Over the past thirty years Dr. Joel E. Kopelman has earned a reputation as a master of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has been able to achieve this accolade by delivering the finest individualized care and outstanding results for his patients. Dr. Kopelman has been supported in his efforts by employing very experienced professional nurses who are also committed to delivering compassionate care.This philosophy has led to superior satisfaction from our loyal patients.

In 1977, he received his medical degree from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. Thereafter, he interned at Johns Hopkins, followed by a research fellowship in pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. He then undertook a residency in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. After his residency, Dr. Kopelman began a second fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.). Dr. Kopelman then went on to a third fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England. Through postgraduate education, he has pursued additional cosmetic surgery training at U.C.L.A., and other institutions.

In 1983, he was among the first physicians to use Botox prior to its F.D.A. approval and helped to prove its safety. He is currently a designated center by Allergan as a national training center for other physicians. Over the past thirty years in practice, he has taught hundreds of colleagues surgical techniques in endoscopic brow lifting, laser resurfacing, chemical peeling, facelifting, mid-face lifting, liposuction, and Thermage. For the seven years, Dr. Kopelman was the director of a instructional courses in facelifting and endoscopic brow lifting which were given annually in different cities across the United States.

Joel E. Kopelman , M.D. FACS is a member of the following organizations:
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

    (Honor Award Recipient)

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons (Emeritus member)
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Society of Lasers and Medicine
  • Aesthetic Society
  • Blepharoplasty Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Ophthalmic Pathologists
  • New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society

    (Emeritus founding member)

Hospital Affiliations:
  • Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J.
  • Hackensack Medical Center, Hackensack, N.J.
  • Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital


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