Alan Matarasso is a native of Westchester County in New York. He attended public schools where he was a 3 letter varsity athlete and all-county clarinetist. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston University and a graduate of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Matarasso trained in general surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Hospital where he continued as a resident and then chief resident in plastic surgery. He completed a fellowship in aesthetic surgery under the direction of Dr. Thomas D. Rees at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital/Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery-New York University Medical Center. He was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in November 1986. Dr. Matarasso achieved the rank of Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is currently Clinical Professor of Surgery at Hofstra-Northwell Health System. His clinical practice is located in Manhattan, New York. He maintains an AAAASF-accredited operating room and has hospital privileges at numerous New York City medical centers.
Dr. Matarasso is a member of more than twenty regional and national medical organizations including the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He is an invited honorary member of numerous medical societies including the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons (ASDS) and the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons (FSPS).
Dr. Matarasso has served on or chaired the annual meeting program or instructional course committees for: American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NESPS), the Rhinoplasty Society (TRS) and the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS). He is or has been involved with the training program of all plastic surgery programs in New York City and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH) - Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH) aesthetic surgery fellowship.
He is on the editorial boards of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal-Global Open (Past), Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal (Past) and Clinics in Plastic Surgery. He was formerly a founding senior scientific editor and cosmetic medicine section editor of Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ). He is a manuscript reviewer or discussant for 22 medical journals including the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). Dr. Matarasso has authored more than 240 articles including 73 book chapters and monographs. He has presented almost 700 peer-reviewed papers, scientific presentations, posters, and lectures nationally and internationally.
He served as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Visiting Professor from 1999 to 2001 and received their Jerome R. Klingbeil Award for excellence teaching/outstanding instructor. In 2002 & 2003, he was an invited guest examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery for the oral board certification examination and it has prepared questions for the written examination. In 2014, he was the honorary University of Toronto's William R.N. Lindsay Speaker award recipient during their 44th Annual Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium. He was the Rhinoplasty society traveling professor in 2017. He serves on the medical school admissions committee for the University of Miami and their Presidents Council.
Dr. Matarasso is currently the President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and on the executive committee and Board of Directors. ASPS is the largest organization in the world of board-certified plastic surgeons. He has been a Member-at-Large and Parliamentarian and on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He was President of The Rhinoplasty Society (2009-2010) and the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (2006-2007). He also serves as a Director on 3 non-profit Boards. Dr. Matarasso sponsors summer internships for college students from the University of Pennsylvania and Brown.
He has been selected by Castle-Connolly as one of the "Best Cosmetic Doctors in America" and recognized in their "Guide to Best Doctors in New York" annually since 1996. Dr. Matarasso has also been recognized by Woodward & White's "Best Doctors in America" annually since 1997; the New York Times Magazine "Super Doctors" annually since its inception in 2009. He is a recognized member of "Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, Men of Achievement, and Oxford's Who's Who." Magazines such as W, Vogue (US, Russia, UK), Harper's Bazzar (2014), Elle, Town & Country, Great Britain's Tatter, American Health and Departures (2015) have also selected him in their "Best Doctors" lists.
A prominent source to both print and broadcast journalists, Dr. Matarasso is frequently quoted in national newspapers and magazines and has been featured in all major TV networks and numerous radio broadcast. He has been quoted in numerous national and local publications including:
Philadelphia, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, San Antonio, Baltimore, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, Houston Kansas, all three New York City dailies, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Crain’s New York Business, London Financial Times, Tatler and the Wall Street Journal.
He is a conversational fluent in Spanish.