An Accomplished Surgeon’s Journey

Dr. Klausner is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She earned her undergraduate degree from Boston College and went to medical school at Georgetown University. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NYU School of Medicine and completed her fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with the renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Russell W.H. Kridel in Houston. Dr. Klausner has been a clinical instructor of facial plastic surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology at NYU Medical Center and has consistently been named one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors and New Beauty’s Top Beauty Doctors.

“My primary focus is your appearance, safety, and well-being.”

In addition to being a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, she is also a board-certified otolaryngology surgeon—a competitive advantage that benefits her patients. As one of NYC’s best facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Klausner demonstrates a commitment to excellence and keen attention to detail. She understands that big and small details, like where you place incisions and how you close them, can make a significant difference. As one of NYC’s best plastic surgeons, Dr. Klausner’s training and background have given her a unique angle from which to interpret your concerns and present solutions to your aging health. As one of a select few female facial plastic surgeons in practice today, Dr. Klausner is in touch with the modern-day needs of patients seeking natural results. It is the artful use of invasive techniques in combination with noninvasive techniques that gives Dr. Klausner’s patients optimal results. This balance of the surgical with the nonsurgical helps her patients still look like themselves, only better.

Patients want to look their best without losing the essence of who they are in the process.

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“There is a tremendous responsibility that comes with earning a patient’s trust.”

What sets Dr. Klausner apart is her compassion and ability to connect with her patients, listen to their concerns, and formulate a customized plan to address their goals. Her approach centers around providing her patients with treatment options, from noninvasive and minimally invasive to surgical or a combination, so that they can make choices that best suit their needs and lifestyles.

Dr. Klausner believes earning a patient’s trust starts with recommending the appropriate and minimal procedures that a patient needs to achieve their goals and continues with doing the best she can to exceed the patient’s expectations.


In addition to the certifications mentioned above and memberships, Dr. Klausner is a member of:


Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner has been listed in a number of regional doctors' guides dating back several years. She is noted within the Top Doctors: New York Metro Area book series in its 19th edition. She is listed among the Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors: 1st edition is featured in New York Magazine's Top Doctors section in 2021 and is listed in the Top Doctors New York Metro Area digital guide for all years, from 2016-2021. Dr. Klausner is excited to help her patients be everything they hope to be, and her highly respected qualifications place the Klausner Institute among the most sought-after cosmetic surgical facilities in the area.

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