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Peter T. Korn, M.D.

Dr. Peter Korn is a plastic surgeon practicing in Great Neck, New York since 2008, and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Korn is regarded as a leading specialist in breast reconstruction using microsurgery techniques; he is nationally one of the most experienced surgeons in performing DIEP flap (deep inferior epigastric perforator flap) breast reconstruction. Furthermore has pioneered using inner thigh tissue with the fleur-de-lis TUG flap (transverse upper gracilis flap) flap and PAP flap (profunda femoris artery perforator flap) to offer more natural breast reconstruction in thin women.

Born and raised in Munich, Germany, Dr. Korn received his doctorate degree at the prestigious University of Vienna. He pursued his training in Surgery at the Cornell University / New York-Presbyterian Hospital and completed his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at the combined program of Cornell and Columbia Universities. Furthermore, he gained expertise at world renowned centers, such as the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He was Assistant Professor of Surgery at the New York Medical College, and the Chief of the Microsurgery and Replantation Service at the Westchester Medical Center.

Dr. Korn is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of multiple professional societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has authored multiple articles in leading surgical journals and has presented his work at numerous conferences. While at Cornell, he was the honorary recipient of the Dicran Goulian Award for Academic Excellence. He was the recipient of the President’s Award of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2011 for his work on the TUG flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Korn is also an accomplished concert-level flutist and pianist. He studied at the conservatories in Hamburg and Vienna and has performed in numerous concerts.

Dr. Korn works closely with a number of breast surgeons and he performs reconstructive surgery at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Winthrop University Hospital.