Language: English
Gender: Female
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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
525 East 68th Street , Starr 8
New York, NY 10065
(646) 962-0235
(646) 962-4275
Breast Center at Weill Cornell Medicine
1283 York Avenue , 4th Floor
New York, NY 10065
(646) 962-4250
Breast Center at Weill Cornell Medicine
1283 York Avenue , 4th Floor
New York, NY 10065
(646) 962-2330

Personal Statement

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 & 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

Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery

Clinical & 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 & Training

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


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, son and family.  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.

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