Dr. Steven Shoen graduated with Honors from New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1985. He was offered residencies at Einstein's hospitals in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery which he completed in 1992. During his Plastic Surgery training Dr. Shoen was mentored by several renowned Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons of the New York area. At graduation from his Plastic Surgery Residency Program Dr. Shoen was given the Resident of the Year award by the Department of Plastic Surgery. To further his training Dr. Shoen completed a fellowship year at Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Hospital and Deacones Hospital under the guidance of Dr. Joseph Upton, a nationally renowned plastic surgeon. Following his fellowship year Dr. Shoen accepted an academic position at Stonybrook Medical School in New York. At Stonybrook he maintained a busy Plastic Surgery practice performing an array of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. His academic reponsibilities included lecturing to medical students, as well as mentoring residents and fellows in the operating room. In 2000 Dr. Shoen and his family relocated to Central New Jersey where he started his existing Plastic Surgery practice. The practice is maintained at two office locations, one in the Metuchen-Edison region and a second in Monroe Township. Dr. Shoen's office concentrates on Cosmetic procedures, as well as a multitude of reconstructive cancer and trauma techniques. Dr. Shoen has built a large cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery practice. He is a participant at the Breast Cancer Centers at Saint Peters University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Dr. Shoen is one of the chief reconstructive surgeons at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Melanoma/Sarcoma Service where he performs all types of reconstruction following tumor removal.He is also active in the Plastic Surgery subspecialty of Hand Surgery, treating an array of Hand Surgery disorders. Dr. Shoen is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/ Rutgers University. He mentors plastic surgery residents as well as medical students teaching principles and techniques in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shoen regularly lectures at several area hospitals, and is the author of book chapters as well as several articles in his specialty. He has been elected to Castle Connolly Top Doctors, as well as New Jersey Top Docs on multiple occasions.
The offices at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates provide comprehensive Plastic Surgery care to treat both cosmetic and reconstructive problems. Our office also offers complete care for all Hand and Upper Extremity Disorders. Dr. Steven Shoen is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over twenty years of experience in his field. Our office staff has been carefully selected to provide a pleasant, friendly, and caring environment. Patients are seen at two office locations, one in the Edison - Metuchen area, and a second in Monroe Township. In our office procedure room a variety of operations are performed using local anesthesia, such as scar revisions, filler or Botox injections,cosmetic eyelid surgery, removal of benign growths and skin cancer removal. Complex Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery is performed at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, Saint Peters University hospital, or one of the local surgery centers.
Dr. Shoen'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 Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Plastic Surgery of the Hand
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Shoen's Board Certifications
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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.
Absent Breasts and Nipples
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Breast Lift Surgery
Breast Surgical Procedure
Carpal Tunnel Release
Congenital Hand Surgery
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Radius or Ulna
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Lip, Excision or Resection
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
Trigger Finger Release
Trigger Point Injection
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New Jersey.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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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 1981
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
Medical School | Graduated 1985
Montefiore Med Ctr/Einstein College Med
Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
Montefiore Med Ctr/Einstein College Med
Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
Beth Israel Hosp, Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Elected to AOA Medical Honor Society, 1984
Media & Publications
Dr. Shoen 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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