Dr. Nicholas Bastidas
About Dr. Bastidas
Dr. Nicholas Bastidas is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in the treatment of pediatric and adult craniofacial and cleft abnormalities. He is a native New Yorker and is fluent in both English and conversational Spanish. He was recruited to the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Care System in April of 2013.
Dr. Bastidas attended the prestigious New York University (NYU) medical school where he graduated with his medical doctorate (M.D.) with distinguished honors in cell biology research after defending a thesis on vascular stem cell biology.
He was then accepted into the NYU combined Plastic Surgery program (an accelerated six year residency) where he performed reconstructive and aesthetic surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, and Manhattan Eye and Ear Infirmary. He then went on complete an additional year of subspecialty training (fellowship) in Craniofacial and Cleft surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
He is the recipient of four research grants to date, including one from the National Institute of Health. He is the author of over 23 peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research at national and regional plastic surgery meetings. He is also a volunteer surgeon with the international organizations Operation Smile and Smile Train, and has attended several surgical missions providing cleft and craniofacial surgery to indigent children and adults.
Allergan Medical Investigators Grant
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons – 2011 Resident Scholar Award
National Institute of Health (NIH) Supplemental Grant
Professional Memberships / Affiliations
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Candidate for Active Membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Bastidas is a leader in his field and has over 20 peer-reviewed studies published.