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Professional Statement:

  • Dr. Jennifer Capla is a plastic surgeon based in NYC, board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is one of a few plastic surgeons fellowship-trained in body contouring after weight loss surgery, with a leading pioneer in the field. Her specialized training qualifies her to perform the latest surgical techniques in a safe fashion while optimizing results.
  • Dr. Capla graduated cum laude from Columbia College and received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, graduating with honors. Following medical school, she trained at the world-renowned Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center.

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Patient Reviews and Recommendations for Dr. Jennifer Capla, MD

Dr. Capla is outstanding. She is kind, patient and talented. I love everything about her and an thrilled with the outcome of the surgery.
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I had a wonderful experience with Dr Capla. She is a kind & compassionate doctor & an excellent surgeon. Her staff is also wonderful Highly recommend!

Education & Training

  • Columbia College
  • New York University Medical Center, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Awards and Publications

  • Published in: Body Contouring and Liposuction (2013).
  • Capla JM, Dunn RM, Gusenoff J, Hansen J, Hunstad J, Polynice A, Schoeller T, Walgenbach K, Rubin JP. A prospective, randomized study to evaluate dermal closure with an absorbable barbed suture as compared to a conventional absorbable suture: Interim analysis. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2011 Sept; 213(3): S94
  • Capla JM, Rubin JP. Discussion: Prospective clinical study reveals significant reduction in triglyceride level and white blood cell could after liposuction and abdominoplasty and no change tin cholesterol levels. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2011 Sept; 128(3):198e-200e.
  • Capla JM, Rubin JP. Discussion: Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of a High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Device for Noninvasive Body Sculpting. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2011 Jul; 128(1):263-4.
  • Capla JM, Michaels J, Ceradini DJ, Levine JP, Saadeh P. Treatment of metachronous lower extremity defects with delay and splitting of a previously advanced reverse sural artery flap. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2010 Dec; 126(6):322e-323e.
  • Jensen JN, Capla JM, Bhatt KA, McCarthy JG. Uniaxial Load-Dependent Changes in Gene Expression in Osteoblast-Populated Collagen Lattices. (Recipient of Spiessel Grant 2002-2003).
  • Bhatt KA, Chang EI, Warren SM, Lin SE, Bastidas N, Ghali S, Thibboneir A, Capla JM, McCarthy JG, Gurtner GC. Uniaxial mechanical strain: an in vitro correlate to distraction osteogenesis. J Surg Res. 2007 Dec; 143(2):329-36. Epub 2007 Oct 22.
  • Capla JM, Grogan RH, Callaghan MJ, Galiano RD, Tepper OM, Ceradini DJ, Gurtner GC. Diabetes Impairs Endothelial Progenitor Cell-Mediated Blood Vessel Formation in Response to Hypoxia. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2007 Jan; 119(1):59-70.
  • Capla JM, Ceradini DJ, Tepper OM, Callaghan MJ, Bhatt KA, Galiano RD, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Skin graft vascularization involves precisely regulated regression and replacement of endothelial cells through both angiogenesis and vasculogenesis. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2006 Mar; 117(3):836-44.
  • Cetrulo CL Jr., Knox KR, Brown DJ, Ashinoff RL, Dobryansky M, Ceradini DJ,Capla JM, Chang EI, Bhatt KA, Gurtner GC. Stem cells and distraction osteogenesis: endothelial progenitor cells home to the ischemic generate in activation and consolidation. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2005 Sep 15; 116(4):1053-64; discussion 1065-7
  • Tepper OM, Capla JM, Galiano RD, Ceradini DJ, Callaghan MJ, Kleinman ME, Gurtner GC. Adult Vasculogenesis Occurs Through In Situ Recruitment, Proliferation, and Tubulization of Circulating Bone Marrow-Derived Cells. Blood. 2005 Feb 1; 105(3):1068-77. Epub 2004 Sep 23.
  • Park S, Tepper OM, Galiano RD, Capla JM, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Selective Recruitment of Endothelial Progenitor Cells to Ischemic Tissues with Increased Neovascularization. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2004 Jan; 113(1):284-93.
  • Ceradini DJ, Kulkarni AR, Callaghan MJ, Tepper OM, Bastidias N, Kleinman ME, Capla JM, Galaino RD, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Progenitor Cell Trafficking is Regulated by Hypoxic Gradients Through HIF-1 Induction of SDF-1. Nature Medicine. 2004 Aug; 10(8):858-64. Epub 2004 Jul 4.
  • Soltanian H, Hazen A, Capla JM, Chang RR, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Breast Reconstruction with Free Tissue Transfer at a City Hospital: A 12-Year Experience. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2003 Aug (19): 419.
  • Kleinman, ME, Tepper, OM, Capla JM, Bhatt KA, Ceradini DJ, Galiano RD, Blei F, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Increased Circulating AC133+ CD34+ Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Children with Hemangioma. Lymphatic Research and Biology. 2003; 1(4):301-7.
  • Tepper OM, Galiano RD, Capla JM, Kalka C, Gagne PJ, Jacobowitz G, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Human Endothelial Progenitor Cells from Type-II Diabetics Exhibit Impaired Proliferation, Adhesion, and Incorporation into Vascular Structures. Circulation. 2002 Nov 26; 106(22):2781-6.
  • Feldman H, Capla JM, Wasserman BR, Rey M. A Patient Profile Study of Lipid Metabolism Anomalies in HIV+ Patients Being Treated with Protease Inhibitors in a Major Urban Public Hospital. Report of the Institute of Urban and Global Health to the New York City Department of Health, 2001.
  • NY Times Rising Stars 2014
  • Best Doctors 2011

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Spanish