Dr. Valdes: Brief Biography

Dr. Valdes completed his pre-medical studies at Yale University where he graduated with both general and departmental honors. He received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His general surgery training was completed at the Tufts-New England Medical Center and the Albany Medical Center where he also completed a year of fellowship in surgical research and served as a clinical instructor in surgery. Specialty training in plastic and reconstructive surgery was completed at the St. Barnabas Medical Center.

Dr. Valdes, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has appeared in many of the top national magazines, including In Style, Time Out New Dr York, Self, More, First for Women and Women's Fitness. He has also been featured as a plastic surgery consultant on a variety of television shows including: Good Morning America, Good Day New York, and Fashion Emergency, discussing an array of topics and demonstrating innovative surgical and laser techniques. His research studies have been published in major medical journals both nationally and internationally. For years he's been selected by the Consumer's Research Council of America as one of America's Top Surgeons.


Yale University, BA

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, MD

Post Doctoral Training

Tufts/New England Medical Center (Surgery)

Albany Medical Center (Surgery)

St. Barnabas Medical Center (Plastic Surgery)

Research Fellowships

Surgical Research Fellow in Shock, Trauma and Cardiovascular Physiology

Licensure and Board Certification

Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery

Licenses: NJ (active), NY, CT, CA (inactive)

Hospital Appointments

St. Clare's Hospital

Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments

American Society of Plastic Surgeon

American College of Surgeons

New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons

New Jersey State Medical Society

Morris County Medical Society

Awards & Honors

Yale University, Cum Laude and Honors in Psychology

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