About Dr. Greco

Dr. Gregory A. Greco is a dual board-certified plastic surgeon. He is a Diplomate of the both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Greco is the Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Rutgers-Monmouth Medical Center and is in private plastic surgery practice with offices in Red Bank, New Jersey and New York City since 2002. He specializes in full body cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction.

Dr. Greco’s academic appointments include General Surgery Residency Program Director at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health-Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ. and he serves as the assistant Program Director of the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson General Surgery residency program located in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Greco is a Clinical Assistant professor of surgery at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Drexel University School of Medicine. He serves as a member of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

Dr Greco is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He is on the on the Board of Directors of ASPS and currently serves as the Board Vice President of Health Policy and Advocacy. As of November of 2021 he began his term as President-Elect of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Dr. Greco is a member and past President of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a member of the Board of trustees for The Visiting Nurse Association Health Care Group-Personal Care Board and the Tigger House Foundation, an organization committed to eradicating opioid addiction. 

Dr. Greco is a graduate of Adelphi University and received his medical degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After completing his five-year general surgery training at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ, he went on to complete a three-year plastic surgery residency at The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Greco grew up in Long Island, NY, is married, and resides at both the Jersey Shore and Manhattan.

Gregory A. Greco, DO., FACS Curriculum Vitae

GREGORY A. GRECO, DO FACS
Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery

EDUCATION
1985-1989 – Adelphi University, Garden City, NY – B.S. Honors
1989-1993 – University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ – D.O.

POST-GRADUATE TRAINING
1993-1994 – Rotating Internship, UMDNJ Kennedy Memorial Hospitals – Stratford, NJ
1994-1998 – General Surgical Residency

  • Monmouth Medical Center – Long Branch, NJ
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center – Newark, NJ

1998-1999 – Chief Resident, General Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center
1999-2001 – Plastic Surgery Residency, The University of Illinois at Chicago Cook County Hospital
2001-2002 – Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery, The University of Illinois at Chicago Cook County Hospital
2002-Present – Private Plastic Surgery Practice – Red Bank, New Jersey / New York, New York

LICENSURE
New Jersey – MB62193
New York – 225357
NPI – 1083764187

WORK EXPERIENCE
2001-2002 – Attending Burn Surgeon – Sumner L. Koch Burn Center, Cook County Hospital – Chicago, IL

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2009-Present – Chairman, Division of Plastic Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
2016-Present – Program Director, General Surgery Residency – Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson/Barnabas Health-Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
2019-Present – Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency – Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, New Brunswick, NJ
2018-Present – Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery – Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, New Brunswick, NJ
2010-Present – Program Evaluation Committee, General Surgery Residency – Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
2019-Present – Program Evaluation Committee, General Surgery Residency – Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, New Brunswick, NJ
2004-2018 – Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery – Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
2014-2016 – Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency – Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
2004-2018 – Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery – Saint George’s School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
2013-2016 – Clinical Competency Committee, General Surgery Residency
2009-Present – Breast Program Leadership Committee – Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
2003-2016 – General Surgery Clerkship Director – Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ

CERTIFICATIONS
2000 – Diplomate American Board of Surgery
2003 – Diplomate American Board of Plastic Surgery
2004 – Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
2010 – American Board of Surgery Recertification #45009
2021 – Continuous Certification American Board of Surgery
2013 – American Board of Plastic Surgery Recertification #6550
2021 – Advanced Cardiac Life Support
2021 – Basic Life Support

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Monmouth County Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons, New Jersey Chapter
  • Association of Surgical Educators
  • American Medical Association

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2020 – Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching – Monmouth Medical Center, General Surgery Residency
  • 2014 – Diamond Award for Philanthropy, Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care
  • 2014 – Honoree – Monmouth Medical Center Leon Hess Cancer Center, Power of Pink – Physician Honoree and award recipient for commitment to Women’s Health
  • 2011 – Deans Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching – Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2011 – Chairman’s Award for Clinical Innovation and Excellence, Department of Surgery – Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
  • 2004-12 – Golden Apple Teaching Award Nominee – Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2008 – Golden Apple Teaching Award Recipient – Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006-08 – Best Doctors in America – Peer review
  • 2012-17 – Best Doctors in America – Peer review
  • 2013-22 – New Jersey Top Doctor’s – Peer Review
  • 1999 – Charles L. Zukaukas Award for Outstanding Patient Care, Department of Surgery – Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
  • 1995 – Harry B. Slocum Award for Outstanding First Year Resident in Surgery, Department of Surgery – Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
  • 1993-94 – Chief Intern – Kennedy Memorial Hospitals, Stratford, NJ – Chosen to lead the rotating internship class of 50 PGY-1s
  • 1989-93 – Deans list – UMDNJ School of Medicine

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY AND COMMITTEES

  • 2021-22 – President Elect – The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2020 – Tigger House Foundation – Opioid Addiction Awareness Charity – Board of Directors
  • 2018-2021 – Present – Board of Directors, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Vice President of Health Care Policy and Advocacy
  • 2014-Present – Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, Personal Care Board of Trustees
  • 2013-Present – Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees
  • 2013-18 – PlastyPAC Board of Governors, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2015-18 – Vice Chairman PlastyPAC, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2015-18 – Federal Chairman – Legislative and Advocacy Committee, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2016-Present – Graduate Medical Education Committee, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
  • 2015-16 – Nominating Committee – New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2014-15 – Vice Chairman – Legislative and Advocacy Committee, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2011-2014 – New Jersey Representative – Council on State Affairs, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2008-14 – Government Affairs Committee, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2013-14 – President – New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2012-13 – President Elect – New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2011-12 – Vice President – New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2010-11 – Secretary – New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2009-10 – Treasurer – New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2008-09 – Historian – New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2007-08 – Member at Large – New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2007-08 – Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

PEER REVIEWER

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open
  • International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology

PUBLICATIONS

  • Kozusko SD, Lopez J, Sheck CG, Greco GA. Political Advocacy from Plastic Surgery Trainees in the United States. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 May 21;9(5):e3590 doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000003590. PMID: 34036027; PMCID: PMC8140763.
  • A Proposed Mutlimodal Pain Control Regimen for Patients Undergoing Mastectomy with Reconstruction and Its Effect on Narcotic Usage and Hospital Length of Stay: (English) Lepis, G; Taussant, A, ; Almagno, V; Shalek, A,; Coleman, A,; Paulin, E; Kohli, M.; Greco,G. Journal of Pain and Relief, July 1, 2020 Volume 9, Issue 3, ISSN 2167-0846
  • Cutaneous Cholangiocarcinoma: An Unusual Presentation;(English) Greco, G; Jennings, P.; Coleman, A.; Abbas, S.; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, Aug 2020 Vol 8, Issue 8, Pe2980, Wolters, Kluwer Health, Inc. PMID 32983762
  • Patient Advocacy in Plastic Surgery: An Underutilized Tool: (English) Mullens, C.; Shelby,N.; Kozac, G.; Fisher, J.; Greco, G.; Ueno, C.:Plastic Surgery Global Open 2019;e2207 May 3 2019, Publisher, Wolters, Kluwer Health, Inc. PMID 31333940
  • The Use of Intercostal Nerve Blocks for Implant Based Breast Surgery: (English) Vemula, R.; Kutzin,M.; Kutzin, T.; Greco, G.; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery July, ISSN 1592-4242 Vol:132(1), pp178e-80. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins PMID 23806943
  • An Unusual Presentation of Branchial Cleft Cyst: (English) Vemula, R.; Greco, G.; The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: 1536-3732, 2012 May; Vol.23 (3) ppe 270-2, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. PMID 22627457

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Seung, Ah Lee, Gregory R.D. Evans, Gregory A. Greco
  • 2018 Plastic Surgery: “Diseases of the Skin and Soft Tissue, Face and Hand”. Peter F. Lawrence , General Surgery and Surgery Specialties. Publisher: Lippincott Raven, Chapter 24

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • Lepis, G; Taussant, A, ; Almagno, V; Shalek, A,; Coleman, A,; Paulin, E; Kohli, M.; Greco, G.; A Proposed Mutlimodal Pain Control Regimen for Patients Undergoing Mastectomy with Reconstruction and Its Effect on Narcotic Usage and Hospital Length of Stay: Poster Presented at Plastic Surgery the Meeting, Resident Poster Session: October 2021
  • Quavadze, T.: Greco, G.; Political Engagement Among Physicians in Training Presented at the Ellen Cosgrove House staff Poster Competition, April 2018
  • Farr, M; Zhong, M.; Greco, G.; A Rare Case of Tumoral Calcinosis. Presented at the Ellen Cosgrove House staff Poster Competition, April 2018
  • Vemula, R.; Greco, G.; An Unusual Presentation of a Branchial Cleft Cyst, Presented at the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons Spring Meeting, May 2011.
  • Cohen, M.; Greco, G.; Donahue, P.; The use of Skeletal Muscle Flaps for the Reinforcement of Fistula Repairs. Presented at the Chicago Surgical Society, Northwestern University Hospital, February 2002, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Greco, G.; The use of Dermologen and its Incorporation into Surgical Wounds of Nude Mice. Plastic Surgery Senior Resident Conference, Seattle, Washington, March 2002.
  • Greco, G.; Cohen,M.; Gedebou, T.; Recalcitrant G.I . Fistualas and the Use of Muscle Flaps for Repair. Presented at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Orlando Florida November 2001
  • Greco,; Cohen, M.; Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, How, When, Why? Presented at the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Los Angeles, California, October, 2000
  • Germino, J.; Greco, G.; The Amino Terminus of CDK4 Confers Resistance to P24 Binding, Presented at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Meeting, Princeton New Jersey, May 1997

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • Surgeon Advocacy and Leadership: Grand Rounds: Monmouth Medical Center – Rutgers Health – July 2022
  • Lipoabdominoplasty: The Emirates Plastic Surgery Society Congress-Dubai, UAE January 20-22,2022
  • Post Operative Pain Control in Body Contouring: The Emirates Plastic Surgery Society Congress – Dubai, UAE January 20-22,2022
  • Direct to Implant Breast Reconstruction – The Emirates Plastic Surgery Society Congress – Dubai, UAE January 20-22,2022
  • Umbilical Transposition: Keeping it Simple, How to Have Consistent Results – The Emirates Plastic Surgery Society Congress-Dubai, UAE January 20-22,2022
  • Current State of Surgical Mesh in the Breast: What You Need to Know – Plastic Surgery The Meeting October 2021, Atlanta, Georgia
  • A Fireside Chat With Dr. Rachel Levine – Plastic Surgery the Meeting 2021, Atlanta, Georgia. October 2021
  • WEBINAR – “Covid CARES Package, How to Follow Up”. Hosted by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. May 2020
  • WEBINAR – “Covid CARES Package, How to Interpret for Your Practice” Hosted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, April 2020
  • “Opioid Sparing Surgery” – Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons, Richmond Virginia, November 2019
  • “The Patient That Changed My Life “-Grand Rounds-Schwartz Rounds panelist, Monmouth Medical Center, September 2019
  • “ERAS Protocols in Breast Surgery” The Doctors Company, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Patient Safety Retreat, Napa, CA. August 2019
  • “Opioid Awareness” Rise Up Walk and Run for Opioid Awareness, Pier 84, New York, NY. October 2018
  • “Opioid Sparing Surgery” Pain Symposium, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, New Brunswick, NJ., September 2018.
  • “Is Your Office Ready for a Surprise State Inspection?” The Doctors Company, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Napa, CA. July 2018
  • “Post-Operative Opioid Reduction” Plan Against Pain and Blogher 18′ annual Symposium. Tribeca, NY. February 2018
  • “Choices in Breast Reconstruction”, 9th Annual Ladies Night Out Symposium, Eatontown, NJ. May, 2017
  • “Advances in Breast Reconstruction” – Barnabas Health Medical Group, Eatontown, NJ. September 2017
  • “Getting My Pre-Pregnancy Body Back” WE Forum Inaugural Women’s Health Symposium, Long Branch, NJ. May 2017
  • Dangers and Pitfalls of Cosmetic Procedures in Ob/GYN – Cutting Edge Symposium, Long Branch, NJ. June 2015

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