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Dr. Kari Colen, MD is a breast reconstruction surgery doctor who practices in Hackensack, NJ. She is 42 years old and has been practicing for 15 years.Read her story
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Dr. Colen's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Colen "Dr. Kari Colen is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and she undertakes a wide range of surgical procedures on patients across the age spectrum, including non-invasive cosmetic treatments. She is renowned as a leading expert in breast reconstruction and cosmetic breast procedures. Dr. Kari L. Colen completed Plastic Surgery training at the prestigious New York University Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. During her training, she spent time at NYU, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat hospital, and Bellevue Hospital where she gained special knowledge and skills in the newest and most advanced techniques in Plastic Surgery. Because of her superior training in the top program in the country, Dr. Colen is able to deliver the most up-to-date care to her patients. During her training, she authored numerous articles in plastic and aesthetic surgery and helped design an interactive 3D surgical simulation model to better educate patients on plastic surgical procedures. Dr. Kari Colen received her BA degree from Wesleyan University in CT. During her undergraduate education, she spent nearly a year doing research in the world famous laboratory of Dr. Ian Taylor at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia. Her research led to a landmark paper published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. After graduation from Wesleyan University, she spent another year doing research in the plastic surgery laboratory at NYU. She then attended The New York University School of Medicine in her hometown of New York City, graduating at the top of her class with AOA honors and receiving her M.D. degree. She continued to train in General Surgery and then in Plastic Surgery at NYU. Her cosmetic interests aim at using more non-invasive techniques to give similar results with less scarring such as the short-scar breast reduction, non-invasive Laser treatments, and fat injection using a patient's own stem cells to augment areas of the body such as the buttock and the breast. Her reconstructive interests are mainly in Breast Reconstruction where she has a very busy practice at Hackensack University Medical Center in NJ. Dr. Kari Colen feels that every patient should be given a chance to discuss breast reconstruction options and, jointly, come up with the best surgical plan with the doctor. Dr. Colen feels that breast reconstruction is paramount in the treatment of a breast cancer patient. Breast cancer is a physical illness but a psychosocial one as well. Reconstruction treats the whole person physically, as well as mentally."
This content was provided by Dr. Colen "Dr. Kari Colen's practice philosophy is that each patient should be given individual care. This starts with detailed initial consultation where Dr. Colen and the patient can decide the right procedure for the patient's concerns. She feels that one procedure does not fit all. Everything she does is for the goal of making a patient feel better about themselves and therefore, a better person in general. She has a strong interest in women's health as it pertains to plastic surgery, breast reconstruction and cosmetic procedures."
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
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
Lip, Excision or Resection
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Skin and Tissue Reduction
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New York University
Medical School | Graduated 2002
New York University
Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
New York University
Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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