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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Samara S. Churgin is a Co-founder and Senior Partner of a Multi-Specialty Practice, Doctors for Surgery, P.L.L.C. Dr. Churgin is a member of an elite group of Female Plastic Surgeons who are double Board-Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a Board Certified General Surgeon by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Churgin is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Churgin is formally fellowship-trained in Aesthetic Surgery and she is nationally recognized in the field of Cosmetic Surgery.
  • She is highly regarded and respected by both colleagues and patients. Dr. Churgin was awarded The Patients Choice Award and The Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award for 2011. Dr. Churgin is among the Leading Plastic Surgeons in the country and is a specialist in Restoration of Figure, Form and Function. Dr. Churgin’s procedures include: Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation Paired with Core Abdominoplasty, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Burn and Wound Care, Eye, Face and Neck Lifts, Eyelid Reconstruction - Lower and Upper Blepharoplasty, Facial Reconstruction, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, Nasal Reconstruction, Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation–Botox, Dysport, Fat Injections, Juvaderm, Perlane, Radiesse, Restylane Facial Fillers, and Skin Cancer Reconstruction.
  • Dr. Churgin continues to be admired by her colleagues, and family and friends as a philanthropist. She makes time to volunteer for the less fortunate individuals who live in underserved communities within our cities near and far. The generous donations given to the needy by Dr. Churgin over the years have made a tremendous difference in their lives, and has been one of the most rewarding experiences in her life. Dr. Churgin is very much concerned with Women’s wellness and healthcare issues. She is a benefactor for many National Charities among which are: The American Heart Association, Local and National Breast Coalition groups for Breast Cancer, The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, The American Diabetes Association, and The Foundation for Sight and Sound.
  • Dr. Churgin, outside of her surgical practice, enjoys a very active lifestyle including dancing, exercising several times a week, hiking, jogging in Central Park, and swimming. Her life’s ambition is to improve her patient’s figure, form, and function.

Education & Training

  • Medical School - George Washington University
  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center, Residency in General Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic, Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic (Breast Surgery)
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery
  • University of Pennsylvania (Bachelor's)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Awards and Publications

  • Glenn D. Arvan, MD Surgical Research Grant
  • Kane-King-Dodek Obstetrical Society, George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Student of the Year Award for Outstanding Achievement in Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Honor on Clinical Rotations at George Washington University School of Medicine; General Surgery Subinternship at NYU, Surgical Oncology Subinternship at Mount Sinai, General Surgery Subinternship at George Washington, Transplant Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, General Surgery Clerkship, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Critical Care Medicine
  • Graduation with honors, George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Admissions Committee, George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Graduation with Honors in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Honors Thesis in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dean's List, University of Pennsylvania
  • Superintendent's Award for Outstanding Academics
  • Science Achievement Award
  • US National Achievement Academy Mathematics Award
  • Patient Choice Award 2011
  • Compassionate Doctors Award

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Medical Student Association
  • Committee of Interns and Residents
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • New York State Medical Society
  • Nassau County Medical Society
  • Suffolk County Medical Society
  • New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • New York State Young Physicians Medical Society (Treasurer)

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish