Dr. Pastorek is passionate about quality patient care and excellence in Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery. He is one of the world’s most recognized and experienced Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgeons. His signature look is conservative—you will not look like you had any surgery.
His peers have honored him with elections to “The Best Doctors in America” and “America’s Top Doctors” every year since the inception of these guides, which highlight the finest in American medicine. W Magazine listed Dr. Pastorek as one of the five best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. Town and Country Magazine named him one of the “Country’s Best Cosmetic Surgeons.” He has received both the “Patient’s Choice” and “Compassionate Doctor” certifications, awarded by patients to less than 3% of the nation’s 720,000 physicians. In 2016, he was selected as the Joseph Lecturer and Speaker of Honor by the European Academy of Facial Surgery. Visit Dr. Pastorek’s award page.
Dr. Pastorek has practiced Facial Plastic Surgery in New York for more than three decades. An Illinois native, he received his medical degree and surgical training at the University of Illinois and the University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Although he is dedicated to his private Facial Plastic Surgery practice, Dr. Pastorek is also a highly respected medical educator and teacher. For over two decades, he has volunteered one day a week to a facial plastic surgery clinic to educate residents. He feels that teaching young doctors “finds the soul of the surgeon,” and it is “vital to give back knowledge and share wisdom with the profession in order to complete the circle.”
Dr. Pastorek is co-editor of the textbook “Aesthetic Facial Surgery” and the author of three editions of “Blepharoplasty,” a self-instructional package for facial plastic surgeons. He has authored numerous medical textbook chapters and scientific papers on the art and science of Facial Plastic Surgery. He originated the annual Rhinoplasty Course at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, and he continues it now at the New York Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Dr. Pastorek has presented his work and shared his years of experience with live surgical demonstrations of his techniques at meetings and courses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, the Far East, and at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. He is a Clinical Professor, Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, New York Presbyterian Hospital–Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also a Clinical Professor and a Director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program at the New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Pastorek has been President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a Surgeon Director at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He is board certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has even served as an examiner for each board. Dr. Pastorek is equally proud of his service to his country and his rank as Lieutenant Commander USN, Ret.