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Matthew Kaufman, MD, FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction

Dr. Kaufman has been consecutively named as a Top Plastic Surgeon, in both the Castle Connolly Guide (New York metro area) and Inside New Jersey magazine. He has also been named a Top Plastic Surgeon by New Jersey Monthly magazine. Dr. Kaufman's training was completed at the best surgical programs in both New York City and Los Angeles. He received his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University where he graduated with Honors and was named to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Society. He attended medical school at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, graduating in the top 5% of his medical school class. While there, he received numerous honors including acceptance into the AOA medical honor society and an endowment scholarship for outstanding academic performance.

Dr. Kaufman embarked on his surgical training at one of the nation's top training programs for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. While there, he trained with world-famous surgeons dedicated to complex Head and Neck Reconstruction and Facial Plastic Surgery. Upon completion, he continued his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, he learned the most advanced and innovative plastic surgery techniques from leaders and innovators practicing in the epicenter of the cosmetic surgery world. Dr. Kaufman is highly skilled in all cosmetic surgery procedures of the face and body. These procedures include facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation), brow lift, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), ear reshaping (otoplasty), chin/lip surgery, skin resurfacing, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift/reduction and abdominoplasty. In addition, he has advanced expertise in complex revision rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty (non-Caucasian rhinoplasty). Dr. Kaufman has the rather rare distinction of achieving board certification in both Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. This gives him the added expertise necessary to deal with complex cosmetic and reconstructive problems of the head, face, and neck.

Dr. Kaufman has pioneered treatments for diaphragm paralysis due to phrenic nerve injury, and ventilator dependency due to spinal cord injury, and has successfully treated over 500 patients with these conditions from throughout the U.S. and from countries as far away as South Africa, Australia, and Israel. Dr. Kaufman is a regional expert in nerve decompression surgery for migraine headaches and occipital neuralgia. He has been surgically treating this condition since 2006 and is amongst the most experienced in the U.S. Based on his surgical expertise and the success of these innovative surgical therapies, he is now offering treatments for other complex reconstructive problems, including ETS (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) Reversal for compensatory hyperhidrosis, and septal perforation repair using the CBGB (cranial bone graft barrier), a technique he has pioneered. Dr. Kaufman has been featured in Cosmetic Surgery Times for his tissue engineering research and has been a medical consultant for Untold Stories of the ER, a syndicated series on The Learning Channel. Other media appearances include Health Professionals Radio, PBS (NJTV), WCTC (The Voice of Central New Jersey), SIRIUS Doctor Radio, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Discovery Health, CBS News, Radio Pacifica, and Eyewitness News. Dr. Kaufman has published more than 35 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the surgical literature and has lectured at more than 60 national and international surgical meetings. He is a co-editor of the textbook, Rehabilitative Surgery: A Comprehensive Text for an Emerging Field.

Dr. Kaufman is a lead author of Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery for Darker Skin Types, the first textbook dedicated to cosmetic surgery in darker racial ethnic groups, in which he also has chapters on Ethnic Rhinoplasty and Breast Surgery. Dr. Kaufman is a member of the Rhinoplasty Society, a non-profit organization that consists of top surgeons throughout the world who specialize in Rhinoplasty. These surgeons undergo a thorough selection process and are considered innovators in their field, deeply committed to aesthetic and reconstructive nasal surgery. Dr. Kaufman is the founder and co-director of Axon Advance Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization developed in 2013 to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injury through clinical research, access to innovative surgical procedures, and community outreach. Dr. Kaufman also specializes in healing Chronic Hiccups.

Speaker Questionnaire
What is the biggest thing you learned in 2020?

What do you feel are the two most important benefits or areas that need to be a top priority in 2021?

Can you share a story on an area of your healthcare program or employee benefits where you were able to create significant savings or stop costs from rising?

If you could automatically receive a 10-20% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?

What is the most innovative program you will focus on in 2021 and/or 2022?

How are you re-imagining corporate culture & well-being?

What virtual care solutions did you roll out during the pandemic? How valuable were they and why?

If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?

What are your top priorities for employee health and well-being in 2022?

What are the most innovative programs that you will focus on in 2022 and 2023?

Looking at our three moonshots surrounding costs, culture, and care, which do you align with the most? What are you doing in this area?

If you could automatically receive a 25% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?

Is there an area where you were able to either create savings or stop costs from rising?

Are you doing anything to reimagine corporate culture and wellbeing?

If there were two physical solutions that could be turned into virtual or remote care instead, what would those be?

If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?

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1 Conference. 3 Moonshots.

Remember the mission to reach the moon? In 1962, President JFK set forth a vision. He initiated a movement that outlived him! Even in his death, the mission was accomplished seven years after his famous speech. Now we’re on a five-year mission, and it's not about us. This is a mission for you – the individual, the stakeholder, the employer healthcare and benefits professional. Join the mission to reduce costs, reimagine culture, and reinvent care.


Moonshot #1​

Reduce employer healthcare and benefits costs by 25% by 2025.​



Moonshot #2​

Reimagine engagement and well-being.



Moonshot #3

Provide 40% of healthcare services virtually and through technology by 2025.​


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