Kenneth O. Rothaus MD

New York, NY, US
Kenneth O. Rothaus MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Rothaus holds himself and his staff to the highest standards and remains committed to each patient as an individual. He feels that by providing the patients with the knowledge they need, the patient will be able to make well-informed, confident decisions regarding the medical care they receive. Thus, trust, knowledge and communication are paramount in developing a close doctor-patient and practice- patient relationship and enabling the patient to make the best personal decision and achieve the maximum, individual result.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Rothaus specializes in aesthetic surgical procedures as well as minimally invasive procedures using the most advanced energy based (laser and radiofrequency) as well as injectables such as fat, other fillers, and neuro-blockers.  It is now possible using a combination of procedures, devices and injectables to achieve rejuvenation without the extended recovery previously associated with aesthetic procedures. Some of procedures Dr. Rothaus performs include:




Injectables and Peels:


  • SmartLipo
  • Precision Rx
  • Cellulaze
  • ThermiTight
  • ThermiRase
  • Spectra
  • Fractional CO2 and Erbium Resurfacing
  • Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing
  • Fractional Microneedle Radiofrequency
  • Radiofrequency Skin Resurfacing
    • Pelleve, Endymed, ThermiSmooth, Intensif

Background & Certification

Board Certification

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

Dr. Rothaus is an honors graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Medical School with additional honors in research from both institutions. He did his internship and residency in general surgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia) and his residency in plastic surgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell). He then completed a fellowship in microsurgery at the prestigious hand/microsurgery institute at the University of Louisville.

Teaching Appointments

Dr. Rothaus is an attending and on the faculty of the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell, the Hospital for Special Surgery and the Weill-Cornell Medical College.

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

The New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Society Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
International Federation of Adipose and Tissue Science

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