Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and performs all aspects of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has been in private practice in this field since completing his Plastic Surgery Training in 1989. His major concentration is in the areas of Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery including Nose, Eye Lift Surgeryy, Facial Rejuvenation, Nasal Surgery, Body Contouring and Skin Resurfacing. He has been trained in the state of the art technologies, including Endoscopic Facial surgery, Ultrasonic Liposuction, and Microdermabrasion. He has recently completed advanced training in Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapies, BOTOX® Cosmetic and other Dermal Wrinkle Fillers like Juvederm and RADIESSE Wrinkle Filler.

He is on staff at most of the Western New York area hospitals including Kaleida Health System and The Catholic Health System. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the Lipoplasty Society, the American Medical Society and is currently the President of the Buffalo Plastic Surgery Society.

He is a regular contributor, with Dr. Todd Shatkin on ABC television, Channel 7, AM Buffalo with their bi-monthly segment, Gr8 Monday’s. He is a Clinical Instructor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Shatkin can be contacted at

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Based on the strength of his credentials, patient results, and expertise, Dr. Shatkin has been named a “Top Doctor” on In order to be a RealSelf “Top Doctor,” a physician must be board-certified, highly rated by his patients, and an active participant in educating patients about aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery.

Dr. Shatkin is among only 10% of RealSelf doctors to achieve this honor.