Dr. Samuel Baharestani specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery at our Smithtown, Garden City, Huntington, Manhasset and Plainview offices. He has been named ‘Best Cosmetic Surgeon’ by the Long Island Press, recognized among the best in his field by the 2021 New York Super Doctors report, and been inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts and orbit.
Meet Dr. Samuel Baharestani
Dr. Baharestani is certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), a Fellow of The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Raised on Long Island, Dr. Baharestani is a graduate of Roslyn High School where he was a four year scholar athlete in volleyball and graduated with distinction in the top 2% of his class. A Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of New York University’s College of Arts and Science, Dr. Baharestani earned his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Biology, including minors in Chemistry and Economics. At NYU, he was honored as a Presidential Honors Scholar, named to the Dean’s Advisory Council, and received the Harry A. Charipper Medal for outstanding contributions to the science of biology.
As an ophthalmic plastic surgeon I am able to combine the cosmetic principles of plastic surgery with the microsurgery of ophthalmology to achieve the best aesthetic result for my patients.
Dr. Baharestani received his MD from NYU School of Medicine. After his Internship at Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, his surgical training in general eye surgery was completed at NYU Medical Center and Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital where he served as Executive Chief Resident and was recruited to join the faculty as a Clinical Instructor. Dr. Baharestani’s ASOPRS-accredited fellowship in aesthetic and reconstructive eyelid, tear duct, and oculofacial plastic surgery was completed at The Cincinnati Eye Institute and University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Dr Baharestani is fluent in English, Spanish, and Farsi. He has over one hundred publications of original research, case presentations, book chapters, abstract submissions, invited lectures, and online medical contributions.
In his spare time, he enjoys traditional Persian cuisine, high intensity interval training, Billy Joel’s music, exploring New York City, and traveling around the world.