Samuel Baharestani, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Samuel Baharestani is an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), a Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and aa Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He has been named ‘Best Cosmetic Surgeon’ by the Long Island Press, listed as a Top Doctor: Rising Star by the New York Times, and been inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame.

Raised on Long Island, Dr. Baharestani is a graduate of Roslyn High School where he was a four-year scholar athlete in volleyball and graduated with distinction in the top 2% of his class. A Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of New York University’s College of Arts and Science, Dr. Baharestani earned his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Biology, including minors in Chemistry and Economics. At NYU, he was honored as a Presidential Honors Scholar, named to the Dean’s Advisory Council, and received the Harry A. Charipper Medal for outstanding contributions to the science of biology.

Dr. Baharestani received his MD from NYU School of Medicine. After his Internship at Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, his surgical training in general eye surgery was completed at NYU Medical Center and Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital where he served as Executive Chief Resident and was recruited to join the faculty as a Clinical Instructor. Dr. Baharestani’s ASOPRS-accredited fellowship in aesthetic and reconstructive eyelid, tear duct, and oculofacial plastic surgery was completed at the Cincinnati Eye Institute and University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Dr. Baharestani is fluent in English, Spanish, and Farsi. In his spare time, he enjoys traditional Persian cuisine, Billy Joel’s music, spinning, New York Knicks basketball, exploring New York City, and traveling around the world.

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