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Lloyd A. Hoffman, MD

Plastic Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Office Phone: (212) 326-5546
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


The Division of Plastic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center is pleased to welcome Lloyd Hoffman, MD, as Associate Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. He will transition to Columbia from the Division of Plastic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center as of December 1, 2017.

Dr. Hoffman completed his general surgery training at The New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center, after which he completed fellowships in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and microsurgery at the Institute for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at New York University. He returned to New York Hospital in 1987 where he became the youngest division chief of Plastic Surgery in the country. The Division of Plastic Surgery grew significantly under Dr. Hoffman’s leadership; he is credited with creating the Cornell Hand Service and the Children’s Reconstructive Surgery Center. He then went on to direct the first combined Division of Plastic Surgery when Cornell and Columbia merged as NewYork-Presbyterian in 1998. 

Dr. Hoffman’s clinical and research interests have centered on tissue transplantation, seroma formation, and breast reconstruction. While serving in academic and clinical leadership positions at NYP for almost three decades, Dr. Hoffman has focused intensively on teaching residents and students. His interest in serving patients has led him to found the charitable organization Children’s Reconstructive Surgery Center and to volunteer with the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer and Healing Hands. He also volunteers in the Middle East, performing surgery on children who have been victims of terrorism.

Dr. Hoffman has won numerous awards for his teaching and surgical skills. He has been appointed as a member of the Judicial Council of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, a highly respected leadership position with oversight of plastic surgeons nationwide.

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1978 Northwestern University Medical School

Internship: 1979 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Residency: 1983 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Peer reviewed Articles

  1. Hoffman LA, Beaton H, Wantz G.  Spontaneous Cholecystocutaneous FistulasJ. Am. Ger. Soc.  1982, 50:632.
  2. Hoffman LAAvoiding Complications in Post Mastectomy Breast ReconstructionInfections in Surgery.  1983, 2:651-661.
  3. Codner M, Shuster B, Steinman R, LaTrenta G, Harper A, Hoffman LAMigration of Donor Leukocytes from Limb Allographs into Post Lymphoid TissuesAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  1990, 25:353-359.
  4. Freedman AM, Gayle LB, Vaughan ED, Hoffman LAOne State repair of the Anterior Abdominal Wall Using Bilateral Rectus Femoris Myocutaneous FlapsAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  1990, 25:299-302.
  5. Fantini G, Antonacci A, Gayle LB, Hoffman LAManagement of the Exposed Saphanous Vein GraftVascular Surgery.  1991, 4:117-124.
  6. LaTrenta G, Grant R, Hoffman LATreatment of Exogenous Steroid Induced “Buffalo Type” Face and Neck Obesity with SAL:  A Case ReportPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  1991, 87:768-770.
  7. Hoffman LA, Codner M, Shuster B, Bogossian N, Steinman R, Harper A, LaTrenta G, Shires GT, Egozi.  Donor Leukocytes Migration Following Extremity Transplantation in an Experimental ModelPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  1992, 90:999-1006.
  8. Zenn M, Hoffman LA, LaTrenta G, Hotchkiss R.  Variations in Digital Nerve AnatomyJournal of Hand Surgery.  1992, 17:1033-1036.
  9. LaTrenta G, Grant R, Haworth R, Madden M, Hoffman LAFunctional Reconstruction for Severe Post Burn MicrostomiaAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  1992, 29:179-181.
  10.  Haworth R, Rosenberg P, LaTrenta G, Hoffman LAAnterior Cervical Microsurgical Approach to the Cranial Base in the RabbitLaboratory Animals.  1992, 26:196-199.
  11. Eid F, Rosenberg P, Rothaus K, Mininberg D, Hoffman LA, Vaughan D.  Use of Tissue Expanders in Final Reconstruction of Infrapubic Midline Scar, Mons Pubis and Vulva Following Bladder Exstrophy RepairUrology.  1993, 41:426-430.
  12. Hirmand H, LaTrenta G, Hoffman LAAutoimmune Disease and Silicone Breast ImplantsOncology.  1993, 7:17.
  13. Francis K, Hoffman LA, Cornell C.  The Use of Mitek Suture Anchors to Secure Mesh in Abdominal Wall ReconstructionPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  1994, 93:419-421.
  14. Jones WG, Hoffman LA, Devereaux RB, Isom OW, Gold JP.  Staged Approach to Combined Repair of Pectus Excavatum and Lesions of the HeartAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  1994, 57:212-214.
  15. Shuster B, Hoffman LAAn Old Friendship Revisited:  Plastic Surgery and TransplantationAesth. Plast. Surg.  1994, 18:135-139.
  16. Pope M, Betjes MG, Romani N, Hirmand H, Cameron P, Hoffman LA, Gezelter S, Schuler G, Cameron PU, Steinman RM.  Conjugates of Dendritic Cells and Memory T-Lymphocytes from Skin Facilitate Productive Infection with HIV-1Cell.  1994, 78:389-398.
  17. Pope M, Betjes MG, Hirmand H, Hoffman LA, Steinman RM.  Both Dendritic Cells and Memory T-Lymphocytes Emigrate from Organ Cultures of Human Skin and Form Distinctive Dendritic T-Cell ConjugatesJournal of Investigative Dermatology.  1995, 104:11-17.
  18. Pope M, Betjes MG, Romani N, Hirmand H, Cameron P, Hoffman LA, Gezelter S, Schuler G, Cameron PU, Steinman RM.  Dendritic Cell T-Cell Conjugates the Migrate from Normal Human Skin are an Explosive Site of Infection for HIV-1Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.  1995, 378:457-460.
  19. Pope M, Gezelter S, Gallo N, Hoffman LA, Steinman RM.  Low Levels of HIV-1 Infection in Cutaneous Dendritic Cells Promote Extensive Viral Replication upon Binding to Memory CD4+T-CellsJournal of Experimental Medicine.  1995, 182:204-256
  20. Kirschner R, Chaio J, Fyfe B, Hoffman LA, Davis J, Fantini G.  Neutrophil Lipozygenase Activation and Leukosequestration in Postischemic Myocutaneous Flaps:  Role of LTB4Am. J. Physiol.  1995, 268:H2167-H2174.
  21. Randolph GJ, Beaulieu S, Pope M, Sugawara I, Hoffman LA, Steinman RM, Muller WA.  A Physiologic Function for p-glycoprotein (MDR-1) During the Migration of Dendritic Cells from Skin via Afferent Lymphatic VesselsProc. Natl. Acad. Sci.  USA.  1998, 95:6924-6929.
  22. Talmor M, Mirza A, Turley S, Mellman I, Hoffman LA, Steinman RM.  Cytokine Requirements for the Generation of Large Numbers of Immature and Mature Dendritic Cells from Rat Bone Marrow CulturesEuropean Journal of Immunology.  1998, 28:811-187.
  23. Talmor M, Kinkhabwala M, Steinman RM, Hoffman LAThymic Chimerism in Non-Irradiated, Immunosuppressed Rats Receiving Microvascularized Limb TransplantsSurgical Forum.  1998, XLIX:639-641.
  24. Talmor M, Hydo L, Shaikh N, Gayle LB, Hoffman LA, Barie PS.  Clinical Features and Outcome of Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit After Plastic Surgical Procedures:  Implications for Cost Reduction and Quality of Care.  In Parrillo JE, Balk RA, Calvin JE, Franklin CN, Shapiro BA, eds.  Yearbook of Critical Care Medicine.  St. Louis, Mosby-Year Book, 1998, 352-354.
  25. Talmor M, Fahey TJ, Wise J, Hoffman LA, Barie PS.  Large Volume Liposuction Complicated by Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage:  Management Principles and Implications for the Quarterly Improvement ProcessPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2000, 105:2244.
  26. Wise JB, Talmor M, Hoffman LA, Gayle LB.  Post-Operative Monitoring of Microvascular Tissue Transplants with an Implantable Doppler Probe.  (Letter to the Editor).  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2000, 105:2279.
  27. Talmor M, Hoffman LAConverting to Digital Photography:  A Model for Large Group or Academic Practice.  (Letter to the Editor).  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2000
  28. Preminger BA, Talmor M, Specht MC, Susman M, Hoffman LAThe Legacy of Icarus in the 21st Century – Report of a case of Aggressive Submental BCC Due to Frequent Use of Metallic UV ReflectorAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  2001, 46:192.
  29. Talmor M, Patel MP, Spann MD, Barden C, Specht M, McLean A, Harper A, Hoffman LA, Nolan WB.  COX-2 Up-Regulation in Idiopathic Carpal Tunnel SyndromePlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2003, 112:1807.

Books, Book Chapters and Reviews

  1. Ballantyne, Donald L, Benjamin B, Rosenberg, Hoffman LA, and Court Cutting, M.D. (ed.)  Organized Bibliography of the Microsurgical Literature.  Aspen Systems Corporation, Rockville, MD, 1985.
  2. Hoffman LA, Mackenzie D, Schwartz M.  Common Inflammatory Disorders of the Upper Limb in Plastic Surgery.  Graff and Smith (eds.)  Lippincott Raven, 1995.
  3. Talmor M, Steinman RM, Hoffman LA.  Dendritic Cells and Alloimmune Chimerism in Limb Transplantation in Composite Tissue Transplantation.  Hewitt CW and Block K (ed.),  1999.
  4. LaTrenta GS, Hoffman LA.  Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy.  W.B. Saunders Company, 1994.
  5. Nikolau R, Bhardwaj N, Pope M, Koch F, Swiggard WJ, O’Doherty U, Witner-Pack MD, Hoffman LA, Schuler G, Inaba K, Steinman RM.  The Myeloid System Dendritic Cells.  Blackwell Sciences, 1966.

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Associate Professor of Surgery at CUMC

  • Past President, New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery Trustee
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery Member
  • Judicial Council, American Society of Plastic Surgery 
  • Multiple Teaching Awards, Division of Plastic Surgery

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