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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Message from Program Director

On behalf of the Faculty of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center, we welcome you to the candidate evaluation process and to learn about our Division, its goals and mission for education and training. At Westchester Medical Center, we endeavor to provide a learning environment where you can obtain the experience, knowledge and skills required to become an outstanding Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

Although our program has only recently received accreditation by the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Review Committee of the ACGME, we have been educating Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residents and fellows for more than 10 years as a key training site for several integrated and independent programs.

Westchester Medical Center is the home of the only tertiary care hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Center and Children’s Hospital in the Hudson Valley. We are located just 20 minutes north of New York City. In addition to the majority of the clinical rotations at Westchester Medical Center, the fellows also rotate through Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital (a dedicated pediatric hospital on the main campus), and several private aesthetic plastic surgery practices in Manhattan and White Plains. Our trainees are exposed to a broad clinical experience. Upon completion of their fellowship, we expect our graduates to be equipped with the skills necessary to be outstanding general Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons or as Fellows enrolled in a subspecialty training program.

Thank you for your interest in our program. Please take some time to explore our website to learn more about what our program has to offer. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Helen Perakis, MD, FACS, MHA


Helen Perakis, MD, FACS, MHA
Fellowship Program Director

Current Fellows

Ethan Paulin, MD
Fellowship: University of Mississippi Medical Center Program (Plastic Surgery - Hand Surgery) - University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Fellowship: Peripheral Nerve Surgery - Institute for Advanced Reconstruction
Residency - Rutgers Health/Monmouth Medical Center Program (General Surgery)
Medical School - St. George's University School of Medicine 


Perakis, Helen, MD
Helen Perakis, MD
Attending Surgeon, Plastic Surgery
Acting Chief of Integrated Wound Care Section and Acting Director of the Wound Care Center
Division of Plastic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, New York Medical College
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
Pisarenko, Vadim, MD
  • Plastic Surgery
Ritter, Edmond F., MD
Edmond Ritter, MD
Chief, Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery
Advanced Surgical Associates
Department of Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
Zellner, Elizabeth G., MD
Elizabeth Zellner, MD
Attending Surgeon, Plastic Surgery
Division of Plastic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery NY Medical College
  • Plastic Surgery

Contact Us

Program Director- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Helen Perakis, MD

Program Coordinator
Michelle Cobb