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Melissa A. Doft, MD

Plastic Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
General Surgery (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 600-4109


Board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, Melissa Doft, MD, FACS specializes in a broad range of cosmetic and reconstructive treatments. She seamlessly combines traditional surgical methods with the most state-of-the-art, data-proven new technology. Known for her warm demeanor, genuine kindness, and meticulous attention to detail, Dr. Doft understands the beauty concerns we face and offers conservative, natural-looking solutions.

Voted as a Rising Star in the New York Times, Dr. Doft graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with Rufus Choate Honors, where she studied Biochemistry and Art History. Valedictorian of her class at New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Doft graduated with honors for her research in Cell Biology, was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for overall academic and clinical excellence in medicine, and received the Valentine Mott Medal for academic achievement in Anatomy, Cell Biology, Histology, and Embryology, the Alumnae Golden Key Pin award for academic achievement and commitment to extracurricular activities, and the Kosciuszko Foundation Dr. Marie Zakrzewska Medical Scholarship for academic excellence. She completed her internship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the department of surgery.

At the Columbia University campus of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, she trained in general surgery. There she served as chief resident and was recognized by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Circle of Excellence for humanitarianism and excellence in teaching. She completed her plastic surgery training at the combined program of Cornell and Columbia Universities at New York-Presbyterian Hospital where she received the Goulian Award for Academic Excellence in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Doft has also trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

In her role as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Doft teaches plastic surgery to the New York-Presbyterian residents. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters in the field of plastic surgery, including recent publications in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery. She has won many awards for her research contributions and has been invited to lecture both nationally and internationally.

Area of Expertise

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Cigna [PPO]

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2004 New York University School of Medicine

Residency: 2005 University of California San Francisco Medical Center

Residency: 2009 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: 2012 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center