Nicole J. Jarrett, MD, FACS
Dr. Nicole Jarrett joined Cooper Plastic Surgery in 2016 and is currently Program Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. A native of New York City, she has her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She then completed her General Surgery residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, her Plastic Surgery residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and her Hand Surgery fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery.
Her main clinical interests are hand surgery and extremity reconstruction. She also has a strong interest in surgical education. She currently serves on committees for the American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery, and American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons.
Martha S. Matthews, MD, FACS
Dr. Martha Matthews has been part of the Cooper Plastic Surgery Division since 1989. She served as Division Head from 1999 to 2013, and served as Program Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency from 1999 to 2019. She is currently the Associate Program Director. In addition, she is the Chair of the Cooper Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Vice President of the Medical Staff.
Dr. Matthews is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, and completed her General Surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Plastic Surgery Residency at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Matthews is a Professor of Surgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, and is the first female Professor of Surgery at Cooper.
Her main clinical interests are in Cleft lip and palate surgery, Pediatric plastic surgery, and Cosmetic surgery. She is active in Academic Medicine and serves on many committees for a variety of Plastic Surgery organizations. She is a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Lyle M Back, MD
Dr. Lyle Back is originally from New York City, receiving his medical and surgical training at Rutgers Medical School, Cooper Hospital/Rowan University Medical Center, and Ohio State University Hospital. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He served as an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Temple University and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and performed reconstructive facial surgery with "Operation Smile" in Vietnam. He is a well-known, popular, "Top Doc" Cosmetic Surgeon in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area where he has been in private practice for over 25 years.
Steven C. Bonawitz, MD, FACS
A. Leilani Fahey, MD, FACS
A. Leilani Fahey, MD, MHA is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University, her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and her Masters in Health Administration from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She completed her plastic surgery training at Cooper University Hospital and has been an attending plastic surgeon in the Department of Surgery at Cooper Hospital since 1999. She enjoys educating residents and medical students. Dr. Fahey’s practice involves many aspects of plastic surgery, particularly reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery.
Michael J. Franco, MD
Michael J. Franco, MD, is a south Jersey native with family roots just a few miles from Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Franco received a scholarship to attend Temple University for medical school, then went on to residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Washington University in St. Louis Missouri. Finding a passion for hand and peripheral nerve surgery, Dr. Franco went on to pursue further training at the University of Virginia. Now, settling down near his home town, Dr. Franco enjoys the outdoors and trips down the shore with his wife and two children.