Andrew Elkwood, MD, FACS, Physician
Dr. Elkwood is double board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Andrew Elkwood is skilled in many of the latest plastic surgery techniques. In addition to his expertise in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Elkwood is an international expert in nerve reconstruction surgery for patients who have lost the use of a limb from nerve damage. He is highly skilled in microsurgery, limb replantation and microsurgical reconstruction after cancer.
Dr. Elkwood is a graduate of the prestigious six-year combined B.S./M.D. program at Union College, Schenectady, New York, and the Albany Medical College of Union University, Albany, New York. He completed his general surgery residency at New York University and Bellevue Hospital, and simultaneously received a graduate degree in finance and economics from Columbia University.
Dr. Elkwood continued training at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital/Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, which ran the world’s busiest cosmetic surgery service.
Dr. Elkwood is double board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Elkwood is the founder and director of the Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery at Jersey Shore Medical Center.
Dr. Elkwood is an associate clinical professor of surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and an assistant professor in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. He is also a journal reviewer and frequent contributor to multiple scientific journals. He has appeared extensively in major media, including CNN, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, The Learning Channel, Fox News, and The Discovery Channel. Dr. Elkwood is also a Top Doctor by New Jersey Monthly year after year, elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America®, and is listed as one of the best surgeons in America in The Consumer Guide to Top Doctors. Additionally, he was named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for Cancer.
Inspiring Medical Case
In 1997, Dr. Elkwood took care of a young male pedestrian who was hit by a drunk driver. He was left with one leg at the scene, and Dr. Elkwood operated more than a dozen times to save his other leg. The patient remained in contact with Dr. Elkwood, and eventually asked him to sign off on a note so he could pursue scuba diving certification, using an artificial leg. The patient returned over time to visit, and eventually taught Dr. Elkwood’s two sons to scuba dive, resulting in their earning their diving certification.