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. In November of 2021 he will begin 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.

Dr. Gregory A. Greco Curriculum Vitae

DR. GREGORY A. GRECO, F.A.C.S.
Plastic, Reconstructive and 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
  • Jersey Shore Medical Center – Neptune, 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
2001-2002 – Attending Burn Surgeon, Sumner L. Koch Burn Center, Cook County Hospital – Chicago, IL
2002-Present – Private Plastic Surgery Practice – Red Bank, New Jersey / New York, New York

HONORS AND AWARDS
1989-1993 – Dean’s List, UMDNJ – SOM
1993-1994 – Chief Intern, UMDNJ – Kennedy Hospital
1994-1995 – Harry B. Slocum Award for Outstanding First Year General Surgery Resident – Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
1998-1999 – Charles L. Zukaukus Award, Dept. of Surgery for Outstanding Patient Care – Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
2002-2006 – Physician’s Recognition Award – American Medical Association
2004-2007 – Golden Apple Teaching Award Nominee – Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
2008 – Golden Apple Award Recipient – Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
2006 – “Best Doctors in America”
2007 – “Best Doctors in America”
2012-2015 – “Best Doctors in America”
2013-2015 – “NJ Top Doctors”
2008-2012 – “America’s Top Surgeons”
2009 – Dean’s Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching – Drexel University School of Medicine
2011 – Chairman’s Award for Clinical Innovation and Excellence, Department of Surgery – Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
2012 – Dean’s Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching – Drexel University School of Medicine
2014 – Diamond Award of Philanthropy – The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care
2014 – Honoree – The Power of Pink Annual Luncheon Benefitting The Leon Hess Cancer Center, Monmouth Medical Center

CERTIFICATIONS

April 2000 – Diplomate, American Board of Surgery

November 2003 – Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery

October 2004 – Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

  • Integra™ Artificial Skin Applications
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

December 2010-20 – American Board of Surgery Recertification #45009
June 2013-2023 – American Board of Plastic Surgery Recertification #6550

LICENSURE
New Jersey – MB62193
New York – 225357

RESEARCH AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS
May 1997 – Poster Session: “The Amino Terminus Of CDK4 Confers Resistance to P24 Binding” Greco GA, Germino J: The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Princeton, NJ
October 2000 – 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, How, When, Why? Greco GA, Cohen M., Los Angeles, CA
November 2001 – 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Recalcitrant G.I. Fistulas and the Use of Muscle Flaps for Repair. Greco GA, Cohen M., Gedebou T. Orlando, FL
February 2002 – Chicago Surgical Society. “The Use of Skeletal Muscle Flaps for the Reinforcement of Fistula Repairs”. Cohen M., Greco GA, Donahue P Northwestern University Hospital, Chicago, IL.
2001-2002 – Lab: Hektoen Research Institute, Cook County Hospital, Department of Burn Surgery. The Cultured Keratinocyte and its Applications.
2002 – “The Use of Dermologen™ and its Incorporation into Surgical Wounds of Nude Mice”. Seattle, Washington Senior Resident Conference
Volunteer Lecturer, Monmouth Medical Center 65 plus program. Skin and Wound Care, Skin Cancer Screenings.
April 2011 – New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons – Spring Meeting, An Unusual Presentation of a Branchial Cleft Cyst
May 2012 – An Unusual Presentation of a Branchial Cleft Cyst – R. Vemula, G.A. Greco Journal Of Craniofacial Surgery Volume 23, Number 3.
July 2013 – “The Use of Intercostal Nerve Blocks For Implant Based Surgery”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 178e.

MEMBERSHIPS
1993-2005 – American Medical Association
1999-present – American College of Surgeons
2002-present – Monmouth Surgical Society
2004-present – Member Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
2004-present – Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2004-present – Association of Surgical Educators
2005-present – New York State-Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
2005 present – N.J. Society of Plastic Surgeons

MEDICAL BOARDS

2007-2008 – Member at Large – New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons

2008-2009 – Historian – New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Committee on State Affairs
  • Young Plastic Surgeons

2009-2010 – Treasurer – NJ Society of Plastic Surgeons

2009-2011 – Secretary – NJ Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • Vice President – NJSPS
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Government Affairs Committee
  • Council On State Affairs

2011-2012 – President Elect – New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons

2008-2014 – ASPS – Government Affairs Committee
2011-2014 – ASPS NJ Rep – Council On State Affairs
2014-15 – ASPS Vice Chair-Legislative and Advocacy Committee
2015-2016 – ASPS Chairman-Legislative and Advocacy Committee
2013-Present – ASPS – Plasty Pac Board of Governors
2013-2014 – President – New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
2013-Present – Member Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees
2014-Present – Member Personal Care, Board of Trustees, Visiting Nurse Association of New Jersey

MEDICAL STAFFS

2002-present

  • Monmouth Medical Center – Long Branch
  • Jersey Shore Medical Center – Neptune
  • Riverview Medical Center – Red Bank
  • Shrewsbury Surgical Center

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2016-Present – General Surgery Residency Program Director
2010-Present – Chairman, Division of Plastic Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center – Long Branch, NJ
2004-2016 – General Surgery Clerkship Director, Monmouth Medical Center – Long Branch, NJ
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Drexel University School of Medicine – Philadelphia, PA
2004-present – Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Saint Georges University – Grenada, WI

COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEER SERVICES
1999 – Aloha Medical Mission, Ilocas Norte, Philippines – Volunteer Surgeon
2002-present – Monmouth Medical Center Surgical Clinics – Volunteer Reconstructive Surgeon
2002-present – Jersey Shore University Medical Center – Volunteer Reconstructive Surgeon
2006 – Founder of the Beauty Ball, a charitable fund raiser to benefit the Jacqueline Wilentz Breast Care Center at Monmouth Medical Center.
2006 – Founded the Beauty Foundation, a non-profit organization (501c-3) helping local residents in the fight against breast cancer.

MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
August 10th, 2006 – Asbury Park Press, “Red Bank office marks homecoming for plastic surgeon”
Winter 2006/2007 – TRT-The Book, “Holding Back the Years”
Jan 23rd, 2007 – Woman’s World, “Unwanted Hair Solution: Wish you could stop tweezing or waxing?”
Feb 9th, 2007 – The Monmouth Journal, “Beauty Ball 2007”
Feb/March 2011 – New Jersey Life Health and Beauty – “The Most Strange But Commonly Asked Questions About Cosmetic Breast Surgery”

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