Dr. Gary Linkov is a dual Ivy League educated facial plastic surgeon. A native of New York, he graduated as salutatorian from Cornell University with a focus on psychology. Before, during, and after his undergraduate years, Dr. Linkov pursued advanced art training in painting, sketching, and sculpture, including a six-week scholarship program in Florence, Italy at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Italian International Institute.
He then received his Medical Degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, which was the first medical school to award the Doctor of Medicine degree in the United States and is consistently ranked one of the top medical schools in the country. During medical school, Dr. Linkov received funding to conduct advanced head and neck cancer research at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which has been ranked as the best hospital for cancer care for the past 25 years by U.S. News & World Report. He also volunteered as an art therapist for Wilma’s Studio and ran his school’s Smile Train chapter, to help children with cleft lips and palates.
Dr. Linkov then completed his residency training in Head & Neck Surgery at the Temple Head and Neck Institute, including Fox Chase Cancer Center, in Philadelphia. He served as Chief resident in his final year. His mentors included leaders in the fields of facial reconstructive surgery and oculoplastic surgery.
After residency, Dr. Linkov completed an accredited American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the highly regarded Washington University in St.Louis, where he served as clinical instructor. During fellowship, he had the privilege of running a facial plastic surgery service at the St.Louis Veteran Affairs hospital, where he performed reconstructive facial surgery for our veterans in need.
Dr. Linkov is a prolific clinical researcher with over two dozen publications that have had significant impact on the fields of Tissue Engineering, Head and Neck Cancer, and Facial Plastic Surgery.
Aside from his passion for improving his patient’s lives, Dr. Linkov enjoys basketball and tennis, museums and opera, sci-fi, and spending time with his wife and dachshund.