Basil Pakeman, M.D., F.R.C.S. is one of the few ophthalmic and cosmetic surgeons in the country who specializes in body sculpting with laser liposuction, fat grafting and liposuction. He has special interest in regenerative medicine. In additional Dr. Pakeman has extensive training and experience in oculo-facial surgery and rejuvenation using today’s cutting edge technologies. He is recognized as a Pioneer and innovator in minimally-invasive approaches in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Pakeman is double board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and by the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada). Dr. Pakeman is a fellow of The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a diplomat of The American Academy of Ophthalmology. He serves as the medical director for Manhattan Surgical Care. Dr. Pakeman is among New York’s TOP Doctors who have carried out a significant number of body sculpting procedures and fat transfer.

Dr. Pakeman received his medical degree from the Rutgers University (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey). His post-doctoral training included an internship at St. Vincent Hospital in New York City, an Ophthalmology residency at the Rutgers University (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey), a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital and an Oculoplastic Surgery externship at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

As a respected leader in the medical community, Dr. Pakeman lectures internationally and continues to publish scientific articles in major medical journals. His life-long commitment to his patients coupled with his precision, skill, and artistry has defined him as an accomplished and respected surgeon.



240 East 64th Street
New York, New York 10065


Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
Bachelor of Science – Biology
Graduated Cum Laude, May 1986

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Doctor of Medicine, Graduated, May 1992

St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York
Transitional Internship, Graduated, June 1996

Wills Eye Hospital (Foerderer Eye Movement Center)
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pediatric Ophthalmology fellow, Graduated, June 1997


Adelphi University, Dean’s List 1983 to 1986
Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, May 1985
Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Society, May 1985


New Jersey Medical License, January 3, 1996

Pennsylvania Medial License May 22, 1996

New York Medical License, July 22, 1997

CERTIFICATIONS: Lasik with Summit Technology (August 12, 1999)

Lasik with Visx (4/9/2000) Microkeratome with Hansatome

American Board of Ophthalmology (Board Certified June 2, 1999)

The Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada
(Board Certified June 30, 1999)


1988- Evaluation of Strabismus through Saccadic Velocity, under
Dr. Rudolph Wagner, Department Ophthalmology, Eye Institute of New Jersey


1997 – Effect of The Anderson Procedure Verses Kestenbaum
Procedure on Null Points and Visual Acuities, under Dr. Robert
Reinecke, Wills Eye Hospital

1997 – Intraocular Lens Implantation in Children under Dr. Robert Reinecke, Wills Eye Hospital

1997- Cyclopentolate Home Dilating Drops In Children,
under Dr. Harold Kroller, Wills Eye Hospital


Beta Research Corp., Syosset, New York,
Marketing Research 1982 – 1992

Private Practice Ophthalmology, Mercy Hospital of
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1997 to 1998

Private Practice Ophthalmology, Ligaya Prystowsky, M.D.
Nutley, New Jersey 1999 to 2000

Manhattan Surgical Care, New York, New York
October 2000 to present
Medical Director


American Medical Association
Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fellow


Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital


Ophthalmological Findings in Spina Bifida, under Dr. Rudolph
Wagner and Dr. Anthony Caputo, UMDNJ Department of
Ophthalmology, presented as a poster at the Annual Conference
Of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in November, 1993

Joseph A. Mauriello Jr., Shamina Dhillon, Tina Leone, Basil
Pakeman, Ramin Mostafavi, Maria Yepez, Treatment Selection of
239 Patients with Blepharospasm and Meige Syndrome over 11Years: British Journal of Ophthalmology 1996;80(12): 1073-76

Maureillo JA, Leone T, Dhillon S, Pakeman B, Mostafavi R, Yepez M A. Treatment Choices of 119 Patients with Hemifacial
Spasm over 11 Years: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
1996;98(3): 213-6


New Developments in Facial Rejuvenation, presented at The International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference in Las Vegas,
Nevada on June 29, 2008

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