Dr. Michael J. Stein is a double board-certified, Manhattan-based plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. He is highly regarded by his patients for his technical finesse, meticulous attention to detail, and excellence in patient care.
Dr. Stein is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and Assistant Attending in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital.
He is trained at some of the finest institutions in Canada and the United States. Dr. Stein completed a Bachelor’s of Arts and Science (BASc) at McGill University, graduating with honors and a double major in biomedical sciences and social studies of medicine. He then received his medical degree (MD) at the University of British Columbia, one of the top ranked medical schools in Canada. Dr. Stein completed his 5-year plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Ottawa, where he served as chief resident and became board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). He then pursued a Master’s Degree in Applied Sciences (MAS), studying patient safety and healthcare quality at Johns Hopkins University, the number one ranked school for public health in North America. Dr. Stein also completed a fellowship at the prestigious Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospitals, specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. He also became board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
As a plastic surgeon in NYC, Dr. Stein’s aesthetic interests include facelifts, breast surgery, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. His reconstructive interests include breast cancer reconstruction, nerve reconstruction, and Mohs facial reconstruction following skin cancer.
Dr. Stein has a passion for advancing the field of plastic surgery through clinical research. He has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences. His excellence in research has been recognized through multiple research awards. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Plastic Surgery and as an invited reviewer for multiple other peer reviewed journals in plastic surgery.
Dr. Stein is an accomplished athlete. At McGill University he was an Academic All-Canadian varsity athlete as a member of the varsity soccer team and completed in the national championship. At the University of British Columbia, he was a member of the junior varsity rowing team and completed in the San Diego Classic Regatta. Today, Dr. Stein is an avid runner, and currently training for the New York City Marathon.