Dr. Bernard A. Shuster is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a third generation plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic procedures. Dr. Shuster pursued his undergraduate degree in Biology at Brandeis University. While an undergraduate, Dr. Shuster complemented his studies with research at Harvard Medical School and presented a thesis in the area of Gene Therapy. Having completed his undergraduate education with honors from Brandeis University, Dr. Shuster went on to graduate with Honors in Research from Cornell University Medical College. Following medical school, Dr. Shuster was accepted into the residency of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Shuster has presented his work and lectured in the areas of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Safety in Liposuction, Advances in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Breast Surgery and Reconstruction of Pediatric Deformities at international, national, regional, and academic meetings. He has published articles in the journals Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The British Journal of Plastic Surgery.
Prior to coming to South Florida, Dr. Shuster practiced in Manhattan for six years. While in New York, he served on the staff of New York University Downtown Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. He has been involved in training plastic surgery residents from New York University, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Oklahoma. He has been interviewed and featured in several media outlets, including the New York Times, the New York Post, W Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping. Avenue Magazine, Manhattan File and Rosie Magazine.
While Dr. Shuster's training and education in plastic surgery have been extensive, it does not fully reveal the scope of his experience. He is a third generation plastic surgeon and has had exposure to both the artistic and medical aspects of the field since an early age. Dr. Shuster has also traveled to Central America and Asia to provide reconstructive surgery for underprivileged children and to teach plastic surgery. Dr. Shuster specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body utilizing Minimally Invasive Techniques.