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Dr. Stephen Small, FACOS

Why I Became a Plastic Surgeon

At the age of 9, I was involved in a major accident which resulted in second and third degree burns to my right arm, shoulder, chest, and face. I am thankful to be alive and because of excellent care I recovered fully. While I still have scars from that injury, I could see my progression with before and after photos of my recovery and was astounded. I thought if I could help just one person, the way that I was helped, that is what I would do with my life. The doctor who helped me was a plastic surgeon. The best part about my job is helping people. I love helping people that are in need of cosmetic surgery or reconstructive surgery. It’s truly a privilege and an amazing profession.

Dr. Stephen E. Small, D.O. is a board certified plastic surgeon specialized in cosmetic, laser and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Small hopes to enrich lives as his was with plastic surgery by enhancing or restoring each persons natural beauty.

Dr. Small earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction and Honors while being in the scholars program at Penn State University. He then went on to earn his medical degree with honors at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Dr. Small’s philosophy as a physician is to treat the whole person on the inside and out with a holistic approach and this is reflected in his choice of medical training.

He completed a 5 year general surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Stratford. Dr. Small achieved the highest score nationally for the surgical in-service exams multiple times while recognized and awarded for clinical skill, research and leadership. Dr. Small went on to complete an intensive one year burn and reconstructive surgery fellowship at New York Medical College, Valhalla. He furthered his plastic surgery training with two additional years as resident and chief resident at Ohio University, South Pointe