John P Amato, DDS, MD

Meet Dr. John Amato

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon / Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Trained in both Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Amato is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and a Pediatric Craniofacial Surgeon. Unlike many Plastic Surgeons who operate on various areas of the body, Dr. Amato has elected to dedicate his practice exclusively to surgery of the face. Dr. Amato has trained at many of the best hospitals in the country including: Columbia Presbyterian, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Georgetown Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He was selected above all other candidates in the country by Dr. Jeffrey Posnick, a world leader in facial surgery, to be the prestigious Posnick Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Fellow for 1 year. Dr. Amato has lectured locally and nationally on many aspects of facial surgery. He has Co-Authored book chapters with Dr. Posnick on Craniofacial Dysostosis Syndromes and Treacher Collins Syndrome. Dr. Amato is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Clinical Professor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at The University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, a member of the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery Departments at St. Barnabas Medical Center, a member of the craniofacial surgery team at St. Barnabas Medical Center, a resident in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, a member of The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, and a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Amato established The Amato Center for Facial Surgery with two sites in New Jersey, West Orange and West Caldwell. The center provides the full scope of facial surgery focusing on facial rejuvenation, corrective jaw surgery and craniofacial surgery. Visit for more information on The Amato Center for Facial Surgery.