About Dr. Berger


About Dr. Berger

about-dr-bergerFor nearly twenty years, Dr. Gary Berger has had a thriving practice on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, specializing in the full range of cosmetic and reconstructive Plastic Surgery procedures. Dr. Berger is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is the Medical Director of Park 71 Plastic Surgery, an outpatient ambulatory surgical facility adjacent to our Manhattan location. In the quarter century since Dr. Berger began his medical training, he has become known for his skill, compassion and dedication to his patients. Dr. Berger works closely with each patient to develop an individualized plan of treatment. He believes that informed and educated patients will have an enhanced understanding of their surgeries. An initial consultation with Dr. Berger will review all aspects of a procedure in depth, using both photos and diagrams, in a relaxed and informational setting.

Dr. Berger is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Dr. Berger’s contributions and availability to his local communities are well known. After many years treating police officers and their families, Dr. Berger was sworn in as an honorary police surgeon of the New York City Police Department. After a devastating earthquake hit the island of Haiti in 2010, Dr. Berger traveled with a surgical mission to Port au Prince to perform emergency reconstructive surgery on the victims. Please click here to view a short video blog of their experiences.

Dr. Berger received his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. After finishing an internship in General Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, and a three-year residency in General Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Berger was then chosen to complete a fellowship in the prestigious Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Berger is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and spent many years as the Director of the Plastic Surgery Clinics at Montefiore Medical Center. By imparting his knowledge to them, Dr. Berger helps the next generation of plastic surgery residents-in-training learn the art and science of plastic surgery.

He also spent many years as the Chairman of Quality Assurance for the Plastic Surgery Department at Montefiore and was responsible for helping the hospital and the department maintain the highest levels and quality of care in Plastic Surgery.

Selected as a “BEST DOCTOR” in Manhattan, the Bronx and Westchester by Better Living Magazine for several years and listed as one of America’s Cosmetic Doctors by the renowned Castle Connolly organization, Dr. Berger performs a multitude of plastic surgical procedures for the Face, Body, Breast, and Skin. His formal Curriculum Vitae is listed below.

Academic & Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, Park 71 Plastic Surgery
    New York, New York
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Former Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee,
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
  • Former Director, Plastic Surgery Clinic,
    Montefiore Medical Center

Post Doctoral Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, NY
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Chief Resident, July 1997-June 1998
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, NY
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Resident, July 1996-June 1997
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
    General Surgery – Resident, July 1993-June 1996
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, NY
    General Surgery – Resident, July 1992-June 1993

Education

  • State University of New York/Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY
    Doctor of Medicine – May 1992
  • Yeshiva University/Yeshiva College, New York
    Bachelor of Arts – June 1988

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • New York State Medical License
  • Connecticut State Medical License

Hospital Appointments

  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Weiler/Einstein Hospital
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
  • St. John’s Riverside Hospital

Dr. Berger accepts most insurance carriers for surgical care. In order to care for the elderly, teachers, police officers, soldiers and healthcare workers, he is a participant in Medicare, GHI/Emblem, Tricare, the NYS Empire Plan and the 1199 Benefit Fund.

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