Choosing A Surgeon

Deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery is an important step. Patients want to select a practice that has the best personal philosophy, and surgeons with the proper training and experience. This ensures that they will be in good hands through every single step of the process. The surgeons at Jefferson Plastic Surgery have that precise mix of training, experience, and philosophy to put patients at ease with their decision to undergo cosmetic surgery.

Steven E. Copit, MD:  Dr. Copit has more than 22 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery. He obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and did his general surgical residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He went on to do his cosmetic surgery residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery and is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Matthew P. Jenkins, M.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  Dr. Jenkins earned a BS/BA in biology and sociology from Boston College, after which he obtained a medical degree at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.  He continued his medical training at Temple University Hospital where he completed his general surgery residency and a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery.  Dr. Jenkins is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Jefferson Plastic Surgery has been affiliated with the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for more than 100 years and with the Albert Einstein Medical Center for 13 years. It is the oldest continuing plastic-surgery practice in the United States. Because it houses the Division of Plastic Surgery at both hospitals, Jefferson Plastic Surgery has access to the most up-to-date advances in cosmetic surgery. 

Jefferson Plastic Surgery’s core belief has always been that satisfied patients will grow the practice. It has continued to grow, one patient at a time, based on its highly trained and experienced surgeons, as well as its reputation for providing a safe, comfortable environment for patients. It is dedicated to providing patients with safe cosmetic procedures that achieve the desired results. This combination of experience, training, and philosophy is perhaps the best reason for patients to select Jefferson Plastic Surgery for their cosmetic surgical needs.