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Dr. Nicholas Bastidas is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in the treatment of pediatric and adult craniofacial and cleft abnormalities. He is a native New Yorker and is fluent in both English and conversational Spanish. He was recruited to the NorthWell Health Care System in April of 2013.

Dr. Bastidas attended the prestigious New York University (NYU) medical school where he graduated with his medical doctorate (M.D.) with distinguished honors in cell biology research after defending a thesis on vascular stem cell biology.

He was then accepted into the NYU combined Plastic Surgery program (an accelerated six year residency) where he performed reconstructive and aesthetic surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, and Manhattan Eye and Ear Infirmary. He then went on complete an additional year of subspecialty training (fellowship) in Craniofacial and Cleft surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

He is the recipient of four research grants to date, including one from the National Institute of Health. He is the author of over 31 peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research at national and regional plastic surgery meetings. He is also a volunteer surgeon with the international organizations Operation Smile and Smile Train, and has attended several surgical missions providing cleft and craniofacial surgery to indigent children and adults.

Board certifications

  • Plastic Surgery – American Board of Plastic Surgery

Academic titles

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Medical school

  • New York University School of Medicine


  • New York University School of Medicine


  • Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia


  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • North Shore University Hospital