Dr. Frederick N. Lukash, M.D.,FACS, FAAP, has consistently been voted one of "America's Top Doctors," by the Castle Connolly guide, and by the Consumer Research Council of America (www.bestdoctors.com). A board-certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon in practice in Manhattan and Long Island since 1981, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Lukash received his college and medical degrees from Tulane University. His postgraduate training in surgery and plastic surgery includes Emory University, State University of New York, and Harvard University, where he held the position of Instructor in surgery.
The high standards that Dr. Lukash lives and works by have gained him admittance to all the major plastic surgical societies, including:
Dr. Lukash achieved board certification by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Lukash's landmark article "Children's Art as a Helpful Index of Anxiety and Self-Esteem with Plastic Surgery" (Journal of Plastic Surgery: 109:6, May 2002) is still regarded as path-breaking in the field, and remains widely cited in the literature. His authorship of the paper led him to write the position paper "Plastic Surgery for Teenagers" -American Society of Plastic Surgeons; he is currently the spokesperson on the subject for that organization.
In addition to serving on many of the societies' committees, Dr. Lukash has authored questions for the Plastic Surgery In-Service Examination and has recently completed his term as president of the New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He founded that organization's magazine and served for many years as the editor-in-chief.
A strong sense of service to the community here and worldwide has motivated Dr. Lukash to volunteer his expertise to organizations such as Surgical Aid to Children of the World and Operation Smile. He has been honored by the Chief Executive of Nassau County for his service in reconstructing children from war torn Afghanistan. His giving also includes surgical service to local adoption agencies where correction of physical deformities has enabled unplaceable
children to find homes. The United States Olympic Committee has recognized Dr. Lukash for his volunteer service at the summer Olympic Games.
In addition to writing and speaking, Dr. Lukash has an exhibit called "Operation Art" that has been featured at many Children's Museums around the country. This exhibit depicts emotions through non verbal medium of art in children before and after undergoing plastic surgery.
Dr. Lukash holds staff appointments at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Schneider Children's Hospital, North Shore University Hospital, Winthrop University Hospital, St. Francis Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. He has also served as a plastic surgical consultant to the New York Islanders hockey team and the New York Jets football team.