Matthew S. Kilgo, MD, FACS
Dr. Matthew Kilgo is a board-certified plastic surgeon and has been a partner at New York Plastic Surgical Group, a Division of Long Island Plastic Surgical Group since 2005. Dr. Kilgo graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola University of Chicago in 1989 and later received his MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He went on to complete a general surgery internship and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison. After residency, Dr. Kilgo received additional general surgical training with a focus on breast and vascular surgery at the Gloucestershire Hospitals in the United Kingdom, where he served as a visiting surgical fellow for one year. Next, he completed a plastic surgery residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine followed by an additional year of fellowship training in cancer reconstruction at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
For the past 5 years, Dr. Kilgo has been named to the prestigious list of “Top Doctors in the NY Metro Area” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, a group nominated by their peers and considered to be among the top 10-15% of physicians in their specialty. In addition, Dr. Kilgo has also been named to the “Best Doctors in America” list based on polling of over 45,000 physicians in the United States. He has also been nominated as one of the Best Cosmetic Surgeons on Long Island every year since 2012 by Schneps Media in the annual Best of Long Island awards. In 2022, Dr. Kilgo was named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Plastic Surgeons recognized for breast augmentation. Finally, Dr. Kilgo is proud to be a part of the Breast Program Leadership Committee at NYU Langone Hospital Long Island.
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Throughout his career Dr. Kilgo has authored publications and given presentations on diverse topics in both plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Kilgo specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery and body contouring. As part of his reconstructive practice, he offers the full range of reconstructive techniques after breast cancer surgery including microvascular breast reconstruction, one and two-stage implant reconstruction, and oncoplastic breast reconstruction. In addition, Dr. Kilgo also has extensive experience with cosmetic breast and body procedures including primary and secondary breast augmentation, breast lift/reduction surgery, tummy tucks, liposuction, and the “Mommy Makeover” procedure.
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5 Star Patient Rating
Dr. Kilgo and his staff have given me my life back. After a double mastectomy, implants and then a diep flap surgery I can say I am practically back to my normal body. His work is absolutely outstanding. His patience and understanding have help me to make smart decisions throughout my battle with breast cancer. He always gave me every option and never made me unsure. I would highly recommend Dr. Kilgo, Bobby Matthews, and of course, Nurse Debbie. They are my angels!
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- 1989-1993: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; Chicago, Illinois
- 1986-1989: Loyola University of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois. Summa Cum Laude
- 1985-1986: University of Illinois, Champaign- Urbana, Illinois
- 2001-2002: Fellowship: Microvascular and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; New York, New York
- 1999-2001: Fellowship: Plastic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, Indiana
- 1998-1999: Visiting Fellowship: Specialist Registrar in Breast, Vascular, and General Surgery through the Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust; Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucestershire, England
- 1997-1998: Chief Residency: General Surgery at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics; Madison, Wisconsin
- 1993-1997: Internship and Residency: General Surgery at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics; Madison, Wisconsin
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American College of Surgeons
- American College of Surgeons Professional Association
- American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
- Nassau Surgical Society
Honors & Awards
- July 2022: Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Plastic Surgeons, Breast Augmentation
- New York Times, Super Doctors, 2020, 2021
- Castle Connolly Top Doctor NY Metro Area 2014-2021
- Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America®, 2011- 2014
- Patients’ Choice and Most Compassionate Doctor Recognition: Vitals 2011-2013
- Named one of the Best Cosmetic Surgeons (3rd Place), Best of Long Island, Long Island Press 2012
- Optimizing Outcomes in Breast Reconstruction: Techniques and Technologies, NYU-Winthrop Medical Oncology Grand Rounds, December 11, 2018.
- Panel: Reducing the Morbidity of Implant Breast Reconstruction: The Prepectoral Technique, NYU-Winthrop Breast Health Symposium, September 28, 2018.
- Current Concepts in Breast Reconstruction, New York State Cancer Registrars Association Annual Educational Conference, Tarrytown, NY. October 4, 2012.
- Current Concepts in Breast Reconstruction, Long Island Cancer Registrars Association, May 16, 2012.
- Delayed-Immediate Breast Reconstruction, Breast Tumor Board, April 17, 2012, Winthrop University Hospital.
- Bariatric-Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss, Winthrop University Bariatric Support Group, October 5, 2011.
- Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction, Innovations in Breast Reconstruction Symposium, Winthrop University Hospital/Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, May 21, 2011.
- Body Contouring for Weight Loss Patients, South Nassau Community Hospital’s Bariatric Clinic Day, 2011, Nassau Coliseum.
- New Developments in Breast Reconstruction, Community and Patient Educational Lecture for Breast Cancer Awareness, October, 2010.
- Advances in Hypopharyngeal Reconstruction, Nassau Surgical Society, December 8, 2004, Uniondale N.Y.
- Reconstructive Surgery for the Cancer Patient, Surgical Grand Rounds, March 4, 2003, North Shore/LIJ Heath Care System.
Abstracts / Presentations
- Delayed-Immediate vs. Immediate Free Autologous Breast Reconstruction A Comparison of Outcomes.
Abolmaali, Kamran MD; Catanzaro, Michael DO, MS; Hamade, Malack BS; Addona, Tommaso MD, FACS; Davenport, Thomas MD; Kilgo, Matthew S. MD, FACS.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, FLA. Oct, 2017.
- Efficacy of Immediate Tissue Expander Reconstruction after Wise Pattern Mastectomy in the Obese Patient.
Juan José Gilbert F., MD; Allison Shen, BA; Barry K. Douglas, MD; Bruce W. Brewer, MD; Matthew S. Kilgo, MD. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, September 2015.
- lnverted-T Mastectomy Pattern for the Obese Patient Undergoing Expander/Implant Reconstruction: A Safe Approach? Kaufman, G., Baranchuk, N., Monteleone, F., Logman, Z., Douglas, B., Brewer, B., Kilgo, MS, Breast Cancer Coordinated Care Conference (BC3) 2014, February 20-22, 2014, Washington, DC.
- Impact of Inverted-T Mastectomy on Breast Reconstruction: A case-control series of over 100 patients.” Kaufman,G., Monteleone, F., Logman, Z., Douglas, B., Brewer, B, Kilgo, MS. American Society of Breast Surgeons (14th Annual Meeting), Chicago, IL. March, 2013.
- Comparison between 2-types of ADM in breast reconstruction: An Evaluation of Early Complication Rates and Associated Risk Factors in Tissue Expander/Implant Reconstruction. Kaufman,G., Douglas, B., Brewer, B, Kilgo, MS. Plastic. Nassau County Surgical Society Day. East Meadow, NY, December, 2012.
- Comparison of Risk factors and Complications after Immediate Expander Based Breast Reconstruction using Strattice and Alloderm. Gulati S, Landon J, Brewer B, Kilgo, MS. ASPS Senior Resident Conference, Nashville Tennessee 2011
- Reconstruction of Partial Glossectomy Defects: The Role of the FAMM flap. Addona T, Frank D, Kilgo MS, Davenport T, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, January 2011, Cancun, Mexico.
- Anterior Lumbar Spine Fusion Using an Expandable Titanium Cage Fixation and Intra-abdominal Donor Vessels, Overcoming the Challenges of Vascularized Fibula grafts to the Spine. Davenport T, Agulnick M, Cohen B, Addona T, Goncalves J, Shin D, Kilgo MS, and Aliano K, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, January 2011, Cancun, Mexico.
- Component Separation of the Back: A Simple Modification for the Closure of Complex Spinal Wounds. Dazley, Justin M.; Agulnick, Marc A.; Aliano, Kristen A.; Stavrides, Steven; Kilgo, Matthew S.; Addona, Tommaso; Cohen, Benjamin; Vellinga, Ryan M.; Davenport, Thomas A. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 126():80, October 2010.
- Risk Factors for Infectious Complications Following Breast Reconstruction with Implants. Yan, D, Douglas, BK, Kilgo, MS, and Brewer, BW, John K. Swinburne Memorial Day at Nassau University Medical Center, May 9, 2009, East Meadow, NY.
- Immediate Bone Grafting of the Osteocutaneous Radial Forearm Flap Donor Site. Poster Presentation, Kilgo MS, Kaplan G, Athanasian E, Cordeiro PG, ASPS/PSEF/ASMS 71st Annual Meeting, November 2-6, 2002, San Antonio, Texas.
- Evaluation of Genitofemoral Nerve Donor Site Morbidity after Radical Prostatectomy, Poster Presentation. Kilgo, MS, Howard, Michael A MD, Kaplan, Gordon MD, Rabbani, Farhang MD, Scardino, Peter T MD, Cordeiro, Peter G MD, ASPS/PSEF/ASMS 71st Annual Meeting, November 2-6, 2002, San Antonio, Texas.
- Tissue Expansion after “Inverted T” Mammaplasty: Can it be Done Successfully? Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons 19th Annual Meeting, October 2-5, 2002, Bermuda.
- Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism after Renal Transplantation: Surgical Strategy. Kilgo, MS, Starling JR, Pirsch JD, Central Surgical Association Meeting, March 1998, Detroit, Michigan.
- Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism after Renal Transplantation: Surgical Strategy. Kilgo, MS, Pirsch JD, Starling JR, Wisconsin Surgical Society, October 1997, Madison, Wisconsin.
- Kilgo,MS. Coleman, J. Achauer and Sood’s Burn Surgery, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation, Chapter 9: Reconstruction of the Burned Scalp, Elsevier Health Sciences, May 2006.
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2004
- Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery 2003
- Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners 1994
- Porcine acellular peritoneal matrix in immediate breast reconstruction: a multicenter prospective single-arm trial. Andrew M. Simpson, MD; Kent K. Higdon, MD; Matthew S. Kilgo, MD; Donna G. Tepper, MD; Paul M. Glat, MD; Kaveh Alizadeh, MD, MSc; Jayant P. Agarwal MD. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 143(1):10e-21e, January 2019
- A Comparison of Elliptical Mastectomy to Inverted-T Pattern Mastectomy in Two-Stage Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction. Kilgo, Matthew S.; Kaufman, Gabriel J.; Shen, Allison E.; Korsh, Jessica; Baranchuk, Nadia V.; Douglas, Barry K.; Brewer, Bruce W. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 136(4):426e-433e, October 2015.
- Spinal reconstruction for osteomyelitis with free vascularized fibular grafts using intra-abdominal recipient vessels: A series of three cases. Aliano KA, Agulnick M, Cohen B, Gonya G, Low C, Stavrides S, Addona T, Goncalves J, Shin D, Kilgo MS, Davenport TA. Microsurgery. 33(7):560-6, October 2013.
- Evaluation of Genitofemoral Nerve Donor Site Morbidity After Radical Prostatectomy. Kilgo, M.S., Howard, Michael A. MD, Kaplan, Gordon MD, Rabbani, Farhang MD, Scardino, Peter T. MD, Cordeiro, Peter G. MD. Ann. Plast. Surg. 55 (1): 57-62, July 2005.
- Tissue Expansion after “Inverted T” Mammaplasty: Can It Be Done Successfully? Kilgo M.S., Cordeiro PG, Disa JJ. Ann. Plast. Surg. 50 (6): 588-93, 2003.
- Cranial Reconstruction with Computer Generated HTR Patient Matched Implants: Indications, Surgical Technique, and Long Term Follow-up. Eppley BL, Kilgo M.S., Coleman JJ. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 109 (3): 864-71, 2002.
- Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism After Renal Transplantation: Surgical Strategy. Kilgo M.S., Pirsch JD, Warner TF, Starling JR. Surgery. 124 (4): 677-83; discussion 683-4, 1998.
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