Dr. Joseph Ricci approaches every patient interaction with attention and care. He helps patients feel confident about their treatment plans by clearly explaining every step of the breast cancer journey. Dr. Ricci blends this compassionate approach with deep expertise in plastic surgery and microsurgery. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training from Weill Cornell Medical College, Harvard Medical School, and NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Ricci is also a prolific researcher; he has contributed to over 60 publications and is a frequent presenter at industry-leading conferences and events. His research delves into the latest microsurgery techniques and also includes work on the impact of broader cultural factors, such as social media platforms, on patients. Dr. Ricci sees research as an avenue to staying on the leading edge of plastic surgery and patient care.

Dr. Ricci has been an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Albany Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He is currently an Assistant Professor and the Associate Residency Program Director of Plastic Surgery at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University.

“Dr. Ricci is an amazing doctor. I have been his patient for 5 years and followed him to Northwell. I travel almost 3 hours for him to still be my doctor because he is so good. I trust him completely."


  • Fellowship in Microsurgery, NYU School of Medicine
  • Residency in Plastic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Research Assistant, Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College at Cornell University
  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College at Cornell University
  • BA in Biology, New York University

Honors & Awards

  • Plastic Surgery Foundation/American Society of Plastic Surgeons—$10,000 Pilot Grant for research: The Use of Tranexamic Acid in Reduction Mammoplasty: a Randomized Controlled Trial.
  • Reviewer Hall of Fame—Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open
  • Second Place Abstract—New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons—Best Abstract and Top 200 Abstract Awards, Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2022
  • Top 100 Revier for 2021—Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Second Place Paper, 2022—NY Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Third Place Paper, 2021—NY Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Top Revier of the Year for 2020—Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open
  • JetBlue Hometown Hero Award
  • Top Reviewer of the Year for 2019—Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons—Best Paper: Aesthetic Category, Top 100 Poster, and Top 100 Abstract, Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2019
  • Semi-Finalist for Best Paper—Albany Medical Center Annual Research Day
  • Exemplary Reviewer Award—Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open
  • Best Paper Award—The New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  • Best Case Presentation Award: 5th Annual Oncology Reconstruction Course
  • Joseph Murray M.D. Best Paper Award—New England Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Best Poster, Reconstructive Category: American Burn Association 48th Annual Meeting
  • Best Poster Award—Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  • Resident Teaching Award—Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Surgery
  • Herman L. Jacobius Prize in Pathology—Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Clarence C. Coryell Prize in Surgery—Weill Cornell Medical College
  • John Metcalf Polk Prize—Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship—Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society at Weill Cornell Medical College
  • E. Darracott Vaughan Jr. Prize—Department of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Vivian B. Allen Scholarship—Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Thomas P. McGovern, MD ’74 Scholarship—Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Viola Borkon Memorial Prize—Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Ferdinand C. Valentine Student Research Fellowship—New York Academy of Medicine
  • Henry C. and Anne Hayworth First Honor Prize—Weill Cornell Medical School
  • Rogosin Institute Scholarship—Weill Cornell Medical College
  • New York State Volunteer Fire and Rescue Scholarship
  • The Chair’s Biology Award—New York University
  • New York State Volunteer Ambulance Scholarship
Senior Surgical Coordinator

Dea Busti-Burglia

Dea is Surgical Coordinator “extraordinaire” to Dr. Ricci. She strives to make each patient’s experience positive by providing them with personal attention from their first appointment to their last. When she’s not at work making patients’ lives a little better, she’s putting the same level of care and attention into her farm-to-table cooking and spending time with her family.