Dr. Jason Spector's primary clinical interests include reconstructive microsurgery of the head & neck, breast and lower extremities as well as cosmetic surgery. He is a nationally-renowned board-certified plastic surgeon, and an Associate Professor of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Medical Medical Center. Dr. Spector was also named as one of "America's Best Doctors" in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by both Castle Connolly and US News and World Report. He was also named "Top Doctor in NY Metro Area" by Castle Connolly, and selected as a " New York Superdoctor," in 2012, 2013 and 2014, an honor accorded just 5% of physicians. Dr. Spector was selected in 2014 as one of NY's "Best Doctors" by New York Magazine. Dr. Spector was the recipient of the prestigious 2013 World Technology Network Award in Health & Medicine, being recognized for his innovative research which was chosen as most likely to have long term significance Dr. Spector plays a major role in physician training, and he is widely published, with more than 100 papers and three book chapters. In 2009, he was named Academic Scholar of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the most prestigious American award for a developing academic plastic surgeon. In 2011, he won the National Endowment for Plastic Surgery award. Dr. Spector is a member of many professional medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of University Surgeons, the American Association for Academic Surgery and the Plastic Surgery Research Council. He serves on the editorial board of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Spector is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Bioregenerative Medicine and Surgery (LBMS) at Weill Cornell Medical Center. The LBMS focuses on novel approaches for tissue engineering as well as studies on wound healing and ischemia reperfusion injury. Dr. Spector has numerous active collaborations with faculty at the Biomedical Engineering College at Cornell University which aim to translate cutting edge technologies to the clinical arena. A native of New York City, he completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University in 1991, where he graduated with distinction and was named to Cornell's Golden Key National Honor Society. Dr. Spector graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1996, where he was a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and winner of the Valentine Mott Award for his outstanding research. In 1999, he won the Best Resident Research Presentation at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, and in 2003 he won the Best Research Presentation at the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons' Residents Competition. Dr. Spector trained in both general surgery and plastic surgery at the New York University Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery, also at NYU Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Spector completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Laboratory of Developmental Biology Repair, under the direction of Michael T. Longaker, M.D. at NYU Medical Center....See Less
Dr. Spector'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. Spector'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
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Breast Lift Surgery
Breast Surgical Procedure
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Head and Neck Surgery
Lip, Excision or Resection
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
Skin and Tissue Reduction
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New York.
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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 1991
New York University School of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1996
New York University Med Center Tisch Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
New York University Med Center Tisch Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
New York University Med Center Tisch Hospital
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Spector 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.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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