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Dr. Douglas A. Taranow

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Upper East Side, NYC
Upper East Side, NYC
Dr. Douglas A. Taranow

Dr. Douglas A. Taranow has been practicing in Plastic Surgery in New York City for over 26 years. After completing his medical school training in New York in 1984, he was one of only two surgeons accepted in a two-year Plastic and Reconstructive surgical training, which included the care of burn and trauma patients. Dr. Taranow was board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons in 1997 and continues to proctor the oral plastic surgery board exams for new plastic surgery physicians for the past 14 years.

He is highly regarded by both his peers and patients and has lectured and performed live surgeries around the world, including in South Korea and Thailand, that were televised live to over 300 plastic surgeons!  Dr. Taranow has also performed humanitarian surgery in Ecuador.

Whether the patient is seeking a subtle improvement or more dramatic results, Dr. Taranow uses up-to-date techniques and strives to provide minimal scarring. His knowledge and expertise in wound healing allow him to treat people of every ethnicity.

Dr. Taranow is rated the number three Plastic Surgeon in New York City and rated top 500 in the entire United States by He remains an active NYS peace officer with over 25 years of service.

During his free time, Dr. Taranow enjoys playing ice hockey, visiting museum exhibits, travelling the world with his best friend and mom, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle on sunny Sundays.

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