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Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

Board-certified plastic surgeon Darren M. Smith, MD is among New York’s premier experts in aesthetic surgery and cosmetic injectable treatments. Dr. Smith has unparalleled training in the art of cosmetic enhancements, and this background forms the foundation of the excellent results he achieves for his patients. He is trained far more extensively than most practitioners, and is in fact one of the only plastic surgeons in the nation to have completed a craniofacial surgery fellowship and an aesthetic surgery fellowship.

Superior surgical results: Dr. Darren Smith

Dr. Smith is one of the only plastic surgeons in the nation to have completed fellowships and received extensive sub-specialty training in both aesthetic surgery and craniofacial surgery. This training enables him to provide remarkable surgical results for his valued patients at his Upper East Side, Manhattan-based practice. A brief overview of his education is offered here:

  • Horace Mann School, Riverdale, NY: High School
  • Brown University, Providence, RI: Undergraduate degree
  • Brown University, Providence, RI: Medical degree
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Plastic surgery residency training
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Administrative Chief Resident
  • Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario: Specialized craniofacial surgical fellowship
  • Manhattan Ear, Eye, and Throat Hospital, New York, NY: Aesthetic surgery fellowship

A background in scientific research and discovery

Over the course of his training before returning home to practice, Dr. Smith had the opportunity to dedicate three years to basic science research in plastic surgery realizing advances in such fields as 3D bioprinting, virtual reality surgical planning, and adult stem-cell based therapies. This work resulted in hundreds of publications, book chapters, and presentations as well as the issuance of a US patent.

Awards and Honors

Dr. Smith has also been the recipient of multiple awards and honors. He has served as the principal investigator for numerous grants funded by the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, the Cleft Palate Foundation, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and other organizations.

A history of accomplishments and advances in aesthetic science

Dr. Smith has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, presentations and book chapters, including the following:

  • US Patent: “Predicting Movement of Soft Tissue of the Face in Response to Movement of Underlying Bone”
  • International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies Owen Cole Memorial Scholarship
  • Numerous grants from the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, the Cleft Palate Foundation, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Technical Copy Editor of the six-volume Neligan Plastic Surgery text

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At the forefront of advanced aesthetics

Dr. Smith is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of advanced aesthetics, applying the most cutting-edge technologies and techniques to his practice. He blends these techniques with a caring and comforting bedside manner broadly praised by those whom he is privileged to care for.

Preview Your Results

One of the ways Dr. Smith provides a superior aesthetic experience is by allowing you to preview the results of your procedure to help you decide on the look that’s right for you. Using Crisalix, one of the most advanced aesthetic simulation systems in the world, Dr. Smith can show you the effect of different treatments on your own face, breasts, or body in 3D. This approach opens the door to a new level of communication between Dr. Smith and his patients, and yields extremely high patient satisfaction.

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Dr. Darren Smith, MD: Curriculum Vitae
Board-certified plastic surgeon

Educational Background:

9/1997-5/2001 Brown University
Providence, RI
BA, 2001 Human Biology
(Honors) Program in
Liberal Medical

8/2001-5/2005 Brown Medical School
Providence, RI
BA, 2001 Medicine Program in Liberal Medical

6/2005-6/2007 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship
7/2007-6/2014 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Plastic Surgery Residency
7/2014-6/2015 The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, ON Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship
7/2015-6/2016 Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital New York, NY Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship

Memberships in professional and scientific societies

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2015-present
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2018-present

Honors and awards

  • Smile Train Scholar
  • 2000
  • Inducted into Sigma Xi
  • 2001

Meet the Team

Practice Manager - Fotini

Practice Manager

Fotini has been working with doctors and patients for over a decade. After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Biological Sciences, Fotini knew her compassion and skills would flourish in a healthcare setting. Her journey began in ophthalmology but has been focused on plastic surgery for the last seven years. Fotini’s mantra is that your career should be where your purpose meets your passion. When she’s not at work, she enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with her dog, Chandler Bing.

Front Desk Team

Our front office is dedicated to ensuring that every step of your journey with us exceeds your highest expectations. Our staff is sourced from the most elite brands in the service industry and informed by the latest knowledge of the aesthetics space to bring you an unparalleled experience.

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