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Mark L. Smith, MD
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Mount Sinai Beth Israel; Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York; Co-Director, Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research and Treatment
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Affiliated with:
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Medical SpecialtyPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Vascular Malformation
Clinical Interests
Breast Augmentation
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reduction Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery
Craniofacial Surgery
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Head and Neck Cancer
Jaw Reconstruction
Mastectomy Reconstruction
Reconstructive Surgery
Microsurgical breast reconstruction (DIEP, SIEA, GAP, TUG, etc)
Oncoplastic reconstruction after lumpectomy
Cancer reconstruction (Head and Neck, Skin, Pelvic, Extremity)
Facial paralysis correction
Lymphedema surgery (vascularized lymph node transfer, lymphaticovenous bypass, etc)
Birth defects
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Plastic Surgery, 2000, Recertified, 2008
Medical SchoolAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1991
Residency TrainingGeneral Surgery, Columbia‑Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 1991‑1994 Plastic Surgery, Columbia‑Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 1994‑1996
FellowshipMicrosurgical and Oncologic Plastic Surgery, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1996‑1997 Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1997‑1998
Academic AppointmentIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Clinical StudiesVascularized Lymph Node Transfer for treatment of lymphedema Nerve to Masseter transfer for treatment of facial paralysis Contralateral Balancing Procedures in Reducing the Nedd for “Stage-Two” Operations. DIEP flap reconstruction in the setting of Radiation Therapy
Research / AdvancesComparison of irradiated versus non-irradiated DIEP flaps in patients undergoing immediate bilateral DIEP flap reconstruction and unilateral post-mastectomy radiation. Treatment of Upper Extremity Lymphedema Using a Combined Vascularized Chest Wall Lymph Node Flap and Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Flap With Axillary Reverse Mapping. Use of Magnetic Resonance Angiography for Vascularized Groin Lymph Node Transfer: An Anatomic Study. Using Angiosome-Based Flap Design to Extend the Utility of the Abdominal Donor Site in the Obese Patient. Minimizing Stage-Two (MiST): Evaluating the Indications and Efficacy of 102 Simultaneous Breast Reconstruction and Fibula Osteo-Adipofascial Flap for Mandibular and Maxillary Reconstruction. Partial Breast Reduction and Breast Conserving Surgery Simultateous Free Flap Coverage and Static Correction of Facial Paralysis Feasibility of Flap Reconstruction in Conjunction with Intra-operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) for Advanced and Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer.
From the doctorDr. Smith is among New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" as listed in the June 2013 edition of the magazine. The New York Magazine list is excerpted from Castle Connolly's annual guidebook, "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area."

Watch Dr. Smith and Dr. Samson perform DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery

Read Dr. Smith's patient's story on CNN about her decision to undergo bilateral prophylactic mastectomies and DIEP flap reconstruction

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