World-Class Surgeons

About Our World-Class Surgeons


Andrew Elkwood, M.D.

Dr. Elkwood is one of the foremost practitioners worldwide of brachial plexus treatment and nerve transplantation. He has pioneered nerve transplantation for patients with upper extremity paralysis


Michael Rose, M.D.

Dr. Rose is one of about 15 plastic surgeons worldwide who have been trained to perform state-of-the-art neuropathy treatment that can decompress the pinched nerves that are caused by neuropathy.


Matthew Kaufman, M.D.

Dr. Kaufman has pioneered nerve grafting to the phrenic nerve for treatment of disorders of the diaphragm following trauma and spinal cord injury. He also performs an innovative procedure to help stroke victims regain the ability for normal swallowing.


Thomas Bauer, M.D.

Dr. Bauer is the medical director of the Thoracic Surgery Program at Hackensack Meridian Health and a chief of Thoracic Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He plays an important role in helping to expand Jersey Shore’s minimally invasive surgery capabilities.


Tushar Patel, M.D.

Dr. Patel is highly skilled in minimally invasive techniques and reconstructive procedures to treat facial and extremity deformities, and is treating thyroid-related Graves Opthalmopathy with orbital decompressive therapy.


Russell Ashinoff, M.D.

Dr. Ashinoff specializes in microvascular cancer reconstruction with a special interest in lymphedema treatment.