He completed a five year general surgery residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City, including major rotations at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital.
During this experience, he became fascinated with the art, challenge, and excitement of plastic and reconstructive surgery-every case was different, the patients were happy and grateful, there was great drama, one would never be bored!
After finishing General Surgery residency, there was a two year stint in the Navy as a general surgeon in Yokosuka, Japan with the seventh fleet. He traveled extensively and explored the medical care in Thailand, the Phillipines and Japan. He also completed Naval Aviation Physiology training and the Combat Casualty Care Course, as well as receiving the "expert" rating in marksmanship. In 1986, he began his plastic surgery fellowship at the prestigious University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, by most standards, the finest cosmetic plastic and reconstructive training program in the world.
After completion of his fellowship, he joined Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York where he was an attending surgeon in plastic surgery, and was a member of the clinical faculty at Columbia University division of plastic surgery. While at Bassett Healthcare, he performed the first toe to thumb transfer and the first scalp reimplantation in the region. He also began developing the cosmetic and laser surgery program at Bassett.
In 1997, he moved to southern New Jersey where he joined Dr. Marc Feldman in private practice. He resides in Linwood, New Jersey with his wife of 30 years, Beverly, and two children, Ryan and Rachael. He stays active with golf and squash, and loves faraway travel and fine food in a great atmosphere.accepting all major forms of payment including: cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Call Rayfield Cosmetic Surgery and visit our patient-friendly office today.