Dr. Cangello earned a bachelor of arts from Hamilton College, one of the nation's top-ranked and most selective undergraduate institutions. He then went on to world-renowned Johns Hopkins University, earning his master of science degree from the Division of Reproductive Biology and Department of Biochemistry. He gained valuable experience while spending an additional year performing scientific research at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine. During that time, he worked with, and learned from, some of the top minds in the medical research field while coauthoring several publications and abstracts. Following this invaluable training, he received his doctor of medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse. Dr. Cangello completed his residency in general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Here, he was fully trained by surgeons who have contributed to the hospital's international reputation as a pioneer of surgical innovation and expertise. After becoming fully trained in general surgery, Dr. Cangello completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Plastic Surgery Philosophy: A Science—and an Art All of his life, Dr. Cangello has enjoyed a passion for both the sciences and the arts. As a student, Dr. Cangello excelled academically and received scholastic awards for sketches and paintings he created. Some of his artwork can be seen in his office. He was attracted to cosmetic surgery because of its focus not just on medical science and technical expertise, but also because of the level of artistic intuition demanded. He has mastered the ability to understand and visualize patients' needs and knows how to make necessary changes to dramatically improve the natural qualities of their features. Private Practice Dr. Cangello currently practices in New York City and has developed a reputation of excellence among his patients and his peers. Dr. Cangello is Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an Attending Plastic Surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, as well as New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Cangello teaches the art of cosmetic surgery to residents from NYU and Cornell hospitals, and fellows training in cosmetic surgery at the prestigious MEETH fellowship in New York City. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. He contributes to the medical field by authoring and coauthoring numerous publications and by participating in clinical trials/studies for products and devices used in the field of plastic surgery. His expert opinion on cosmetic surgery is frequently sought by many media outlets. He has been listed in the New York Times as a "Rising Star Superdoctor" in the field of plastic surgery, named "Top Doctor" by Realself, and awarded the Patient's Choice Award by OpenCare. He is committed to giving each of his patients the time and skill needed to bring about the most beautiful results.
Dr. Cangello's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Board certified in Plastic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Cangello's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Localized Fat Deposits
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
Breast Lift Surgery
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
Skin and Tissue Reduction
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New York.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
Johns Hopkins School Of Public Health
Medical School | Graduated 1997
Upstate Medical University/ College Of Health Professions
Medical School | Graduated 2002
Lenox Hill Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
Temple University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Cangello has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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