OUR TEAM

Lauren Chmielewski, M.D.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Lauren Chmielewski graduated from Princeton University, where she majored in Chemistry, Classic Greek and played Division one softball.  As a lifelong athlete, Dr. Chmielewski knows the importance of an interdependency and team-based culture.  This team based approach coupled with tireless dedication and integrity, culminated during her post-baccalaureate years at the University of Pennsylvania where it quickly became evident that she was meant for a career in medicine. 

 

Dr. Chmielewski obtained a degree in medicine from the prestigious Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  She then chose to stay at Case Western to complete a rigorous six-year integrated Plastic Surgery Training program before returning back to the East Coast to begin her career.

 

For Dr. Chmielewski, Plastic Surgery is a field that allows her to make a positive impact on patients’ quality of life. Whether restoring the effects of cancer and trauma or improving upon a patient’s appearance and self-esteem, Dr. Chmielewski always enjoys helping her patients achieve satisfying results from challenging problems.  Her driving force is the pleasure she derives in working with patients to accomplish this common goal.

 

While fully trained in all aspects of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Chmielewski is especially passionate about cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, hand surgery, and recontouring of the breast and body.

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Irina Domantovsky, M.D.

Dr Domantovsky was born in Minsk, Belarus, and raised in Philadelphia, after immigrating to the United States with her family. She graduated from Muhlenberg College, where she majored in Biology, and pursued her interest in biological science further by obtaining Master of Science degree at New York University. During that time she also performed basic science research in developmental biology at Weill Cornell Medical College. These experiences set her on the path to a career in medicine.

 

Dr Domantovsky obtained a degree in medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. It is there that she developed her interest in plastic and reconstructive surgery. She was accepted into a highly competitive 6-year integrated Plastic Surgery Training Program at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.

 

During her residency training, Dr Domantovsky discovered her passion for pediatric plastic surgery. She went on to complete an additional year of Fellowship training in Pediatric Plastic Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Canada, where she worked with world-renowned surgeons and mentors. Her research on facial reanimation was published in highly prestigious peer-reviewed journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

 

Dr Domantovsky is fully trained in all aspects of Plastic Surgery and is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is passionate about applying her knowledge and skills in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help adults and children improve their quality of life.

Glen Ross, M.D., A.B.H.R.S.

Dr. Glen Ross is a board certified hair transplant surgeon who has been performing hair transplant procedures exclusively for the past decade. During that time, he has performed thousands of surgeries not only restoring hairlines and density to the scalp but also enhancing beards and eyebrows as well. Whether you are a new patient or have had a prior hair transplant procedure and are seeking to add more density or looking to repair a situation from the previous surgery, Dr. Ross has the skills and experience in order to help you achieve the desired and optimal results.

After receiving his undergraduate degree at Union College in Schenectady, Dr. Ross went on to earn his medical degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He then went on to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine and worked locally, eventually becoming the Director of the Emergency Departments at major hospitals in the Bronx and Westchester County. When he decided to change careers, Dr. Ross specifically chose the field of hair transplant surgery. "For years I truly enjoyed working in emergency medicine. But when I looked to change specialties, I chose hair transplant surgery. I love the creativity and artistry involved with the procedure and helping someone to restore their hair and their self-confidence is incredibly rewarding."

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Aksana Jensen, Medical Aesthetician
Zuleika Viera, Medical Aesthetician

Zuleika Viera is a Medical Aesthetician licensed by the state of New York
With 10+ years of experience in the cosmetic and skincare industry, Zuleika has gained extensive experience treating all different skin types. She has performed treatments ranging from acne facials to laser hair removal, from body contouring to skin tightening procedures. Working alongside top medical professionals, she has gained great knowledge of both general and cosmetics skin treatments. She specializes in treating acne prone skin and prepping skin for other cosmetic procedures.

Zuleika Viera was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and came to the United States with a dream of spreading her passion and knowledge of skin care and make up to help people feel their best.

Since 2009, Zuleika has developed her knowledge by working as a makeup artist for Mac Cosmetics, Nars, Makeup Forever & other cosmetic brands, and in 2017 she started working under Esthetics NYC, where she developed her signature acne facial & trained on advance cosmetics treatments, prior to joining Plastic Surgery of New York.



 

Dr. Elkowitz was raised in Great Neck, New York, and chose to begin his practice here in 2000. From high school at Great Neck North, Dr. Elkowitz was admitted to college and medical school as part of a highly competitive, and prestigious seven year combined B.S./M.D. program at Union College and Albany Medical College, of which only 20 students per year attend.

After graduation from medical school, Dr. Elkowitz immediately began residency in General Surgery at New York Medical College. His experience there was invaluable, spanning the wide breadth of surgery as he was part of one of the busiest acute trauma services in the New York area. It was there that Dr. Elkowitz began to think about applying the most advanced surgical techniques, coupled with exquisite attention to details and absolute dedication to patient care, to a career in plastic surgery.

Dr. Elkowitz began his education in Plastic Surgery at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He had the opportunity to train in every aspect of plastic surgery, and had the privilege of training under the tutelage of some of the most renowned educators and skilled surgeons of cosmetic, reconstructive, and hand surgery. 

Dr. Elkowitz is double board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery by The American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery, respectively. He has also recertified in both as part of an ongoing maintenance of certification program. 

Dr. Elkowitz has been recognized by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery, and Top Doctors in The Nation, and featured by them in local and national news papers.

​​Marc J. Elkowitz, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Each board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, our physicians have extensive experience in a wealth of plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive procedures.

Experience
* Licensed Esthetician in New York
* 10+ years of experience working in             cosmetic and skincare industry.
* Trained in many advanced chemical

   peels & body contouring procedures.
* Trained in micro-needling,                           microdermabrasion & derma-planning.
* Trained in Electrotherapy procedures.

Specialties
* Medical Acne Facials
* Coolsculpting & other body contouring         procedures
* Chemical Peels
* Micro-needling


 

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