Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Darren M. Smith, MD is among New York’s premier experts in aesthetic surgery and cosmetic injectable treatments. Dr. Smith has unparalleled training in the art of cosmetic enhancements, and this background forms the foundation of the excellent results he achieves for his patients. He is trained far more extensively than most practitioners and is in fact one of the only plastic surgeons in the nation to have completed a craniofacial surgery fellowship and an aesthetic surgery fellowship.Dr. Smith is one of the only plastic surgeons in the nation to have completed fellowships and received extensive sub-specialty training in both aesthetic surgery and craniofacial surgery. This training enables him to provide remarkable surgical results for his valued patients at his Upper East Side, Manhattan-based practice. Over the course of his training before returning home to practice, Dr. Smith had the opportunity to dedicate three years to basic science research in plastic surgery realizing advances in such fields as 3D bioprinting, a virtual reality surgical planning, and adult stem-cell based therapies. This work resulted in hundreds of publications, book chapters, and presentations as well as the issuance of a US patent.Dr. Smith has also been the recipient of multiple awards and honors. He has served as the principal investigator for numerous grants funded by the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, the Cleft Palate Foundation, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and other organizations.