Monica Tadros, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Form & Function

Dr TadrosDr. Tadros is a distinguished Facial Plastic Surgeon & Reconstructive Surgeon and Educator. She has offices located on Park Avenue in Manhattan and in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Dr. Tadros specializes in rhinoplasty, sinus surgery, and plastic surgery in NJ. She is one of a small number of surgeons to attain dual board certification in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has combined the two specialties in her unique practice of aesthetic medicine. She was appointed the Director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Asst. Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the prestigious Columbia University in 2006, where she taught many generations of residents and medical students, the art and science of Form and Function and the healing power of compassion.

Dr. Tadros has received numerous awards and accolades for her forward thinking, teaching and innovations in Aesthetic Facial Surgery. In the highly evolving field of surgery, Dr. Tadros has pioneered the concept of Aesthetic Facial Surgery, a movement to bridge the gap between Form and Function. Read more about Aesthetic Facial Surgery and what is different about Dr. Tadros’ approach and techniques.

Choosing your doctor is one of the most important decisions you will make. Read more about how to choose a doctor.

Title

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery & Director of Facial Plastic  & Reconstructive Surgery

Experience

College at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Boston, MA

Medical Degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College: Philadelphia, PA

Residency Training:
General Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center: Washington, DC
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center
Chief Resident, Otolaryngology at Georgetown University Medical Center

Fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt & Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons

Fellowship in Cranial Base Surgery and Neurosurgical Reconstruction at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt & Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons

Director of Aesthetic Facial Surgery at Roosevelt Hospital: 2006-2010.

Director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons: 2007-2013

Certification

Dual Board Certification:

Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Dual Fellowship Training in Cranial Base Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

 

Active Medical Licenses:
New York & New Jersey

Hospital Appointments:

New York Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
New York, NY

Lenox Hill Hospital        New York, NY

Holy Name Medical Center    Teaneck, NJ

Honors & Awards

Top 10 Doctor Award NY/NJ-2013, Honor Award for Outstanding Leadership by the Amercian Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (AAOHNS)-2013,

Woman of the Year in Medicine National Award-2010, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)– since 2010, Maxwell Abramson Teaching Award by Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons- 2008, Diplomate of the Year Honor Award by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS)-2008, Holt Leadership Award by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head &Neck Surgery (AAOHNS) -2007, Outstanding Leadership Award- Otolaryngology Residency Review Committee (RRC) &ACGME-2005, Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society 1999, Research grant by the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) – 2003, Appointed to American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Foundation (AAOHNS/F) Board of  Directors (2004, 2011,2012,2013), AAO-HNS Chair of Young Physicians Section (2010-1013), AAOHNS Chair of Section for Residents & Fellows (2004), AAO-HNS Member at Large (2003), Women- in Otolaryngology Endowment-Founding member- 2012, National Representative RRC Otolaryngology (2004-2006), New York Head & Neck Institute (NYHNI) Founding Member, Member-at-large, Board of Directors (2010).

Research/ Professorship & Publications
  • Facial Restoration Using Adult Stem Cells derived from Autogenous Fat Grafts: Cosmetic & Reconstructive Applications.
  • Anatomical considerations in the treatment of Sinus and Polyp disorders
  • Combined Sinus Surgery and Rhinoplasty:  Lessons for improved outcomes by a single surgeon
  • Nasal Valve Collapse and high Nasal Septal Deviation: Understanding common reasons for surgical failure after deviated septum and turbinate surgery
  • Office-based Balloon Sinuplasty:  When less is more.
  • A novel approach for Pain-free Adult Tonsillectomy
  • State-of-the art Hypoglossal Nerve stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients who cannot tolerate CPAP
  • The Treatment of Facial Nerve Paralysis & Bells Palsy: Why It’s Never Too Late …Or Too Early.
  • Migraine Headaches:  New frontiers in Neural Stimulation Technology
  • Functional and Cosmetic Applications  of Botox and Facial Filler Injections: The Liquid Facelift

Click here to see Dr. Tadros’ publications & media

Choosing Your Doctor

Choosing your doctor is one of the most important decisions you will make. Consider your goals, objectives and any reservations as you set out to choose your surgeon. Dr. Tadros has come to be known as the “naturalizer” amongst her patients and peers.  When asked what sets her apart, it’s undoubtedly her background in the most challenging part of plastic surgery: facial and nasal restoration.  Her experience treating patients who have lost important facial structures including eyelids, nasal support, and lips to trauma or cancer, makes achieving outstanding cosmetic and functional surgery results quite simple. Some questions to consider when choosing your facial surgeon:

  1. Is your doctor board certified and fellowship trained? A facial plastic surgeon is double board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Tadros is among only a small number of plastic surgeons to achieve this certification.
  2. How does the concept of Form and Function apply to me as a patient? Dr. Tadros’ philosophy on Form and Function means that each procedure Dr. Tadros performs will be approached from both an aesthetic and structural perspective. “It’s not enough to perform a rhinoplasty and discover your patient still has a sinus problem or can’t breathe.” The emphasis is to appreciate the intimate relationship between how we look and how we feel.  Nowhere is this more prevalent than in surgery of the nose and face, where how we breathe, how we look and scars really matter.
  3. Is your facial surgeon a Specialist in plastic surgery of the face and nose? Aesthetic facial surgery has become a popular concept. Specialists focus on the face and nose and typically do not treat the entire body. Primary and revision surgeries are performed with a common goal:  Facial Harmony with a Natural Appearance. Dr. Tadros pioneered the concept of Aesthetic Facial Surgery training in residency programs for nearly a decade.  She taught countless students how to prepare for all surgeries of the face with an aesthetic approach, regardless of their non-cosmetic purpose. Similarly, she stresses the importance of proper evaluation and treatment planning to achieve superior outcomes in her cosmetic patients.
  4. Does your doctor listen to your needs and concerns and guide you during consultation? As a patient, you should seek a specialist who can offer a treatment plan that is as individual as you are. Truly expert advice does not come in the form of one-size fits all. Your doctor should take the time to listen to your needs and goals, and guide you toward the decisions that are right for you.
  5. Is your facial surgeon a Specialist in plastic surgery of the face and nose? Aesthetic facial surgery has become a popular concept. Specialists focus on the face and nose and typically do not treat the entire body. Primary and revision surgeries are performed with a common goal:  Facial Harmony with a Natural Appearance. Dr. Tadros pioneered the concept of Aesthetic Facial Surgery training in residency programs for nearly a decade.  She taught countless students how to prepare for all surgeries of the face with an aesthetic approach, regardless of their non-cosmetic purpose. Similarly, she stresses the importance of proper evaluation and treatment planning to achieve superior outcomes in her cosmetic patients.