Leslie E. Cohen, M.D., FACS
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Leslie E. Cohen, M.D., FACS

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

♦ Virtual Visit: Delivering the same level of world-class care, with exceptional convenience. 

Using the most advanced surgical techniques with technical precision and attention to detail, I strive to provide the highest quality reconstructive and aesthetic surgery that will enhance each patient’s quality of life. I employ the latest 3-D imaging technology to optimize the reconstructive plans and am trained to use muscle-sparing techniques called perforator flaps to provide each patient the most ideal reconstruction to restore appearance and function.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Breast Reconstruction With DIEP Free Flap
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Reconstruction of Breast With Insertion of Breast Implant
  • Breast Lift
  • Botox and Fillers
  • Cosmetic Eye Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Post Bariatric Surgery
  • Botulinum Toxin (Botox Injection)
  • Body Contouring
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Vaginal Reconstruction
  • Reconstruction, Pelvis
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast Reduction and Mastopexy
  • Reconstruction After Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Transgender, S/P Sex Reassignment Surgery
  • Facial Reanimation Surgery


Leslie is originally from Long Island, New York. She graduated as a Presidential Scholar from Stanford University in 2006 and went on to obtain her medical degree from Mount Sinai Medical School in 2010. She then completed her residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery in 2016 at Weill Cornell/Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital where she was awarded the Dicran Goulian Award for Academic Excellence in Plastic Surgery. She went on to complete a fellowship in microsurgery for reconstruction of oncologic and traumatic defects at NYU Langone Medical Center and at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Her clinical expertise is in microsurgical perforator flaps (DIEP flap, SGAP/IGAP flap, PAP flap) and implant based reconstruction after breast cancer as well as complex reconstruction for adults and children who have defects after surgery of the head and neck, abdominal wall, spine, pelvis and extremities. She also offers aesthetic surgery for the face and body with the goal to enhance appearance with a natural un-operated look using the most advanced surgical techniques available.

In her free time she enjoys live music, cooking, hiking and spending time with her husband and two children. Leslie has a passion for providing medical care to underserved regions. She has participated in numerous surgical missions for reconstructive plastic surgery across the world including Angkor Children’s Hospital in Cambodia, El Salvador and rural Belize.

For related news about Dr. Leslie Cohen

  • Thanks to Dr. Cohen, Khelani Cain's first year of life has been nothing short of miraculous, read the full story here


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

New York SuperDoctor: an Honor given to 5% of all New York physicians 


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Education and Training

  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2010
  • B.A., Stanford University, 2006


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported