Evan Garfein, MD

Education and Training

NYU Medical Center

Brigham & Women's Hospital Boston

Medical Education
Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons


Dr. Evan Garfein is Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. As a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Garfein specializes in breast and body aesthetic surgery. He has a particular specialty in breast augmentation and reduction surgery, as well as abdominoplasty and liposuction. 

He is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed papers on a range of topics, including body contouring following sustained weight loss in diverse populations, postoperative pain after breast reduction and patient satisfaction and quality of life following plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has been recognized each year by New York Magazine’s Best Doctors issue for nearly a decade. 

In addition, Dr. Garfein holds three patents in the bio-medical space, authored a New York State
law addressing socioeconomic inequality in breast reconstruction, and has been featured in
the Wall Street Journal for his efforts to obtain care for a critically ill child from Mongolia.

Dr. Garfein is a graduate of Princeton University and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at
Columbia University. He completed his residency in plastic surgery at Harvard Medical School
and a fellowship in microsurgery at New York University Medical School. In 2023, Dr. Garfein
received his MBA from Columbia Business School. He lives in New York City with his wife Tanya
Simon, who is the Executive Editor of 60 Minutes, their two sons, Jack and Teddy and their dog,

Awards & Honors

New York Magazine: Top Doctors: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Top Doctors New York Metro Area (digital guide): 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Schneps Media - Bronx Times Reporter: 2021

1996 NIH Research Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. Mehmet Oz,
College of Physicians and Surgeons

1998 Presbyterian Hospital Clinical Investigational Fellowship-
Intraoperative Hemodialysis During Cardiac Surgery on Patients
With End-Stage Renal Disease

1998 International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery/ Lifeline Foundation
Student Research Fellowship, Laboratory of Dr. Alan I. Benvenisty,
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Hemodynamics of Peripheral Sequential Bypass

2002 Von Liebig Vascular Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. Richard Mulligan
Angiogenesis of Tissue Engineered Constructs & Tissue Engineered Constructs as Drug Delivery Systems

2003 John A. Mannick Day Research Award
A Novel System to Assess Microvascular Perfusion of Genetically Modified Tissue Engineered Constructs

Society Memberships

2008  New York Head and Neck Society
2009  American Society of Plastic Surgery
2009  American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
2010  Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery
2014  American College of Surgeons
2015  American Association of Plastic Surgeons
2015  New York Clinical Society

Board Certification

12/09-present  American Board of Plastic Surgery


2001  National Board of Medical Examiners
2002  Massachusetts Registered Physician
2007  New York State Registered Physician