Oren Tepper, MD

Education and Training

New York University Medical Center

New York University Medical Center

Medical Education
New York University School of Medicine


Dr. Oren Tepper is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. His approach to plastic surgery is entirely unique, offering an all-inclusive outlook balancing traditional beauty concepts with modern day cutting-edge technology. He is a pioneer in stem cell therapy and 3D surgical innovation, including 3D printing and virtual reality. These advances have revolutionized patient care and earned him numerous national and international awards.

Dr. Tepper recently received international acclaim for his role in the successful separation of conjoined twins Jadon and Anais McDonald. The historic event of separating two young boys attached at the head was featured as a CNN exclusive and an Emmy award-winning documentary that aired 6/23/17. 

Dr. Tepper’s passion for aesthetic surgery, coupled with renowned expertise in reconstructive surgery, makes him a recognized leader in the field. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences worldwide, and has authored over fifty textbook chapters and journal articles. He is the Director of Aesthetic Surgery & Craniofacial Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, and is highly dedicated to surgical education/training as an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Tepper completed his plastic surgery training at the world renowned Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated among the top of his class at the New York University School of Medicine, and was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha society, along with being the sole recipient of an award for excellence based on scholarship and character.


Co-led the separation of twin boys Jadon & Anias McDonald, who were born conjoined at the
head (“craniopagus”). The story was featured as a CNN exclusive and an Emmy award-winning documentary (“Separated: Saving the Twins” – air date 6/23/2017)

Awarded a NY State Senate Resolution on February 28th, 2017 – For co-leading the separation of craniopagus conjoined twins (Jadon and Anias McDonald)

Led an international team of plastic surgeons in 2 subsequent craniopagus twin separations;
1. Hospital Rebiero Ribeirao Preto - Sao Paolo Brazil - November 2018 –
2. Hospital De Crianca de Brasila – Brasilia, Brazil. April 2020.

Awarded certificate of appreciation from the State of Brazil, SP – Leading separation of
craniopagus twins Sao Paolo Brazil - November 2018 –Ysadora and Ysabelle Freitas.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro (NY Magazine) – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) – CRANIO Fellowship Award. 2012

Montefiore Department of Surgery - Research Presentation Poster Award. 2012 - (Recognizing
Disparity Between Patient Complaints and Surgeon Diagnosis in Rhinoplasty).

Blair Rodgers Resident Research Award – IRPS Resident Night 2010

Plastic Surgery Education Foundation (PSEF) Clinical Research Essay Contest - Junior
Category. - 2007 (1st Place Prize) - Defining Changes in Volumetric Distribution Following
Breast Reduction Surgery through Three-Dimensional Imaging

Inamed Academy Scholarship Award - 2006

Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF) Bernard G. Sarnat Award – 2004
(Postnatal Vasculogenesis by Bone Marrow Progenitor Cells In Situ)

First Prize Resident Research Competition - NYU Division of Plastic Surgery, 2004

Peter J. Gingrass Memorial Award- Plastic Surgery Research Council, November 2003
(A Novel Mechanisms of Ischemia-Induced Blood Vessel Growth that Recapitulates
Embryologic Vasculogenesis – Primary Author)

Peter J. Gingrass Memorial Award - Plastic Surgery Research Council, November 2004
(Diabetes Impairs the Mobilization and Recruitment of EPCs to Ischemic Tissue – co-author)

NYU School of Medicine Soloman and Dora Shapiro Award for excellence based on
scholarship, personality, and character, 2003

The Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF) Scientific Essay Investigator Award,
2002 (2nd Place) (Vascular Delay Revisited: the unsuspected role of bone marrow-derived
endothelial stem cells in ischemia-induced neovascularization)

First Prize - NYU Department of Medicine Award for Outstanding Essay in Medical Science,
2001 (The History of Medicine and Music)

Dr. Sydney Mehl Scholarship Fund (NYU), 1999
(HIF-1α gene transfer for heart disease)