Vancouver, Canada. May 1998.
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Professor of Surgery at CUMC

  • Included in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" issue, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Division of Plastic Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2009, 2012.
  • "President's Award" for the top presentation at the 2012 annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  • Included in Castle Connolly's How to Find the Best Doctors: New York Metro Area, 1997-2015.
  • "Gold Doc" Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation "for demonstrating compassion, empathy and respect in the practice of medicine," 2005.
  • Teacher Recognition Award, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2000.
  • Best Research Paper Award at the 1994 Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.